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Wednesday, 29 April 2015

The Doll Maker by Richard Montanari

The Doll Maker (Byrne and Balzano)The Doll Maker by Richard Montanari
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Here we meet the detective duo’s Byrne and Balzano again in this book. The previous books were chilling I thought, but this one, boy, oh boy. This one entered my dreams.

You don't have to read the others in the series to appreciate this one, this can be read as a stand alone.

We take a look at serial killers in this book, killers of children. But....when these children are found, so is a doll in the replica of them!!! oh boy was this so chilling, so chilling I am sure my blood was not just running cold but freezing.

Although the ending could be predicted, I can't say it spoiled the excitement for me.

Children + killers are a sore subject to read about and I wasn't sure if I could stomach it.

I did though, its cleverly written, however, its so cleverly written that if you have a vivid imagination like see it all in technicolor!!!

Super thriller

My thanks go to Mulholland Books via Net Galley for my copy to read and review

Detectives Byrne and Balzano return to the streets of Philadelphia to put an end to a macabre succession of murdered children.
A quiet Philadelphia suburb. A woman cycles past a train depot with her young daughter. There she finds a murdered girl posed on a newly painted bench. Beside her is a formal invitation to a tea dance in a week's time.
Seven days later, two more young victims are discovered in an abandoned house, posed on painted swings. At the scene is an identical invitation. This time, though, there is something extra waiting for Detectives Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano: a delicate porcelain doll.
It's a message. And a threat. With the killers at large, Detectives Byrne and Balzano have just seven more days to find the link between the murders before another innocent child is snatched from the streets.

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