Hell by Hilary Norman
(Sam Becket Mysteries)

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The new Detective Sam Becket novel - The small red box wrapped in white ribbon seems innocent enough, but it protects a bloody secret – a human heart. When this gruesome package is discovered in a dinghy tied to the dock next to the house Detective Sam Becket shares with his wife, Grace, and their young son, he realizes that it can only mean one thing – Cal the Hater, the psychotic killer who has haunted his family for years, has returned . . .
 

About Hilary Norman

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Hilary Norman s first novel, In Love and Friendship, was a New York Times best-seller. She has travelled extensively throughout Europe, lived for a time in the US, and now lives with her husband in London.
 
Published March 1, 2012 by Severn House Digital. 256 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The inside story of an ordinary flier, from the moment he decided to go into aviation in 1917, until he is shot down in Germany, eventually gets out, is in hospital at Allerey, runs away to Paris, is sent down to Tours Aviation Center, and returns to Paris with his adored sister.

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With the entire preachy Becket clan hunkered down together and Sam struggling to play bad cop against Cal, it’s hard to find a sympathetic character in the fray, especially as some of the stakes for some of the suspense sequences are too low to encourage much buy-in to the cast members.

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GLORIA NAYLOR'S first novel, ''The Women of Brewster Place,'' which won an American Book Award in 1983, chronicled the plight of eight black women living in an urban lower- class cul-de-sac.

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At the outset of Norman’s contrived fifth Sam Becket thriller (after 2010’s Caged), a carefully wrapped human heart is found floating in the African-American Miami detective’s swimming pool.

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Open Letters Monthly

In his zeal to characterize the FBI as an drag on America’s ability to fight terrorists, he says this in note 23 on page 279: “On the basis of my own dealings, and those of my colleagues, with Mr. [John] O’Neill and all senior FBI officers, I am forced to say that, in my opinion, they did more t...

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I didn’t know what was going to happen, how it was going to happen or why, but I was riveted to my TV screen.

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