Book Reviews

Review: Death of a Murderer by Rupert Thomson

Death of a Murderer by Rupert Thomson
Series: N/A
Genre: Mystery | Crime
Length: 256 pages
Published on 2nd April 2007 by Bloomsbury Publishing
Purchase: Amazon | B&N | TBD | Waterstones | WHSmith
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Copy borrowed from my college book club.

After decades in prison for crimes gruesomely familiar to everyone in England, a murderer has finally died of natural causes, no less notorious in death than she was in life. Billy Tyler, a career policeman, has been assigned the task of guarding her body in the hospital morgue.
But alone on a graveyard shift his wife begged him not accept, Billy has occasion to contemplate the various turns his life has taken and to discover why it is that on this dark night of the soul the reviled murderer seems to speak to him directly. Death of a Murderer is a gripping novel of crime, punishment, fear, and temptation.

What started off as a book that had a bit of promise, turned into a drab story of any ordinary man who’s marriage is going down the drain a little.

I couldn’t finish this book as it was boring and couldn’t keep my attention but I have skimmed through everything after reading half of it hoping something would stand out and make an impression on me, unfortunately nothing did and my life would have been much better if I’d never picked this book up.

1 stars / 5 stars

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