American Woman is a page turning police procedural and thriller about serial illing If you don t have a good stomach for these types of things you might want to skip this bookAlexandra Hemingway is a detective with a degree from Yale University She comes from big money When she was a child her sister was murdered and this led her to choose the field she is in She and her partner Detective
Phelps have been together for seven years and work well together as a team They are staggered when ten year have been together for seven years and work well together as a team They are staggered when ten year Boys Start Disappearing boys start disappearing turn up dismembered They try to find a rhyme or reason for this and are led to a fertility clinic where they search for the link Adding to the concerns that Alex faces is that she realizes she is pregnant herself She is in a good stable relationship but has doubts about bringing a child into such a dangerous worldThe book goes through lots of loops and turns and the ending is a bit over the top However I was engrossed in the novel and hated to put it down I enjoy good thrillers and this one makes the grade Robert Pobi s American Woman is a top notch procedural that s unfortunately marred by the over the top gore of the murders committed by a NYC serial The Unlikeliest Hero: The Story of Desmond T. Doss killer The writing s great the lead character is strong the pace is uick yet the disturbing descriptions of the mayhem performed on the victims can severely impact ones reading enjoyment American Woman begins with a couple of punks trying to carjack the wrong car It belongs to a female NYC detective who s not only tall and strong but is also prone to physicality and has no problem with for example nut shooting a suspect Anyway the car jacking is unsuccessful and we get our first glimpse at Alexandra Hemi Hemingway a character who in a perfect literary world would be the star in a long series of procedurals Sadly I m not sure that s going to happen Hemi s uite a presence though over 6 tall athletic Ivy educated from a well off family but not without family related problems with a tough recent history of losing a lover a fellow detective to gun violence and surviving an internal investigation into one of her shootings Oh yeah plus early on in American Woman she discovers she s pregnant and is having internal struggles on whether to remain so The grisly action begins with the discovery of the body of a boy in a local river whose feet had been cut off while he was still alive Others follow obviously the work of a serialiller The iller is eventually tracked down but he s been murdered himself and the illings continue The scale of nastiness gets ratcheted up with each but the detectives eventually puzzle out the connections between the victims and put protections in place for those who are expected to be on the iller s list However the murders continue The ending is a good one with a lesson learned by the detectives about eeping an open mind during investigations American Woman if you can get past the unrelenting gore is a nice piece of writing by Robert Pobi I ve tried to consider whether the book would have been as effective had the illings been toned down a bit Personally I think it could but Pobi was obviously going for shock value for some reason Oh well it could ve been a great one This book was provided to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest reviewThis is the second book I ve read by Robert Pobi The first I read was Bloodman which I absolutely loved I started reading Harvest with pretty high expectations and I m happy to say I wasn t disappointedFirst off the characterization of Hemi was perfect Hemi is a strong tough heroine who has no problem eeping up with the boys Since the NYPD is such a male dominated organization it was refreshing to read about a female police officer who was smart capable and the lead in the investigation It s a little bit of a pet peeve for me when a mystery novel has a female sidekick who spends the entire time recapping what s going on Hemi is sharp sarcastic and a little bit of a ball buster She s a uick thinker and very decisive As characters go I really enjoyed how tough she was and also appreciated that she had feminine issues to deal with ie her pregnancy Sometimes it was a little bit apparent that she was a woman written by a man but overall I was completely on board with her characterThe plot moved at a fantastic pace I found myself really eager to continue reading every night and had a really hard time stopping All the characters are so well developed and there are just enough clues scattered throughout the book to eep the D’un tempérament impétueux souvent borderline Alexandra Hemingway inspectrice à la section des homicides violents à New York a l’habitude des enuêtes difficiles Totalement impliuée dans son métier elle n’hésite pas à prendre tous les risues Son visage refait marué par de multiples cicatrices est là pour le prouver Le jour où l’on
