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Badlands (2008)

by Richard Montanari(Favorite Author)
3.98 of 5 Votes: 2
0345492420 (ISBN13: 9780345492425)
Ballantine Books
Jessica Balzano & Kevin Byrne
review 1: This was the first Montanari book I had ever read, so I didn't really know what to expect when I went into it but I was pleasantly surprised. Not only did I fall madly in love (as I am sure a lot women do) with Byrne I was also content that Balzano was not completely unpalatable as most female detectives usually are wrought with angst at the injustice of sexual discrimination. Instead what Montanari gave me was two very real and very likeable characters in a fantastically twisted and depraved setting that I found myself quite at home in. The details of this story of what make it so memorable and jaw dropping, slight images that once read in Montanari's masterful prose flicker in the back of your mind from time to time and prove that there are some things that are just too ... morereal to forget. An excellent book that made me a Montanari fan.
review 2: I think it is impossible for Richard Montanari to write a bad book. Badlands is another excellent book to add to his resume. It is a fantastic police procedural novel with cliffhanger suspense throughout. I have enjoyed his character development of Jessica Balzano and Kevin Byrne, they are two fictional cops worth reading about. The psychopath in this book is one of the best you'll ever encounter in fiction. Badlands is a superb read from a superb author. I can't wait for the next installment in the series. less
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keeps getting better well worth giving a try to this series
Fast paced. Excellent character development and storyline
Still enjoying the series...still keeps me guessing
kept me guessing
Very suspenseful
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