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Monday, September 21, 2009

REVIEW for Crush

A big thank you goes out to the wonderful people at Vanguard Press for sending me an ARC of this thriller!

TITLE: Crush

AUTHOR: Alan Jacobson

GENRE: Thriller

RATING: 4 Stars

I have been finding it more and more difficult to find some truly great thrillers, but I have also enjoyed Jacobson's novels and Crush is no exception.

Crush brings back our main character from the 7th Victim - Karen Vail who is fast becoming one of my absolute favorite characters. I love that she is so strong willed, yet is fighting her own brand of demons - I am always looking for really human characters with their faults and their good points and Jacobson does an excellent job of balancing Karen.

Indeed Karen is in serious need of some downtime, she needs to regroup and figure out a few things - she is not feeling well at all. She decides to take a trip to the Napa Valley - a way to get away and take some time to herself. Unfortunately, murder and serial murders seem to find her wherever she is and soon, she finds herself back into a horrid scene which points directly to a serial. Adding to the situation, she cannot seem to get an accurate profile of the killer - has she lost her ability or is she so exhausted that she just cannot think straight?

No matter, Vail must find this madman before he kills again - so, surrounded by the task force, she throws herself completely into this case - which will prove to be one of the most difficult of her career.

The writing is top notch and the pacing is perfect - not too many boring details that drag the storyline down and at the same time, the author keeps the plot moving along at a very nice pace.

At times, I kept thinkint that I had the whole thing figured out, only to find out a few pages later, that I was completely wrong and I LOVE that in a thriller. This one kept me guessing until the very end.

I love thrillers that I cannot put down - you know - "just one more page" type of read and this one wassssss perfect.

Loved it.


Mary (Bookfan) said...

Sounds like a great read!

bermudaonion said...

I love a good thriller, too. This one sounds like a real page turner.

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