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Bad Moon Rising

Bad Moon Rising SEMI FINALIST IN THE KINDLE BOOK REVIEW COMPETITION Bad Moon Rising is a dark psychological thriller Brought up believing sex is the devil s work a killer only finds release once he has saved his

  • Title: Bad Moon Rising
  • Author: Frances di Plino
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 331
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • SEMI FINALIST IN THE KINDLE BOOK REVIEW COMPETITION 2012Bad Moon Rising is a dark psychological thriller.Brought up believing sex is the devil s work, a killer only finds release once he has saved his victims souls Abiding by his vision, he marks them as his A gift to guide his chosen ones on the rightful path to redemption.Detective Inspector Paolo Storey is out to stoSEMI FINALIST IN THE KINDLE BOOK REVIEW COMPETITION 2012Bad Moon Rising is a dark psychological thriller.Brought up believing sex is the devil s work, a killer only finds release once he has saved his victims souls Abiding by his vision, he marks them as his A gift to guide his chosen ones on the rightful path to redemption.Detective Inspector Paolo Storey is out to stop him, but Paolo has problems of his own Hunting down the killer as the death toll rises, the lines soon blur between Paolo s personal and professional lives.

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    1. This is the first book I've read by Frances di Plino, but it won't be the last. Bad Moon Rising combines all the elements of outstanding crime fiction--an imperfect protagonist, a vicious murderer and a supporting cast of characters who are as real as your next door neighbor. But what makes this a 5-star book is the writing. Di Plino is a pro. There's not a word out of place and the plot leaves you guessing the murderer's identity to the very end. You'll suffer with her protagonist's messed up p [...]

    2. 'He marked them only to save them, not for his own pleasure.'Detective Inspector Paolo Storey is on the trail of a killer. As we meet him he is 'mad at the world in general, and justice in particular.' Several women's bodies are found on his patch and he is trying to piece together any clues to the killer's identity, but there is little left behind. His new partner, DS Dave Johnson, seems to have somewhat outdated attitudes to women and Storey tries to get a handle on this. We are also introduce [...]

    3. Someone who I trust and respect recommended this read. At first I was not convinced it was something that I would enjoy. But, I gave it a bash. Agreed it isn’t light reading, but I couldn’t put it down. I had to force myself not to speed read. (I have a dreadful habit of peeking down the page when I am reading an exciting passage). DI Storey and his apparently misogynistic sergeant are investigating grisly murders. The DI is a troubled soul and insights into his frustrating personal life, pu [...]

    4. I found it hard to put this fast-paced, intriguing, crime thriller down. The author explores grim issues with a deft hand, and we can even empathize with the brutal killer. The darkness of the crimes at the heart of the novel is softened by the warmth and humanity of the investigating officer, DI Paolo Storey. The sprinkling of hints and the whiff of red herrings kept me absorbed until the final, harrowing conclusion. The twist is unexpected, the story original and I look forward to the next one [...]

    5. This crime novel is a page turner. Anyone picking it up will fly through it - they'll be so desperate to find out what's really going on. The plot is a satisfying, twisty-turny mystery and the novel introduces a fascinating new addition to crime detectives in Paulo Storey, our damaged hero. I sincerely hope this is the first in a long series and recommend it highly.

    6. Bad moon Rising by Frances di plino. One more soul is safe. Brought up believing sex is the devil’s work, a killer only finds release once he has saved his victims’ souls. Abiding by his vision, he marks them as his. A gift to guide his chosen ones on the rightful path to redemption. Detective Inspector Paolo Storey is out to stop him, but Paolo has problems of his own. Hunting down the killer as the death toll rises, the lines soon blur between Paolo’s personal and professional lives.An a [...]

    7. Bad Moon Rising is a strongly written psychological crime thriller. The author successfully pulls the reader into the story from the onset and maintains a sense of urgency throughout.Paolo Storey is the lead detective investigating a serial killer who is targeting local prostitutes. He is a man who is facing his own personal emotional trauma yet is obsessed with solving the murders. I found him to be a character who I felt great empathy and compassion for. I totally enjoyed the character of Barb [...]

