Saturday, March 15, 2014

Kathryn Meyer Griffith - All Things Slip Away

16. All Things Slip Away by Kathryn Meyer Griffifth (2005) (Revised Author's Edition 2014)
The Spookie Town Mysteries Series Book 2
Length: 231 pages
Genre: Contemporary Mystery
Started: 22 February 2014
Finished: 15 March 2014
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Kathryn Meyer Griffith for sending me a copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 13 April 2013
Why do I have it? I like contemporary mysteries and have read and enjoyed several books by this author in the past.

A decade ago, Chicago Homicide Detective Frank Lester and his partner Sam Cato tracked a vicious serial kidnapper and murderer who claimed six victims. The criminal, dubbed 'The Mud People Killer' by the press - for the crude mud sculptures he left in the victims' mailboxes after they were taken - specifically targeted Frank Lester by sending him taunting notes about each victim. Frank had shot him on a snowy night during a foot chase, and he believed, had killed him, although a body was never found.

However, the killer wasn't dead. He was only biding his time, waiting to exact his revenge on Frank and everyone he cares about now...ten years later. Frank retired early and is now living back in his hometown of Spookie - a quaint throwback of a close-knit community in the woods - when the killer resurfaces and takes up where he left off. Kidnapping more innocent people and tormenting Frank and everyone he cares about. There must be a way to stop him; and Frank and his artist girlfriend, Abigail Sutton, are determined to find it, before he kills more people, them included.

I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It was a very intriguing plot, filled with sympathetic characters that I really came to care about. And, I know this will probably sound strange to everyone, but I even felt some slight compassion for the murderer - not in any way for the horrible things he did - but for the mental anguish he experienced within himself. I give All Things Slip Away by Kathryn Meyer Griffith an A+!

I will say that this book was a little slow for me to get in to at first. Although, that had everything to do with my own reading pace and nothing else.  

A+! - (96-100%)

May you read well and often

2 comments:

sashagirl said...

Thanks Mareena for the lovely review...as always, your friend Kathryn Meyer Griffith

P.S. Everyone...this book's prequel (first book in series) SCRAPS OF PAPER will be a FREE AMAZON KINDLE eBook from April 1-5, 2014. Just saying.

Emeraldfire said...

Hello there, Kathryn! ;) Thanks so much for stopping by!