I liked the concept of the plot, very intriguing, and yes, it was very fast-paced which kept me turning pages . . . a good thing. And for a debut author I felt the writing was more than good. That being said, I felt, though, that in some of the scenes, the violence was borderline gratuitous and unnecessary, even far-fetched (serial killer in kitchen with power tools). The whole thing with the severed hand was almost laughable, and I don't think it was meant to be. I don't know . . . after reading parts of it I felt very disturbed and irritable. Is that a good feeling to have after reading a book? Dunno. Is that the feeling Matt was going for? Dunno. But either way, the book did something to me emotionally. Will I read another of Matt's books? Probably. His style does remind of Dekker, always a positive.
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