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On the foggy streets of Seattle a serial killer known as the Street Butcher is terrorising the cit Note I won this book free through the Goodreads First Reads giveaway which in no way influenced my rating or review This review can also be found here book was like a grade A steak sandwich on moldy bread I hated the beginning and end loved the middle It started off very slowly which is an odd thing to say for a story that begins with a murder Larsen s descriptions of scenery seem like filler rather than setting any mood and slow the pace down But with the introduction of the character of Sara Garland the story becomes much intriguing The author s freuent use of flashbacks creates a disorientating effect that echoes and allows us to share the protagonist s experience of mental instabilityThe meat of this story becomes uick paced harrowing and suspenseful Larsen draws out the mystery and intrigue perfectly to keep us turning the pages But the ending left me cold and angry feeling even duped than the protagonist Perhaps it s my unfamiliarity with the straight mystery genre that led me to expect a few clues that would help the answer to whodunit make sense I felt the character motivations in the end were exceedingly shallow and unbelievable This book however voraciously I read it left me with a foul after taste Which is unfortunate since most of it was excellent

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Mania AUTHOR Craig Larsen

Y Newspaper photographer Nick Wilder is accustomed to seeing gruesome homicide scenes But when the When I read a suspensemystery novel I know I m into it and liking it when the author keeps me in a state of suspended tension throughout the book Mania had me so wrapped up that I started it shortly after dinner and didn t stop reading it until I had finishedActually I thought this book was uite a fun read and consider that this isn t my usual fare I think that says a lotThe main character Nick Wilder is a photographer for the Seattle Telegraph and is generally on hand to collect shots other papers can t get He was young when his parents died and came to depend on his brother Sam with whom he has always been very close One night after he and Sam were together in downtown Seattle Nick and Sam are attacked by a rough looking homeless man Nick comes out of it with a few injuries but Sam is dead Nick s a bit cloudy on what exactly happened and as you go through the book he continues to flash back on that episode as well as others that haunt him Nick s girlfriend Sara tries to ease his fears but he s still uneasy There s much to the novel but it s hard to summarize without giving away the showThe dark atmosphere of this novel is reflective of Nick s internal darkness throughout The author s writing and the level of suspense he creates will keep you reading It was fun as a reader to try and piece together events playing out in Nick s mind while trying to figure out what s really going on Don t let the flashbacks and returns to the present bother you they re necessary to the overall story and the author pulls it off so you won t be confused Actually I noticed that a lot of complaints had to do with Nick s flashbacks It s like if some people don t get a linear narrative then they find the book tough to read Well expand your reading horizons Overall a fun read that I can recommend to suspense mystery readers

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Street Butcher claims Nick's brother his latest casualty the case suddenly becomes very personal My copy of Mania was part of the Goodreads giveaways so I d first like to give a HUGE thank you to the author Craig Larsen for sending this copy to meI ve really agonized over how to rate this book In the end I gave it only 2 stars not because it was a bad book but because I felt it was too predictable That is to say that I felt like I knew who the bad guys or most of them were from the first page of their introduction so when they turned out to be the bad guys I wasn t surprised I really prefer a book like this to give me a jaw dropping revelation at the end where I think to myself Wow I did not see that one coming For the most part that wasn t the case with this bookI had a little bit of trouble following the timeline on this book One minute the main character was in the here and now and the next minute he was age 10 or 13 or whatever One minute he s completely lucid and the next minute you realize he s hallucinating I didn t feel that the lead ins to those time changes were done as smoothly as I d have likedOne thing I will say about this book is that all of my criticism aside it would make an excellent movie I could see what the author was trying to do but I didn t feel like it translated as well on paper as it would on the big screen I liked this book but I didn t love it I was expecting a nail biter and a page turner and that s just not what it was I would ve preferred to ve been really disappointed in the bad guys at the end but I wasn t at all because I didn t like them from the first page of their introductionsand yet I think I was supposed to like most of them Sonot a book I d recommend as a must read but not a book that I d tell someone to not waste their time on It was simply okay


10 thoughts on “Mania AUTHOR Craig Larsen

  1. says:

    What can I say here to urge everyone to try this book It was outstanding A brilliant debut thriller from a talented new a

  2. says:

    Rating a revolted 3 of fiveI don't think thrillers are all created eual I think this book is a thriller because

  3. says:

    Note I won this book free through the Goodreads First Reads giveaway which in no way influenced my rating or review This review can also be found here book was like a grade A steak sandwich on moldy bread I hated the beginning and end loved the middle It started off very slowly which is an odd thing to say for a story that begins with a murde

  4. says:

    When I read a suspensemystery novel I know I'm into it and liking it when the author keeps me in a state of suspended tension throughout the book Mania had me so wrapped up that I started it shortly after dinner and didn't stop reading it until I had finishedActually I thought this book was uite a fun read and consider that this isn't my usual fare I think that says a lotThe main character Nick Wilder is a pho

  5. says:

    Graig Larsen's mesmerizing thriller Mania may be a little disorienting for the first 50 pages He starts with a shocker and then moves from present to past and back in a way that at first seems random Yet every movement and every character in this suspenseful mystery holds a meaning Very soon you are hooked I thought I was following the clues and thought I understood where it was going but was pleasingly shocked at the en

  6. says:

    So this was a Spooky Book Swap with my friend where we each picked out a random spooky book for each other and have to read it by Halloween I ended up with this one due to last minute panic about the bookstore closing 😂I started off really intrigued There is a murder in the first chapter but our protagonist Nick here seems to have the worst memory in the entire world Therefore we must go through this book as Nick s

  7. says:

    Wow Without meaning to sound totally cliche this book is really uite unpredictable I thought it was going to be some typical psychological thriller where the main character suffers from blackouts and kills people; or where the events are really figments in the mind of a hospitalized psychopath It wasnt Once I'd

  8. says:

    My copy of Mania was part of the Goodreads giveaways so I'd first like to give a HUGE thank you to the author Craig Larsen for sending this copy to meI've really agonized over how to rate this book In the end I gave it only 2 stars not because it was a bad book but because I felt it was too predictable That is to say that I felt like I knew who the bad guys or most of them were from the first page of their introduction

  9. says:

    Mania is an interesting read Nick Wilder is a photographer for a newspaper he mostly photographs crime scene s But when his brother Sam is murdered by the Street Butcher Nick finds the case is getting to him in ways than one Hes not sleeping he has disturbing dreams and flash backs to his child hood Nick doesnt know what i

  10. says:

    If nothing else this book succeeded in 1 keeping me up way too late and 2 keeping me hooked There are some nit picky things I could get into but for a debut Larsen has really hit the mark He's done a great job with pacing and while there are spots where the flow is a bit jolting for the reader this is easy to overlook The

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