- Paperback: 432 pages
- Publisher: Robinson (15 Mar. 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1780333870
- ISBN-13: 978-1780333878
- Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 2.9 x 17.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,866,851 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Killer in My Eyes Paperback – 15 Mar 2012
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Italy's publishing sensation finally arrives in Britain. (Financial Times)
From the international best-selling author of I Kill and I am God.See all Product description
Top Customer Reviews
The novel opens with a scene that is repeated late on in the book. Italian detective Maureen Martini is waiting for the arrival of a serial killer whose identity she has discovered through a series of events that is unique in the annals of crime writing. She is working alongside ex-detective Jordan Marsalis, younger brother of the Mayor of New York, to find a killer who is murdering well-connected people and using superglue to position their bodies in ways that soon give Marsalis the link between them and set him and his colleagues on a desperate race against time….. etc. Marsalis, who was forced to leave New York’s finest under a cloud, immediately understands a coded clue that the killer has left on a wall but is surprisingly dim when it comes to working out some clues, such as the message that ‘John Rydley Evenge’ is sending him.
Both Maureen and Jordan [who relaxes by riding a red Ducatti] are devastatingly attractive, as is Lysa Guerrero, who has rented his New York apartment, but she has a secret, or a number of secrets.Read more ›
In any event, ""Killer..." does have an original plot going for it, along with some interesting characters. It merges the story of a string of bizarre serial killings in New York City with the tale of an Italian-American Rome police inspector who has been attacked and injured by Italian mobsters. The originality (with a capital O) stems from the author's creation of a highly unusual relationship between the NYC protagonist and the sub-leasor of his Manhattan apartment, a metaphysical element that allows another character to relive past violent events that help to lead the police murder investigation and a "Peanuts" theme to the progression of serial killings that are the main thread of action to the story. The unorthodox relationship and the "seer" aspect come pretty close to out and out incredible at times. But the book has enough forward movement to keep the reader from bailing out. Whether you buy the endings provided for the main elements of the novel, is another story.
Faletti has another book out in English this year--"A Pimp's Notes"--and it's a much better book (in my opinion) than "The Killer in My Eyes". Not surprisingly, Faletti has employed a different translator for the new book and that might have made a big part of the difference.
I could have done without Maureen getting "images" via a dead man's corneas - I thought this took the book into the realms of horror/fantasy instead of sticking to the genre of a crime thriller, and would have preferred to see the crime solved through pure detective work. I also would have liked to have known whether Maureen would keep her sight - unless I missed it, this area was left unresolved.
This is escapist stuff rather than good literature, but I enjoyed it nevertheless and it kept me reading to the end, which is more than I can say for a lot of detective stories.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
excellent read shame that Faletti died ,i got ,this and the three other novelsexcited thinking i had found another writer on a level with scandi writers but only to find he had... Read morePublished on 13 Dec. 2014 by sueb
I have read all three of giorgio Castro's books and this was really enjoyable. I disagree with other reviews this book was a page turner. Read morePublished on 9 Sept. 2013 by Ms. Attracta Redmond
Faletti is one of my favourite authors...read his first novel on a trip to Rome back in 2005...will never forget the thrill of reading a murder mystery where not everything was so... Read morePublished on 12 Aug. 2013 by S Wilde