Monday, 4 January 2010

Book: Blood Brother by Jack Kerley

Fourth and best book so far in the Carson Ryder series.
This installment takes Ryder out of his usual Alabama juristiction after his brother Jeremy escapes the mental institution he has been in since murdering five women.
Ryder does not dominate the book and in fact Jeremy and Ryder's partner, the ever loyal Harry Nautilus , steal the show.
This is a serial killer novel that provides gruesome killings, believable characters and even a couple of twists that a veteran of these type of novels like me didn't see coming.
There is no need to have read the previous books to enjoy this one but they will add a decent amount of background, especially to the relationship between Carson and Jeremy.
Highly recommended for fans of the genre.
Jack Kerley's website sates that the decision to go with J.A instead of Jack was a marketing one. Go figure.
Rick's Rating: 80%

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