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They Never Die Quietly Kindle Edition
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Daniel Annechino's thriller is not the most challenging read you will encounter. It is a fast-paced story of a psychopath and the detective out to track him down - not particularly original but the writing zips along at a good speed and you are never bored.
There is a lot of violence in the book - described in some disturbing detail. So if that is not your kind of thing - probably best avoid it. However it doesn't feel gratuitous and it does add to the tension of the narrative.
I suspect this would be the sort of title you will pick up to take on holiday - undemanding and diverting enough to fill in an afternoon or two on the beach or by the pool.
Nothing substantially wrong with it - but nothing to really lift it above the many other books in this genre.
The author seems to be unaware of how normal people speak. Some of the conversations give the impression of having been filtered through a mind that had only ever processed emotion or conversation through the medium of the comic book . The characters seem to be aware of the fact that they are fictional creations, calling the machinations and surprises that they experience and encounter "twists". Well, yes, they were, but I don't think I have ever heard anyone, real or fictional, refer to such events happening to themselves in this way.
As I say the story itself is good and when situations involving in-animate objects are described, perfectly readable but as soon as someone starts talking, interacting with another human being or thinking, realism makes a swift exit.
Maybe a co-writer would have helped this new author to realise what, as I say, is a good premise for an exciting story (Or an episode of TV's Criminal Minds).
His book tells us about homicide detective Sami Rizzo, a young, single mother who could stand to lose a few pounds, and has a testy relationship with her own mother, on whom she must rely for babysitting. She is ambitious, and is assigned to head a task force investigating the apparent appearance in the city of a serial killer, Simon, who is stalking, kidnapping, and murdering - in a particularly gruesome way - young mothers. Will she get too involved? Does the sun rise in the East and set in the West?
Annechino's plot is very linear, not particularly complex, and occasionally shows the presence of an inexperienced writer at the computer. The violent contents will sometimes make it tough going for the reader. Furthermore to judge by this work, Annechino is a lazy author. His narrative writing is serviceable enough, but he utilizes a lot of television-y plot shortcuts, and even more clichés; his characters are fifth- or sixth-generation photocopies, and he surely didn't lose much sleep crafting the killer's interior monologues with his dead mother. Nor does he render the State of California, or the lovely city of San Diego, with any fire or feeling. I think he'd better work harder on his projected sequel.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is your typical serial killer story. You have the killer who is warped. you have the protagonist who has issues. you have the cat and mouse chase. Read morePublished 2 months ago by A. Douglas
Enjoyable and uncomplicated without all the usual phony police jargon and technical junk.
Will be trying another by this author.
Never received this book so can't comment save to say where is it??!!!Published 21 months ago by Lillydot
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