In Jeffrey Deaver's The Bone Collector, the first installment in the Lincoln Rhyme thriller series, don't read this novel in the dark. We're introduced to Lincoln Rhyme, a quadriplegic with ALS, and a former cop, he helped the NYPD track a twisted serial killer with a sick craving of bone. He kidnapped victims and then kills them slowly. It was up to Rhyme, who wants to end his life and die, and Amelia Sachs, a rookie cop assigned to CSU, to work together and discover who wanted to place blame on the NYPD. When Rhyme figured it out, he had a close call of his own, when there as a bombing in the UN building with a surprising twist in the end.
If you haven't seen the movie, the print version was a great thriller to read anytime. I cared about Amelia and Lincoln, when we've gotten to know the both of them in this thriller debut. We've cared about Amelia's heartbreak and novice experience as a NYPD cop and Lincoln's fight with ALS and wanting to die, while he helped solve this grisly crime. I loved the NYC location and central settings in this novel. This would make you shudder and cringe for the gruesome scenes and sigh for relief, when they've made some clean breaks. Great drama, excellent suspense and intrigue with non-stop action and plenty of mystery from start to finish.
Will you stop the bone collector? If so, grab this copy and bring a flashlight!
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