A Killer Like Me

A Killer Like Me

by Chuck Hustmyre

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Overview

A gruesome serial killer calling himself the Lamb of God is stalking the streets of New Orleans and leaving a trail of blood and terror, but city officials, still reeling from the effects of a devastating hurricane the year before and desperate to reboot the tourism business that is the lifeblood of the city, refuse to acknowledge that the murders are connected and deny homicide detective Sean Murphy the resources he needs for a proper investigation.

So Murphy sets out to stop the killer the best way he knows how, by getting inside the killer's head, by thinking the way the killer thinks, and by anticipating the killer's next move. But thinking like a madman is a dangerous game that can have unintended and deadly consequences.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781540166012
Publisher: Chuck Hustmyre
Publication date: 04/03/2018
Pages: 366
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.82(d)

About the Author

CHUCK HUSTMYRE spent 22 years in law enforcement and is a retired federal agent. He specialized in violent crime, drug trafficking, and fugitive investigations and served as a tactical team sniper. Chuck is also an award-winning journalist, the author of several nonfiction books and novels, and he wrote the screenplays for the Lionsgate movies HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN and END OF A GUN. For more information or to contact Chuck, visit www.chuckhustmyre.com.

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Killer Like Me 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Darcia on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is a difficult one for me to rate. There are things I liked very much and things I didn't like at all. What I liked: The characters of both Sean Murphy, the detective, and the killer have strong, unique voices. The plot moves along at a good pace with plenty of suspense. The writing itself is very good.What I didn't like: This story is written in two points of view, which I have no problem with. What I didn't like is that Sean Murphy's character is written in third person past and the killer's POV is in third person present. I found the switch from past to present tenses jarring and unnecessary. The different POVs are clear on their own and the switch adds nothing to the story. About midway through, Sean Murphy's character does something that took me right out of the story. It made no sense to me. I didn't feel there was enough development of his character to explain what he did. I kept questioning the reason he'd gone to such an extreme. That one action spiraled along, with a major effect on the plot, but I was left lacking a connection for the remainder of the book.That issue might have been my own preference and another reader might love that development. Overall, I found this a good suspense/mystery.** I received this ebook as an early review copy from Dorchester Publisher, through NetGalley. **
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a great read, edge of seat thriller you cannot put down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Overall a good book, but terrible flow to the story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Though I mostly enjoyed the book, at the end I felt like I had missed something. I have to say for me it was just ok.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
BookAddictFL More than 1 year ago
This book is a difficult one for me to rate. There are things I liked very much and things I didn't like at all. What I liked: The characters of both Sean Murphy, the detective, and the killer have strong, unique voices. The plot moves along at a good pace with plenty of suspense. The writing itself is very good. What I didn't like: This story is written in two points of view, which I have no problem with. What I didn't like is that Sean Murphy's character is written in third person past and the killer's POV is in third person present. I found the switch from past to present tenses jarring and unnecessary. The different POVs are clear on their own and the switch adds nothing to the story. About midway through, Sean Murphy's character does something that took me right out of the story. It made no sense to me. I didn't feel there was enough development of his character to explain what he did. I kept questioning the reason he'd gone to such an extreme. That one action spiraled along, with a major effect on the plot, but I was left lacking a connection for the remainder of the book. That issue might have been my own preference and another reader might love that development. Overall, I found this a good suspense/mystery. ** I received this ebook as an early review copy from Dorchester Publisher, through NetGalley. **