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Killing Time: Serial Killers Never Retire - They Just Go On Hiatus Paperback – 6 Sept. 2021
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Serial killers never retire. They just go on hiatus. The urge to kill is always there, bubbling below the surface.
Billy and Charlie thought their killing days were behind them. They used to be prolific life-takers, but old age finally caught up with them.
Now they are ending their days in a dismal nursing home in Blackpool, with only their memories to keep them going. Memories of murder and mutilation.
But when Archie turns up at the home, everything changes. Archie is a breath of fresh air and he puts new life into Billy and Charlie - and before long they realise that it’s time to start killing again.
Praise for Stephen Leather:
He has the uncanny knack of producing plots that are all too real — Daily Mail
The sheer impetus of his storytelling is damned hard to resist. — Daily Express
A master of the thriller genre. —Irish Times
- ASIN : B09FBTW354
- Publisher : Independently published (6 Sept. 2021)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 220 pages
- ISBN-13 : 979-8466864120
- Dimensions : 15.24 x 1.4 x 22.86 cm
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I finished it as it was short but probably wouldn't have bothered if it was much longer.
Lots of detail of old people's ablutions and smells. It's a great book to skim read.
Also it needs an edit, without spoiling it, Archie was not in the room when Charlie and Billie were using Google on page 225. The typo spoiled the whole scene and was confusing to the flow of the book at a critical point. There are a couple of other such errors.
I've read all of the Spider Shepherd and Jack Nightingale books and am a fan of much of Mr Leather's other work. But this one just didn't cut it.
The book? It is starts with slow a slow start In a care home with, what one imagines, a number of inmates with various levels of dementia and an uncaring and sadistic staff. It brought to mind Last of the Summer Wine but not a thread of humour. It lacks any ability to engage the reader from the beginning and at page 57 still shows no sign of doing so.
As I say, if you normally enjoy reading Stephen Leather don't read this one.
Improbable as some of the storyline is (see some of the negative reviews), I still enjoyed this book for what it is, a piece of well-written fiction from a master story-teller.
Whether the author, with a relatively prodigious output, is suffering content-wise because of the quantity produced, I still think he hits the heights with the majority of his books, and may be suffering in some readers eyes with this one because of his own high standards.
Read it and make your own mind up!