Friday, July 20, 2012

Final Crossing by Carter Wilson

Title: Final Crossing
Author: Carter Wilson
Publication Date: June 1, 2012
Length: 320 pages

This book is a thriller, which is not my usual reading material, but for whatever reason it caught my eye on NetGalley, and I decided to give it a shot. I'm glad I did! Final Crossing tells the story of a killer named Rudiger, who believes that he's being instructed on who to kill by God. It's also the story of an ex-army guy named Jonas who now works for a senator, and gets caught up in the case when he discovers that he has a connection to Rudiger (oh, and he's told about this by a psychic criminologist).

It's really disturbing. People get crucified. Also, I find murderers who believe their killing is the will of God to be particularly terrifying. Rudiger is totally convinced that what he's doing is right. He has a gift for finding anagrams of words, so he reads signs, newspaper headlines, etc., and sees the letters mixed up to spell messages from God about who he should kill. Creepy.

I really enjoyed this story. I definitely felt the suspense! (Actually, I felt it a bit too much: My NetGalley file expired in the middle of the climax so my Kobo locked me out! Luckily, the book was still up on NetGalley, so I was able to download it again to finish it. Thank goodness!) I never felt like I knew what was going to happen, and it was hard to put down through most of the book!

5 stars, for leaving me pleasantly surprised, and also for freaking me out.

This book counts for the 2012 A-Z Book Challenge.

Full disclosure: Free e-book copy received from the publisher through NetGalley.

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