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THE BRICK LAYER OF ALBANY PARK

By Terry John Malik

Blank Slate Press
$16.95
ISBN 978-1943075348
Publication Date: August 22, 2017

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THE BRICK LAYER OF ALBANY PARK

Review by Sharon Woods Hopkins

 

The Bricklayer of Albany Park is a name the Chicago area police give to a serial killer. It is Detective Francis Vincenti’s job to apprehend him. Frank is totally consumed with finding the killer, that, as his marriage and sanity are at risk, he turns to his mentor, retired detective Thomas Foster for help. Will Frank find the killer before he loses everything?

This gripping debut thriller is told in fast-moving alternating chapters between Frank and the killer. Their paths must cross, but the suspense builds trying to figure out when.

The plot snags you from the start, so do not overlook any sentence, any nuance, because there are clues everywhere in this masterfully crafted psychological thriller.

Hold on to your seat as the story skids to a surprising conclusion. It will leave you breathless.