Holy twisted, Batman! The Postcard Killers by legendary crime writers James Patterson and Liza Marklund was a literal roller coaster ride of perverse insanity. I am still trying to wrap my head around some of its super charged storyline. It was that intense.
While this was another audio book for me (thanks to a seven hour car ride north), it unceremoniously kicked off my long time adherence to fiction only summer reading. This book was definitely a good start to the season as its plot twists and turns left me wanting more.
Having only read a couple of James Patterson books in the past, and never having heard of Liza Marklund until now, I naturally assumed this was going to another run of the mill, action packed murder suspense story. Boy was I wrong. I of course won’t ruin any of the climaxes for you but I will say that half of what happened I really didn’t see coming, which for me is always the mark of a seasoned storyteller. The narrative was eventful and fresh and literally kept me on the edge of my seat (a bit of chore while driving, I will admit).
If you are looking for a good summer thriller, then this book is definitely one that can start you off. With settings throughout Europe, it’s a powerful mix of arm chair travel and murder suspense that delves into the psyches of two sociopathic serial murderers. What better way to kick off the season of warm nights and fire fly lights?
Next up on the book shelf: Bones Never Lie by Kathy Reichs