Forgive Me, Alex Blog Tour/ Review: Forgive Me, Alex by Lane Diamond
Tony Hooper stands in
shadow across the street, one amongst many in the crowd of
curiosity-hounds gathered to watch a monster's release. Seventeen years
after Mitchell Norton, "the devil," terrorized Algonquin, Illinois on a
spree of kidnapping, torture and murder, the authorities release the
butcher from psychiatric prison.
(Synopsis from Goodreads)
Tony longs to charge across the
street to destroy Norton—no remorse—as if stepping on a cockroach. Only
sheer force of will prevents his doing so.
"The devil" walks the world again. What shall Tony do about it? Aye, what indeed.
all, this is what Tony does. It's who he is. "The devil" himself long
ago made Tony into this hunter of monsters. What a sweet twist of fate
this is, that he may still, finally, administer justice.
Will FBI Special Agent Linda Monroe stop him? She owes him her life, so how can she possibly put an end to his?
Hooper and Mitchell Norton battle for supremacy, with law enforcement
always a step away, in this story of justice and vengeance, evil and
redemption, fear and courage, love and loss.
So the story is split into two different time periods, one set in 1978 when Norton is having his trial done and then the other is in 1995 when he's released. This is my favorite kind of format because you can guess what's about to happen next but then it completely surprises you when you find out in the flash forward that it didn't happen. I hate it when this isn't done well, but Diamond does this flawlessly! It's really awesome.
I also like that it's centered around the killer himself and not focused on the whodunnit part which, no offense to the people who write and read that kind of stuff, bothers me to no end. I do enjoy it sometimes but when the murder mystery genre is flooded with it I don't like it. I like killer POV.
I don't want to spoil the awesomeness so go get it! It's a really awesome fast paced read, well I thought it was but if you want to savor it go for it!
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