Detective David Cole is shot in the line of duty and forced to take time off. He goes back to his home town to rest only to discover the first in a series of grisly murders. Can he help the local police find the Crucifier before it is too late?
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- rachel duke
The Crucifier Cometh!!
The characters were believable and down-to-earth. The author did a really nice job of
bringing them to life and merging them into the story. I thought the narrator showed a broad range of vocal command in depicting the individual characters. I especially liked the Cajun granny and her whimsical dialogue. Only wished she would have played a larger role in the story overall, but it was still a great book to listen to, especially for a first-time author.
Definitely a huge surprise ending. I didn't see that one coming. Great job!!
It most certainly did that. It seemed that the story took at least two or three sharp turns and totally caught me off guard throughout. Without giving away anything, I think listeners will be swayed into believing what their ears are telling them, but ultimately its all a well-crafted mind-bender that will have you shaking your head at the end. The small-town setting also seemed to give it that wholesome appeal, one that you couldn't help but be drawn into. But, even in the most seemingly secured setting, nobody is safe from the satanic and sadistic ire of a deranged killer.
It's hard to have a favorite really. I suppose the finding of the unfaithful wife brazenly murdered on the front lawn of the church, really set the tone for how vicious and uncaring the killer was. For any person to orchestrate that heinous act, shows how black their heart really is.
I went through several reactions. Laughing, fearful, nervous, compassionate, just to name a few. Being from the Midwest or Plains states, it was a story that certainly hit home with a big impact for me. The characters conversations and reactions to each other and the escalating drama that surrounded them was nerve-racking at times. I think most readers will experience some of these same reactions, and then probably a variety of others as well.
This first book by Tammy Lynn Acuff is a tremendous accomplishment. She has most definitely done her homework regarding the police work throughout the story. The Cajun characters added a nice unique touch to the story as well. I enjoyed very much listening to the narrator's depiction of each character. I hope the pair will join forces again somewhere in the future on another audio book!
- Kyle Marler