Mr. Dolan has done it again. He creates believable characters, puts them into realistic settings, and then proceeds to chop down the foundations of everything you know that is good and right in this world. He tells a story that is so creepy that you hope that it could never really happen, but you are afraid that it could. You say to yourself that people couldn’t really treat another human being like this, but then you think of all the news-stories that you hear about human trafficking and you aren’t so sure. Everything is suspect, nothing may be what you think.
This is a very well written thriller. If you have read his other books, you know that Mr. Dolan thinks that there are some very bad men out there, who do some very bad things. If you haven’t read his previous novels, then this will be a great introduction to an excellent writer. He will lead you into places that you may not want to go. This is not a book filled with blood and gore, this is a book filled with human darkness.
I can’t say that I loved this book, because it is so dark, but I really enjoyed reading the story. I give it 5 Stars out of 5 and 2 Big Thumbs Up. I recommend it to fans of thrillers, who aren’t afraid of the worst that men have in their souls.
I received this Digital Review Copy for free from NetGalley.com and edelweiss.com.
Release date: January 9, 2014
David Loogan’s dark past is revealed in this prequel to Bad Things Happen—the critically acclaimed mystery that Stephen King called a “great fucking book.”
On a rainy night in April, a chance encounter on a lonely road draws David into a romance with Jana Fletcher, a beautiful young law student. Jana is an enigma: living in a run-down apartment and sporting a bruise on her cheek that she refuses to explain. David would like to know her secrets, but he lets them lie—until it’s too late.
When Jana is brutally murdered, the police consider David a prime suspect. But as he sets out to uncover the truth about Jana, he begins to realize he’s treading a very dangerous path—and that her killer is watching every move he makes.
Hardcover: 418 pages
Publisher: Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam (January 9, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.2 x 1.6
Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
About the Author
Harry Dolan is the author of BAD THINGS HAPPEN (Putnam/Amy Einhorn Books, July 23, 2009) and VERY BAD MEN (Putnam/Amy Einhorn Books, July 7, 2011). He graduated from Colgate University, where he majored in philosophy and studied fiction-writing with the novelist Frederick Busch. He grew up in Rome, New York, and now lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
The book description is from Amazon. The Last Dead Girl