Title: Kill the Angel
Author: Sandrone Dazieri
Genre: Thriller, Suspense
Source: Free ARC from Scribner
Rating: 5 stars
Note: As stated under the Source (above), I received this book for free from Scribner via NetGalley/Edelweiss. I pride myself on writing fair and honest reviews.
Summary: The tragedy that struck the train system appears to be a terrorist attack, ISIS has even taken credit for the destruction it caused, but Colomba’s gut tells her something is off. Though she is walking on very thin ice, one mistake away from losing her career, she can’t let it go. Against her better judgment, she enlists Dante’s help and together they find themselves following the trail of a killer, a killer who just happens to have connections to Dante’s past.
Review: It is no secret that Kill the Father was one of my favorite books last year. And I’ve been anticipating the release of this book for ages. While the feeling of this book is different, it is just as good. In fact, it might be better. Proof? Since finishing it, every night I’ve gone to read, I have this sense of anticipation about Kill the Angel…and then I realize that I finished it already and I have to read something else (gasp!). And this wasn’t a particularly short book, so it isn’t that it wasn’t long enough. It just fed a part of me that needed feeding, I guess. And I’m hungry for more. 😉
This is a series (and author!) I rave about, and I don’t rave a lot. There is just something so compelling about the characters and the storyline, but I struggle to articulate why that is so. Colomba and Dante are so beautifully broken. Watching them work through their inner demons individually, gathering strength and support from each other, patching each other up through their friendship. And then there is the secret of Dante’s past, a thread that runs through each of the books, each offering a clearer picture about some things while muddying others, and the desire to know what really happened is so strong, it’s palpable. And the main plot of each book is well thought out and gripping. All around brilliant.
If you loved Kill the Father, I have to tell you that Kill the Angel isn’t as…thrillery. The pace isn’t as intense. It’s more methodical, more information-driven, certainly more character driven. It is, however, just as gruesome (which is not overly so, for me), and at least equally as brilliant and entertaining. My singular complaint is that there is no way the next book (there HAS to be a next book) is coming out soon enough to satisfy me. I’m hoping that 2019 will bring the next installment, and I’m putting it on my Most Anticipated Books of 2019 list right now.