Goodreads: A Killer’s Role

Author: Nick Keller

Published: 21st August 2017 (NKBooks)

Source: Copy from Author

Rating: 4/5 (Really liked it)

Official Summary: “Forensic psychology professor William Erter has a special knack. He can see into the mind of a killer, thanks to his death-row dad, the most heinous killer in U.S. history.

L.A. detective Bernie Dobbs is a hardboiled cop with a bad history and a love for the bottle. Shunned by his own Homicide department, he’s at the end of the line.

Then a mysterious gunman starts terrorizing city parks.

Brought together with a mutual interest, these two unlikely partners begin a race against time through the streets of L.A. to stop a madman before he can continue his spree. But the closer they get to catching their man, the more they become the target in a struggle that could bring the city to its knees.” – Goodreads

(Disclaimer – I received a copy from the Author. This does not affect my review in any way.)

Review: This has to be one of the best crime books that I have read in a while. I was hooked from the first page and couldn’t put it down. The whole concept was very well played out and told in a very unique way.

The two main ‘good’ guys are very human and complex. In their core they are good, but they have a lot of layers that are bad or just broken. I still don’t really know whether William was trying to save a life, or connect with someone like him. Or to feel different by saving people. It not really clear his real motive. He quiet a complex character, be interesting to see how he fights his ‘demons’. Bernie is less complex in the sense of you know who he is. But it still feels like he has just as many layers. Either way two very solid characters.

I liked how the story played out, it wasn’t your standard murder mystery. You got to see many different view points as well, which added nice sides to the story. Also it was good to see that the killer didn’t want to be bad, he couldn’t control it.Β  Really interested to see where the next story leads.

There were some double spacing formatting issues. Nothing majorly over the top. 268 – first line there was big gap.

Would I recommend it? Yes, very much so.