I’ve missed a few weeks due to a combination of family stuff, work and insomnia. But I haven’t wasted my time – oh no! I’ve spent all those long wakeful nights reading – both paper and ebooks. I’ve re-read all my favourites, many of which I have recommended here and have bought new books as I could usually on the recommendation of friends, frequently written BY friends.
However, todays recommendation is one I found myself. Mark Wills of Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews had linked to his review of the sequel to The Butterfly Hunter by Julie Bozza on the LGBTTQ Fiction: Passionate About Plot group on Facebook. I wasn’t in the mood for romance so I had a look at what else Ms Bozza had written and was grabbed by the title of this one – The Definitive Albert G Sterne.
I have been very impressed by the quality of the titles produced by Manifold Press, so even though I wasn’t familiar with Julie Bozza’s work I thought it was worth a go.
Romance readers please note – this is not a M/M romance. It’s a hard hitting psychological thriller with multiple points of view, some truly disgusting and distressing scenes of torture and violence, and problematical behaviour from the main protagonist. This FBI based thriller abut the search for a vicious serial killer by an FBI agent assisted by the titular Albert, forensic genius and the most obnoxious man in the Bureau, is probably the most satisfying story I’ve read so far this year.
Give it a go and I promise that the charming fletcher Ash and the appalling Albert will stay in your mind and your heart for a long time.