    8. Bad Moon Rising by Frances di Plino is a dark, psychological cop thriller which centres on the handsome and justice driven Detective Inspector Paolo Storey. As multiple women keep turning up dead, Paolo has to race to find the killer with the help of his friends and colleagues.The book is very well written, complete with a brilliant mixture of danger, thrill and mystery, as well as believable characters that keep you invested in the story as it plays out. I enjoyed each character’s back story, [...]

    9. The subject matter of Frances di Plino’s novel, Bad Moon Rising, is disturbing. This is one of those sinister psychological thrillers that, even though it can hardly be described as an ‘enjoyable’ read, is nevertheless totally gripping.DI Paolo Storey and his sidekick, Dave Johnson investigate a series of gruesome crimes and one of those suspected is someone Storey used to know and greatly dislikes. But he isn’t the only suspect. Storey’s own daughter is getting too close for comfort w [...]

    10. I found this an excellent crime thriller. It was packed with opportunities for me to make assumptions which turned out to be wrong by the time I got to the last pages. Human frailties are exposed – those of the murderer, his victims and those of the investigating officers – sometimes in a sympathetic manner and at others with candid frankness. The novel’s pace is consistently good and engaged my interest throughout; the skilful interweaving of secondary characters and sub-plots something m [...]

    11. Bad Moon Rising is the story of Paolo Storey, a D.I. (detective investigator) who is investigating a series of gruesome murders. The story starts out quite vivid and dark, with a prostitute's murder by a man who believes he's doing the Lord's work. We follow DI Storey and his partner, Dave, as they try to track down this killer. I love a good thriller, and there are parts of this book that do not disappoint. The author is quite adept at giving the reader enough information to keep them believing [...]

    12. I almost never read thrillers, much less dark psychological ones. The older I get the more squeamish, and I find that reading about grusome murder doesn't sit well with me. Bad Mooon Rising doesn't pull any punches either. The book opens right into the viewpoint of a serial killer, in the midst of a grisly crime. We follow the murderer through the book too, and several more unpleasantly graphic crimes. However, the violence is never gratituous, the characters--even the murderer--are, without fai [...]

    13. Excellent. Frances de Plino takes command of the characters, the plot and the narrative in a measured, masterful way. The blurb and earlier reviewers have succinctly encapsulated the plot. I’ll simply add that DI Paolo Storey will gain lots of fans by the simple device of reading Terry Pratchett! This book can be read on several levels. It’s a graphic, grim psychological thriller, a police procedural foray into the dark recesses of a destabilised killer, and it depicts a view of social break [...]

    14. I wasn't sure I was going to like this. I have a problem with violence against women. However, while Frances di Plinio is unflinching in her descriptions, she is making a vital point. Bad Moon Rising is a fast-paced thriller, with a complex plot to keep you guessing, but it's also an examination of gender roles and sexual politics. The men who display aggression towards women, either physical or verbal, are shown up as being weak, ignorant, or even plain psychotic.DI Paolo Storey is a man with b [...]

    15. I was offered a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. Bad Moon Rising is the first book in a crime fiction series (4 so far)featuring Detective Inspector Paolo Storey and his team. It is, I do feel I must point out from the offset, at times a very violent book. The perpetrator of the crimes is not a nice persont even close. The thing is though, for all the violence and nastiness what you have here is a very good story indeed. In his own way D.I. Storey is very much what you [...]

    16. Bad Moon Rising is a crime thriller and a good, solid read. It follows Police Officer Paolo Storey as he unravels the murders of a number of prostitutes.The story was very much in the vein of Mo Hayder in some places, and I’m sure I wont be the only person to read this who is put in mind of the Da Vinci Code. It feels like Di Plino has borrowed some ideas from different books and brought them together successfully.The story is clever enough in that it quickly creates a number of suspects for t [...]

    17. This is a tightly written, well-researched psychological crime thriller. From the opening page through to the final scenes, Frances di Plino guides the reader through a labyrinth of twists and turns in both the main plot and multiple sub-plots, all of which may lead to a potential serial murderer who is targeting the local prostitutes.All the characters are believable with just enough back-story allowed to permeate through the text, to leave the reader wanting to know more.The lead detective, Pa [...]

    18. I finished this novel today and flew through the final few chapters. When the plot got personal and the daughter of DI Paolo Storey became involved in a complex crime, it was clear the twists of turns of this gripping plot were about to reach fever pitch! I did find some scenes hard to read, and this is certainly not a light read in parts, but there are enough elements of a gritty detective drama here to keep every reader hooked till the final page. The author creates believable characters in DI [...]

