Expertly written, frightfully dark and chilling to the core- an absolute must read!
I was kindly gifted this to take part in the Tandem Collective readalong.
Genesis by Chris Carter
Robert Hunter is called to the most vicious crime scene he has ever attended. It is made even more disturbing when the autopsy reveals a poem, left by the killer, inside the body of their victim.
Soon, another body is found. The methods and signature of the murder differs, but the level of violence used suggests that the same person is behind both crimes. Hunter’s fears are confirmed when a second part of the poem is found.
But this discovery does more than just link the two killings – it suggests that this is the work of a serial murderer.
With no forensic evidence to go on, Robert Hunter must catch the most disciplined and systematic killer that he has ever encountered, someone who thrives on the victims’ fear, and to whom death is a lesson that needs to be taught.
Wow! Incredible! Amazing! Mind blowing!
These are just a few of my first thoughts when it comes to Genesis by Chris Carter.
It was my first step into the Detective Robert Hunter series and it won’t be my last. I’ll be honest, I was just expecting your run of the mill thriller but oh my word, Chris Carter knocked all other thrillers out of the park with this one.
It had everything you could possibly want from a good thriller and so much more. Firstly it had some of the most graphic / gruesome crime scenes I’ve ever read about, the perfect detective partnership, plenty of clues you would expect from a police procedural and top that off with some mind blowing twists and you’ve got yourself a 5 star book right there.
I think what made this book for me though, without sounding creepy, were the chapters on each of the victims. It’s the first book I’ve read that has genuinely made me scared. It was so well written and the author really captured that fear factor. It was expertly done!
The twists throughout were well executed and everything was all linked together seamlessly. A great back story which will definitely raise a few questions and discussions.
Not much left to say other than if you love a good thriller / police procedural, a fan of criminal minds and not too squeamish then please go pick up this book!