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The Strangler

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

13 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

fine historical thriller

In 1962 Boston, someone shoots and kills Irish-American police officer Joe Daley, Sr. in an alley while he is on duty. His three sons, Joe the cop, Ricky the thief, and Michael the lawyer grieve the loss of the family patriarch while the widow, their mother Margaret, d...
In 1962 Boston, someone shoots and kills Irish-American police officer Joe Daley, Sr. in an alley while he is on duty. His three sons, Joe the cop, Ricky the thief, and Michael the lawyer grieve the loss of the family patriarch while the widow, their mother Margaret, did her grieving gig for a year and now lives with the late cop¿s partner, Brendan Conroy. --- Her offspring detest Brendan and are angry with their mother for sleeping with the person they hold culpable in their dad¿s death as they wonder if he set up Joe to walk point into an ambush and why a cop killer has not been caught. However the three sons have their own issues to contend with. To pay off his enormous gambling debt to the mob Joe Jr., works for Vinny 'The Animal' Gargano. Gangster Capobianco wants Rickey beaten to a pulp for stealing diamonds from someone who pays the hooligan for protection. Michael, who works in Eminent Domain Division of the Attorney General's Office insists that Albert DeSalvo is not the Strangler, but instead just a lunatic seeking fifteen minutes of fame. When Ricky's girlfriend Amy is murdered with the Strangler¿ MO while DeSalvo is a guest of the state, the Attorney General claims he did the crime anyway Michael with the help of his siblings investigates the latest homicide. --- Using the Boston Strangler as a key link and reference point, William Landay provides a fascinating look at family bonds cemented by an odd form of honor and even stranger type of justice. The tale also implies that DeSalvo was not the Strangler, but Mr. Landay employs his theory more as an aside in support of his overall theme of unity during a crisis. Suspense thriller fans will appreciate this fine historical thriller. --- Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on December 9, 2008

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Most Helpful Critical Review

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Good read

I read his last book, Defending Jacob, before this book. While this was a good read, I think I had high expectations based on the greatness of Jacob. Still a good book and would recommend.

posted by 12503560 on September 8, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2013

    Hated this book

    I didn't finish reading this book, even though I was down to less than 50 pages. I kept trying but finally gave up. I did'nt care about the characters. This book started out very confusing and took too long to get anywhere. The story line was not believable. I would't recommend it to anyone.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2013

    Terrible

    I read this bc i liked defending jacob so much, but this was aweful. It was disconnected, several story lines with unrealistic relevance to eachother. It didn't have the suspernse it could have if he stuck with the strangler line. Instead he did this familky angle thgat wasn't necessary or a help to the story. Don't buy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2013

    POOP

    It is supid

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2013

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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