Minneapolis police officer, Louise Miller, is on a mission to find a missing cop – one of the few men on the force she can call a friend. When his body is found, she defies her captain’s order to leave it to the detectives and starts her own investigation. She discovers that the murdered officer is just a a small piece of a deranged mind’s puzzle. The further she digs, the more her own life unravels, putting herself and everyone she cares for in danger.
Five Star Review on Amazon By Kirstein Howell
I review lots of suspense/mystery books being a reviewer for Suspense Magazine, and I thought that David Fingerman’s Silent Kill stood up well against most I read. It kept me reading, engaged by the story. It is one of those stories where the reader gets to know things the main characters don’t, but Fingerman never gave it all away.
Written in multiple points of view, sometimes depth of character can be sacrificed. But, I found myself rooting for Louise, Andrew and Elias’s captives just the same, and in many different, torn sort of ways. I think the success of the characters was in the vast connections that the author made between them.
Elias was a tragic bad guy, and his character was where I really wanted to know more, more of his past which lead him to think the thoughts he did. Of course, us readers always want more. That has to be a compliment right there. Louise and Andrew on the other hand seemed to be built up together, unique characters for this type of story. Depth could be found in the layers of their lives. Gillespy, well I just never had a clear cut feeling about him, too complicated with such a jaded past, a character who struggles to be redeemed, but can they?. But, the best of all was the dog from the front cover – well I just loved him. What an amazing character he was, with a past, misdeeds, misfortunes and redemption all his own. I applaud this character! Wonderful 🙂
This is not a cozy mystery by any means. So if you like your murder mysteries/suspense stories with gore, a demented bad guy, violence, etc. I would say this one is for you. There is a lot going on in it as far as plot, some sub-plots that were not even resolved, but they didn’t need to be or shouldn’t be. The author kept adding in twists, and I know personally how much that takes to plan out. And, his knowledge on the subjects showed. The cop talk was all very believable.
The biggest compliment I can give here is that I checked this author out. And, I really want to read, Edging Past Reality, his collection of short stories. Plus, I look forward to finding out more about his two coming releases.
About the Author
I was born in St. Paul, but once out of the hospital I’ve lived my entire life in Minneapolis. During the summer months when the sun is shining and birds singing, I’m perfectly content to sit in my office, with blinds drawn, typing away at my computer. My favorite day of the year is the first day I pull a flannel shirt out of the closet. After 24 years of working in the court system, I walked away to write full time.