The Boyfriend by Thomas Perry

March 11, 2013

I've honestly never heard about this author until now, but after I read this book I look forward to reading more of his works! I received a short synopsis about the storyline which immediately drew me in. After being approved to read an advanced reader’s copy, I immediately threw myself into the story!


It started off with the murder of Catherine Hamilton. After coming back from lunch with old college friends, she arrived at her place only long enough for her boyfriend to shoot her from behind and vanish without a trace. The police later learn that Catherine Hamilton was a high-priced escort and the amount of male fingerprints in the apartment could lead to dozens upon dozens of potential suspects. So the police put this on a low-priority case considering her occupation. However, after Catherine’s parents hire Jack Till, a retired LAPD homicide detective, to help them track down the murderer, he reluctantly takes the case (and a check for $100K doesn’t hurt!).


What Jack doesn’t know is that Catherine Hamilton wasn’t the killer’s first victim, and it doesn’t seem to be his last! Jack starts connecting the dots amount the victims, and starts traveling cross country to find this victim and stop him before another killing takes place!


Perry is an amazing story teller! Reading this book felt like an amazing thrill ride of a story that builds suspense so well it kept me on the edge of my seat through the entire read! The dark and dangerous world Thomas Perry pulls you into is wild & full of twists and turns. I look forward to reading more of Thomas Perry's books and I'd recommend The Boyfriend to anyone!



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