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Mistreatment of dogs and children seem to be a crutch when the plot itself is weak. It crosses the line for me. Also, it just seemed slow. Too much minutiae. Didn't seem like a fast paced thriller.
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So, like I said in my previous review, I loved this author, and the narrator so much I went and bought another book right away. This psychological thriller thing is so freaking fantastic. The mind trip that Fitzek's books take you on are mind blowing.
Viktor is still mourning the loss of his daughter four years after her disappearance. There is no body, no clues, nothing. Viktor has withdrawn to an Island off the North Sea. Viktor thinks this will help him deal with his tragedy.
That is until he gets an unexpected visit from a novelist by the name of Anna. She has sought Viktor out in hopes he would be willing to take her on as a patient. Odd things have been happening to Anna. Her characters are coming alive and coming to her in real life.
Viktor is intrigued by what Anna has brought to him, but then realizes there are a lot of similarities to Anna and his daughter Josy. Viktor wants to hear more about Anna, and hopes that it will help him find out what happen to Josy.
What unfolds is far more sinister than that. I was so confused during this book, but was so drawn in at the same time. I was totally intrigued by what was wrong with Josy, or what wasn't. No one seemed to know what was was happening to her.
During Viktor's visits with Anna he comes face to face with exactly what happened to his daughter. Something that no one at any time in her life time was able to figure out. Now, Viktor is forced to face his reality. It's chilling. Just chilling.
I still cannot wrap my head around how this book came to an end. It still makes me shudder. This is so, so, creeptastic.....chillingly brilliant. FABULOUS!
If you like psychological thrillers this is another book you should pick up. You will not be disappointed. I want to listen to it again, just to make sure I didn't miss anything. I still might. It was so good.
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Intense story which demands to be consumed in one or two sittings. Bears some resemblance to a couple of films but a great psychological chiller that actually improves when you think back over it. Only criticisms would be its unnecessarily visceral moments and the French episode.
Glenister does his usual and delivers a great performance. The story lets it down, overlong and slightly disappointing compared to the three other books by Fitzek, which are excellent.