    19. If you wake up early on a weekend morning and your first thought is, "Great, now I'll have time to finish my book today!" instead of "Please, please, please, let me get back to sleep!" I think you know you're onto a winner. This book was compelling from beginning to end. The main character, Detective Inspector Paolo Storey, is certainly not without his flaws, but he is a lovable character. He has the right mix of humour, sarcasm and love for his family to be respected by the reader. The great th [...]

    20. Upon reading the first chapter of this book, I did wonder if I was actually going to be able to carry on. Crime thrillers are not really my thing and graphic scenes, especially if they involve children, are a huge turn off. I'm glad to say, however, that di Plino only ever tells us what we need to know, there is nothing gratuitous about it at all. What there is, is plenty of red herrings, which keep you guessing all the way through. I actually surprised myself and guessed the killer and the reas [...]

    21. Paolo Storey is on the face of it a typical fictional detective. He has an estranged wife, a troubled teenage daughter, a sergeant who's related to the Chief Constable and an incipient relationship with a pathologist. So far, so unexceptional. Where Paolo differs from most other fictional DIs though is in his background. A lapsed Catholic, still tied in many ways to the religion of his youth, he is drawn into a mystery involving four old schoolfriends.One of the former acqaintances is a Priest, [...]

    22. A shocking, perverted story, and not a book I would normally read. But it is written with emotion and considerable skill.Just when the tortured violence reaches disgusting proportions, it is tempered by the stereotypical policemen going about their detection duties.Brutally mutilated corpses multiply at alarming speed, and suspect piles upon suspect, while DI Paulo and his sidekick David struggle to keep up with events, and solve their respective personal problems. Then there is a subtle change, [...]

    23. This book was given to me by the author, who requested a review.This is a well-written book and the character of Paolo Storey is well developed. I should have liked it more than I did; it deserved to be liked more. Unfortunately, I found it predictable. By the time I was halfway through the book, I felt like I'd already finished it, so I found it difficult to keep reading. I did keep reading, hoping to be surprised, but finished without experiencing that moment of oh no - I never saw that coming [...]

    24. I don't usually read this genre but despite that I found Bad Moon Rising to be an entertaining book. The character of Paolo Storey is intrinsically human; an accomplished detective, a flawed father, a failed husband. He is joined by a cast of characters, each as well developed. A strong plot draws the reader along, offering teasers and red herrings, drip feeding clues and back story in carefully metered doses. The conclusion of course, will reveal the identity of the culprit, but there is someth [...]

    25. I really enjoyed this book. The characters all have flaws. They are real human beings. This is a story of a serial killer who murders prostitutes in the name of God. It all has to do with his upbringing. His mother was against sex and would punish her helf with a flogging whip with studs if she felt aroused and taught her son to do the same thing. Now he is on a mission with the Lord to save the souls of all the prostitutes. It is an eery tale and some twists and turns then the ending was a surp [...]

    26. This first in the series of D.I. Paulo Storey novels by Frances Di Plino is an un-put-downable read. Gritty and slightly gory in parts, you will want to know who is doing the serial killing in Bradchester. A believable main character, and his assistant, who is as moody as Paulo, who try and unravel the clues to the mystery.You won't have a clue who the murderer is until the end of the story. Would recommend this book, now I'm reading the next two in the series.

    27. This was thrilling - I finished the whole book in one sitting. I honestly didn't expect or predict the identity of the murderer, and I was glad that things actually worked out differently to how I'd expected them to (the story would have been clichéd had they ended up as I was suspecting!). Definitely recommended if you like crime/thriller stories.

    28. Some books take a few pages to get going but this one hit the ground running and hooked me in from the first page. The details of the violence used are quite graphic at times but are not gratuitous in any way. It is a real page turner and left me wanting to read more about D I Poalo Storey.

    29. A dark psychological thriller, this is the first book featuring DI Paolo Storey."Brought up believing sex is the devil’s work, a killer only finds release once he has saved his victims’ souls. Abiding by his vision, he marks them as his. A gift to guide his chosen ones on the rightful path to redemption. Detective Inspector Paolo Storey is out to stop him, but Paolo has problems of his own. Hunting down the killer as the death toll rises, the lines soon blur between Paolo’s personal and pr [...]

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