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The Man Feared by Darkness (Rooker Lindström Thriller, Band 3)

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The Man Feared by Darkness by Pete Zacharias is part of the Rooker Lindstrom series, and the first book I have read by this author. If Mr. Zacharias's books were a drug, they would be a quick acting one, causing the reader to become addicted before they finished reading for the first time, as all you can do is sit there and devour the book from beginning to end, barely able to set the book down, even in the most dire of circumstances! The hypnotic power of Mr. Zacharias's writing scope is magic indeed, and to be able to experience the full force of his talent is a rare treat. Now, I have to go back and read the first two books in the Rooker Lindstrom series, but if they are anything like this third book, I will be in book heaven!

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I really like this series. Rooker is the son of a serial killer and it has impacted him all of his life.

After his son was murdered, his marriage broke up and he moved to Minnesota. Over the previous books we follow his life and his relationships especially with the local police force.

In this book, a murder takes place in California which has all the hallmarks of murders committed by a man that Rooker helped convict. He is asked (told) to go to California to act as a consultant to the FBI.

The story is good, the plot solid.

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This book was a great end to the Rooker trilogy. It finally wraps up the cases surrounding his father and his son. It had a good mix of bitterness, happiness, anxiety, and fear. I think I found a new author to add to my auto-buy list.

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I’ve been reading this series from the beginning and it’s nice to see how far Rooker has come since then. He’s one of my favorite characters. I’m sure that has something to do with the fact that I am sober. Maybe it makes it easier for me to identify with such a damaged character. Nonetheless, his character is written incredibly well. And his relationship with Tess has a stem of reality to it as well. Murder cases aside, Zacharias does a great job of showing how difficult the relationship can be between a spiraling alcoholic and a “normie”. (Even though that normie is now heading on the same path). It turns out that I was right about Meachum from the start, which only left us readers with a laundry list of questions. But now that the majority of those questions have been answered, where does the story go now? There is a whole new set of questions. Will this be the end of the series? I have a feeling it won’t be. I think there will be a whole new set of stories with new characters and alliances formed where enemies used to be.

Huge thanks to Thomas & Mercer and NetGalley for sending me this ARC for review! All of my reviews are given honestly!

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Thank you NetGalley for giving me the chance to read this book ahead of time in exchange for a review. You should read it!

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I’d been looking forward to this last instalment to what has been an amazing series of books, so when the author kindly sent me an advanced readers copy, I was thrilled.
It was so good to reacquaint myself with Rooker, a character I’ve come to love despite his tortured past. The plot and story continue where they left off and offer multiple twists and turns throughout that made it hard to put the book down. A must read.

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This was a really well done thriller novel, I was enjoying how good the story and characters were. The concept was everything that I was looking for and enjoyed how the characters felt like they belonged in this world. It had a strong story and I enjoyed getting to read this revenge element. Pete Zacharias left me wanting to read more in this series and other books by him.

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I really like this series. Rooker is the son of a serial killer and it has impacted him all of his life.

After his son was murdered, his marriage broke up and he moved to Minnesota. Over the previous books we follow his life and his relationships especially with the local police force.

In this book, a murder takes place in California which has all the hallmarks of murders committed by a man that Rooker helped convict. He is asked (told) to go to California to act as a consultant to the FBI.

The story is good, the plot solid. My only issue is that so much of the book revolves around events that happened in previous books which we are not reminded of what happens. I don't need a total recap but at times, I was lost.

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Another solid entry in the series with Rooker having to face the possibility that Meachum may not be the Madman after all. A series of similar killings raises the question of a copycat or that the real killer is still on the loose. The writing continues to be strong and the characters well developed which helps keep the story moving along at a strong pace to a satisfying ending which makes you wonder if this is the last in the series. If you haven't read any of the prior books, you should really start. It's a worthy series in the genre. Thanks to Netgalley for the free ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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I have absolutely loved this series! The Man Feared by Darkness is the third (and final??) installment in the Rooker Lindstrom series and it did not disappoint. Book two ended with a huge plot twist that left me with more questions than answers so as soon as I saw book three was available I snatched it up! I don't want to give away too much because so much happens in books one and two that are finally answered in book three. We get a really good look into some seriously deranged individuals and so much time is spent untangling the web that The Madman carefully weaved. I loved seeing Rooker's development as a character and seeing how he interacts with Tess Harlow after everything that has gone down. Overall, I loved the book and the series. I will absolutely be looking for more to come from Pete Zacharias.
Thank you to Thomas & Mercer and NetGalley for sending me this ARC for review! All of my reviews are given honestly!

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This was my first time reading by this author but was intrigued by the plot. I like a good mystery but I wish I had read the other books in the series first. And I do feel like it was harder to get into not being from that area or country. However, this book had amazing suspense and was hard to put down so I gave it 4 stars.

Thanks for letting me read and review early!

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This book was great! It had mystery that will keep you hooked until the end. Not to mention, this book is also very quick but satisfying to read. Overall the suspense in this book kept me on my toes and I would recommend it to anyone who’ loves mystery!

You can also find my review on Goodreads! :)

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