Tuesday, October 27, 2009

R.I.P. IV.....


R.I.P. IV.........
It's that time of year again!.....
For the past four years Carl V, at http://www.stainlesssteeldroppings.com/?p=1132 has been hosting an eerie reading challenge on his blog in the fall. The rules are simple. All you have to do is choose one, or several books to read in the mystery, suspense, thriller, Gothic, horror, or supernatural category, link up, and then write a book review. All of the details can be found by clicking the above link......





I choose the 'Peril The Third' challenge which means I had from September first through October thirty first to read one scary, creepy, or spell binding book........



The book I choose was 'In For The Kill' written by John Lutz. It is in the thriller category. The story is about a serial killer who is on the loose in New York City. The killer has heard about Frank Quinn, a now retired serial killer specialist, who is renowned for his ability to solve difficult cases. Quinn is a divorcee, living alone, and somewhat bored. He is convinced to come out of retirement to solve the case. He calls in the team of investigators he used to work with and a cat and mouse, or chess game ensues. It is discovered that each of the women being killed has a last name beginning with a sequence of letters in Quinn's last name. Once that part of the puzzle is solved everyone frantically tries to find the next victim before the serial killer does. Eventually Quinn's own daughter becomes involved and is almost murdered as well. During the course of trying to solve the murders Quinn learns the psychological profile of the killer. Questions are answered as to why the killer became the madman depicted in the story. What had provoked him? What were the horrific things he was exposed to as a child that could potentially cause a snap in his psychic like the one seen here. Lutz throws in some surprises in the end, and a few twist and turns here and there throughout the book. Lutz points out the venerability of women and how easily the serial killer was able to infiltrate they're lives. The book was very graphic in it's details and I found it to be quite disturbing. It is definitely not a book for the faint hearted. I know these types of books are enjoyable for many people, but for me, they are just to intense. I'm glad I read the book, because as many of you know, I do like to read out of my comfort zone every now and then. I think for now, at least, I will stick to a good old historical novel. However, I would definitely like to participate in R.I.P. again next year.
Happy R.I.P. everyone!
I look forward to reading your reviews.
With warmest regards, Carol

8 comments:

fiberdoodles said...

Oh this sounds exciting! Although I would probably sleep with one eye open the rest of my life (ha).

Brenda Eason said...

Sounds like something that would be hard to put down. Id be wondering what was going to happen next =)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning Carol! What a fun event and such appropriate reading for the season! It makes me want to curl up in a good chair with some tea and read away! Have a fun day. Blessings to you all, Anita

Madeline's Album said...

This book sounds exciting. Great review. Not to sure I could read it. Have a great day and again thank you for your visit to my blog. Madeline

SmilingSally said...

Yikes! I can't handle that.

Shelley said...

That book sounds like it would give someone a couple sleepless nights! :-) Sometimes I like to read scarey books too - usually ones of crime.

Just a little something from Judy said...

You probably did not know this about me, but I am one of the faint hearted and I can't possibly read any of these books. But, I enjoy reading this post and find it fascinating that others can read them. I would not be able to sleep for months if I read any of these...crazy part of my personality. I do like Halloween though.

koralee said...

oooh if I read this I would not sleep at night...I really have to stay away from the scary stuff. Happy reading to you!

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