The Anniversary Man
by R.J. Ellory
Published June 10, 2010
I received an early copy of this book courtesy of The Overlook Press. Thank you Overlook for keeping me up till 2 am.
Ellory is the master of subtle suspense. Hard to believe that subtle is an appropriate word to describe a book with a copycat serial killer running amok in NYC but an eerie foreboding slowly builds until you just can’t put the book down. Did he do it or not?
A question that also plagues Detective Ray Irving the cop assigned to investigate the death of a teenage girl in Bryant Park. Oddly, a newspaper reporter has connected this crime to other seemingly random murders and her crime researcher, John Costello, appears to have an unhealthy fascination with death. Costello’s unique experience provides insight into a world Irving needs to quickly understand, but is the damaged Costello an asset, a victim, or a killer?
For fans of the police procedural, true-crime, and suspense - Recommended