Saturday, October 20, 2012

{Review} Like a Suicide by John J. Archer

File Size: 410 KB
Page Count: 269
Copyright: September 29, 2012
Publisher: Nazarite Limited Publishing


Like A Suicide is a psychological thriller/suspense about 'Wraith' who is a serial killer. He believes proper order can only be brought about in the world via chaos. Most of his kills make sense in that way. It just happens that this time someone has the nerve to bring chaos into his world by stealing money from him.

After tracking down the perpetrator, James, and confronting him, Wraith concludes that he is either a genius or an idiot after the man denies knowing anything about the stolen money in a convincing manner.

Wraith concludes James must die but decides to take his time and find out if this is the guy that might provide the challenging kill he has been looking for all along. He has to do all this with Detective Sweeney, the local superstar detective hot on his trail.

As he gets ready to go for the kill, Wraith can sense that something is wrong. It's just that this time this kill seems Like A Suicide, which makes it much more difficult than previous kills.

Charlene's Review:

Wraith, a serial killer, is a member of the Devoted Brotherhood of Anarchy. He picks his victims and tortures them for fun and sexual pleasure. The game changes though, when Link, the voice in his head, tells him that someone is stealing from him. His passion for murder intensifies as he attempts to take away everything that matters to his next target, James Harper.

This is an absolutely mind-blowing novel of horrific proportions. Several times I started to put it down in disgust from the depths of the violence portrayed. Thankfully, Mr. Archer's ease of writing and use of suspense kept me glued to the story. His writing flows seamlessly from murder and chaos to love and relationships, and his use of dialogue is flawless. When you factor in the sheer terror of knowing the mind of the killer, you have a masterpiece befitting Stephen King, especially with the sudden twists and turns that shape the ending.

I had it figured out early on and then Mr. Archer threw a few curve balls, changed my mind, and even when it all came together, I was still second-guessing in the final chapters. The fact that there could even be a sequel to this leaves me terrified, and strangely curious as to how he could possibly top the terror. Despite the graphic scenes depicted, if you are a fan of psychological suspense, you cannot miss this one!

*A physical copy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, there..

    This so fascinating. I don't know when was the last time I read about a psychological thriller book. Maybe Shutter Island was the last one, and this one sounds fantastic. I'm trembling...=)he's a psycho!!

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