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"I'm Going To Be Murdered on February 21st - HELP ME !!!
on February 7, 2012
This book had me guessing right from the start to the end. The sense of not knowing what was really going on was palpable and added immensely to the satisfaction in reading it
This review is based on an Advance Readers Version of the book which I received free from the Publisher through the Goodreads First Reads program.
ORIGINALITY (standard, high, stellar) - HIGH - the twist at the end is insightful
ACTION (none, some, lots) - SOME - after all there are several murder
investigations going on
SEX (none, some, lots) NONE
PROFANITY (none, some, lots) NONE
The main characters in this excellent crime thriller are:
D.D. Warren - a Sergeant Detective with the Boston Police Department has recently returned to duty after maternity leave and her first cases are two pedophiles who have been killed in their apartmenst at point blank range. Each victim has been shot twice in the head with a 22 calibre gun. No signs of a struggle and each crime scene has been cleaned up and straightened up afterwards. No fingerprints are present , not even of the victim in their own apartment !!
Charlene Rosalind Carter Grant (Charlie) - an abused child Charlie has had two of her closest friends killed on February 21. Her first friend two years ago and her other friend 1 year ago. Even though they lived 1,000 miles apart. Now Charlie is convinced that she will be killed on January 21 which is 4 days away.
Charlie is caught by D.D. Warren near the scene of the second pedophile murder and when questioned Charlie tells her that she will be killed on February 21 and if D.D. gets the case can she please try to figure out who killed Charlie and her two best friends.
While D.D. Warren is busy with the two murders she certainly doesn't have time to investigate a murder that hasn't happened yet.
In the meantime Charlie has been training how to fight as well as how to shoot a 22 calibre gun in preparation for her murder on February 21.
The cops are starting to come to ask some important questions particularly as it relates to Charlie and her 22 calibre pistol.
There are twists and turns at the end of the book.
The author fully develops her characters and so you become invested in them.
A thrilling story with a twist at the end. An enjoyable read and recommended