Tuesday, July 1, 2008

The Murder Notebook by Jonathan Santlofer

Nate Rodriguez is a police sketch artist who has a reputation for being one of the best. Not only does he have an uncanny ability to be able to sketch the pictures from an eyewitness account that does not amount to a whole lot but he is almost psychic when it comes to it.
Several murders have occurred in New York City that appear to be unrelated. Due to Nate's special abilities, he is placed on the task force investigating these crimes.
It does not take Nate very long to believe these murders are related. Then stranger things start to happen because more bodies turn up. These bodies are the killers themselves!
Now Nate's biggest challenge is trying to convince the NYPD that there is more involved here than meets the eye.
The Murder Notebook contains many sketches personally drawn by the author. The sketches add a great deal to the detail the author uses to engross the reader. This novel is fast moving and loaded with suspense. What really makes this book interesting is the way the author has combined his two talents - art and writing. Readers will admire Nate Rodriguez for his ability to be able to recreate a person's face from very few details and then take it to the next level by putting the entire puzzle together. The book has an interesting subplot involving the death of Nate's father, a policeman who was killed on the job. Nate has not come to terms with the death. Be sure to add The Murder Notebook to your reading list. If you are a reader who likes a suspense story that will make you sit there and try to analyze the outcome, The Murder Notebook is the novel for you. I highly recommend it.
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