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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Review: The Perfectionist

The Perfectionist The Perfectionist by Simon Duke
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Review: THE PERFECTIONIST by Simon Duke

A totally "wow factor" novel, and definitely one of the year's Best. The author has a finely-tuned grasp of American geography and culture, of human psychology (normal and abnormal), of the FBI and local law enforcement; and perhaps most importantly in the context of the story, the creative imagination to develop a "new" kind of serial killer, innovative and basically untouchable. I am reminded of a psychiatrist's study purporting that sociopaths are a new form of human evolution. Certainly the subject of this novel is a different breed of human entirely, and in the denouement, that difference is definitely borne out. I'll say no more, in order to maintain the incredible suspense level. I read this in one sitting [all day and all evening].

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