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4.0 out of 5 stars
A wonderful follow up to a superb debut novel., 2 Mar. 2002
I had previously read Alex Kava's 'A Perfect Evil' which I thought was a great piece of work for a debut novelist. Her gendre is very much akin to that covered by the like of James Patterson, Jeffrey Deaver etc, and although it is a well-trodden ground, she still brings a refreshing feel to her writing getting very much into the killer's mind. A Perfect Evil hypes up the premise of Split Second immensely, making you want to read the book as soon as possible. Unfortunately, bby placing it on such a high pedastal it always leaves it in danger of failing to live upto such expectations. Luckily, or more accurately, skillfully, Alex Kava does not fail to deliver the goods once again. Although, in my opinion not as good as A Perfect Evil, Split Second is still a fabulous book and manages to emmerse you in a chilling story, bringing the evil right into your room. I would have awarded the book 5 stars, but to live upto the expectations laid down by the debut novel would be almost impossible by any author which brings slight dissapointment to a book where such feelings are not waranted. If you've read A Perfect Evil, this book is a must, and if not, read A Perfect Evil, then come back for more with this follow up book.