- Paperback: 416 pages
- Publisher: Touchstone; Canadian Origin edition (Jan. 13 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 147672878X
- ISBN-13: 978-1476728780
- Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 2.8 x 21 cm
- Shipping Weight: 295 g
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,018,936 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Harvest Paperback – Jan 13 2015
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“[Hemi’s] struggle—against both internal and external demons—makes this a story for those who can stomach the carnage and existential questioning; they will be spellbound.”
“Pobi hit a few best-seller lists with Bloodman (2012), and he may strike gold again. The plotting here is airtight, but, above all, the novel delivers a frightening, Nietzschean horror show composed of equal parts hubris and unintended consequences. Fair warning: expect to sleep with the lights on after you turn the final page.”
“Not for the faint of heart nor the weak of stomach, American Woman by Robert Pobi is a gritty mystery about the stomach-turning acts of a serial killer who makes Hannibal Lecter seem almost benign.”
—New York Journal of Books
“So gripping the reader feels metaphorical hands around his throat, American Woman builds to a bloody, heart-stopping confrontation with a killer whose identity leaves both Hemi and Phelps shocked and disbelieving. If ever a suspense thriller deserves five stars, American Woman does.”
—New York Journal of Books
“If you like edgy crime fiction that doesn’t shy away from reality checks, Pobi is now a name to add to your list of essential reads.”
—House of Crime & Mystery
“A fantastic new voice in the thriller genre.”
—New York Journal of Books
“An author to watch.”
—Globe and Mail
About the Author
Rob Pobi is an internationally bestselling novelist whose books have been sold in fifteen countries. He does most of his writing at an isolated cabin in the mountains. He divides his time between Montreal, Northern California, and Florida. Visit him at RobertPobi.com.
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When children’s bodies start showing up in the river missing body parts, the detectives on the case scramble to track down the killer, hitting dead end after dead end. Besides disturbing, Harvest is also quite a good read. Pobi gives us glimpses into the killer’s actions, but those glimpses end up throwing the reader more off track than unravel what is happening. There are a number of other elements that come into play as well that add to the complications of the case, all of which make it a bit more interesting… and a bit more disturbing.
This was the expected story of a detective trying to prove herself and escape her demons. Hemi was a strong female lead who had no problem leading a group of men, though she had enough complications on her plate and in her past to weave a complex storyline outside of the detective mystery. While some of the intimate and personal details of Hemi’s life didn’t seem pertinent to the story at hand, it did add an additional layer and a bit of femininity that took this beyond just being a murder mystery.
But that was ultimately what it was; a team of detectives trying to find this sadistic child killer through a quick and intriguing plot and what they find, the ending, was pretty unexpected. I was lead down many theoretic avenues but the end result was certainly a little mind blowing and if nothing else, pretty frightening. This was my first book by Pobi, but likely not my last. I won’t be shaking this story anytime soon.
Originally posted on citygirlscapes.com
I also didn't care for the gung-ho nature of his female detective. While she fit with the over the top storylines, too much was always happening to her and she didn't resonate as being human.
I actually didn't finish this book, but gave it a good try completing 170 pages of it.
If you want to read a good book by this author definitely read his previous novel Blood Man.
Such is the case with Rob Pobi and his new novel Harvest.
A heat wave has blanketed New York City and a vicious killer is dismembering wealthy young white boys.
Alexandra Hemingway - 'Hemi' is a NYC Homicide Detective. Pobi quickly immerses us in this character's life. Hemi is a tough as nails, take no prisoners, kick butt character that I loved right from the start. Her partner Phelps is also a character that I was immediately drawn to. He's the calmer, rational side of the duo. The depiction of their partnership and the dialogue between the two is easy and believable. Pobi includes a secondary personal storyline for Hemi that gives her character more depth.
Pobi grabs the reader by the throat right from the get go - and never lets up. His plotting is excellent and really quite inventive. The ending twist was a nice little gotcha. The pacing is good as the chapters are short - perfect for reading just one more before turning off the lights. But you might want to leave the night light on....Harvest is not for the faint of heart - the crimes are disturbing and graphic.
Harvest is the first book featuring Hemi and Phelps - and I really hope it's only the first of many. This is a duo I really liked. And one heck of a good read. Absolutely recommended for thriller fans.
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This is a thinking person's Science Fiction Book.
What it truly means to be human.
What is life and what is death.
There are so many facets to this book that to try to describe them would take pages.
Just when you think you know where Robert Charles Wilson is headed with this there's always a new twist.
I'm glad I read this and to me anyway, this work far surpasses most other works of Science Fiction.
Be warned, this book will bring out questions and emotions in you. It will challenge the way you perceived life and death.