Unhinged

Unhinged

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by E.J. Findorff
     
 

Detective Decland Dupree arrives at the crime scene, where the recipient of his first childhood kiss lies in a pool of blood. Not fifteen minutes later, the body of a man is found next door. The most sadistic serial killer in New Orleans history is on the prowl. He selects both a man and a woman, raping and killing them on the same night. When another woman from Deck&…  See more details below

Overview

Detective Decland Dupree arrives at the crime scene, where the recipient of his first childhood kiss lies in a pool of blood. Not fifteen minutes later, the body of a man is found next door. The most sadistic serial killer in New Orleans history is on the prowl. He selects both a man and a woman, raping and killing them on the same night. When another woman from Deck’s past is found and identified, the young detective is flooded with questions. How does this maniac know Deck? Why is the FBI deputy director sabotaging his efforts to capture the killer? And, most unsettling, who’s next? As the Absinthe Killer continues to evade arrest, Deck is relieved of duty. But he’s far from giving up—and, unfortunately for Deck, the FBI knows it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781605421896
Publisher:
Medallion Media Group
Publication date:
07/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
315
Sales rank:
724,856
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author



E. J. Findorff is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Orleans and served six years in the Louisiana National Guard in Operations and Intelligence. E. J. is married and currently resides in Chicago, Illinois. Unhinged is his first novel.

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Unhinged 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 40 reviews.
Katya_Sozaeva More than 1 year ago
Decland Dupree has only been a detective for a short while when the bottom drops out of his world at a murder scene ¿ he not only recognizes the victim, she was his first kiss. To make matters worse, they find another body across the street ¿ both victims horribly mutilated. Dupree and his partner Ron Lacey set out to try to find the culprit, with an FBI profiler assisting. However, a few weeks later another double murder is committed ¿ another victim that Dupree knows: his first girlfriend. It appears that whoever this killer is, he is killing every woman that Dupree has ever dated. Will Dupree¿s fiancée end up on the line as well? And why is the Deputy Director of the FBI involving himself in the investigation ¿ and why does he seem to be sabotaging it? This was a terrific thriller - I like reading police-procedural books like this, and found this to be a high-quality story with great character development and plenty of twists and turns to keep the reader guessing. Findorff really seems to have done his research as far as police procedure and technique; he also has put together a smoothly plotted and intricate suspense novel that anyone who enjoys thriller/suspense/police procedurals should love. If you enjoy a well-plotted thriller with great character development and interesting problems to solve, you definitely need to check out ¿Unhinged¿ - it¿s a winner!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Meh. Rather slow-moving. The first person narrative really didn't work for me, and the ending was really unsatisfyingly anti-climactic. But my main problem with it - besides all the rampant homophobia and liberal use of the word "fag" - is how absolutely, wildly implausible it is. I also found the characterization poor; the "hero" is not likable, the FBI antagonist and police captain are both caricatures, and the killer is just...unbelievable. Not at all scary. Frankly, I couldn't wait for it to end, and even that left me shaking my head in disbelief and dissatisfaction. Wish I hadn't bothered.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the crime story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
kind of slow
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nothing here to keep you spellbound. Plot is completely unrealistic. Ending is an anticlimax.
Anonymous 4 months ago
225 Noook pages. DW
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Athena002 More than 1 year ago
Good read
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good, entertaining read. In light of all the current misgivings about government, makes you wonder just how powerful some law enforcement heads are. I liked the deconstruction of our protagonist and how, like an onion being peeled, you get to see an inner persona that contrasts greatly to the villain. The energy that drives the criminal can be no different than that of the person who desperately wants to solve the crimes. 
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Could not get into this book. I found it formaliac and slow.
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Very stereotypical on a lot of things and the whole thing was intensley hackneyed. Nothing original. Starts out pretty well, but then it gets ridiculoys. Te ending straight up sucked.
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Could have expanded the ending. Left too many questions.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is well written. It had me not wanting to put it down. Suspense and character development were very well done. After reading it, I found myself hoping there was another to continue his story, like a series. I was a bit disappointed there wasn't any more. If you like crime stories with suspense, action, and a great story, this is something you will love.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Holding my interest, not finished but close. Will look for this author again.
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