Top critical review
3.5 stars - an interesting lead character
on 11 December 2015
I give this 3.5 stars as not quite worth 4. I enjoyed the fact that Marty
Singer wasn't the usual James Bond type that gets beaten up and shot and jumps
back up again! He had been forced into retirement from the Homicide Division he lived
for because of aggressive cancer. Having been lucky enough to live through chemo, I could
empathize with him throughout his treatment and his horror at how tired it made him.
Despite this, he is doing his best to help Amanda. 12 years before, Marty arrested a fellow
cop for murdering Amanda's mother - but the cop walked free at the trial. Marty and his then
police partner feel bad about this as they were sure he would be convicted. Now Amanda fears the killer
has returned and is after her.
There were several twists as Marty, his ex-partner and the female lawyer who defended the killer, but
also thought he was guilty, try to trace the killer and stop him attacking Amanda.
I wasn't so keen on the snippets at the start of some chapters which were the thoughts of the killer - in fact the first
two of them I didn't actually understand! Still, overall I enjoyed the book, though I thought Marty was a bit harsh
at the end with the way he treated a friend - cannot say more or would spoil it.