BOOK REVIEW: A KILLER'S KISS
Has Julia come back to Victor Carl because she really loves him or is she setting him up to take the blame for something she has done?
Victor had an old love named Julia. He always assumed their relationship would not last even though they were engaged. After all, Julia was elegant and he didnít think he was good enough for her. Sure enough, it did happen and Julia left him for a urologist.
One night, out of the blue, he received a call from Julia. All of the old feelings started to return. She asked Victor to meet with her just for coffee to discuss the letters she has been receiving for the last couple of months. Julia assumed Victor was sending the letters because they were written in a tone that sounded like someone holding a grudge. Victor assured her that he has not been sending the letters. However, this little meeting began to rekindle their relationship.
After that meeting for coffee, everything started to go downhill. Victor heard a knock at his door late at night. It was the police. Juliaís husband, Wren Denniston, had been murdered. Things look really bad for Victor because the dead manís wife was now in his shower. How does he explain this?
Juliaís fingerprints are all over the scene and 1.7 million in cash is missing. Victor starts to wonder if Julia needs a fall guy or is she really serious about rekindling their old affair? Does he believe her?
Victor truly wants to believe that Julia did not murder her husband and wants to help her. There is one big problem now. Victor is starting to look more and more like the murderer. Is this the way Julia planned it?
After reading only the first couple of pages, I knew this was going to be a terrific read. William Lashner has a form of descriptive writing that I have never experienced before. You will see this come through as he writes about Victorís beloved Julia. Even though this book is dealing with a very serious subject matter, the author adds many phrases in Victorís lines that will make you laugh. This book is loaded with suspense and the reader will be kept guessing as to who really killed Juliaís husband. You have heard it many times but this novel was difficult to put down and when I had to stop reading, I could not wait to pick up the book and continue. The characters are well drawn and you will see this really come through in Lashnerís description of policeman Hanratty. I have to say that this is one of the best books I have read so far this year and would recommend it without reservation.
REVIEWED BY NANCY EATON
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