Sandrone Dazieri’s Kill The Father
At the beginning of February, Simon and Schuster Canada had asked me to participate in their blog tour for Kill The Father by Sandrone Dazieri which ran from Feb.6 – 10. With this being my first blog tour it was a unique experience. Here is my review for Kill The Father.
4 out of 5 stars
Bombs exploded, triggers were pulled and blood ran red.
A serial killer is defined as a person who commits a series of murders, often with no apparent motive and typically following a predictable behavioural pattern. However, what happens when a person strays from the norm, when a person has a distinct motive with a behaviour most unpredictable?
You have a rabid killer better known as The Father.
The Father watches in Rome, Italy. His feet remain many steps ahead of Deputy Captain Colomba Caselli and Dante Torre as they get to the bottom of a six-year-old’s disappearance. Little do they know this abduction is linked to a series of deaths and experiments done by a group of military with The Father as the leader.
Dante was requested to help with the case due to a similar situation. When he was a child, he too was abducted by The Father but managed to escape, becoming aware of The Father’s motives and his mannerisms. The Father is infatuated with testing on children who possess disabilities, confining them to small spaces and depriving them of food. Unfolding the mystery behind the abductions was a dangerous mission that involved several injuries and death.
Throughout the novel I admired Colomba’s character because of her strength. She would not let more experienced officers walk over her and would keep investigating, even when the obstacles seemed impossible to conquer.
The one thing I did not like within the novel, which might make this a more difficult read for people, is the detailed context. In order to absorb every event and supporting detail the reader must give all their attention to the task at hand. Any distractions would have prevented people from picking up key elements.
The style of writing was more advanced using a larger vocabulary and more complex literary devices. This added an authenticity to the novel through creativity.
The book keeps the reader captivated with intense action. The storyline in itself was one-of-a-kind with a creative plot I’ve never before seen in a crime novel. Even if the genre of crime or mystery is not your cup of tea, this diverse storyline will be sure to please any reader.
Yours truly, Biblio Virgo