Saturday, September 10, 2011

Review: The Undertaker by William F. Brown

Title: The Undertaker 
Author: William F. Brown
Genre: Suspense, Thriller, Romance
Release Date: February 1st 2011
Source: Author
Buy the Book: Amazon

Curiosity can kill more than cats, but when Pete Talbott found himself at the wrong end of Gino Parini's .45 reading his own obituary, it was a mystery he couldn't leave alone. From the cornfields of Ohio to the gritty slums of Chicago, a bloody kitchen in a Back Bay townhouse, New York's Washington Square, and the nation's Capitol itself, the hunt is on. Someone with a penchant for sharp scalpels and embalming tables is planting bodies under other people's names, and if Talbott doesn't stop them, he and his quirky new girlfriend Sandy Kasmarek will be next on the Undertaker's list.

This book tells us the story of Pete Talbott, a man who after the death of his wife, takes refuge in his job. Perhaps his life would have continued like that, so monotonous, boring, and without any emotion, if he had not read his own obituary.  The paper says clearly that he, Pete Talbott died in a car accident with his wife, Terry. And that is not true, he is alive. Now he wants to discover who is behind all those lies, and Pete will find himself immersed in extreme situations he never thought he would be in. 

I must admit that this book grabs you from the very first page and forces you to keep reading until you finish. The plot is well developed, it's always surprising you with unexpected twists and situations that makes you believe you're watching a movie.  And the best of all is that the author makes it all fit perfectly in the end, so there are no loose ends. 

One of my favorite things about this book is that is a quick read. The story is told in short chapters with no long and tedious descriptions, and that makes it easy to understand and to enjoy.  

So, what can I say? I really liked this book, and I’m sure lovers of mystery and suspense will enjoy The Undertaker, which also has a good dose of humor and romance. 

Happy Reading! 

I really like it! 

Bill Brown is the author of six domestic and international suspense novels. "The Undertaker" is his first foray into e-books. "Thursday at Noon" is a Joan Kahn Book published by St. Martin's Press in hardback and Harlequin in various paper and foreign editions. It was reviewed favorably in the New Yorker and many other major publications. Beaufort Books published his first novel, "The Allah Conspiracy" in hardback. He presently has two suspense novels with his agent making its rounds of publishing houses, and two new novels in various strages of writing. He has also written four award-winning screenplays which won or placed in many national comptetions. One was optioned for the screen.
A native of Chicago, he lives in Columbus Ohio and occasionally escapes the keyboard with landscape painting and golf. He and his wife have traveled widely in Russia, Italy, Germany, the Caribbean, England, Ireland, Scotland, eastern Europe, Egypt, and Israel.

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