Shark Music

Shark Music By Carol O'Connell, A mutilated body is found lying on the ground in Chicago, a dead hand pointing down Adams Street, also known as Route 66, a road of many names And now of many deaths.A silent caravan of cars, dozens of them, drives down the road, each passenger bearing a photograph, but none of them the same They are the parents of missing children, some recently disappeared, some gone aA mutilated body is found lying on the ground in Chicago, a dead hand pointing down Adams Street, also known as Route 66, a road of many names And now of many deaths.A silent caravan of cars, dozens of them, drives down the road, each passenger bearing a photograph, but none of them the same They are the parents of missing children, some recently disappeared, some gone a decade or all brought together by the word that children s gravesites are being discovered along the Mother Road.Detective Sergeant Kathy Mallory drives with them The child she seeks, though, is not like the others It is herself the feral child adopted off the streets, her father unknown, her mother dead, their past a mystery During the next few extraordinary days, Mallory will find herself hunting a killer like none she has come across before, and uncovering the secrets that have haunted her all her life.. Shark Music A mutilated body is found lying on the ground in Chicago a dead hand pointing down Adams Street also known as Route a road of many names And now of many deaths A silent caravan of cars dozens o

  • Title: Shark Music
  • Author: Carol O'Connell
  • ISBN: 9780099505280
  • Page: 368
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Shark Music”

    1. i think i m being generous i think this book could easily get two stars and it would be okay yet i loved it for long stretches, and got turned off only towards the end still, endings count in the mystery genre, a book that weaves a very complex web but lets you down at the end is a seriously flawed bookis started losing me when the intricacies of the plot became so intricate that i started losing the ability to suspend disbelief also, o connell plays with red herrings and misleading confusing si [...]

    2. As posted in I got this book as a gift since it is known among my friends that I love Grafton s Kinsey Millhone and Cornwell s Kay Scarpetta So, I thought I d love Kathy Mallory Not I am aware that there is a series of Mallory s adventures I am aware that one needs to read a couple of other books of the series before rendering a verdict However, this book alone was enough for me to decide that I won t be reading another book by Carol O Connell In this series, Mallory hits Route 66 for two purpo [...]

    3. For those of you who have read the previous 8 Mallory novels, you will love this one in particular for the new insights we get into Mallory s life and history As far as the action goes, it does not disappoint The story once again has so many twists and turns that you have no problem being just as confused as Charles Butler is when he can t figure out what s going on and YOU get to hear ALL of the story and not just his segment I can t praise these books enough They are wonderful Laugh out loud f [...]

    4. Ninth in a series with Kathy Mallory NY detective, former homeless waif I prefer to start at the beginning and I heard this wasn t one of the best I will try again, Listened to it and found it fairly hard to follow, jumped around alot and had a lot of characters, may have been easier to follow in written form.Caravan of cars with parents of missing children drives along Route 66 where dead children are being dug up Killer is part of caravan, psychiatric priest knows who he is but wont tell due t [...]

    5. O Connell has set herself apart as one of the finest psychological crime writers ever Love is the death of me Detective Riker reads the suicide note found next to Savannah s corpse The gunshot victim is lying in his partner, Detective Kathy Mallory s apartment.Is it a suicide or a homicide Mallory has disappeared.If you aren t acquainted with Kathy Mallory, do yourself a favour and change that There has never been a character like her in crime fiction.Mallory is the most beautiful, most heartles [...]

    6. Read this through one night, and remembered, a long time ago my Dad said you can get by with hardly any sleep as long as what kept you awake was a good time I only regretted the lack of sleep a little Mallory elevates her whackness including chipped nail polish, begob , Butler s got his groove back, and Riker is just as entertaining and frumpy, with better skills displayed Didn t care for the FBI, which I m sure O Connell is perfectly happy with Wonder what the history is there The parents made [...]

    7. I enjoyed every moment of this ninth book in the series Skillfully written and intricately plotted, the journey Kathy Mallory takes in this book was much than a mere trip down the old Route 66, the search for a missing child was so much than the search for one missing little girl Highly recommend the series the revelations about Mallory continue to peel away the onion to reveal and of the character The cat and mouse game is multi layered and keeps you on the edge of your seat enjoying the hi [...]

    8. I am really bored with the trope in mystery thriller of the damaged savant detective This was the first Kathy Mallory I ve read, and it ll be the last Mallory is that damaged savant, and beautiful she s described as possessing a perfect face, whatever that means , and she is so out of control that no respectable police force would hire her, promote her to detective, or put up with her But she s nuthin to the FBI agent who is the true villain of the piece Oh, puleez.The authorial manipulations of [...]

    9. LOVED A true mystery, jam packed with suspense Deserves a 4.5 star rating really, but I am getting stingy with my 5 star ratings For the first time EVER, this book is one that I would read again Carol O Connell will be added to my top 5 favorite authors and I can t wait to start at the beginning of this series and get caught up.This who done it is also filled with historical trivia setting along Route 66 The female detective is the brilliant quiet, type that puts fear in everyone around I won th [...]

    10. I love this entire series but this one is a can t put down until you are finished book I forced myself since I bought this one and have a bunch of library books to read and I am trying to maintain a home life The main character, Mallory, is not your usual feminine detective She is a ball breaking b__ch The flaw in this book is the author allows her to do things Mallory would never do The plot is her following her father s journey down Route 66.

