Thursday, October 16, 2014

Book of the Week - The Last Dead Girl by Harry Dolan

The Last Dead Girl
Dolan, Harry
Berkley 2014

Wow! This knock-your-socks-off thriller set in Rome, New York in 1998 features David Malone who is sucked into several murder investigations after being taken in for questioning when he finds the bloody body of his new lover. He only knew Jana, a first year law student working on an innocence project,  for ten days, but the night he met her, he quit going home to his fiancee. He puts everything aside to hunt down her killer starting with investigating where she got the bruise she was sporting when he first set eyes on her. When he investigates he runs afoul of a police detective. The twists and turns in this creepy, topnotch thriller were unexpected and kept me guessing. This is a prequel to Bad Things Happen that featured David in later years after he has moved away and changed his last name to Loogan which caused the blurb on the back from Stephen King to leave me confused. I don’t know how I missed Dolan’s first two David Loogan books and the original hardcover release of this until now but he is definitely on my radar now.

The trade paperback edition was released last week.

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