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Series Criminal Minds Or LawCriminal Minds or Law Order come to mind with each small easy to read chapter ending with a plot twist that is just as addicting as the one before it It is so full of drama you almost expect a commercial breakI found this book unnerving in the best way creative well written and absolutely un putdown able A reader will uestion every character and will be proven wrong each and every time right until the surprisingly and utterly satisfying ending Alex Hemingway the protagonist is a heroine worth cheering for and you will The reader understands how simple it was for the iller to find and target his victims through the Internet and social networking which of course evokes its own level of unsettling emotions in the reader This book was a great introduction for me into the works of Rob Pobi and I will now be checking out his past and future titles I definitely agree with The Globe and Mail s reviewer who stated that Pobi is definitely an author to watch I hope Pobi gives us a little from Alex Hemingway Robert Pobi is a gifted writer and American Woman is a haunting riveting mystery that unfolds in atmospheric passages of inventive elegant prose The wind was dead and the Hudson was in one of those rare states where it looked like a gently rolling field of dark heavy oil Detective Alex Hem Hemingway discovers she s unexpectedly pregnant during a heat wave in New York City Around the same time a string of gruesome homicides occur and she s put in charge of solving them 10 year old children are being abducted and dismembered Yes it is a terrifying thought but the novel isn t exploitative or melodramatic and the subject matter only heightens the stakes and ratchets up the tension We soon learn there are links to a fertility clinic where only the rich can afford the treatments What is the relationship between the young homicide victims and the clinic At the heart of this swirling miasma of excessive heat and excessive wealth on the Upper East Side is a moral dilemma Should Alex bring a child into this worldAlex is a wonderful
series worthy characterworthy character a tough relentless detective Pobi carves out her world in big scoops of authentic detail The entire cast of characters has a pulse their dilemmas are real and Pobi dances artfully between grisly tragedy police dark humor and personal struggles with loss and griefThe plot twists and twists and Confessions of an Air Ambulance Doctor keeps on twisting wrapping tighter and tighter until just when you think you have it all figured out you don t Highly recommended Never Saw The Twist ComingA well paced mysterythriller with police procedural elements American Woman by Robert Pobiept my attention from the first page While providing plenty of clues towards the Mr. Jelly's Business killer s identity the plot twist was so unexpected that I simply overlooked it Definitely can t wait to read if Mr Pobi s work Robert Pobi s debut novel Bloodman was a jaw dropping mystery thriller about a violent serialiller with an indelible twist for an ending I was hooked His third novel American Woman is also a jaw dropper full of violence ends with a haunting twist and ultimately proves Pobi is a talented author His ability to 6 1/2 Body Parts (Body Movers, keep the reader riveted while also making them suirm in horror make his stories an exceptional experience Henows how to write a story that will haunt the reader for daysThe beginning of American Woman introduces the reader to Alexandra Hemingway as she Gökyüzü Mavi Kaldı kayaks on the Hudson River during an overwhelming heat wave Having just discovered she is pregnant Hemingway is in conflict like any woman faced with this life changing circumstance But when the six foot tall Hemingway prevents a mugging by breaking a man s wrist and shooting his accomplice with her own gun the reader realizes this is not any ordinary woman Alexandra Hemingway is a NYPD detective with a sharp mind a uick wit and an unusual pastHemingway and her partner the fatherly Jon Phelps are called in when the body of a ten year old boy is pulled out of the river His feet have been sawed off The story grows horrifying when anoth The Big Apple is in the middle of a stifling heat wave and a twisted serialiller is ripping through New York City with his sights set on children Enter Alexandra Hemi Hemingway a New York City detective who s tougher than a two dollar steak Can Hemi and the NYPD put an end to the bloodshedRobert Pobi can write one hell of a page turner His excellent pacing had me racing to the end desperate to find. Tant plus justifiée ue le prédateur à l’œuvre est l’une des figures du mal les pires ui soient Habituée aux noirceurs les plus effroyables de l’âme humaine Alexandra pensait avoir tout vu Elle n’avait pas connu le pireAprès L’Invisible Sonatine Éditions 2012 Robert Pobi nous offre un nouveau thriller cauchemardesue parfaitement cisel. Eader trying to figure out who the murderer is The topic of child murder is a very sensitive subject and while the descriptions of the crime scenes and the death is very graphic it s not as graphic as Bloodman Pobi handles the subject of child murder with tact and restraint which I appreciated I can t say enough great things about this book Just a note this novel has really short chapters which personally I loveI really hope this is the first in a series because I want a lot books with Hemi Robert Pobi is an autobuy author for me now He s an author to watch
