Thursday, August 12, 2010

Blog Tour Book Review: The Bishop

A grotesque murder, with no trace of evidence has been committed in DC. FBI Agent Patrick Bowers is called to the case even though it seems to be a stand alone crime and his specialty is serial killers. But as he delves deeper into the case, more deaths occur and all he can find are loose threads that lead nowhere.
With his personal life falling apart, trying to solve this case is even harder. Will he be able to find the killer before it's too late and someone close to him gets hurt? Time is running out!

I have mixed feelings about this book. I enjoyed the plot and the twists in it, but it was a little too gorey for me. It's not like tv when you can look away at the gross bits - you have to keep reading in a book :-)
I really liked getting to see the relationship between him and his step daughter evolve, but the romantic interests kind of annoyed me.
I spent the entire time trying to figure out who the murderer was, but wasn't able to guess.  I enjoyed how he set up my expectation for the ending - a good page turner. I would recommend this book if you have a strong stomach and like a good mystery, but if you prefer less detail about the gorey side of death you may want to pass on this one. If you are interested in his take on writing about evil, you can visit his blog here.

Thanks so much to Revell Publishing for a free copy of this book to review.

Note: I can't put a cover picture up at this time due to poor internet quality. Will post one as soon as possible.

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