eleanor oliphant make the most of Lovereading rebus 30th anniversary desmond elliott 2017 lyrebird
Search our site
Blue Light Yokohama by Nicolas Obregon Read the opening extract of the brand new Nicolas Obregon book before its publication on 18/09/2017

Reader Reviewed
Kill the Father by Sandrone Dazieri
  

Kill the Father

Crime / Mystery   Thriller / Suspense   Debuts of the Month   eBook Favourites   eBook Favourites   

RRP £12.99

Download an extract Discuss on Facebook Discuss this book on our Crime/Mystery/Thriller Facebook group Share this book

Lovereading view...

February 2017 Debut of the Month.

A huge, almost sprawling thriller awaits, yet one that is ferocious, intense, and so, so readable. Set in Italy, Dante Torre and Captain Columba Caselli, both tortured souls, are enticed into the investigation of a child who has gone missing after his mother was beheaded. This is a complex case, filled with action, it quickly gains momentum. Every now and then a pause in proceedings, ‘before’ sections, allow access to the detailed brutality that defines Columba and Dante. Sandrine Dazieri has created a pair of fascinating leading characters, I was by their side and on their side. This is a fairly lengthy read, but I didn't want it to put it down as I raced through and thoroughly enjoyed the ride. ‘Kill The Father’ felt satisfyingly complete, and yet I was left wanting more, what a truly fabulous start to a new series. ~ Liz Robinson

Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

  • Phylippa Smithson - 'Totally absorbing thriller set predominantly in modern day Rome – I was hooked from the very first paragraph to the final page.  Brilliant.'
  • Lynne Morgan - 'This is a tremendously exciting thriller, the pace is very fast and furious, and it doesn’t let up right to the very end of the story.'
  • Melanie Kane - 'Having just finished this novel all I can say is utterly, utterly brilliant...Will we see a sequel? I surely hope so.'
  • Kate Thacker - 'Loved this one right from the beautiful cover, so dark yet so promising I knew I was in for a treat.'
  • Laura Nazmdeh - 'This is a complex and well written thriller with a really intricate plot. Featuring plenty of twists, great characters and lots of suspense, it's a long book but well worth a read!'
  • Suzanne Marsh - 'I liked how the author changed a few abbreviations of the Italian law enforcement and armed forces agencies in order to afford the author greater freedom in the description of the way they operate.'
  • Beverley Davenport - 'Gripping and intelligent, a book to get you burning the midnight oil.'
  • Michelle Mckernan - 'This book is brilliant.  The author has packed in so many twists and turns that it’s impossible to put down.  The ending really surprised me which is always a plus.'
  • Chloe Hill - 'This book is every bit as awesome as it looks. It is an insanely cool thriller with characters you won't forget.'
  • Suzanne James - ' If you like your thrillers dark and chilling then this is one for you.  A race against time, a battle with personal demons and plot twists that keep you hooked to the very end.'
  • Carrie Jones - 'The final section of the novel is complex, unable to be predicted and ultimately satisfying. It is such a visual novel, it will make a terrifyingly tense film.'
  • Chris Bertenshaw - 'A gripping thriller about the return of a kidnapper, and the engaging couple that must solve the mystery of his latest crime.'
  • Kristy West - 'Twisting, turning, edge-of-your-seat page turner, that you'll struggle to put down!'
  • Ian Watkin - 'Don't hesitate. Buy this book now and you won't regret it. This is the best thriller/kidnap/murder mystery novel I have read for years...a must read for 2017.'
  • Sarah Tilley - 'Terrific book that will keep you completely immersed until the end. Just make sure you reserve plenty of time as you will not want to put this one down!'

Win a Limited Edition book proof of a Karin Slaughter thriller

We have 50 Limited Edition book proofs to give away of The Good Daughter, the stunning new standalone thriller, with a chilling edge of psychological suspense, from the No. 1 bestselling author Karin Slaughter. This is what our editorial expert said about it - ‘The Good Daughter’ is a breathtaking whammy of a read, pure escapism at its best, and I can highly recommend it! ~ Liz Robinson

To have a chance of winning this fantastic prize, click the button below. Please note that this draw is open only for UK residents and is free to enter, multiple entries from the same email address will only be counted once.

The draw closes on 30 September 2017. The winners will be notified by 13 October 2017.

Good luck!

Enter prize draw Draw closes: 30/09/2017

Synopsis

Kill the Father by Sandrone Dazieri

In this fascinatingly complex thriller, two people, each shattered by their past, team up to solve a series of killings and abductions...When a woman is beheaded in a park outside Rome and her six-year-old son goes missing, the police unit assigned to the case sees an easy solution: they arrest the woman's husband and await his confession. But the Chief of Rome's Major Crimes unit doubts things are so simple. Secretly, he lures to the case two of Italy's top analytical minds: Deputy Captain Colomba Caselli, a fierce, warrior-like detective still reeling from having survived a bloody catastrophe, and Dante Torre, a man who spent his childhood trapped inside a concrete silo. Fed through the gloved hand of a masked kidnapper who called himself 'The Father', Dante emerged from his ordeal with crippling claustrophobia but, also, with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and hyper-observant capacities. All evidence suggests that 'The Father' is back and active after being dormant for decades. Indeed, he has left tell-tale signs that signal he's looking forward to a reunion with Dante. But when Columba and Dante begin following the ever-more-bizarre trail of clues, they grasp that what's really going on is darker than they ever imagined.

About the Author

Sandrone Dazieri

Sandrone Dazieri is the bestselling author of eight novels and more than fifty screenplays. Kill the Father, the first in a planned series featuring Colomba Caselli and Dante Torre, is his American debut. Search Sandrone Dazieri on Instagram.

author photo © Moris Puccio

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

9th February 2017

Author

Sandrone Dazieri

More books by Sandrone Dazieri
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations
Loading twitter updates...

Publisher

Simon & Schuster Ltd

Format

Hardback
512 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
Debuts of the Month
eBook Favourites
eBook Favourites

Crime & mystery

ISBN

9781471154102

I love the 'like for like' author recommendations, it's like an old friend whispering in your ear.

Emma Caddick

For me, to read is to learn, to reflect, to escape, to think, to contemplate and my time for space and calm.

Sally Ellsmore

The best new books on the market, reviewed honestly, to give your readers the best choices.

Julie Cook

Ever purchased a book, read a few pages & thought I'm not going to enjoy this? Honest book reviews mean you'll never have that problem again

Jill Peters

Lovereading is an amazing place to be, the website is wonderful and to me if I'm sad I'll go here and it cheers me up!

Sophia Upton

Thanks to Lovereading I have discovered new writers and read books I would never had looked twice at - and enjoyed them.

Angela Rhodes

As for why I'd recommend Lovereading, it's simple - it's a great place to get information and reviews about new books!

Margaret Freeman

Because of Lovereading I have broadened my reading horizons with some really great books that I probably would never have chosen myself.

Susan Walsh

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools