Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Random by Craig Robertson

Random
by Craig Robertson

Release date in UK: April 2010
Genre: Thriller
Paperback: 336 pages
Rating: 4

Description from the amazon:
Glasgow is being terrorised by a serial killer the media have nicknamed The Cutter. The murders have left the police baffled. There seems to be neither rhyme nor reason behind the killings; no kind of pattern or motive; an entirely different method of murder each time, and nothing that connects the victims except for the fact that the little fingers of their right hands have been severed.

If DS Rachel Narey could only work out the key to the seemingly random murders, how and why the killer selects his victims, she would be well on her way to catching him. But as the police, the press and a threatening figure from Glasgow's underworld begin to close in on The Cutter, his carefully-laid plans threaten to unravel - with horrifying consequences.

My two-bits:
In-a-word(s): tagliatelle tangle

What does this have to do with Alice week? Well, it's random and just right for Alice's adventure in Whatsitland which is a random event in itself ;-D

This tale takes you into the mind of a serial killer. urg, not really a pleasant place to be. But interesting to see how it works. Or rather, how one in particular does.

The first half of the book has a slow pace in telling you how this particular person evolves into a killer. Then the pace picks up with a thrilling ride to the end where the killer is not only being hunted by the cops but by the underworld.

Star Trek sighting:
some Klingon-speak
bortaS bIr jablu'DI', reH QaQqu' nay.
(ARC, chapter 17, page 109)

*** Giveaway ***

Win this ARC.

Open to all.

Offer ends: April 11, 2010

To do:

Recommend a good thriller novel you enjoyed recently and provide your email in comments.

+1 provide a link to your review of the book recommended

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* ARC courtesy of Simon & Schuster UK
via Book Chick City for her Suspense & Thriller challenge

* part of Alice in Whatsitland (see schedule)
week

* wanna be a part of Alice's adventure in Whatsitland? join the challenge!

11 comments:

  1. I came across this book in a bargain bin and had never heard of the author.

    I quite enjoyed the book and I think it is something a bit different.

    BIRD by Jane Adams.

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

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  2. Recently I fell in love with The Last Surgeon by Michael Palmer. It was amazing! It scared the pants right off me!

    freda.mans[at]sympatico.ca

    +1 review; http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/01/last-surgeon-michael-palmer.html

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  3. Recommend a good thriller novel you enjoyed recently and provide your email in comments.

    Once Upon A Nightmare by Lee Moylan

    +1 provide a link to your review of the book recommended

    http://aik-friendsnfamily.blogspot.com/2009/10/book-review-once-upon-nightmare-by-lee.html

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  4. Cry For Help (Steve Mosby)

    +1 - If you can understand portuguese, here's the link:
    http://letras-sem-fundo.blogspot.com/2010/02/alerta-informatico.html

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  5. And the email:

    dr.strangelove.vs.citizen.kane
    @
    gmail.com

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  6. The Stieg Larsson's trilogy!

    educhico AT gmail DOT com

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  7. It's been such a long time since I read a thriller, but the last one I enjoyed was A Quiet Belief in Angels by R.J. Ellory.

    spav05(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. I've been reading Daniel Silva

    joanapatriciadias AT gmail DOT com

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  9. Ritual by Mo Hayder!

    agcestrela [@] gmail [.] com

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  10. I just read Dan Brown's first book.
    Not as good as expected, but still a fine time spent!


    goncalo DOT mil AT gmail DOT com

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  11. Not much of a thriller reader, but I ran into In the Shadow of the Law by Kermit Roosevelt.
    It's good!

    catarina(dot)magoito(at)gmail(dot)com

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