Both Harvest and Bloodman are highly recommended Someone in New York City is murdering children It starts with aHarvest and Bloodman are highly recommended Someone in New York City is murdering children It starts with a year old boy a child genius who has already been accepted to Harvard It s nasty Corps Values: Everything You Need to Know I Learned In the Marines killing and soon a second boy the same age meets a similar fate Other than the age the only link between the two boys seems to be that they both came from well off families and attended exclusive schools The lead detective on the case is Alexandra Hemingway she s tall and attractive and comes from money herself but she has a street cop s attitude and a bar brawler s vocabulary She s supported by big Jon Phelps a gnarled old timer who aside from being her partner is also her close friend and mentor In fact as Hemingway is pretty much estranged from her super rich family Phelps is also represents the father figure in her life The two cops are the heart of this story particularly Hemingway The loss of her boyfriend to a violent end and the retribution she duly meted out in return has put a spotlight on her She doesn t feel under imminent threat from the police hierarchy but it has cranked up the pressure for her to get on top of this case uickly And then there s a third murder The nature of theillings here and the fact that the victims are children does mean the the power to shock is ratcheted up The details are pretty gruesome and in this regard it s not a book that will suit all tastes in fact at times it felt like a horror story than a police proceduralMy feelings about this book are somewhat mixed It initially rattles along a pace but in the mid section I felt it got bogged down and a little repetitive It s certainly intriguing in that there is virtually nothing for the cops to work with other than the potential links between victims there are no witnesses and a total absence of trace evidence but as the bodies mount up it all feels like such an unlikely scenario In fact believability is perhaps this book s biggest problem On the other hand there are some brilliant twists and I in no way worked out how and by whom these murders were committed The reveal when it came was a complete shock Clever very cleverThis book doesn t have the flow of Pobi s latest book City of Windows but I do think that in Hemingway the author really created a character deserving of at least one outing She s sassy and confrontational but with visible insecurities too I liked her a lot and would be happy to meet up with her again Pobi has good ideas and develops interesting plots and although I don t believe that his writing is as refined as say Michael Connelly or Ian Rankin I do believe he has something interesting to offer American Woman by Robert Pobi is a well crafted police procedural mystery in the tradition of Thomas Harris s Red Dragon Silence of the Lamb and the likes
of Rules of Prey by John Sandford In American Woman you are introduced to Alexandra Hemingway whoRules of Prey by John Sandford In American Woman you are introduced to Alexandra Hemingway who a determined tough as nails emotionally scared detective On the outside she seems invulnerable but the reader is exposed to her introspection and insecurities in ways that her closest colleagues in the novel are not Hemingway is a compelling character and one I would like to read about in the future The The Sun Shines Over the Sanggan River killer in this one is particularly nasty and the crimes are truly horrific definitely not for the sueamish If you read a lot in the homicide detectiveserialiller genre then you THIEME Atlas of Anatomy: Head and Neuroanatomy know that when a writer get s it right these novels are tough to beat Well Pobi gets uite a lot right In this one one of the best detectives I ve met on printed page matches wits with one of the worstillers ever You ll probably figure out the mystery well before the end but it s still worth the time Pobi is a uniue breath of fresh air but his writing is not for the faint of heart This novel is full of gore mystery suspense and good old fashioned and new fashioned too I suppose police work In Harvest a young female detective and her team are on the case of a serial iller who is ta. Etrouve dans l’East river le corps d’un enfant dont les pieds ont été sectionnés l’affaire s’annonce particulièrement délicate D’autant plus ue la presse n’hésite pas à consacrer ses gros titres à ce genre de meurtre et à venir perturber les investigations Lorsu’un autre enfant est enlevé la paniue gagne Manhattan Paniue d’au.