Sunday, April 04, 2010

Saving Souls, by Lucy Taylor

(pb; 2002)

From the back cover:

"Cass Lumetto's new boyfriend is behind bars.

"She's left her life in Manhattan to move to Canon City, Colorado, to be near him. To win his heart. To earn his trust.

"He was convicted of one murder. Now Cass wants to prove that he got away with another -- killing her college roommate. Cass thinks she's tough enough to handle it. Cass is dead wrong."

Review:

Less extreme and more succinct than Taylor's first novel, The Safety Of Unknown Cities, Saving Souls is solid genre work from a standout writer.

Canon City is heavily populated with socially-acquainted killers and stalkers, all equally sleazy and twisted in their varied motives and secret possible partnerships -- and at least one of them has focused his/her violent ill-will on Cass.

Fans of Jack Ketchum will likely enjoy this blackhearted, plot-screw-y read.

Worth owning, this.

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