Friday, November 16, 2007

#62 Don't Be Afraid by Rebecca Drake

My Rating: 8 out of 10 stars

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It reminded me of many a past mystery where clues were dropped throughout the story, and I found myself keeping track of the page numbers on which various characters were first introduced and comparing aspects of their looks or personality to that of the killer, whose mind we got to see into in various chapters.

Of course, I knew it would end up being one of the characters previously introduced, but the author did real well keeping me on my toes with the red herrings, and though it came down to two characters that I considered the most likely suspect, I was thrown off when it turned out to be over the other. :P (Okay, I hope that didn't give too much away.) Suffice to say, I thought the author did a good job on the mystery part... not making it too easy right from the start, and also allowing us to look into the killer's mind, despite the story being written in third person.

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vaporacle said...

I recently completed a full length book about memory and the human mind. The book is called Disco Hypnotic. More information can be found at Any comments or review would be most appreciated.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I recently reviewed Drake's second book for Front Street, but haven't found time for this debut yet. Your review's made me even more eager to get to it already!

(If you'd like The Next Killing, drop me an e-mail. I haven't registered it yet, but would be willing to share. I have an ARC, btw)