Saturday, February 19, 2011

The Survivor Early Review.


The Survivor by Sean Slater
Reviewed by Moirae the fates book reviews

Columbine. Dunblane. Virginia Tech. Winnenden. But Saint Patrick's High?


In his first hour back from a six-month leave of absence, Detective Jacob Striker's day quickly turns into a nightmare. He is barely on scene five minutes at his daughter's high school when he encounters an Active Shooter situation. Three men wearing hockey masks - Black, White, and Red - have stormed the school with firearms and are killing indiscriminately.


Striker takes immediate action. Within minutes, two of the gunmen are dead and Striker is close to ending the violence.


But the last gunman, Red Mask, does something unexpected. He runs up to his fallen comrade, racks the shotgun, and unloads five rounds into the man, obliterating his face and hands. Before Striker can react, Red Mask flees - and escapes.


Against the clock, Striker investigates the killings for which there is no known motive and no known suspect. Soon his investigation takes him to darker places, and he realizes that everything at Saint Patrick's High is not as it appears. The closer he gets to the truth, the more dangerous his world becomes. Until Striker himself is in the line of fire.


And the violence follows him home. (Synopsis provided by goodreads)


This is one of those books that had me hooked in the first chapter. I have never read a book by this author before and I would read another. I liked this book. Slater has a knack for grabbing the reader’s attention and making them want to keep turning the pages!
I personally stayed up until I finished this book.

I found the characters to be strong, strong willed, strong opinioned ect. I do enjoy reading mysteries, especially ones where you can’t do anything until you have all the answers the who the why ect.

The character development was very strong in this book as was the dialog, this was a book in which I found Detective Striker to be a very believable and a very likeable character. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes suspense books and mysteries.

Overall rating
**** 4 out of 5 stars

Cover art:
The cover art kinda freaks me out.

Obtained:
I was sent an ARC by the publisher for review as part of the Mystery Suspense challenge hosted by Book Chick City. Thank you!

***THIS BOOK WILL BE OUT MARCH 2011***


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