This is slower paced than the previous 2 books in the Detectives Byrne and Balzano series. It slows down in the middle but tends to mirror how an investigation would proceed and during this time Montanari gives information on police procedures and techniques which gives a realism to both the plot and the characterisation.
I felt the book was really "film-like visual" with less focus on the Detectives' personal lives and more on their thought processes and connection to the victims and the horrific murders.
Suspense is gained through Montanari's style of detailing the pysche of the murderer.
The last section of the books gallops in terms of pace with the identity of the killer not easily been guessed and you have to go through some chilling suspense to get there.
The story line reminded me of Craig Russell's "Brother Grimm". Overall, really dark, chilling and gripping.
Broken Angels Paperback – 2 April 2007
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- Paperback : 400 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0434016039
- ISBN-13 : 978-0434016037
- Publisher : William Heinemann Australia (2 April 2007)
- Language: : English
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