The Boyfriend by Thomas Perry

boyfriend $25.00, 288 pages, Suspense/Mystery Fiction

A homicide detective tracks a serial killer who changes locations and targets high-end call girls.

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Jack Till is a homicide detective who has been hired by a family after their daughter is discovered dead.  What unfolds is a city-to-city adventure in which Till is tracking a serial killer.  The victims are high-end prostitutes…but are they really the target?  Just when Till thinks he has the suspect in his grip, he discovers he is a few steps behind.  The mystery involves layers of research and the realization of other victims throughout the cities Till visits.

I thoroughly enjoyed this new book from suspense author Thomas Perry.  I loved the fast pace, change of location and the main character of Jack Till.  Easy to read and hard to put down, this book leaves you guessing to the end.  In fact, I had to read the ending twice!

Appeal Factors: Fast-Paced, Suspenseful, High-Drama

According to Novelist, read-alikes for this book include:  Michael Connelly’s The Scarecrow, Linda Howard’s Killing Time and Blood Game by Iris Johansen. (accessed May 4, 2013).

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I chose this book after viewing it under the “Coming Soon” books on the front page of our library district’s website.   The brief synopsis grabbed me and I was hooked.

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