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Broken Souls, The

Broken Souls, The

Auteur

Jack Kerley, Kerry Shale (stem)

Eerste Uitgave

2006

Uitgave

2007

Uitgeverij

HarperCollinsAudiobooks

Vorm

audiobook

Taal

Engels

Duur

4 uur

Gelezen

2014-04-30

Score

7/10

Inhoud

The gore-sodden horror that greets homicide detective Carsen Ryder on a late night call out is enough to make him want to quit this case. Too late.
Now he and his partner Harry are up to their necks in a bizarre and disturbing murder inquiry. Full of twists and strange clues , the investigation looks like its leading to the city's least likely suspects - a powerful family whose philanthropy has made then famous. But behind their money and smiles is a dynasty divided by hate.

Their strange and horrific past is about to engulf everyone around them in a storm of violence and depravity. And Ryders right in the middle of it...

Abdridged audiobook.

Bespreking

A nice discovery

The super-wealthy Kincannon family has earned its enormous fortune, like many other rich families, thanks to practices that cannot always tolerate the light of day. But that is not the only secret they want to keep hidden. At first the murder of a young reporter seems to be unrelated to the Kincannon’s, but when detectives Carson Ryder and Harry Nautilus start to piece things together some harmful links start to pop-up. A serial-killer is on the loose with only one objective: to ruin the Kincannon’s reputation for good.

Having never read a novel by Jack Kerley before, I was truly taken by this book. It’s very strange that I never heard of this author before. Thanks to a sales bin and some divine intervention I became the proud owner of this audiobook for less than 5 euro. The rough voice of Kerry Shale quickly engulfed me in this mysterious world of dark intrigue. The build-up is supported by strong characterization of its main players. This a quite unique accomplishment because with most returning characters (Broken Souls is the third episode) this quickly tends to become a bland rehash of some need-to-know facts. Not with Broken Souls. It digests perfectly as a stand-alone novel.

I must admit that once the setting for the final confrontation is ready, the story becomes a bit too action-adventure like for my taste. Luckily this doesn’t hurt the narrative too much because it still stays true to its nature. No miracle solution or deus-ex-machina denouement, but a fair conclusion that does not hurt the personality of its characters (not like a Clive Cussler fantasy to just name an unfair comparison...).

I can only conclude that I am putting Jack Kerly high on my to-read list... a list that is getting longer and longer... I need more time! ;-)