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Vicious

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  • Posted May 1, 2010

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    intense electrifying thriller

    For over two years in the Seattle area, the "Mama's Boy" kidnapped and killed mothers while the children were left where he kidnapped the mothers and left the child some battered toys. The police never found him and never could explain why he abruptly stopped.

    Widow Susan Blanchette whose husband and older son were killed, drives with her four year old boy Matthew to meet her fiancé medical supply salesman Allen Meker in Cullen, Washington. Allen, who adores Susan and cares about her toddler, has a great weekend planned for them. When they reach the place he rented, Susan believes there is a prowler, but Allen sees no one. While at a store, Jordan Prewitt, whose mom was killed by the Mama's Boy, kidnaps Allen. He intends to torture the man until he confesses he is the serial killer. While Susan searches for Allen, two psychopaths hijack her.

    Kevin O'Brien provides an intense, perhaps too emotional, but electrifying thriller. Several characters share the lead including the three above and Jordan's friend Les while a strong support cast enhance the growing tension. The key to the plot is the reader keeps changing his or her mind as to who the killer is although that is a two edged as at times because needless subplots that adds nothing is applied to trick the audience to go down a sidebar. Still with terrific twists, fans will wonder who the Mama's Boy serial killer is.

    Harriet Klausner

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  • Posted March 26, 2013

    Outstanding!!! OBrien is rapidly becoming one of my favorite aut

    Outstanding!!! OBrien is rapidly becoming one of my favorite authors.  Read several, all excellent, and choosing my next one right now!

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  • Posted January 7, 2013

    Wow, this guy is good! Very, very scary (everything I've read by

    Wow, this guy is good! Very, very scary (everything I've read by O'Brien creeps me out) and fast-moving. Multiple suspects in a remote setting; and the writing is just great! Believable characters, dialogue and scenes make for a can't-put-it-down read! I am currently making my way through all of O'Brien's novels. If you liked this book and enjoy reading scary stuff, I would also recommend:
    Phlilip Margolin, Patricia Cornwell, and Lisa Gardner.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2012

    I love this author and loved this book

    I like the twists and turns and he actually gives you closure to all the characters in the end. I just finished Vicious and already started on Disturbed. Highly recommend this author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2012

    Highly recommended!!!

    Wow!!! Love it couldn't put the book down!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    Did not like this one at all

    Was a classic "everybody makes every mistake they possibly can" story.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2011

    Awesome Book!!!

    This is the first book I have read by Kevin O'Brien---I picked it up on the shelf of books we exchange at work. I am now adding this author as one of my favorites! I love a book that throws you curves when you think you know what's going to happen and then---bam! you are totally fooled. I hate being able to predict the outcome of a book and you certainly don't with this one!! I actually raised my eyebrows and my eyes popped at one point because I didn't see the plot twist coming at all. I hope this author continues to write for a very long time!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2010

    Favorite Author Delivers Again

    I'm a huge Kevin O'Brien reader. If you enjoy a mystery that keeps you hooked till the last page, you will love this book. Vicious is the most shocking of his novels so far. I recomend this book to everyone! And any of Kevin O'Brien's books, they are all good!

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  • Posted July 14, 2010

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    B-O-R-I-N-G !!!

    The only thing vicious about this book is the title. It took about 2 hours to read as I skipped whole passages. What a waste of ink!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 13, 2010

    His Best Yet

    I have been a fan of his writing for quite some time, and, to date have read his entire body of work--but this one is without a doubt his best yet. It's very fast paced--gets your heart racing--in my case, even after I'd finished it! He is a very talented writer--I would not be at all surprised if this one gets picked up to appear on the big screen--with the right screen play & cast--it'd be a blockbuster! I have bought several copies and sent to my friends, so I would imagine his fan base will continue to grow!

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