September 14, 2008

The Book Of Matthew: A Macabre Novel of Suspense!

THE BOOK OF MATTHEW: A Macabre Novel of Suspense
By: Thomas White
Publisher: McBooks Press
Pub. Date: August 2008
ISBN-13: 9781590131510
Number of pages: 352pp

I couldn't help but close the book and hide my eyes quite a few times during this book! Believe it or not, I read this book in one sitting. Thomas White does a fantastic job writing this fast-paced page turning novel.

Yao and Angie (realtor/agent), find a body at one of the homes and in the mind of this serial killer named Matthew, who researches some of the most brutal ways to kill and torture people, who calls his crimes "messies" will keep you guessing until the very end. Catching a brutal serial killer isn't easy.

Yao and Angie are frustrated because they are always just one step behind this mad man. They knew it wouldn't be easy, but this hard? The characters in this book are anything but flat and kept me up well into the night. The descriptions of the torture and killings are graphic and amazingly unique.

This book kept me up at night and that's just the way I like them. while not for the squeamish, I would highly recommend this book! From cover to cover, I loved everything about it.

White's writing talents are amazing! I definitely look forward to reading more from this author! This book will always have a place on my book shelf.

I give this book FIVE FABULOUS TIARAS!!


Synopsis from Publisher:

Grizzled insomniac San Francisco Homicide Inspector Clemson Yao enlists the help of Angie Strachan—a San Francisco realtor who once tried and failed to become the city's first female homicide inspector—to help him solve a series of frightening murders. The two face off against a ghoulish, black-humored serial killer who whimsically refers to his grotesque murders as "messies." Gripped by macabre obsession for a decade, he's evolved into a grandmaster of slow, anguished death, roaming the globe to catalog the most despicable and clever methods of execution. As Clem and Angie slowly unravel the murderer's clues, they realize he has his next victim already picked out—and it seems there is nothing they can do to stop him.

About the Author:
Thomas White has worked in fields as diverse as intelligence—with stints in North Africa and the Middle East—and antiterrorist technology. He lives in San Francisco.



  1. Even the cover is creepy! Looks like one I'd enjoy with my warped tastes.

  2. Wow! This sounds like my kind of book. Great review!!

  3. and I are a LOT alike when it comes to reading...I love them scary, brutal and just thrilling. Yesssss! I guess that makes us BOTH warped!

    J.Kaye. I thought of you when I got this book through the ER group. It couldn't be a better match for me! He's a new author and he's coming out with a sequel (so I've heard) and I can NOT wait.
    Thank you for the news on John Lawson's books too! I had NO idea! Trust me, you'll LOVE this one! I did...I had to read it all and I didn't sleep after. LOL Ahhh, I LOVE those nights! xoxo Amy

    Thank you both for responding. They say I'm getting a little stronger so the next surgery should be soon. It's tough when you weigh not even seventy pounds. : (

  4. Hi :)

    Read your review on Google Reader, I am going to get this book, I like the occasional thriller, but it has to be good and your review has me hooked.
    I just finished THE DEVIL OF NANKIN by Mo Hayder, it is definitely a thriller, I had to add a warning to YA under 16, I posted a review on my blog if you are interested.

  5. I have heard about this book but this is the first review I have read on it. Great job. I will add it to my wish list

  6. Hi Madeline! It's SO nice to see you here! Thank you for the sweet compliments! You will LOVE this book! I'm going to have to come by and say hello to you on your blog as well! xo Amy

    Cheryl! It's always great to see you here and you very caring and helpful comments. I hope you have a great week. My TBR is getting bigger. And now thanks to Madeline, I'm going to have to get that book too! LOL xo Amy


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