There are crime novels, that you can spot the killer, and see the ending from a million miles away. "Killer Move," definitely does not fall into that category, and Michael Marshall's well crafted thriller, will keep you guessing, till the last page.
Meet Bill Moore, an ambitious estate agent, whose five year plan for himself envisages adding wealth and status to his already perfect marriage and lovely home. He sells condos for a living in an up-market part of the west coast of Florida. Life for him is about to take an unexpected turn and things start to go wrong, badly wrong. Someone is messing up his life and he tries to catch up with events, things get a whole lot worse.
Meet John Hunter a man on a mission. Only this mission is not about peace and love. He has just been released from prison after serving sixteen years for a murder he did not commit. He is intent on revenge, cold or otherwise, and will go to any lengths to achieve it.
So how those two people, cross each others paths and with what results, is revealed as the plot unwinds and it reaches a climax.
In amongst it all there are bloody victims along the way as the story veers from one side to another.
It is a fast paced thriller with a credible twisting story-line, believable characters, and a built in life warning to remind you that when you think your life is going well, there could be a spectacular fall, waiting round the corner for you.
As a newcomer to the books of Michael Marshall, I enjoyed this satisfying thriller and liked the setting of Sarasota and Longboat Key, which I know well. Walking around St Armands Circle will never be the same!