- Title: One Kill Away
- Author: Alex MacLean
- ISBN: 9781493570515
- Page: 406
- Format: Paperback
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Halifax homicide detective Allan Stanton s walked away from his job to reconnect with his young son, until a killer starts methodically carving his way through the city s underbelly His ex partner needs help, and Stanton reluctantly returns.The killer is definitely working through a list of victims, and he s leaving cryptic clues at his grisly crime scenes Are they thereHalifax homicide detective Allan Stanton s walked away from his job to reconnect with his young son, until a killer starts methodically carving his way through the city s underbelly His ex partner needs help, and Stanton reluctantly returns.The killer is definitely working through a list of victims, and he s leaving cryptic clues at his grisly crime scenes Are they there to confuse the police Or is there something to them As Stanton unravels this shocking central mystery, he becomes the target of an unexpected enemy those next on the killer s list.
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My emotions ran from one end of the spectrum to the other in reading this book. As this was a new author for me, I really didn't know what to expect.There are several story lines running throughout. My first impression after reading is so much sadness. I felt sorry for all the characters even the bad guy. Detective Stanton has had enough of seeing the damage one human can do to another. His ex-wife has moved and taken their young son with her. He is now taking a few weeks off to reconnect with [...]
In my opinion, Alex Maclean's novel "One Kill Away" reinvents the police procedural. I don't make that statement lightly. Usually, emphasis in a thriller like this one is placed either on the investigators, the science, the killer or the victim. "One Kill Away" has found a way to perfectly balance the crime with the lives of all those who are touched by it. The gruesome murder of a gang member in Halifax, Canada, sets off the search for a killer, one that eventually brings together the character [...]
3 ½ *stars REALLYTHIS IS THE SECOND BOOK I’VE READ IN THIS SERIES AND I HAD THE SAME PROBLEMS WITH THIS ONE. I FOUND THE STORYLINE EXTEMLY DEPRESSING, I HAD A HARD TIME READING IT, SO SUPER SAD. IVE HAD MY OWN EXPERIENCE WITH BULLYING AND I FELT VERY SORRY FOR DAPHNE, HER MOTHER DIDN’T DO ENOUGH INVESTIGATING IN HER OWN HOME. I KEPT THINKING YOU’RE A COP FOR CRAP’S SAKE, USE YOUR DETECTIVE SKILLS. THERE WERE SEVERAL STORIES GOING ON AT ONE TIME IN DIFFERENT PEOPLE’S LIVES, EACH HAD TH [...]
Love Love Love!!!Very detailed and well thought out plots. (Several plots)I felt sorry for every character including SethThis is a must read
This is the second novel in the Allan Stanton mystery series which takes place in the capital city of my home province - Halifax, Nova Scotia. For me this was more of a police procedural than a mystery this time around since we know 'whodunit' from page 1. Author MacLean again follows the formula of telling us the story from both the police's and the murderer's perspectives. We learn more about Stanton and are also drawn into a very affecting side story about his ex-partner, Lt. Audra Price. Lik [...]
A fairly good read set in Canada that has homicide detective Audra working a particularly nasty murder case when she is confronted with problems her middle school daughter is having. Audra has to leave the case and the Captain has to call in another detective from his leave time with his young son. When a second murder occurs things get tense as they close on the killer. The only downside to this book is lack of proofing and editing. Too many simple mistakes break up the flow.
Keep the tissues handy!What a roller coaster ride this book was. I was not expecting to have my heart so tugged at when I started reading. If you are triggered by highly emotional, or a story that has an attempted suicide in it, then you should prepare yourself before reading this. Very well written, and very impacting.
Very good book it keeps you wondering what will happen next. It makes you not want to put it downI chose this rating as I really enjoyed the book. Very intense story keeps you wanting to read to find out what will happen
One Kill Away was an AMAZING BOOK!!!The second book in this series was even better than the first one & I cannot wait to read the next one! Alex MacLean is VERY TALENTED & he did an AMAZING job writing this book!
A different crime novelTold from the perspective of the killer and the police detectives. Well-developed, likeable characters; part of a series. Violent, of course, but not graphic. Some profanity, but not as offensive as most crime novels.
UnforgivableA just man has everything stolen from him. Hiss loss is so great he builds an imaginary family to love and protect. W hen the police fail to punish the murderers, he plots and executes his own revenge. This author writes beautifully about guilt, love,and loss.
