A Detective Sasha Frank Mystery (Detective Sasha Frank Mysteries Book 1)
by David Rohlfing
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Pub Date 05 Jan 2021 | Archive Date 17 Sep 2021
Greenleaf Book Group, River Grove Books
Detective Sasha Frank is on the case . . .
When bodies begin to appear along the Constitution Trail in the twin cities of Bloomington and Normal, Illinois, dedicated detective Sasha Frank is on the case.
Deliberate Duplicity follows Sasha’s attempts to track down the culprit—a calculating, methodical killer who glues open his victims’ eyes and poses them along a park trail. A complicated web of clues leaves Sasha and his team with more questions than answers. What’s the killer’s motive? How are the victims connected to one another? As the story begins to unravel, the ordinarily calm and collected Sasha begins to feel the immense pressure of the case. Will he be able to solve the mystery before time runs out and bring justice to all who were affected?
Deliberate Duplicity is an exciting and well-crafted mystery that will keep you enthralled and engaged until the last page.
Average rating from 9 members
A rather unique crime thriller.
‘Deliberate Duplicity’ deals with the story of a mysterious serial killer who leaves a dead body behind every ten days, a killer equipped with a strange and unbelievably neat method of killing. Passionate detective Sasha Frank finds himself entrusted with the duty of handling the case with little to no clue about the murderer and their motive. With no visible solution, the pressure keeps rising insanely with the body-count. Sasha Frank and his team, however, is not ready to give up.
This slow-paced thrilling book that provides the perspective of both the criminals and the investigators can hold the readers in its prison till the very end. Written in a rather unusual style, the story undoubtedly has the potential to steal a number of hearts.
The author did a smart job by letting the readers have a look at the story through the reprobates’ eyes since the perspective of the detectives alone in this case would have turned away a lot of people. The amount of details provided in the book really helps in creating a vivid and realistic image of what is going on. The style of narration is satisfactory, and the flow of dialogue is quite natural.
I personally believe that David Rohlfing did a much better job presenting the criminals.
Although the details play their own role in shaping the characters and the scenes, the author could still have spared some of those. The protagonist does not show up in the first fifteen percent of the story, and the way J’Quon McSweeney was portrayed at first, the readers might expect him to have a heavier impact on the story.
Shortcomings aside, it is a pretty good pick. Recommended for fans of crime fiction.