Monday, December 21, 2009

The List by J.A. Konrath

The List by J.A. Konrath

Year Published:

My Rating: 5 stars

583 pages

History is about to repeat itself ..

As this author has done before.. he amazed me!!

It starts with a murder.. And when Chicago Homicide Tom Mankowski realised that the victim has a unique tattoo on the bottom of his foot, he started to suspect that there is a serial killer on the loose..

Only to discover that not only is this tattoo shared by him and the victim but with 8 other people, which some have already turned dead! So is he next?!

It seems they are on a hit list for no apperent reason.. then he meets one of those numbered people and he explains to Tom what exactly is in common with all of them.

As soon as he discovers the truth, it seems he is targeted and starts running for his life and trying to rescue the other targets.

A lot of twists and turns and unexpected events all throughout the book. I enjoyed it so very much.. I found out that I really like this authors style.. he seems to succeed in amazing me and keeping me on the egde of my seat.. a real page turner..

If you enjoy suspense/thriller books with twists.. don't miss out on this book!! Very highly recommended!!!!

Quotes I enjoyed from the book:

"An inch lower and they would have been scooping up his last thoughts with evidence spoons."

"You make an omelet, gotta break some eggs."

"Are you trying to bullshit a bullshitter?"

"Don't you need to lock up?" "Hell no. The place is insured."

"There are a few tricks to a proper impaling. The stick has to be sharp, but not too sharp that it kills right away. It should be greased, in this case with some petroleum jelly, to help the body slide down. Too much and the game is over too quickly. Too little and it can take weeks. It's a little bit art, and a little bit science."

"It doesn't work." "Hit it." Roy smacked it a few times. "Was that supposed to help?" "Naw. Battery is dead. But don't you feel better?"

"She'll be waiting for you when you get back. you can have all the time you want with her, do whatever sick shit comes in your head. But right now, keep your eyes on the prize."

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