Monday, 13 August 2012

Kill You Twice by Chelsea Cain

I went to Waterstone’s to buy a couple of new books and exhausted around an hour picking and choosing between hundreds of books. I at last decided on Kill you Twice by Chelsea Cain because of the implausible design of the paperback and furthermore because I have read one of Cain’s books previous to this (Heart Sick) whilst I was on vacation with my magnificent spouse Mrs Book.

Kill You Twice by Chelsea Cain
Kill You Twice by Chelsea Cain
The single crisis was that when I got to the till, I realised I had forgotten my debit card… Doh! I had to saunter away lacking my books and go back to the store the following day.
Kill you Twice is one of those books were once you have finished a sentence, you have to study it once more to make certain you read it correctly… ‘wow, I can’t believe somebody can even think of this sick stuff’. This was something I said fairly often to Mrs Book as I was reading this fictional crime book. Even though it is a follow on from the preceding Cain books, it’s not essential to read them all to appreciate what Kill you Twice is all about. I haven’t read them all but once reading this book, I am rather tempted to go out and buy them! The characters in this book I thought were well thought out and there was quite an assortment – quirky, moody, complicated etc. The main character is Archie Sheridan, a detective who has suffered some horrific experiences and is affected not only physically but emotionally too. There were a couple of different elements to the story I thought, one being the job to seize the serial killer and the second being about Archie’s private existence and overcoming, and another being a strange warped love correlation involving Archie and the females in his life. The only drawback to the book is that I felt there was no ‘bang’ in it that other books possibly contain so that the book will always stay in your mind. As the story enfolds and a new serial killer is in town, Archie has to face his history to solve these new crimes. There was an unforeseen finding that had me a tad emotional and made the brutal Gretchen Lowell seem more human.
Everybody says that books are better than films as you use your own imagination and conjure up imagery and characters as the tale enfolds. This book absolutely wrapped itself around my head and developed frightening images that were not necessarily welcome when turning the lights off at night (don’t tell anyone that!?!) but what an unbelievable crime book it was!
If you are looking for a crime book that has a diverse approach, and if you adore disturbed serial killers, capturing characters and extremely detailed murder scenes then this is the book for you!
So go and buy it and let me know what you think by leaving your comments underneath or by emailing your review to bookreview@uncle-book.com.
Kind Regards,
Uncle Book

4 comments:

  1. How lovely to come across this review! Thank you, Uncle Book. (My husband asks the same questions about how I can think up this stuff....)

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  2. Many thanks for you comment Chelsea, I feel rather honoured. Keep those thoughts coming though because I myself love your work. I look forward to your next book.
    Kindest Regards,
    Uncle Book

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  3. wow ur review jus made me wanna read that book :) nice review unc book and tanq :)
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  4. Many thanks for your kind comment Bonita, Kill You Twice is indeed a very good read. If you do read it then please let us know what you think.
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    Kindest Regards,
    Uncle Book

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