    11. Mallory reminds me of a tamer version of the female lead in the Girl With the Dragon Tatoo Mallory is a brilliant but haunted soul She is looking down Route 66 following letters her late father had left in letters She gets involved with a caravan of parents who have lost a murdered child I liked it a lot but found it rather intense since I had read another book in this series immediately before this one.

    12. This is the first only Mallory book that I have read and I found it to be quite good Although a little long, it was worth the time to read it I don t know where this numbers in the list of books, so I don t think I would backtrack, but I would read of these I ll have to try to find the next one in the series.

    13. I can t believe I actually finished this book EVERY character was like a cartoon character The story went on for ever, with implausible interactions between these cardboard characters I think the only reason I finished it was I didn t have another book to read I would never read another of her books.

    14. Thanks, April now I have another series I HAVE to delve into Mallory is an intriguing character and the writing is very good This title is not the first of the series, but actually a goo jumping off point I am going back to the first of the series now because my daughter just gifted me with a Kindle copy

    15. fascinating storyline murder within murder within Mallory is one of the unique characters in fictional detective works i have read but this one almost presumes you have read others The adopted child who came from nowhere has biological parents and it is the search for them along america s hghwy rt66 that shows a very twisted and convoluted serial murder plot line i hate to give away those lines when i review but the idea that the serial murder er can NEVER be identified in that it will do harm [...]

    16. This origin story for the Mallory series is fascinating and satisfying It easily lives up to the level of the previous books, and ads depth to the collective saga I always recommend reading a series in order whenever possible, and think it also makes sense here.

    17. Decided to give this best selling author a whirl Oops There I go again best selling and my appreciation go together uncommonly Plodding Heavy handed Hit you over the head stuff from my view Incredible in a bad way.

    18. The Best One YetExcellent Read the series just gets better and better Can t wait to see wait Ms OConnell comes up with next.

    19. An interesting and well written end to part of the backstory of Mallory, here we learn about her biological father.

    20. As a stand alone book, I d give it 2 or 3 stars part of the series it s a solid 4, maybe even a 5 I enjoyed the route 66 descriptions very much.

    21. Sarebbe inutile riavviare la vecchia querelle riguardo al fatto se il genere giallo possa essere o no annoverato tra la vera letteratura o debba essere relegato nella paralettaratura assieme alla fantascienza, al fantasy, al noir, ai thriller e via discorrendo La mia opinione , da sempre, che dipende da chi scrive Esiste anche molta, normalissima letteratura, ossia non appartenente ai succitati generi, che l unico posto in cui ti viene in mente di collocare la pattumiera.Prendiamo la Tamaro, ad [...]

    22. I went looking for a new Mallory story from Carol O Connell after reading Stieg Larson s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo because it seemed to me that he d created a character in homage to O Connell s Mallory I read the first few Mallory novels Mallory s Oracle to Stone Angel published in the US between 1995 and 1998 but stopped the series because I was burned out on crime fiction Still, Kathleen Mallory was an unusual and unforgettable character abused as a child and a gifted computer hacker as [...]

    23. I registered a book at BookCrossing BookCrossing journal 12549018What a way to complicate an unlikely serial killer scenario I have read far too many novels about serial killers that operate in such methodical ways that others can actually define what they are looking for and why In real life it is rarely that straightforward and the killers are probably as confused as we are Here we have another one a killer who has killed young girls and strewn their graves along route 66, starting many years [...]

    24. An abrupt beginning, although this might be because I haven t read the previous books Either a suicide or a murder in NY cop Mallory s apartment she s left, so her partner can only guess, and follow On the way she drives through the crime scene of another murder a body with a hand missing, replaced by the bones of a child s hand pointing onward And she and the book suddenly plunge headlong into an hunt for a serial killer preying along Route 66.Mallory s a hard woman, we know because everyone wh [...]

    25. FIND ME Suspense US Cont ExO Connell, Carol 10th bookPutnam, 2006 US Hardcover ISBN 0399153950 There is a dead woman in her apartment and NY detective Kathy Mallory has taken off in a VW Beetle with a Porche 911 engine to travel old Route 66 At the beginning of the highway, the intersection of Adams and Marshall in Chicago, lies a body with it s hand pointing down the road As Mallory is in search of her past, her friends Riker and Charles Butler, are after Mallory and join with a caravan of cars [...]

    26. The protagonist was hard for me to care about could be due to the fact that I haven t read previous Kathy Mallory novels though I enjoyed the way she wrote about Rt 66 you could tell she had done her research on the Mother Road Her search to find pieces of her father s life was okay, even though she kind of took off on a wild hair The bones of the children showing up along Rt 66 definitely kicked the book into a higher gear It was so sad thinking about all the parents driving up and down the hig [...]

    27. I don t know which Mallory book this is and I have read several of them This one is a good, solid read with a rather ambiguous endingKathy Mallory is truly a fascinating character and following her evolution over several novels is quite interesting One of these days she may graduate to real humanity.The old Mother Road Route 66 is as much a character as it is the setting of this book O Connell pays nostalgic tribute to the past in following the old road, where it still exists This was traveling [...]

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