Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Apostle Rising by Richard Godwin (book review)

Detective Chief Inspector Frank Castle never caught the Woodlands Killer and it almost destroyed him. Now, years later, mauled by the press and traumatized by nightmares, he is faced with a copycat killer with detailed inside knowledge of the original case. He and his partner Jacki Stone enter a deadly labyrinth, and at its center is the man Castle believes was responsible for the first killings. He's running a sinister cult and playing dark mind games with the police. The investigation has a shattering effect on Castle and Stone. Dark coded ritualistic killings are being carried out on high-profile figures and the body count is rising. Castle employs a brilliant psychologist to help him solve the case, but some psychopaths are cleverer than others. The book has a unique twist, timed to perfection by the author. A dark, layered narrative with detailed psychological profiling, Apostle Rising is an extremely powerful noir crime story with a chilling dimension of horror.

Richard Godwin is a novelist and playwright. He writes dark crime fiction and his stories have been published in A Twist of Noir, Pulp Metal Magazine, Danse Macabre, Disenthralled, South Jersey and Gloom Cupboard among others. His play 'The Cure-All' has been produced on the London stage. It is a dark satire about a group of confidence tricksters using the New Age to rip off their greedy venal customers. His works in print include 'Chemical', in the Anthology 'Back In 5 Minutes', published by Little Episodes Publishing in February 2010, and 'Doll', in 'Howl: Tales Of The Feral And Infernal' by Lame Goat Press in March 2010 and 'Face Off' in Crime Factory Issue #5, by CreateSpace in October 2010. Richard Godwin received his B.A. at King's College London University and went on to receive his M.A. there with distinction in American and English Literature. King's College awarded him a teaching scholarship and a stipend for lecturing. He continued lecturing and obtained an MPhil in English  and American literature.  He taught in and then ran the English department at Davies's College.He lives in London and APOSTLE RISING is his first crime novel.
Richard Godwin's Chin Wags At The Slaughterhouse are interviews he has conducted with other crime and horror writers and can be found at his blog on his website here
http://richardgodwin.net/ where you can find a full list of his works.

My Review 
This is a fantastic thriller that makes you keep reading this book and it will have you on the edge of your seat the entire time.If you are into crime trillers then I think you will enjoy this one.
Richard Godwin is a awesome writer and I will be looking out for more books by this author.

If you want to buy this book you can do so at amazon.com ,

I give this 4 out of 5

*I have received a free copy of this book for my honest review.*

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