I picked up Luther The Calling because I had seen the promos for the series, although I have not seen it as of yet. Luther is an interesting character and one that doesn't mind bending the rules if it is absolutely necessary. The book's storyline is a dark one and is not for everyone. The storytelling is excellent and takes the reader on a dangerous, curvy road that has one or two patches of black ice hidden on it. While, in some respects, the overall tale may be considered predictable, it is told in a fresh way and certainly kept me reading because of the above-mentioned storytelling and because of the characters: They are real, they could be your neighbors, they do their jobs, and they have their problems (big and small).
John Luther needs time away from his work and time to spend with his wife. The problem? A double murder and a missing baby. It is that baby that takes Luther on an investigative path that leads him into the darker corners of the town he lives in and to the tattered edges of his control. Those boundaries get pushed further when another child goes missing and new information comes to light. How will the case be resolved and will Luther come out whole on the other side?
IS LUTHER A FORCE FOR GOOD OR A MAN HELL-BENT ON SELF-DESTRUCTION?
Meet Detective Chief Inspector John Luther. He’s a homicide detective with an extraordinary case-clearance rate. He’s obsessive, instinctive, and intense. Nobody who ever stood at his side has a bad word to say about him. And yet there are rumors that Luther is bad—not corrupt, but tormented. After years of chasing the most depraved criminals in London’s gritty underworld, he seethes with a hidden fury he can barely control, making him do things any other detective wouldn’t and shouldn’t do.
Luther: The Calling is the story of the serial killer case that tore Luther’s personal and professional relationships apart and propelled him over the precipice—beyond fury, beyond vengeance, all the way to the other side of the law.
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