THE OLYMPUS KILLER BY LUKE CHRISTOPOULUS
A THRILLER OF MURDER MAYHEM AND MISERY
I plop on the white beach basking in the Greek sun…Whack! I butt against an eagle spread woman spilling her life as red as the pomegranate stuck…
Luke brings the reader to an almost hypnotic state even with the snap pacing of his living words….
The author’s timing – perfect – succeeds in settling the reader into his serene scene, heart rate slows…Jumping jesus…your heart beats out of your chest.
I guarantee this story brimming with all the elements of a thrilling ride with a smattering undertone of a noir detective novel provides entertainment from good food, halcyon scenery to gruesome murder. A quick page turner.
The reader willingly follows the ‘tragic past’ dick, Captain Papacosta and his long gam partner, Ioli Cara. She equals and compliments his determination as they chase the present day slayer.
Although you might think you don’t have the stomach for it, you’ll lick your lips tasting the Greek dishes delicious in description. The reader hops the Greek islands to find the killer regardless of the lingering distaste of his tortuous mind.
The author shows inexplicable Writing skill in painted scenes and more with a stroke of a word or few. You’re pulled into the action or a Greek dish, whether a morsel or a laid out feast of food or horror.
Luke entwines these two elements seamlessly in the development of the plot. You’re deep in a discovery, a chase or back story. His character description, at times coloured with a tinge of emotional reveal never interrupts the energetic journey nor the rapid cadence in the narrative. Luke’s to the point dialogue moves the story forward as Papacosta and Cara seek the Greek killer before another kill. Greek mythology the mentor of the grotesques murderer’s mind is shown in the desecrated bodies.
The author builds the main characters weaving them seamlessly with the plotting of a great story; even when he steps away from the present day mayhem. It’s art in words at the highest pinnacle of a writer’s work.
I enjoyed the fast tempo of the characters, the idyllic scenes, descriptions, building suspense, emerged in Greek mythology swept along with its rapidity of story and smart dialogue inside a shocking, twisting chase of grisly proportions.
I sweated living in the suspenseful pages under the hot, white sun. A lovely stroll in the evening breeze cooling off with an ice cream. Gasped at…bloody hell.
I obtained this novel, and grateful I did, from Luke winning October Book of the month on Goodreads. I promised in return an honest review. I had the easy job. Thrilled, twisting along an amazing nail biter of Greek beauty, magical gods, human frailties against the backdrop of gruesome kills. I live in this moment, shouting the writer’s praise of defining word art.
Luke promise me you’ll let me read more of your work. The Olympus Killer is a damn great read. A FIVE STAR gripping jaw drop. Congratulations Luke! Well deserved accolades. I see this novel on any best seller book list along side the great thriller authors.
5 STAR REVIEW
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