Thursday, August 22, 2013

Sponsered Book Review: TIME KILLER by Todd M. Thiede

Title: TIME KILLER
Author: Todd M. Thiede
Category: Mystery/Thriller
Pub. Date: 01/25/2013
Publisher: IUniverse
Format: Paperback
Pages: 202
ISBN#: 1475972350  

Synopsis:  
Witness a gripping thriller that will surely hook you from start to finish in Time Killer…

Have you ever stood in a line at a grocery store while a person in front of you argued every price and then at the very end they pulled out a book of coupons? Have you ever waited in a drive thru as the person in front of you took forever to order his food? There is a person in Rockton Illinois that has had this happen to him and he is doing something about it. He is getting rid of the Time Wasters in Rockton.

Detective Max Larkin has a pretty simple life in Rockton. He wakes up every morning and goes to the police station to solve small town crimes. However, today is going to be different. Not only is he getting a new partner, Jesse Fairlane, that he doesn’t want, but he is getting assigned to a murder case where the murderer writes TIME WASTER on the wall in the victim’s blood.

Follow them as they attempt to solve the murder mystery case and find out if their tandem would work in Time Killer. 


My Review:  
Intriguing, Very Mysterious, Different due to being written in the killers view. I was tossed in and was unable to get out. Trying to figure out all the different ideas of who, what, when, where and who the actual killer could be. Yeah!!!  

What does the killer mean by "Time Wasters?"  Would you be one in his or her mind?  I loved, screamed, hated, wondered, about threw the book a dozen or more times, all to get back in and read more until it was the end. I can't wait to read more from this amazing author. 

This is the first book that I have read by author Todd M. Thiede but it will not be the last I hope. His style shakes you up and throws you in only to make you wish that you could get the story out of your head because you are so shook up to sleep and you want to see what is going to happen next. 

I recommend this book to ALL my mystery, suspense, scary readers. Pick it up and let me know what you think...  

So due to the above, I am giving this book a Breath of Life ratings of: 


Five Clock Rating!!!  
Disclosure: I did receive this book for my honest opinion and review. But these opinions are my own and yours may differ. 
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About the Author:  


Todd M. Thiede is the author of "Time Killer", a murder mystery set in the small town of Rockton, Illinois. The town is rocked by a serial killer on the loose and 2 young detectives get paired up to try and find him before he kills again.
According to Kirkus reviews (the toughest book reviewer in the business):
A fast-paced thriller centered on a brutal, time-obsessed serial killer.
The expression "killing time" rarely means murder, but here, the victims of a serial killer must pay for time they've wasted, often with both their money and their lives. In a brutal scene from the opening chapter, an entire family is murdered after a stranger invades the family's home and accuses the patriarch of wasting his time. Veteran cop Max Larkin is on the case. Unfortunately, he's also been assigned a new partner; though she's green in the field--she has "very sad eyes" and prays upon arriving at the first crime scene--she gives the hardened old detective a new perspective he never knew he needed. But as the serial killer claims more victims, a pattern emerges that neither Max nor his new partner can ignore. With brisk pacing, Thiede's debut brims with action, violence and, occasionally, emotion. Though the book takes a while to find its heart, procedural fans will feel right at home. Larkin feels like a guy worth rooting for, despite filling the shoes of the beaten-down, grizzled, old loner cop trope a little too well. His interactions with his new partner, plus the twists and revelations regarding his past, give him enough of a pass to get readers invested in the story
and looking forward to his next outing. Larkin's story doesn't break any boundaries, but it'll keep crime and thriller fans wrapped up in its twisting plot, fast pace and memorable detective. Plenty of shock value and a charismatic, if formulaic, male lead.


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