Monday, March 15, 2010

Review - Ace of Hearts by Jean Holloway



Something sinister is going on... And Love has nothing to do with it. First he seduces them... Then he kills them... What he does next is unspeakable. Detective Shevaughn Robinson gets her first big case, investigating a series of gruesome murders unaware the killer is not only becoming obsessed with death, but also with her.


What cover draws you in? I have the 2nd one but I actually prefer the 1st one.

My Review

I enjoy a good serial killer thriller but oh my goodness, this serial killer was one sicko, I really want to curse during this review but don't want to offend anyone.

I thought this was a great debut book by Jean Holloway. You knew who the killer was from the beginning and so throughout it just kind of pissed you off knowing what was coming next and the characters not responding, a thriller indeed, it had me shouting at them. If you like the show Castle you will enjoy this. This is a graphic novel with some erotic scenes so again not for everyone.

What I did love about this story was the conscience speaking parts :-) you know when you say something but in your head want to say something else.....well Jean H included this as a style and I really enjoyed it.

The story of why the killer is so sick started but for me it was one scene and never went back to it, so I was disappointed. The killer had so much control over the women in his lives it really pissed me off in a good way, I enjoy getting emotional over books. The feeling you get when watching a movie and you say to yourself 'why are you waiting, why didn't you tell someone, why didn't etc' oh Jean H really got me angry.

I wanted this killer to be found and to be tortured like he tortures others, but then again, he would have loved it..........

All characters were great and added to the thrill.

The ending was great though, I will definitely be picking up the sequel, Black Jack.

I give it a 4 - Great to the last drop

This one is for my Thriller & Suspense Challenge

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  1. I love the sound of this one! It sounds like a real thriller! It is going right on my TBR list. I'd have to say I like the 1st cover too. It's very eye-catching.

  2. Sounds like a thrilling thriller!! Have to check it out! Good review!

  3. Hey Marce,
    You really made my day! Thanks for the great review. So glad you enjoyed 'Ace of Hearts'. If I made you want to yell out loud, my job is done! LOL
    The 1st cover will always have a place in my heart because a friend and I came up with it, however when I changed publishers, alas, it was necessary to change covers, too. I think it went from macabre (like the story) to classic, like Hitchcock.
    'Black Jack' is waiting for you...


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