Saturday, March 14, 2015

Book Review. . .Signature Kill

Weekend's Book Affair proudly presents Mello & June's first book review for 2015 on our book blog!

I received an advanced copy of this soon-to-be-released novel by the marketing department of Doubleday. 

I was so excited when contacted to read this novel. I hadn’t previously read anything by this author. From what I learned, he’s been nominated for various literary awards and perhaps won a couple or more. His skills are impeccable and puts you right there with the story. Is there any wonder he’s been picked to win awards?! He’s in a league with the big dogs, like Stephen King, William Peter Blatty and Bram Stoker, just to name a few. Any author who can make you feel what his characters feel is truly awesome. I absolutely loved this story. I’m looking forward to reading more in the Frank Behr series.

If you ever wondered what it was like to be inside the mind of a mad man, you need not look any further than this new terrifying thriller, Signature Kill.

The story is told by the killer’s voice, as well as the quiet, sometimes seemingly standoffish, Frank Behr. Behr is an ex-cop turned private eye and in need of some much needed cash. As he’s driving home from a deer hunting outing with a buddy of his, he sees a billboard with a pretty young woman’s face plastered up with information asking if anyone has seen this woman? Behr further gleams there will be a reward in the amount of $100,000 given to the person who finds her. As much as Behr’s gut tells him to leave the whole situation alone, that $100,000 is calling out his name.

Meanwhile, his old cronies at his former police precinct are called to a park in Indianapolis where a body is discovered or what would appear to be what a human body is supposed to look like. This sickly disturbing twisted attempt of leaving a woman’s body exposed to the elements for the world to see sets off a series of women’s murders displayed in ways the human body cannot possibly set itself—thereby leaving one to question who or what could be sick enough to distort and pose these women, who once went about their daily lives never knowing they were so close to death, only to be left as empty carcasses without regard or respect to their lives?

Hmm, that’s the $64 million dollar question of the night and only one way to find out the answers is to read this bone chilling, gruesomely riveting thriller. I caution readers if you don’t have a strong stomach, you’re likely to lose its contents! (chuckle). The reader will come away with two stories in one—taking the journey down a dark path inside the mind of a sadistic murderer and the man who puts himself in the middle of it all to catch him. 

David Levien is an amazing author bringing his readers into his characters’ sick and twisted world. This novel had me sitting on the edge of my seat, holding my breath, as I turned the pages wondering what other discoveries Frank Behr and I were going to make?

These characters are so life like, and yes, including the killer. You’ve probably heard or read about killers similar to this fictional one. What I found most captivating was the brilliant ending! It felt so damn good and I only wish that, in this case, life would imitate art—(the ending) I mean.

If you’re looking for a great thrill read that will keep you turning the pages and sweating bullets waiting to find out what happens next, you most definitely want to pick up a copy of David Levien’s Signature Kill expected for release on or around March 24, 2015. Hold onto your seats, readers, ‘cause you’re in for one hell of a bumpy ass ride!

Kimberly Ranee Hicks, Author/Poet/Reviewer

Fasten your Seat Belts Thrill Seekers. . .
Signature Kill DELIVERS!

Question is. . .Can you Handle the Pain?