NetGalley Review: Murder In Missoula by Laurence Giliotti
Published: Sept. 9, 2015
Publisher: Chateau Noir Publishing
Genre: Murder, mystery
Review: ebook provided by NetGalley and Publisher
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Retired federal agent Joe Nicoletti is ready for a change. He dreams of a simple life, far away from Washington, D.C., where every street corner reminds him of his dead wife.
When he is offered a faculty position at the University of Montana, he sees it as a dream come true. A chance to start over.
He never dreamed he would have a second chance at love. He never dreamed he would become the prime suspect in a high profile murder case. He never dreamed he would be forced to undertake the most important investigation of his life. But dreams can turn into nightmares when there is Murder In Missoula.
A novel of love and attraction, both normal and perverse, friendship, sacrifice, ambition, innocence, dreams as harbingers of events to come, telepathy, clairvoyance, fate and destiny. All wrapped in a fast paced novel of murder and suspense.
I received this book via NetGalley to give an honest review.
When I read the blurb I really assumed this book would be up my alley to read. It took me a while to get into the book and even then at 51% in I wanted to put it down. It just was very slow pace for me and the fact that we know the killer before hand really surprised me and I was not impressed with that.
I didn't really feel anything for the characters at all as they felt very dull and just one dimensional.
I wanted more background on everything within the story from the other murders that have occurred to exactly while the serial killer that is Missoula started his killing. He seemed creepy enough but I didn't think because of the background he had as a kid would make him kill but hey who knows.
Now Nicoletti is a suspect within this case because he was the last person to see her alive and evidence points to him so it is up to him to solve this case before he gets behind bars. Now I did enjoy the fact that he never gave up and had a lot of interesting ideas as to who was behind it, but it felt predictable. The way the cops handled the case with having Nicoletti be involved was not something I was expecting and though that was very weird.
There is not really much for me to say about this book but that it may be for you as it wasn't much for me.
Laurence Giliotti is a retired law enforcement officer. He has served as a uniformed police officer, a detective, and a criminal investigator within the U.S. Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security.During his thirty year career he has investigated all manner of crime; from petty theft, burglary, and armed robbery, to art and antiquities theft, narcotics and weapons trafficking, kidnapping, terrorism and homicide. He has worked both domestically and internationally.
He holds a B.A. in Literature, a M.S. in Justice, Law and Society and is a member of the Mystery Writers of America and the Harvard Associates in Police Science.