Work back five years ago and there were probably five or six authors I preordered their books. Names such as James Patterson and Harlan Coben were on the list. Authors that I had to purchase their books the day they come out. Now five years on there is only one on my list and that author is Chris Carter. So you might question whether this will be a fan letter to the author. Not so I am always harder on my favourite authors than anyone.
Having said that this is a fan letter as I simply loved Gallery of the Dead as I have all those that have preceded it. The story is engaging and horrifying in equal measure. I love the fact the author can scare us all with his horrific descriptions whilst still keeping his readers engaged with his character development. All the favourites are back in this novel complete with a couple of characters who have appeared in previous novels. The story is fast pacing and has twists and turns that you don’t see coming. This is another brilliant example of a horror/crime novel which I urge anyone to read.
‘Thirty-seven years in the force, and if I was allowed to choose just one thing to erase from my mind, what’s inside that room would be it.’
That’s what a LAPD Lieutenant tells Detectives Hunter and Garcia of the Ultra Violent Crimes Unit as they arrive at one of the most shocking crime scenes they have ever attended.
In a completely unexpected turn of events, the detectives find themselves joining forces with the FBI to track down a serial killer whose hunting ground sees no borders; a psychopath who loves what he does because to him murder is much more than just killing – it’s an art form.
Welcome to The Gallery of the Dead.