Thursday, July 18, 2013

Killer Rumors by Antonello Fiore

Title:  Killer Rumors
Author:  Antonello Fiore
Series:  Frank Rinelli #1
Published:  September 23rd 2012 by Antonello Fiore
Page Count:  337
Genre:  Suspense
Shelf:  Review Copy
Rating:  ★★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Father D’Angelo and Bakeman, two devoted priests were brutally murdered while going on one of their nightly walks. Detective Frank Rinelli is called to the case- not only due to his close friendship with the priests, but with his expertise of tracking psychotic killers. Rinelli suddenly discovers these murders were based on a scandal that occurred several years ago at the same Church where the two murdered priests preached. And it doesn’t stop there. The list of people being murdered in connection with the scandal continues to grow until the killer has his ultimate vengeance- and the truth released.

My Review:

This novel is very smoothly written. Fiore has the ability to draw you into the story while keeping you guessing. The storyline is very well developed and flows from scene to scene as the author describes everything to you. He also sets up a very solid backstory so that the readers are never left wondering why something is happening. Fiore’s short chapters add to the feeling of fast paced action throughout the novel. And although this is a very suspenseful novel, it is a light read that you can easily lose yourself in.

Fiore has created some intriguingly interactive characters for this novel. The main character reminds me of a cross between Alex Cross and Robert Langdon, while remaining unique in his own right. He is a fully developed individual that you can relate to on an intellectual and emotional level. Also, by switching from the 1st person while writing in the main character’s perspective, to the 3rd person while writing from the perspective of other characters, the author allows his main character to draw you deeper and deeper into his life and into his mind.

The rest of the cast of characters is also quite well developed. Fiore develops each of them on a physical, intellectual, and emotional basis. Each of the major characters in this novel could hold their own as a main character in a novel, even if you may not like them as a person.

As a whole this was a very intriguing and suspenseful read. It was a brilliant way to spend an afternoon and I’d fully recommend it to those who enjoy the genre.  I know I can't wait to read more from this author.

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