Detective Novel ~ Unique Plot ~ Fast Paced, Short Chapters
Killer Dead, Victim Alive, by Michael Geczi
★★★✩✩ (3.5/5) Definitely worth reading!
A top-notch detective novel that you can read in one weekend! With plenty of unexpected twists, this is a very unique story with an unexpected plot. I was racing through the pages to figure out what happened in this bizarre murder case that kept me on my toes. The story was definitely worth the read, though I felt the writing was just a bit choppy in places.
Killer Dead, Victim Alive takes place In Santa Monica, where a chilling mystery unfolds after police detectives discover the lifeless body of a notorious serial killer, Keith Victor. The plot takes a mesmerizing turn when the expected seventh victim, Chrissy Weeks, walks into a police station claiming Victor released her and dropped her off – a perplexing detail considering Victor's demise 36 hours prior.
As the investigation continues, more and more questions arise, but most importantly why is Chrissy Weeks lying, and how did Keith Victor end up dead? The latest victim's bizarre arrogance and skewed sense of reality are certain to throw the investigation off kilter even more. As some answers come to light, the mystery about the killer and the victim deepens.
Overall, I enjoyed this read. The pace was fast and I was genuinely curious to know how things would unravel from the very beginning. The detective elements were all there but didn’t feel forced or cheesy. However, I felt that there were a bit too many characters. Although their backstories were thoughtfully crafted and presented in careful detail, I would’ve liked to focus on just a few to get a better understanding of them. Viewing the story from multiple points of view certainly satisfied my curiosity about nearly all of the characters, but it also felt a bit choppy and clunky at times. I would recommend this for anyone new to detective novels and seasoned readers of the genre who are interested in a fresh take and a surprising concept.
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This is a standalone but can be enjoyed as part of a The Serial Killer Anthology series.
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