The Resource The killing lessons, Saul Black

The killing lessons, Saul Black

Label
The killing lessons
Title
The killing lessons
Statement of responsibility
Saul Black
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When the two strangers turn up at Rowena Cooper's isolated Colorado farmhouse, she knows instantly that it's the end of everything. For the two haunted and driven men, on the other hand, it's just another stop on a long and bloody journey. And they still have many miles to go, and victims to sacrifice, before their work is done. For San Francisco homicide detective Valerie Hart, their trail of victims--women abducted, tortured and left with a seemingly random series of objects inside them--has brought her from obsession to the edge of physical and psychological destruction. And she's losing hope of making a breakthrough before that happens. But the murders at the Cooper farmhouse didn't quite go according to plan. There was a survivor, Rowena's ten-year-old daughter Nell, who now holds the key to the killings. Injured, half-frozen, terrified, Nell has only one place to go. And that place could be even more dangerous than what she's running from. In this extraordinary, pulse-pounding debut, Saul Black takes us deep into the mind of a psychopath, and into the troubled heart of the woman determined to stop him"--
Member of
Summary
In this menacing, unnerving novel, which combines nail-biting suspense with all the details of a police procedural, a damaged female detective offers the best hope for justice for the victims of a sadistic killer -- and for preventing more cruel, violent deaths at his hands. Or are there two monsters? Detective Valerie Hart, battling personal and professional problems, shares narrative duties with both a potential victim desperate to live and the killer himself. Fair warning though -- this series debut is graphic and bloody. -- Description by Shauna Griffin
Storyline
Pace
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10439410
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Black, Saul
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6102.L33345
LC item number
K55 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Valerie Hart novels
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women detectives
  • Women
  • Children of murder victims
  • Psychopaths
  • Colorado
  • San Francisco (Calif.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The killing lessons, Saul Black
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
898419057
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
392 pages
Isbn
9781250057341
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015017805
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Label
The killing lessons, Saul Black
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
898419057
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
392 pages
Isbn
9781250057341
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015017805
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.

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