Saturday, August 15, 2009


Pages: 499
Date: 15/08/2009
Grade: 5
Details: no. 1 Daniel Vartanian Thriller

It all begins with the discovery of a grave in a field. Detective Vito Ciccotelli and his partner are called out and find themselves facing the remains of someone who died of horrific injuries. Before the day is over, 16 graves will have been found in that field, with the assistance of archeologist Sophie Johannson, but only nine graves are occupied.
Elsewhere, FBI agent Daniel Vatranian starts the search for his missing parents from whom he has been estranged for years.
And all the while, someone is designing a computer game with a medieval setting, wanting his graphics of torture and death as well as the accompanying sounds to be as realistic as can be.
When all of these components come together, a terrifying race against time is on to safe one of them from a horrific death.
This was a great thriller. Horrifying at times, but also containing story lines that provide the reader with a chance to take a breather and get to really know the characters.
The dialogue was good, the characters well drawn and interesting and the pages turned themselves.
This was a very clever book and I'm delighted I at last brought a Karen Rose book home with me, and even more delighted there are so many other titles by her for me to look forward to.

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