Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Reading on the edge

I’m not sure I’m cut out for psychological thrillers. It’s not something I’d ordinarily read, but I started Calumet City by Charlie Newton thinking it was a relatively straightforward, police procedural. Wrong. It’s a psychological rollercoaster. The more I read the more I need to find out what happens, but the more I read the more nervous I am to continue. Tough, ghetto cop Patti Black and her world is disintegrating as her carefully concealed past erupts back into her life. Child sex abuse, torture, murder, gang violence, city politics, and religious fervour swirl around her as she desperately tries to hold onto her sanity. She’s not the only one.

1 comment:

Dorte H said...

".. the more I read the more nervous I am to continue .." This is one of the main reasons why I usually prefer crime fiction over thrillers. I want my escapism plus order restored, and with a thriller, you don´t really know what you´ll get.