Dawn reviews Daniel A. Kaines “Slasherazzi”, published by Wilde City Press on 15th June 2014, and is approx 192 pages.
Recently promoted to Detective, Alex is out to prove himself and the Slasherazzi case is the perfect opportunity. Mutilated corpses are showing up across Tampa, and when the team discovers the newest victim was tortured alive, Alex becomes more determined than ever to stop the crazed serial killer before the horrific stabbings escalate further.
With the return of Alex’s ex-boyfriend and journalist, Vince, the investigation takes a dangerous twist: the killer starts showing a personal interest in Alex. Can he stop the murders and salvage his relationship with Vince, or does he risk letting both men get away?
First a word of warning, this book opens with gory scenes, and it continues within the book.
We meet Alex, who has been promoted to detective, and who is currently working on the Slasherazzi case. This case is getting bigger and bigger as more corpses pile up, and Alex is working all the hours he can to try and solve the mystery of who the killer is.
He has a on/off relationship with Vince, who is a journalist, and this has been the cause of many a break up between them. When the killer seems to escalate, it is then decided to bring in the FBI, who then think that due to events that occur that both Alex and Vince could either be in danger or somehow connected to the killer.
This is when Alex and Vince decide to investigate the case themselves, and then the story really unfolds. You then start to find out more about the killer, and what had happened to him in his early years. However, just when you think you know who the killer is, there is a twist and it completely throws you, and has you wondering if you are right or wrong. You will then be totally hooked, and will keep reading until you have finished, and wow what an ending ……..but, I am not going to give anything away, you will have to buy the book to read what happens.
Although this book was really gory in places, I just could not put it down. The way the author described what was happening, was done in such a way that you could picture in your mind what was happening (yes even the gory bits!!). If you love a great mystery book and don’t mind the gory bits, then this is the book for you….. I can guarantee you will not be disappointed. I will definitely be looking for more books from this author.
Daniel Alexander Kaine, born and raised in England, makes his living working as a customer service advisor.
Daniel started writing in 2009 to alleviate boredom while searching for employment. He started out writing a cheesy fanfic for his favourite anime, Naruto, in which he paired our hero with the gorgeous Sasuke in an Anita Blake-esque world of vampire hunting. To this day he still cringes at the memory of all that cheese… *shudders*
In 2010, Daniel finally worked up the courage to start writing an original story. Thus, the idea of the ‘Daeva’ series was born, and with the help of the NaNoWriMo boards the story became a reality.
Now Daniel has three novels and two short story out. He has many more stories in the works, and is working hard to avoid the pitchfork-brandishing horde who want the third Daeva book yesterday!
Being an out-and-proud gay man, Daniel’s main characters often fall somewhere under the LGBT spectrum, though he does not limit himself solely to stories about gay romances.
When not writing, Daniel enjoys curling up with a good book, and a glass of Jack Daniels and coke. His favourite genres include fantasy of all kinds – particularly paranormal and urban fantasy – crime and M/M romance. He also has a fatal love for video games and can often be seen pretending to be a giant cow with super healing powers on World of Warcraft, saving the world from Russian ultranationalists on Call of Duty, or slaying dragons on Skyrim. He also collects and paints Warhammer 40k models. Outside of the house, he can be found bowling, canoeing and running.