Monday, April 23, 2007

The Bone Thief

Lt. John W. Driscoll is having a tough time with the latest case. All the victims are brutally murdered and their bones are taken out. There is no connection that anyone can see. It all seems puzzling to him and he has people pestering him to solve this case since all of New York City is living in fear wondering who will be the next victim. He still has to deal with the tragedy in his own life and needs all the help he can get. Can he figure it out in time or will The Bone Thief get away?

Thomas O’Callaghan gives you vivid details and descriptions that will make your blood run cold. I was shocked at how vivid it was and had to not read the book while I was eating. That someone can have the imagination to write this just boggles my mind. It was a gripping story and I had to keep turning the pages to find out if the killer would ever get caught.

Lt. Driscoll is a flawed man and I really felt for him. He was trying to put together his own life while trying to solve the horrible crimes. Overloaded and wiped out, he was really doing his best work. He had a lot of help from other people and even a young girl. She was one bright thing and her name is Moira. I was thoroughly impressed with how much knowledge she had and how much she taught Lt. Driscoll. There was a lot of drama.

I was impressed with how the killer was able to keep his identity a secret. It was not easy but he was very intelligent. Mr. O’Callaghan is an ingenious writer who really knows how to write a page-turner. I can’t wait to read the next one in the series to review. I give this one a 4/5 and it had a nice ending that gave a great segue way into the next story.

377 pages/Mystery

Now off to read another romance. Yay! LOL