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  • Paperback: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Headline; 1st Paper Back - 1st Impression edition (2 Sept. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0755371135
  • ISBN-13: 978-0755371136
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 3.7 x 19.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 377,935 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'An exceptional new talent' (Daily Mail)

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A fast-paced debut serial killer thriller from Oliver Stark - the first in a new series featuring ongoing series characters from the NYPD, Detective Tom Harper and psychiatrist and profiler Denise Levene


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By RT Twinem on 11 Sept. 2011
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A truly exciting and original first novel by Oliver Stark. The writing is taut and the story telling top notch!Quite often crime stories can suffer from over complicated plots and unnecessary action...this is never the case here and there are some great red herrings to keep the reader guessing and at the edge of his seat:) I thoroughly recommend and look forward to the second in the series...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By I. Bullen VINE VOICE on 19 Nov. 2011
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I enjoyed this, it's well-plotted with enough going on in the periphery to keep you wondering about the eventual conclusion. You could argue that it's just another routine serial-killer hunt and admittedly, there are a lot of this kind of book about. However, the writing is of a high quality with the key characters well drawn and engaging for the most part. I'd recommend it to anyone who enjoys the genre, of which it's a very solid example.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By O E J TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 26 Sept. 2010
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A debut novel by a British writer with a story that is based in New York, about a psychopathic woman-killer that the media call the American Devil. NYPD's best detective Tom Harper tries to hunt him down.

To quote James Patterson, "What gives the variety of thrillers a common ground is the intensity of emotions they create, particularly those of apprehension and exhilaration, of excitement and breathlessness, all designed to generate that all-important thrill. By definition, if a thriller doesn't thrill, it's not doing its job." Ergo, American Devil is not a thriller.

You might like this if you're new to the genre, but if you're familiar with some of the countless serial-killer novels over the past twenty years, you'll find that this offers next to nothing new, original or memorable. It's something of a mish-mash of all the other well-known ideas and concepts from similar crime-fiction novels, be they average, good or outstanding. In this tale, well-to-do women are abducted, assaulted, tortured and murdered, with the killer usually taking a body part as a trophy. Tom Harper, a somewhat stereotyped detective with a good track record but with disciplinary issues, is assigned to the case. The love interest is represented by a female therapist who is initially involved as part of Harper's obligatory recovery schedule, but soon becomes drawn into the investigation until somewhat inevitably becoming the bait the killer uses to draw Harper into a corny showdown. Having called it 'love interest' however, it was never clear what the relationship really was or might be. It could never be classified as romance, that's for sure.

When a book of 454 pages has 119 chapters, you get the idea that each chapter is rather short.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Moonlit on 1 May 2010
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What a read - I could not put this book down as it became more and more absorbing as the plot and the characters developed.It opens with a disturbing vignette of " love " and this lies fallow in the mind of the reader until the denouement.The structure is technically brilliant interspersing the character of the killer with the detective (Harper) and psychologist (Levine) trying to trap him.

The relationship between Harper and Levine grows throughout and each learns from the other thus drawing the reader into caring about them.Their friendship provides a quality of the humane in contrast with the Gothic horror of the murders and the disturbed mind of the killer.All the characters are beautifully drawn and believable, and I think readers will want more of the Harper/Levine team.I am looking forward to their return and to knowing more about them.

I bought this book on the strength of Elaine Simpson Long's review,and I have not been disappointed;I agree with all she wrote.I did not want this book to end although I wanted to know the end! I loved the length of it as many thrillers can be raced through,but in this case not a word is wasted;the writing is both dense and fluid and continually moves the narrative forward without superfluous descriptions.

This is a great thriller and a brilliantly written debut; more please.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. Newstead VINE VOICE on 1 Aug. 2011
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Wow this guy really rocks with really tense set pieces amazing character depth and really gruesome murders absolutely nothing short of amazing!!
From an opening chapter of a really indepth murder followed by an unbalanced policeman being taken back onto the investigation a bad guy that would give old Alex Cross a run for his money it is just a perfect read. Cant wait for the next book.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By C.E.Turnbull on 6 Oct. 2010
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With luggage packed and record numbers predicted for travel that day, I headed to gatwick early. Tucked away in my hand luggage was American Devil... a gift from a great friend who loves her books. Sitting in the waiting area with 2 hours to burn, I started to read... "Last call for flight BA..."...Oh my god... I had to run! Where had the time gone. I had been in another world completely... absorbed from page 1! The next hours passed as quickly as the first and before I knew it I was at my front door. It was 8pm and I made up some great excuse for an early night... At 2am I finally forced myself to put the book down. The next day, the rain had arrived yet I had so much I needed to get done that day. What the heck... it could wait. I snuggled down and finished the book. I haven't done this in such a long time... how great it felt! Keep them coming Oliver Stark...
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