A Novel

Book - 2017 | 1st ed
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William Fawkes, a controversial detective known as The Wolf, has just been reinstated to his post after he was suspended for assaulting a vindicated suspect. Still under psychological evaluation, Fawkes returns to the force eager for a big case. When his former partner and friend, Detective Emily Baxter, calls him to a crime scene, he's sure this is it: the body is made of the dismembered parts of six victims, sewn together like a puppet--a corpse that becomes known as "The Ragdoll." Fawkes is tasked with identifying the six victims, but that gets dicey when his reporter ex-wife anonymously receives photographs from the crime scene, along with a list of six names, and the dates on which the Ragdoll Killer plans to murder them. The final name on the list is Fawkes. Baxter and her trainee partner, Alex Edmunds, hone in on figuring out what links the victims together before the killer strikes again. But for Fawkes, seeing his name on the list sparks a dark memory, and he fears that the catalyst for these killings has more to do with him--and his past--than anyone realizes.
Publisher: New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2017
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780062653956
Characteristics: 374 p. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Rag doll


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Aug 19, 2018

This was an entertaining crime novel to read. It did not have the tell tale signs of being overly predictable in terms of a lot of crime/police novels. The characters were engaging though a little flat in other parts. But for a book to read in your downtime for the sake of just reading for enjoyment this was a good choice. The "who-dun-it" aspect keeps you guessing as you get to the end and it was a satisfactory conclusion. This book would be enjoyable for a crime novel fanatic but also enjoyable for those who normally do not get into them.

May 05, 2018

I was in love with the concept but not the execution. The characters were one dimensional and not relatable at all. There were far to many things in this book to find frustrating and not enough enjoyable bits. I cannot go into details without getting into spoilers. I just wanted to like it so much and was disappointed when it fell flat.

Feb 15, 2018

The novel is original, gripping and suspenseful. It kept me guessing, and held my interest from beginning to end. I hope to read more from this author in the future.

Jun 20, 2017

This book went off in all different directions, which I found annoying and convoluted.

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