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Homicide detective, Bruno Norcross, is called to investigate the brutal murder of a college call girl. This isn't just any other crime scene. Bruno has seen this scene before, only the last time, the killer got away leaving Bruno feeling as though his career is incomplete. Nobody escapes Bruno's grasp twice and when his nemesis arises again, it’s time to bring him in. A serial killer, only known as the Kiss of Death, is back, only this time he made a mistake. A witness, like no other, was left behind and this witness knows the victim better than anyone.
Rosie's stalker, Ashley Truelove knows everything about her, from what she wears to who she sees. The question isn't can Ashley help Bruno catch the killer, but will he? With meager and confusing clues, two known victims and time running out, Bruno realizes that the cost of bringing the murderer to justice will be paid in blood. With the police Sergeant on his back to catch this killer and provide justice for the death of his daughter, Bruno is racing against time. Kiss of Death only hunts occasionally and time is running out before he vanishes again. Can Bruno find the evidence to stop him or will he escape his clutches once again?
Jessica - Goodreads
The plot moves along fairly quickly, keeping the audience guessing about the ending (which I am mad at myself for not figuring out!)
This novel is for a more mature audience, as it does contain violent images, inappropriate language, and disturbing material. That being said, the violence and language doesn’t overpower the plot, but rather compliments it. Robert does a solid job of developing his characters in their respective chapters, as well as the secondary characters he includes. It was easy to discern between characters and follow their actions.
I would recommend ‘Kiss of Death’ to readers who like murder mysteries filled with plot twists. The ending of this novel makes the read worthwhile.
The beginning chapters introducing the characters were a bit slow for me, but once the background was laid it moved at a good pace. The suspense started at the beginning of the book and carried throughout the novel, ending with a total surprise. The deaths at the end were a bit much for my taste but all in all, I did enjoy the book and recommend it to others.