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Unlikely Killer

Unlikely Killer [Kindle Edition]

Ricki Thomas
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“Takes you on a journey into the darkest recesses of the human mind.”

“Brilliant, fast paced...a book that gets you hooked from the first page.”

Usually a serial killer will have a modus operandi that can lead to their capture. This one is breaking all the rules.

It takes a journalist's keen eye to grasp the terrifying truth. This killer is recreating infamous murders from history. Despite researching historical murders in an attempt to catch the killer in the act, the police are repeatedly outwitted. With the Jack the Ripper murders next on the agenda, a bloodbath seems inevitable.

With the clock ticking and the killer becoming increasingly frenzied, a detective and criminal psychologist join forces to stop this unlikely killer.

From the Publisher

A taut and edgy thriller that will keep you guessing till the end.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 463 KB
  • Print Length: 310 pages
  • Publisher: Wild Wolf Publishing (13 Oct 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004774684
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (102 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #36,568 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Ricki is the author of best-selling Unlikely Killer, Rings of Death, Bonfire Night, Black Park, Hope's Vengeance and Bloody Mary, all published by Wild Wolf Publishing. Her biggest interests are true crime, criminal psychology and comedies.

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82 of 85 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! 10 Mar 2011
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This has to be one of the best books I've read in a long time - one of those you don't forget easily, and can't put down until you finish. The plot draws you in and then takes you on a ride which is both thrilling and gruesome at the same time. You are privy to both the mind of the killer and the main policeman's, but the identity of the killer is never telegraphed in advance. The end was so shocking and surprising, I had to go back a few pages and read them again, to make sure I hadn't made a mistake. Along the way there are small side stories going on including the state of the policeman's marriage and family life, the way this case impacts on it - all of which knit together brilliantly, but do not detract from the main story, which is the manhunt for this dreadful killer. I'd never heard of this writer before, but I shall be looking for them again, after reading this un-put-downable book. Don't think about it - buy it - you won't regret it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Wish I Could Give It More 30 July 2011
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Having read a lot of reviews about this book, I agree with a lot of points already made.
The good points first. This is a great story and I havent read a book like it for a long time. It definately starts as a cannot put down book and this continues for over half of the story. The main characters are well described and easy to associate with and each main event is documented in detail.
Then the bad points. As mentioned previously by contributors, far too many murders drag the book from a realistic thriller to fantasy. It just becomes too much. Whilst I appreciate fiction, I do expect this sort of book to stay realistic and I just dont think this is in the end.
I do accept that police officers make mistakes but there is no way I can believe that this killer cold have been at large as long as in this book in the real world.
Other reviewers are correct to point out that murders on motorways and that amount of credit card use just doesnt go undetected like this.
I also cant accept how certain characters just happen to be targets of the killer near the end. Its just a bit too far feteched for me.
If it was a couple of murders shorter and a bit more life realistic, this book would be a definate four stars if not five.
Unlike some reviewers who refer to the main characters marriage sub plot being unecessary, I would have actually preferred less murder and more of that. Kreins relationship with his wife and daughter are hardly mentioned in the first half of the book and then it becomes a focal point of the story. I think I would have liked to have had more of that relationship.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thrilling 18 April 2013
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An excellent read, I couldn't put it down highly recommended I am now encouraged to read more from this author
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unlkely Killer 5 Nov 2010
By zannah
The title of this book says it all.
Both emotional and cunning,when it comes to constructing a harrowing plot. Ricki juggles twist after twist with genuine glee. She will take you on a journey into the the darkest recesses of the human mind. Intriguing, I was totally surprised by the identity of the killer.The reader is... kept guessing almost to the very end of the book.
Ricki writes to be understood and appreciated by her audiance, and to educate of the fragility of the human mind - she succeeds!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unlikely to be put down! 4 Jan 2013
By JRayne
Format:Kindle Edition
This book fascinated me from the beginning. I found the concept of the killer's 'Duties' intriguing and unusual. I have read books about copycat killings before, but I loved how the killer in this one matched up the dates rather than following any particular killer's method. This was a good twist on a familiar theme. I found the story unpredictable and engrossing, with plenty of gore. An original and addictive story. I loved it!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant surprise! 28 July 2011
By Louise
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This is one of the best books that I have read in a very long time, and some three weeks after finishing the book I am still thinking of the characters and how they fitted into the story! I have recommended the book to my Dad, who is the biggest critic I know, and he is half way through and still intrigued with no idea of who the killer is. The people were interesting and although not fully explored (because of the complexity of the storyline), they were generally deserved of empathy. Very very well thought out, with complex characters and a real surprise ending, I really do recommend this book. If I was a betting person I would lay odds against anyone who says they can identify the killer! So lovely to get a real good surprise in the final few pages! Shame there's no more to read from this author yet, I'll be first in the queue when it comes.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Bit Different 12 Sep 2013
By Neil
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Not your usual crime thriller making for an enjoyable read.

The whodunnit element was a little predictable, but we'll written.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unlikely Killer 5 Feb 2013
By Mrs. P. Clements VINE VOICE
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There are hardly sufficient adjectives to describe Ricki Thomas' fascinating books. This from someone who rarely reads non-fiction but, having read one title, I couldn't wait to move on to the next and can thoroughly recommend anyone to try them.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
very good service
Published 11 days ago by keith shepherd
4.0 out of 5 stars I like it
Good read
Published 20 days ago by kathleen mills
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Published 1 month ago by miss g nutt
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 1 month ago by grandma alice
3.0 out of 5 stars enjoyed it, good twist
Perhaps missed the fact the DNA reports would have picked up,the gender of the killer...but then again that's fiction for you ;)
Published 4 months ago by Dissatisfied
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed the experience
If it was a film it would be a slasher . If there had been a bit of comedy in it ,could of mistaken the book for a tim ellis read. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Value
A real page turner, even when you know how it's going to end from early on. Great value for the price though and would defiantly buy more by Rikki Thomas.
Published 10 months ago by Otto-Mate
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Read
I have read reviews on this book, both good and bad and I agree that on occasion some of the spelling is incorrect which could be down to the transcriber rather than the writer. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Sanz Read
4.0 out of 5 stars Agood read.
I really enjoyed this book, the first I have read by this author. A great story, and overall well written. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Jackie S
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
A must for any murder mystery fan!
Kept me on edge of my seat till the end, with an unusual twist!
Published 14 months ago by Maria Mclean
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