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STRAIGHT INTO DARKNESS - FAYE KELLERMAN

Homicide Inspector Axel Berg thought he was having a bad day when some young boys were throwing rocks at his window.  This wasn't anything compared to what he would face later in the day.  He did manage to get the boys to the police station; however, he didn't realize he still had on his pajamas.

While at the police station, his superior told Berg to go home and get dressed and to meet him at the Englischer Garten.  Apparently, a woman's body had been discovered.  At this time, it was not known whether it was a homicide, suicide, or accident.

It turns out that the woman was a society wife who was murdered and dumped in the English Garden.  Berg was very disturbed by the manner in which the murderer arranged the victim's clothes and hair.

Soon afterwards, a second body is found.  The second victim was also one of high society.  Then a third victim is found murdered.

The city is starting to panic.  Berg's superiors want answers and more to the point they want someone arrested. 

Who is responsible for the murders?  Is it a group or a lone killer?  Are the killings politically motivated?

Faye Kellerman has written this historical novel that is a sure winner!  The most impressive part of the author's writing style is her descriptive writing that seems to perfectly set the stage for each scene.  Her introductions are very vivid and as a result she leaves the reader with little doubt as to what is taking place.  It takes a talented, skilled writer to be able to do this and Faye Kellerman does a grand job of it.   This book is suspenseful, captivating and just plain wonderful.  This novel has to be Faye Kellerman's best to date!   

REVIEWED BY NANCY EATON

DO NOT REPRINT WITHOUT PERMISSION OF THE REVIEWER, NANCY EATON

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