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My New Love for Thrillers

“I Disappeared Them” x Preston L. Allen Reviewed by @readblacknblog

The Periwinkle Killer, the serial killer, who displayed a twisted sense of this and biblical justice on his victims had me as the reader conflicted. The author, Preston Allen, writing style created complexities not only as you read this novel but also in his creation of this obsessive character filled with darkness and humanity. One would say how can darkness exist with light, but “the hunter” would suggest that he would be the prime example.

This novel, set in the urban south Florida, develops the characters as the reader learns about one, another one is introduced so that the main character is understood. Honestly based on the confusion of some readers prior to opening this book, I was wary of becoming uninterested in the novel because of how it was written. It was the total opposite, I enjoyed the style of writing, everything was written as in the third person, like narrative but not narrative if that makes sense. You know you have enjoyed a book when you start looking up more novels by the same author.

How can a serial killer display so much love in the same breath be the reason of so much death? Its like we see first hand ones struggle to battle demons that secretly has already won. The story took me on a journey that I didn’t want to end.

Race seldomly pokes its head out with interracial dating, the stigma of how parents desired to have their children date within race, and with the stereotypical white trash as trailer park statuses. The misguided learnings of the black female revealed that most times we are thought of as possessive, but why? Is it because someone is always taking from us? If race disparities, blood and gore, suicide, child abuse or any form of abuse triggers you then DONT read. If you are invested in a thrill then this novel is for you or if you need to get out of a slump then this novel is for you.

Favorite Line/ Quote: “ I read the results a minute ago. I wish I hadn’t read them. Poe Edgar Jackson is my brother.”


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