Kill the Father

Kill the Father

A Novel

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When a woman is beheaded in a park outside Rome and her six-year-old son goes missing, Deputy Captain Colomba Caselli and Dante Torre, both still recovering from personal catastrophes, team up to solve the series of killings and abductions that ensues. As they follow the ever-more-bizarre trail of clues, one thing becomes clear: what's really going on is much darker than anyone imagined. -- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2017
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781501130731
Branch Call Number: Suspense F Daz
Additional Contributors: Shugaar, Antony - Translator


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Sep 21, 2017

This was one of the better thriller/mystery novels I have read so far this year. Wow. It was well written, filled with lots of twists and turns and the way everything is tied together is fantastic and makes the writing flow to keep you engaged and the pages turning.

The characters speak for themselves. They’re heavily flawed and are dealing with horrible pasts. I like both of them and Dante and Colomba do make a great team. Dante certainly has his quirks and his mannerisms due to his being a previous kidnapping victim. It feels like they certainly complement each other and they have an amazing chemistry when working together. They’re both very strong characters, no doubt.

If any of you have read The Monster’s Daughter by Michelle Pretorius I found some similarities between Colomba and Alet in the fact they both don’t take crap and go beyond their limits to solve things and they’re certainly not afraid to take a swing or kick to make their point across (Colomba has a good share of that throughout the book)

The plot was really good and what I really enjoyed reading the most was the way everything was seamless and how it was put together. Everything that happened to Colomba and Dante was related and well explained. The explanation as to the origins of Colomba’s situation was very well done! I enjoyed that aspect of the plot. The only thing is, the book is rather long and the plot a bit on the slow side but it’s nevertheless a great read and going through the twists and turns was completely worth it.

And yes, there’s a cliffhanger ending. I can’t wait to read the second one.

Feb 01, 2017

For all my reviews, check out Clues and Reviews

Kill the Father, the new release by Sandrone Dazieri, is a complex and thrilling murder mystery that will take you on quite the ride. Fast paced plot, dynamic characters, and intelligent writing had me reading late into the night. I couldn’t put this one down.

The novel opens with a bang. A boy is trapped in a silo. He explains that he is known as a “beast” when he does something horrible and as “son” when he does something good. He knows his keeper, the man who has kidnapped him and kept him captive, as “the father”. Super creepy right?! The tension, and pace, escalates as a mother is found decapitated and a son is missing. The case appears to be open and close, they arrest the woman’s husband and wait for a confession. The Deputy Captain call in Colomba Caselli and Dante Torre, both reeling from personal tragedy, must work together as they begin to unravel a case, far darker than either of them could imagine.

I was completed engrossed in these characters as the plot played out. In fact, the plot became secondary to me because these characters were so phenomenally written. Both characters were broken and dealing with their personal struggles but had some seriously redeeming qualities that it hard not to connect with them. Colomba was one of those kick-ass women characters that you want to see more of; she was smart and powerful. Dante was similar bringing comedic relief and wit. However, do not get it twisted, this plot was intense and complex. A perfectly blend of a mystery thriller and political police procedural, this one was intricately written. Truly, the author spared no detail. By the end, as the novel came to the conclusion, I was in complete shock.

As much as I loved this story, it is important to note that it is a longer read and I did find that some parts dragged a little (mostly in the middle). That is truly a small complaint compared to how much this novel had to offer. I cannot wait for more of Dante and Colomba and will be waiting patiently for the next installment. I gave this one a 4/5 stars


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