A Life Removed

A Life Removed

by Jason Parent


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Detectives Bruce Marklin and Jocelyn Beaudette have put plenty of criminals behind bars. But a new terror is stalking their city. The killer's violent crimes are ritualistic but seemingly indiscriminate. As the death toll rises, the detectives must track a murderer without motive. The next kill could be anyone... maybe even one of their own.

Officer Aaron Pimental sees no hope for himself or humanity. His girlfriend is pulling away, and his best friend has found religion. When Aaron is thrust into the heart of the investigation, he must choose who he will become, the hero or the villain.

If Aaron doesn't decide soon, the choice will be made for him.

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ISBN-13: 9781940215921
Publisher: Red Adept Publishing
Publication date: 05/09/2017
Pages: 290
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

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A Life Removed 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
AVoraciousReadr More than 1 year ago
Book source ~ ARC. My review is voluntary and honest. Fall River, Massachusetts has a serial killer and it’s up to Detectives Bruce Marklin and Jocelyn Beaudette to find him before more bodies pile up. Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be a pattern to his killing and he’s getting bolder. Things really get rolling when it appears that Officer Aaron Pimental knows the killer. But are things what they seem? A dark and twisted killer sets things in motion that he’s been planning for awhile. The detectives have a hard time getting a handle on who is doing the killing and, like most breaks in cases, an enterprising young officer stumbles upon a crucial piece of info after the detectives have exhausted all their leads. From there it’s just a race of catch me if you can before the killer gets away. I’m not sure if I missed something, but the killer’s connection with Aaron confused me. I’m being vague because I don’t want to give away anything. Also, Aaron is really unlikeable. I just wanted to slap him most of the time. I’m not sure if that was the author’s intention, but that’s the way I ended up feeling. All-in-all this is a twisty, turny, fucked up suspense that has a surprising ending. I really didn’t see that coming.
Barnseys_Books More than 1 year ago
There's a serial killer on the loose in Fall River, Massachusetts; someone who's seriously sick. He kills indiscriminately and cuts out his victims' hearts. Police officer Aaron Pimental finds himself thrust into the limelight when he's first on scene at another grisly murder, then later discovers friend Craig has also fallen prey to the killer. Detectives Marklin and Beaudette begin to wonder if there's more to Pimental than meets the eye..... A Life Removed is an excellent police procedural crime novel. Parts are very descriptive and will leave you wishing you hadn't eaten that last ham sandwich (!!!). The plot is extremely original and the twists and turns superb. Pimental comes across as a bit of an oddball; his current relationship is falling apart and his past is somewhat murky. His outlook on life is tainted and he's carrying not so much as a chip on his shoulder but more of a crater. More to the point, is he a hero or is he the perpetrator? Author Jason Parent has created a truly interesting character. I personally enjoyed the departure from the run-of-the-mill 'cop catches killer' scenario and loved all the gory stuff but admittedly it may be not be everyone's cup of tea. I couldn't fault the writing; it's clearly by an author who knows his craft inside-out and upside-down. A very refreshing and original read.
CatAfterDark More than 1 year ago
A LIFE REMOVED was an unimaginative, uninspired yawn of a read that had only the title going for it. In today's world of self- publishing, it's a wonder to me that Parent found a legitimate outlet for his book. But if anyone can put words to paper and call themselves an author, I suppose anyone can print them and call themselves a publisher. Read before buy.