The Killing Song by P. J. Parrish - Mini BOOK REVIEW8/29/2011 08:45:00 AM
Author: P. J. Parrish
Publisher: Pocket Books, a division of Simon and Schuster
Release Date: July 26, 2011
Paperback, 384 pages
ISBN 10: 1439189366
ISBN 13: 9781439189368
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In this standalone novel, Miami journalist Matt Owens chases down his sister's murderer on a European adventure readers will never forget.
A murderous cellist and women being murdered in similar ways in different countries - that is the impetus of this sometimes dark, always fascinating crime fiction read.
Matt Owens ("Bear") is a reporter living in Miami when his "little" sister Mandy, 21 years old, comes to visit. They go to a club together, and as Mandy is having "just one more dance" on the dance floor, Bear looks away. When he looks back, his sister has disappeared.
A heart-breaking loss, a love gone wrong, a brilliant but twisted killer, and a brother seeking justice all combine to make this an intelligent crime thriller with character. I enjoyed it very much.
QUOTE (from a galley; may differ in final copy):
Mandy . . . I had talked big to her, telling her to live her life large. But I had lived my own life so very small.
BOOK RATING: 4 out of 5 stars
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This book is one of my listed titles for the 2011 ARC Reading Challenge
Disclosure: I received a complimentary eGalley of this title from the publisher through their Galley Grab program to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received and I was not required to post a positive review.