I'm an immense fan of Crouch and Konrath. Some of my favourite books over the last year and a half were written by this dynamic duo of murder and mayhem. From Crouch's Desert Places and Locked Doors to their tag-team efforts which culminated in the epic thriller-fest Serial Killers Uncut.
Now comes Stirred, their highly anticipated conclusion to Crouch's Andrew Z. Thomas/Luther Kite series and Konrath's Jack Daniels books.
One of the main reasons I like these guys so much is because I know they're going to give me what I want and what I want is a satisfying dose of the thrills and chills.
Luther Kite is planning something so diabolical and heinous for former super-cop Jack Daniels (who is eight and a half months pregnant) that it will be studied and dissected in law enforcement circles and by psychiatrists for years to come. Jack Daniels is going to take a tour of Hell itself, as imagined by one of the maddest minds the world has ever known.
If you have read any of the tag-team novels by Crouch and Konrath, then you have a pretty good idea about what to expect on this jaunt. This isn't for the faint of heart crowd. Stirred goes where things are darkest and the human mind is at its most fiendish.
I enjoyed this novel very much. It was exactly what I hoped it would be and more. It was crafty and full of twists and turns I never expected. It really is the ultimate thriller, the pace of the novel hurtling the reader along a path towards a conclusion that will probably shock most of their long time readers.
And it has one of the best twist endings I've read in a long time.
If you like no-holds-barred, adrenaline pumping action and scares, get Stirred today!
NOTE: you can read Stirred as a stand alone book, but I won't recommend it. This story is truly epic and one that should be enjoyed to it's fullest. In order to do that you should, at the very least, read Serial Killers Uncut.