[simpleazon-image align=”left” asin=”0345535812″ locale=”us” height=”500″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41dsZl94ZML.jpg” width=”304″][simpleazon-link asin=”0345535812″ locale=”us”]The Last Victim: A Novel (Dr. Charlotte Stone)[/simpleazon-link] by Karen Robards
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Stretched the boundaries of belief a bit far but oddly humorous. Unique and attention-grabbing first line. Sympathetic and interesting characters. Extremely sensuous. The actual mystery and suspense were sometimes lost in the business of forging relationships. The wrap-up was too convenient, and the ghost serial-killer lover thing was really weird. Nevertheless, not a bad read for a slow afternoon’s entertainment.
“You know your life has serious problems when having a serial killer ghost nearby makes you feel safe” (p. 184).
“She knew that if she didn’t call a halt now, right now, she was stepping into a quagmire from which she might never be able to extricate herself” (p. 199).
stygian – extremely dark and gloomy (like the river Styx)