Kill the Father

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Kill the Father

In “Kill the Father” the police find a beheaded woman in the park. They soon find out her young son is missing. They think they have it all figured out. Of course the husband did it! So they arrest him. But this turns out to be too easy and too obvious. The author gives you two characters, Dante and Colomba that are both trying to come to grips with their pasts while watching each other's backs. They have to. They are trying to find a serial killer. Plus they have to find a missing child.

The author gives you characters that have their flaws. That makes them more realistic. This is not a dull book, although the pace was rather slow for me. The plot has lots of surprises as you turn the pages, although this doesn't begin until almost the end of the book. The author includes crime, drama and violence. As you read you find yourself getting a little tense wondering what is happening to that little boy. You want an answer as to why the woman in the park was beheaded? Why was her son taken and where is he? Has the Father returned? He hasn't been heard of for years, but subtle clues are being left that indicates he's back. Will Dante and Colomba find him before he hurts the little boy, or will they be too late?

I enjoyed reading a book. It has an Italian touch to it. It gives a small impression of the Mafia. I’m hoping the author does a sequel with Dante and Colomba. If you like crime, suspense, drama and violence, follow Dante and Colomba in “Kill the Father”!

Book Blurb for Kill the Father

In this fascinatingly complex thriller, two people, each shattered by their past, team to solve a series of killings and abductions—a ruthlessly planned escalation that turns out to be merely the visible surface of something far more sinister.

When a woman is beheaded in a park outside Rome and her six-year-old son goes missing, the police unit assigned to the case sees an easy solution: they arrest the woman’s husband and await his confession. But the chief of Rome’s major crimes unit doubts things are so simple. Secretly, he lures to the case two of Italy’s top analytical minds: Deputy Captain Colomba Caselli, a fierce, warrior-like detective still reeling from having survived a bloody catastrophe, and Dante Torre, a man who spent his childhood trapped inside a concrete silo. Fed by the gloved hand of a masked kidnapper who called himself “the Father,” Dante emerged from his ordeal with crippling claustrophobia but, also, with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and hyperobservant capacities.

All evidence suggests that the Father is back and active after being dormant for decades. Indeed, he has left telltale signs that signal he’s looking forward to a reunion with Dante. But when Colomba and Dante begin following the ever-more-bizarre trail of clues, they grasp that what’s really going on is darker than they ever imagined.

Night Owl Reviews Apr, 2017 4.00