Mania [NOOK Book]

Overview

A City Gripped By Fear…

Seattle newspaper photographer Nick Wilder has snapped his fair share of gruesome homicide scenes. But when a serial killer dubbed the Street Butcher takes his sick crimes to new depths of depravity, Nick finds the case suddenly getting to him in more ways than one…

A Killer Who Knows No End…

With each new murder Nick is shocked by what he won't soon forget. But the deeper he digs, the ...

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Mania

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Overview

A City Gripped By Fear…

Seattle newspaper photographer Nick Wilder has snapped his fair share of gruesome homicide scenes. But when a serial killer dubbed the Street Butcher takes his sick crimes to new depths of depravity, Nick finds the case suddenly getting to him in more ways than one…

A Killer Who Knows No End…

With each new murder Nick is shocked by what he won't soon forget. But the deeper he digs, the closer he gets to his own disturbing past—and the more he must risk to unmask an unpredictable, deranged psychopath. As the motives multiply and the suspects mount, the cold, stark Seattle winter is about to turn even chillier…

"Larsen taps into our deepest terrors… A fast and thrilling debut." —William Lashner, New York Times bestselling author of Blood and Bone

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786023127
  • Publisher: kensington publisher
  • Publication date: 11/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • File size: 913 KB

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  • Posted January 11, 2010

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    Not For Me

    I found this book dizzying and impossible to get into. The constant shift from present to distant past to recent past kept me off balance to the point where I couldn't grasp any part of the story. The main character's own sense of imbalance became my own, though not in a way I could get lost in with him.

    Larsen's constant use of phrases such as "He noticed..." and "He felt..." kept the character's experiences and emotions at a distance, which in turn kept my own from being involved. It was more like I was watching him watch the story unfold, rather than experiencing it with him.

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  • Posted September 28, 2009

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    a fascinating thriller

    Seattle Telegraph newspaper photographer Nick Wilder has always looked up to his brother Sam; who is on his way to becoming a billionaire if the drug trials for the anti-psychotic Matrix Zarcon holds up as expected. Nick currently covers the brutal murders of men so unrecognizable their family members could not identify them. He becomes part of the story when a homeless man without shoes stabs and kills his sibling.

    The incident triggers in Nick flashbacks and hallucinations that make him and the police wonder if he is the vicious psychopathic killer who murdered his own brother. In a coffee shop, Nick meets Sara Garland, stepdaughter of the Telegraph's owner Jason Hamlin. They hit if off and she helps him cope with the nasty hallucinatory incidents and horrific dreams that he fears are repressive memories. The cops question Nick re Sam's murder and that of another victim, but let him ago as they lack evidence although Police Lieutenant Dombrowski believes he allowed the killer to leave; he plans to find proof to lock away this maniac for life.

    Throughout the story line Nick struggles with his sanity as he is unable to delineate reality from dreams of events that happened to him. The audience is as unsure whether Nick is the killer or suffering from some other psychotic derangement. MANIA is a fascinating thriller that delves deep into the mind of a struggling protagonist who ponders what reality really is. Although a final spin seems over the top of the Needle fans will relish this action-packed psychological thriller starring a beleaguered hero who no longer has the mental fight to argue with people telling him what the truth is.

    Harriet Klausner

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