Title: TURNING POINT
Author: JEFFREY DEAVER
Genre: FICTION, THRILLER
Length: 66 PAGES
Publisher: AMAZON ORIGINAL STORIES
Received From: NETGALLEY
Release Date: JANUARY 19, 2021
Rating: 5 OUT OF 5 STARS ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
International bestselling author Jeffery Deaver delivers surprise after alarming surprise in an ingenious story about a serial killer, a detective, and a twisting duel of wits.
A serial killer is trolling a midwestern suburb. His tools: a hammer, a screwdriver, floral wire, a kitchen knife and, to complete his errand, a Russian nesting doll left behind as a calling card. From one grisly crime scene to the next, Detective Ernest Neville and his Russian Doll Killer task force follow. With few leads and his career on the line, Neville is driven to desperate measures to get to the core of this diabolical puzzle. Layer by layer, he’s getting closer to the final piece. Yet the only thing that’s certain in this game is the unexpected, and as citizens are targeted by one of the most reprehensible characters the idyllic town has ever seen, Neville can only wonder if his efforts will end in disaster—for himself, for his family and for the people he’s sworn to protect.
RDK – The Russian Doll Killer has struck for the fourth time. It’s confirmed, a serial killer is loose on the streets of Handleman County for their first ever. With this latest murder occurring only two weeks after the last one, it is clear that the killer is escalating.
RDK received his moniker based on the fact that a set of Russian Nesting Dolls were found at the scene of each of the murders.
Hunting RDK is Detective Ernest Neville who is determined to catch the killer and put him behind bars for the rest of his life.
When RDK strikes a little too close to home, Neville takes it personally. This solidifies the detective’s determination to stop the killer once and for all. But, just who will outsmart who is anything but a foregone conclusion.
I loved the scene at the beginning of the book where reporters are asking the detective questions. When one reporter asks if the police had considered the possibility of the killer being Russian because of the dolls he leaves behind. This is the Detective’s response to the question: “He ignored that , though the answer, had it been given by his six-year-old daughter, would be: ‘Duh.'”
Although this is a work of short fiction, it is action packed and contains it a twist that readers will not see coming.
TURNING POINT is fast paced and due to it’s length, can be read in a single weekend. I rate this book as 5 OUT OF 5 STARS ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
*** Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with a free copy of this book. ***
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
A former journalist, folksinger and attorney, Jeffery Deaver is an international number-one bestselling author.
His novels have appeared on bestseller lists around the world, including the New York Times, the Times of London, Italy’s Corriere della Sera, the Sydney Morning Herald and the Los Angeles Times.
His books are sold in 150 countries and have been translated into over twenty-five languages. He has sold 50 million books worldwide.
To learn more about this author, visit the following links:
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