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Murder in Missoula

May 2, 2016
Murder In Missoula
Laurence Giliotti
Chateau Noir Publishing LLC
September 17, 2015
Net Galley


Description of the book:

Retired federal agent Joe Nicoletti is ready for a change. He dreams of a simple life, far away from Washington, D.C., where every street corner reminds him of his dead wife.

When he is offered a faculty position at the University of Montana, he sees it as a dream come true. A chance to start over.

He never dreamed he would have a second chance at love. He never dreamed he would become the prime suspect in a high profile murder case. He never dreamed he would be forced to undertake the most important investigation of his life. But dreams can turn into nightmares when there is Murder In Missoula.

A novel of love and attraction, both normal and perverse, friendship, sacrifice, ambition, innocence, dreams as harbingers of events to come, telepathy, clairvoyance, fate and destiny. All wrapped in a fast paced novel of murder and suspense.

My review of Murder in Missoula

This book creeped me out. We meet the antagonist in chapter two. So there is no suspense as to “who did it”. The suspense is in who Charles Durbin is going to kill next. The creepy part is when Laurence Giliotti lets us see the thoughts of this serial killer.

I was reading this book while on a cross country trip with my brother and his wife. We were camping in their fifth wheel along the way. I would read at night before I fell asleep. All would be quiet, then I would hear something. I could actually feel the hairs on the back of my neck prickling. More that once I had to get up and look out the window to make sure no one was there.

I think that the author did a good job with all the technical, procedural aspects of the story. I imagine all his years in law enforcement provided him with plenty of experience in police procedure. So that part of the book was great.

I don’t want to spoil anything for readers so I’m just going to say I think Joe Nicoletti would have done more to protect Marie-Justine. I get that this is a plot twist we wouldn’t expect, but I think maybe it wasn’t realistic.

I also don’t think that if Joe Nicoletti knew Dr. Kimba had a patient that he was suspicious about, he would have let Dr. Kimba keep putting him off. He would have pushed until he had answers. Maybe even break into his office and look through the files. ┬áBut that is just my opinion.

I liked the book. It kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. It was full of suspense and I encourage you to read it if you like a good suspense/thriller. Perfect for a rainy night when you are all alone.



About the author:

Laurence Giliotti is a retired law enforcement officer. He has served as a uniformed police officer, a detective, and a criminal investigator within the U.S. Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security.
During his thirty year career he has investigated all manner of crime; from petty theft, burglary, and armed robbery, to art and antiquities theft, narcotics and weapons trafficking, kidnapping, terrorism and homicide. He has worked both domestically and internationally.
He holds a B.A. in Literature, a M.S. in Justice, Law and Society and is a member of the Mystery Writers of America and the Harvard Associates in Police Science.



About Terry Houchin

Hi, my name is Terry Houchin. I live on the on the Gulf Coast of Texas with my husband of thirty-eight years and our two dogs, Miley and Shadow. I have two grown sons and a grandson. I am a retired teacher who loves gardening and reading. I am currently working on writing a novel.

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