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Shaun Jeffrey was brought up in a house in a cemetery, so it was only natural for his prose to stray towards the dark side when he started writing. He has had three novels published, 'The Kult', 'Deadfall' and 'Evilution, and one collection of short stories, 'Voyeurs of Death'. Among his other writing credits are short stories published in Cemetery Dance, Surreal Magazine, Dark Discoveries and Shadowed Realms. The Kult was optioned for film by Gharial Productions.
on Dec. 07, 2011 :
This is not the first time I have reviewed books by Shaun Jeffrey. I have reviewed Dead Man's Eye and The Kult.
Any ways this is the second book in A Prosper Snow series and just like The Kult I was hooked for the very beginning and I couldn't put it down . This book is very well written and has a lot of action. .If you are into gory and terrifying thrillers then this is the book for you.
(reviewed long after purchase)
on Nov. 08, 2011 :
As a police officer, Prosper Snow is no stranger to dealing with murder, and he is always determined to solve his cases. Sometimes, he gets a little to close to the case for comfort. So, when people start taking his murder investigations away from him, he is determined to find out why. He learns that the recent murders are tied to a scientific experiment got bad, and the agency in charge of solving the problem wants him on their team. They will get his cooperation, even if it means blackmale. But is the killer really the person they think it is?
I am a huge fan of thriller and crime literature, and I have a sick fascination with serial killers, so this book really appealed to me. While this is the second in a series, I can say, having not read the first, that this book serves as a great stand alone novel. The character of Prosper Snow, although a bit removed and mysterious, is well developed, and it is easy to find yourself rooting for him to get the bad guy.
I was quite intrigued with the story. As a student of psychology, I was fascinated by the concept of the experiment at the center of the plot. I was aware of some of the scientific concepts the study was being based on, yet it still felt like a new spin on old ideas, which I really enjoyed. I was surprised to learn who the real killer was, which is always a sign of a well written suspense novel.
Clearly, with a title like Killers, you know there is going to be some violence in the book, but I felt is was not gratuitous. It served the purpose of driving the plot, and I thought it was well written. All in all, I think fans of thrillers, crime dramas, suspense, and even mysteries will enjoy this solid novel.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)
on Oct. 14, 2011 :
Experimental Psychology, Nature or Nurture, Serial Killers, Thrills, Chills, Great Action Scenes, Twists and Turns, this book has it all and more...
Anti-hero and Lovable Bad Boy, Prosper Snow returns following on from The Kult in a new psychological thriller that flows along nicely and then about 3/4 of the way in, delivers such a stinger that beyond that stage it is simply impossible to put down... The subject matter draws from actual psychological experiments that have been carefully researched, so much so that the resultant story comes across as perfectly feasible - and scarily so... Certainly gave me a lot of food for thought, it's nice to read a book that not only delivers a great read, but also gives the reader something to ponder on after reading... Can't wait for book 3 in the series...
(reviewed within a week of purchase)