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La Perfezione Del Male (2013)

by David Morrell(Favorite Author)
3.85 of 5 Votes: 4
8842921734 (ISBN13: 9788842921738)
Editrice Nord
review 1: I'm going back and forth between a 3 and a 4 on this, and I'm going to settle on a 3. I loved the way Morrell drew me into 19th century London, and how historically accurate everything (including the slang) seemed to be. I also liked that the villain's identity was kept secret for so long - and how it tied back to earlier murders. The reason I'm not going for the 4 is because I found the "John Williams - John Williamson" link to be stretching my credulity.
review 2: Definitely atmospheric, mystery was so-so, got a little a tired of the author dropping in Historical Facts at the weirdest times.... It was strange for a character to be in the middle of an intense hunt for a killer and then pause to say, "did you know..." and go off on some tangent about the con
... morestruction of a park, etc. I appreciate it when authors do extensive research for their novels (and clearly Morrell did!), but I prefer that research to be incorporated subtly and not in strangely-placed info-dumps. less
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I thought this was going to be a cool Victorian thriller and murder mystery but it was so much more.
I read this book in one day! A very thrilling and wonderful suspense novel.
Love the atmosphere.
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