• Author: R. J. Ellory
  • ISBN: 978-1-5020-327-9

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This novel will have you on the edge of your chair. What a story!!

John Costello's life stopped twenty-five years ago.

John and his girlfriend, Nadia, were victims of the demented "Hammer of God" killer who struck out in Jersey City, NJ in the summer of 1984. The murderer was obsessed with killing young couples attempting to "save their souls." Sadly, Nadia was killed by the first blow of the "Hammer". John just barely survived but was damaged both physically and psychologically to a degree that no one could understand. He did not want anything to do with the people he knew and hid out in his home. He comes out of his apartment only to do his job as a crime researcher for a newspaper. John may be damaged by his experiences but no one in the vicinity understands more about serial killers than he does.

When a new series of killings start, they seem at first to be random acts but very obsessive. This killer is killing on the anniversary dates of famous serial murders from previous years. The murders increase and each killing is almost an identical copy of another famous death including all the details of the previous crimes. John is the one who finally figures out what's going on. That these are not isolated incidents and are being perpetrated by a single person. And, as John almost lost his life to a serial killer and did lose his girlfriend he has studied their habits and can understand their minds. He has some cohorts who agree including Ray Irving, an NYPD cop who finds that chasing a bold and very intelligent killer is no walk in the park; Karen Langley, a crime reporter, who is so good at her job that she is walking a fine line between life and death; along with John they are on the trail and hoping to catch up with this murderer who wants to be as well known as "The Zodiac Killer."

From the stimulating beginning of this book to the astonishing end, The Anniversary Man will pull you in and not let go until you put the book down at its finish. The three main characters are so believable and their give and take with each other is real. I really liked this novel and although Mr. Ellory is a British author and has not had many books in the US, I'm sure you will be hearing and seeing his name a lot in the not to distant future.

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