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I read a book and now I am reviewing it. I was a bit sceptical about it, given that I am not in love with reading about people being killed. A new killer comes to light, one they call Silver Tongue because of his signature of putting silver spoons in the mouthand taking the tongues of the victims. He starts thinking about his past and from there the story unrevels into a literary work of art.

The chapters were just as I like them, short and sweet, which actually made me read much more than I would have any other time. The beginning chapters were not for me, honestly. I was already sceptical about it being a psychological thriller that having a dead body described and explained so that it can be forever implanted in my mind in the very beginning made me want to stop, put the book away, and carry on to the next book.

It actually took me a couple of weeks to go through the first few chapters. My sister started laughing at me about it because I used to take less than a week to read books as big as this one.

I wanted to find out who was the sick psycho that was Silver Tongue, and why he was killing the innocent. Every new theory that they came up with got my toes curling in anticipation.

Reading about how exhausted and how irritated the characters were about the whole case and knowing how desperate they were to find the merciless killer also made me desperate to find out who it was. I started to realise it later, before the main character did and I started tearing up, because that was the biggest plot twist that I had ever come across. I mean if it was possible, my mind would have exploded because of how mind boggling the anti-climax was.

I was at the point where I was sitting at the edge of my seat, biting my nails anxious. Until the end. Then I just wanted to burn the book because it could have ended in a much better way.

You know, in a happy ending kinda way. But all in all, I loved the book. If you are looking for something to keep you on your toes until the very end, then Messiah might just be the book for you. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

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Messiah, Boris Starling — Book Review

A stunning, shocking, wonderfully well written debut reminiscent of James Patterson and one that will catapault Boris Starling to the front rank of thriller writers. London is in the grip of a heatwave: airless days, strange steamy nights and a killer stalking the streets. Wealthy men are being murdered to some mysterious pattern, with no clues left behind, only corpses with silver spoons in place of their tongues Set against this merciless butcher is DCI Red Metcalfe, an investigator with a celebrated ability to get under the skin and into the minds of the deranged killers he hunts. But as the city swelters and the body count rises, Red's own tortured past begins to turn against him - and the city is safe for no one.


Added by 6 of our members. Messiah A novel by Boris Starling. Makes 'Silence of the Lambs' look like 'Alice in Wonderland' The first two corpses are found within an hour of each other. One man hanged with his hands trussed behind his back, the other beaten to death on his living-room floor.


Culture Books. Search Books. Crime and sci-fi recommendations. Starling's killer is playing out a gruesome religious schemata which begins with apostle spoons in victims' mouths and ends with a full-blown Last Supper.

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