Friday, June 3, 2011

Apostle Rising by Richard Godwin [Review]

3.5 out of 5 Robots!
Title: Apostle Rising
Author: Richard Godwin 
Genre: Thriller
Release: March 10, 2011
Paperback: 374 pages
Publisher: Black Jackal
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0956711308
ISBN-13: 978-0956711304
My Copy: Publisher
Reviewer: Mona

Book Summary:
Detective Chief Inspector Frank Castle never caught the Woodlands Killer and it almost destroyed him. Now, years later, mauled by the press and traumatized by nightmares, he is faced with a copycat killer with detailed inside knowledge of the original case. He and his partner Jacki Stone enter a deadly labyrinth, and at its center is the man Castle believes was responsible for the first killings. 

Dark coded ritualistic killings are being carried out on high-profile figures and the body count is rising. Castle employs a brilliant psychologist to help him solve the case, but some psychopaths are cleverer than others. A dark, layered narrative with detailed psychological profiling, Apostle Rising is an extremely powerful noir crime story with a chilling dimension of horror.

Mona's Review:
With an eye for detail, Richard Godwin's Apostle Rising is an intensely riveting, horrifying crime story. Vividly detailed, Godwin ensnares the mind as it entices the reader to look deeper into criminology, the minds of a killer and the people who capture them.

In what at first reminded me of a technical manual on police procedure, this book became an enthralling and gruesome story I just couldn't put down. The characters blend well in this story, as the characters evolved with the plot I found myself relating to them more. This writer tossed me into the story, I feel like I know the characters. 

I found my heart pounding as I continued to read. The visual details bring to life a deep, dark visceral murder mystery that had me on the edge of my seat! I reccommed this book to those of you willing to delve a bit more into a darker, creepy mind, as well as those that love the complex, technical side of murder. Not reccommended for those of a soft stomach!

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