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The Secret Friends - Perawan Suci Maria, Kidung Kematian & Eksekusi Termanis Wanita Pujaan (2008)

by Chris Mooney(Favorite Author)
3.95 of 5 Votes: 2
9793972770 (ISBN13: 9789793972770)
Dastan Books
Darby McCormick
review 1: Christopher Cole "Chris" Mooney is an American journalist, author and academic who focuses on science in politics. He was born on September 20, 1977 in Mesa, Arizona, USA. He graduated in English from Yale in 1999 and since 2010 has been a member of the board of the American Geophysical Union.I cannot remember how I came across this book, but I am glad I did. It is a different kind of crime fiction to that which I normally read. The Secret Friend is a contemporary American crime fiction thriller. It contains a bit of everything: a serial killer, a corrupt ex-FBI agent, a bad cop and a CSI. The CSI is Darby McCormick she is the central protagonist. She is pulled into the case of Emma Hale and finds there is a lack of evidence or explanation for why somebody would have... more snatched Emma, kept her alive for months, and then finally killed her.Emma's father is powerful and wealthy and wants answers. So much so that he starts his own investigation. Then a second student is found dead in similar circumstances. It is clear that the killer is not going to stop unless he is caught. The police force that have been unable to solve the case despite their pushy senior officer. There are furhter complications due to an FBI agent gone bad who takes the law into his own hands.The Secret Friend will appeal to readers who believe in CSI's active investigation of cases and also those interested in the "technical wizardry" that goes along with crime scene analysis. There are snippets of technical information sprinkled through the book which show the depth of the author's research and knowledge that went into the writing of this book.The book was competently written. I enjoyed it and I had not read a similar story before. If you are interested in the input of the CSI to criminal cases, I highly recommend this book.
review 2: Before this novel, there is The Missing by Chris Mooney too, and I should read it first. But no worry I will find it later.I like thriller and mystery, when I'm read it, I'm thinking too like the main character (Darby), guessing who and where and how this novel end it. This novel I like it but not to surprise me (that's why my other friend suggest me read The Missing first, so I can get 'the' feeling).I like the last page which describe Darby's thought about the cruelty that done by Walter and why not if she kill him and let him suffer?! But she decide to help him by not let him die suffer with his own madness down there.How bad or how cruel the person is...still you can not vigilante. Even its so hard to resist the temptation though... less
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Der Schreibstil ist zwar flüssig, doch die Geschichte recht langweilig.
this book was great highly recommend this book for fans of Chris mooney
One of my favourite books, I've even read it three times. !
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