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Claude keeps me thrilled and in suspense
on 24 February 2011
I have just this moment finished reading a terrific book, and I just have to tell you about it!
The book in question is Vigilante by Claude Bouchard (@ceebee308 on Twitter). It is a crime thriller, but is quite superior to many novels that I have read in this genre.
The story centers around a vigilante killer in Montreal, Canada. The killer seeks out his targets who have all commited various horrendous crimes themselves, and have eluded capture by the police. The story also introduces us to a police detective Dave McCall and a computer expert, Chris Barry. The two team up to solve the serial killings in the city and try to capture the Vigilante.
The book is extremely fast paced, with almost every word advancing the plot in some way. We readers are not subjected to endless flowery descriptions of people and places which can subtract from the flow and energy and pace of a story. However, there is ample description for the characters to be fully formed, multi-dimensional characters. It really is a non-stop adrenaline fuelled read.
The story is packed with twists and turns that lead the reader into forming judgements, only to be proved that their assumptions were wrong. The reader then gets taken on another route, as McCall and Barry close in on their man.
Vigilante really is a very entertaining and gripping novel, which definitely holds your attention. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and am looking forward to purchasing the next books in the McCall/Barry series, also by Claude Bouchard.