This novel is about a New York City Police detective named Jacob Kanon and his search for those that murdered his daughter and her boyfriend in Rome. Numerous other young couples have been turning up dead in other European cities. Following each murder, a "postcard" is sent to a local newspaper. Kanon is determined to "connect the dots" and determine who murdered his daughter and her boyfriend.
The novel is very fast-paced, with many twists and turns that kept me interested until the end (especially the way in which the killers arranged the bodies as though they were trying to send a message - which I won't ruin here for obvious reasons). The chapters were all very short and the entire novel can be read in the short span of several hours. However, I felt this helped with the pacing.
The majority of the dialogue between Jacob and Dessie (one of the reporters that received a "postcard" from the killers) was very robotic, but still somehow managed to get the main points across. Most of the other characters also came across as kind of "flat" and "boring" and the authors don't do much to flesh out their background. As such, while I found the mystery fairly entertaining, I found its delivery rather mundane. Overall, this novel's not bad if you have to kill a few hours on a Sunday afternoon, just don't expect something mind blowing.
Review Posted By funky girl On 2010-09-30 At 20:54:49