Kept my interestThere was enough action to keep my interest. The characters definitely seemed real and made you feel for them and what they were going through. Hard to put the book down. Will definitely read more books by this writer.
I loved this book. I was hooked right from the start, I usually don't care for blood and gore, but it just entwined the main characters lives each with their own personal problems but yet all connected to one another.
Riveting read.Started reading this soon as I had finished Book 1. Work kept interrupting me but I persevered and am glad I did. The good guys won in the end.
SuspensfulFull of suspense, hard to put down. Keeps you guessing. Makes you think what would you do if you were in a similar situation.
Although the story line is some what unlikely to be true the author has a way to make it believable. If you are interested in the world of vengeance I say "go for it". By the way, there is a "subplot" that is note worthy for it is becoming a social problem that parents should be made aware.
Fran's rebiewVery good read. Excellent story line. character development and plot development. I read the entire book today. Be sure to read this one.
Crime novel with a heartThis is the first book I’ve read by this author and I enjoyed it. It’s really three stories in one and the author does a masterful job of pulling them all together.Detective Allan Stanton has taken time off from his job to spend some much neglected quality time with his young son. Not having read the first book in the series, “Grave Situation”, I was at a bit of a disadvantage not knowing what had brought Det. Stanton to that point but it was obvious that the even [...]
Losing his wife at the hands of 3 cold-hearted masked intruders sends Seth Connors over the edge. He goes on an old fashioned revenge killing spree. Finding and punishing the Corpse, the devil and the scarecrow!This multiple point of view novel allows us to follow the storylines of all involved. The 2 investigators, Seth, even the daughter of one of the cops. You get an inside look into the mind of a vigilanty, a tormented teenager and a mother torn between work and her family.This novel got to [...]
Another five stars for Alex MacLean although as before with Grave Situation it wasn't without irritating mistakes and I almost knocked this down one. However, I enjoyed the story again so much that I can't !! He has a third due soon but there's nowhere to pre-order it, sadly, or I would.You've got to love Allan Stanton-a great character. This was such an interesting tale. A couple of times my jaw hit the floor. He really knows how to keep you interested. It runs in tandem with his co-copper Audr [...]
Review: ONE KILL AWAY by Alex MacLeanAuthor Alex Maclean, who delivered a winner in his debut mystery, GRAVE SITUATION, does so again with the second in the Allan Stanton series, a lovely gory police procedural with characters who are among the best in crime literature. [I'm including some of the villains here too. Mr. Maclean brings home to us that although almost every crime, including murder, is committed for reasons of sheer stupidity and selfishness, once in a while there are deeper and mor [...]
This is a masterful who-dunnit involving the police and baddies. There's also three interweaving tales of families with loss being the main theme. The first family involves a policewoman, Audra, who is called out to investigate a brutal murder. A family drama leads her to hand over the investigation to a colleague, Stanton, who is trying to have time with his son. Stanton is used as the clue to the murders and the reason behind them. In good fashion, both Audra and Stanton have leave with their [...]
New author for me.New author for me.I liked this book in spite of the violence and amoral behavior of the criminals. It's hard to imagine real people with so little respect for life, and with only greed and power to drive their behavior. But that is the real world. If I could say anything it would be that the book left several things unresolved. If this isn't a series and these issues remain unchanged it would be very disappointing.
I was given an electronic copy of this book for an honest review. It follows along with the life of Allan Stanton, a detective from the previous novel called Grave Situation. I thought that this was well written and I found myself wanting to know what happens after the book ends. The story was well paced and the characters were well developed. I hope that the author is writing a trilogy because I want to know what Allan no spoilers, you will have to read the book!
This book was good and a very good follow-up to the first one tied loose ends up. Verywell written brought in some new characters with a good story line but still managed to tie all together with a door open to continue he with another book with same theme line if he wants. A good author.
freshcoffeeblog/2014/1"The little twist at the end blew me away and changed my perspective completely. Funny how a single detail can do that One Kill Away is gunpowder after the spark, definitely recommended for mature murder mystery lovers."
Great Continuation of Grave SituationI enjoyed the further story of Allen Stanton and his work. I look forward to the next installment. Keep up the good work.
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