Forgive Me, Alex
$13.95 Paperback, $27.95 Hardcover (May Be Discounted By Retailers)eBook: $3.99Audiobook: $23.08 Reg (May Be Discounted)
Series: Tony Hooper, Book 1
Genres: 3.99 eBooks, Crime, Thriller / Suspense
Tags: Audiobook, eBook, Hardcover, Paperback
Publisher: Evolved Publishing
Publication Year: 2011
Format: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audiobook
Length: 89,000 Words
Narrator: Kevin Scollin
ISBN: 1622539044
Two men... two methods... two darkness. Step inside the twisted mind of a killer, and of the man determined to end him at any cost, as Tony Hooper and Mitchell Norton battle for supremacy with law enforcement always a step away. This story of justice and vengeance, evil and redemption, fear and courage, love and loss, has been called “half Red Dragon and half Flowers for Algernon.”
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“Now mortality, as it did seventeen years ago, lingers above me like the hangman’s noose. Yet it looms more ominous than ever, as if it will drop down around my neck at any moment. After all, I know the true Mitchell Norton. And whom shall I fear if not the devil, the grim torturer who conquered my aspirations and left me without a recognizable world of my own?”
Tony Hooper stands in shadow across the street, one amongst many in the crowd of curiosity-hounds gathered to watch a monster’s release. Seventeen years after Mitchell Norton, “the devil,” terrorized Algonquin, Illinois on a spree of kidnapping, torture and murder, the authorities release the butcher from psychiatric prison.

Tony longs to charge across the street to destroy Norton–no remorse–as if stepping on a cockroach. Only sheer force of will prevents his doing so.

“The devil” walks the world again. What shall Tony do about it? Aye, what indeed. After all, this is what Tony does. It’s who he is. The devil himself long ago made Tony into this hunter of monsters.

What a sweet twist of fate this is, that he may still, finally, administer justice. Or will FBI Special Agent Linda Monroe stop him? She owes him her life, so how can she possibly put an end to his?

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Print Book Info

Trade Cloth / Hardcover:
ISBN: 1622539044
ISBN-13: 978-1-62253-904-8
6.14 x 9.21 x 0.5625 (1.108 Lbs)
242 Pages (30/carton)
List Price: $27.95

Perfect Bound / Softcover:
ISBN: 1622539052
ISBN-13: 978-1-62253-905-5
6.14 x 9.21 x 0.5094 (0.763 Lbs)
242 Pages (32/carton)
List Price: $13.95

The Team

Lane Diamond – Author
D.T. Conklin – Editor
Mallory Rock – Cover Artist
Kevin Scollin – Audiobook Producer/Narrator

Lane Diamond has succeeded in bringing to the surface the dark and horrifying mind of a psychotic serial killer, while at the same time bringing forth the desperate need for humanity and justice for the victims and their families.
FORGIVE ME, ALEX is classified as a psychological suspense thriller, and suspense should really be bolded and italicized. There is a certain level of mastery a writer must possess in order to effectively build this kind of breathless expectation in a reader, and Diamond does just that, not only by switching us back and forth between 1978 (when the events that set everything in motion took place) and 1995 (the subsequent aftermath after the serial killer is released), but also by switching up narrative perspectives between our hero and antagonist. Although I was originally afraid all this moving about might harm the linearity of the tale, my fears were unfounded: The story developed and evolved brilliantly, and kept me turning the pages wanting more. More. More.
Psychological thrillers are my kind of books! Not only do I write them, but truly enjoy reading one that makes my skin crawl, my nerves skitter with fear and my heart thump a tad louder. This incredible novel by Lane Diamond handed me ALL of that, in spades! The ending is a perfect way to ease the reader down from the intense, page-gripping high that the author just yanked them through, leaving the option wide open for a sequel. Out of all the books I have read this year, this one just launched itself to #1 for me!
Suck a rubber duck if you are not blown away by this dark psychological thriller. In a world where characters are as vital as in the Game of Thrones, the suspense had me on the edge of my seat and holding my breath for everyone involved. Neighboring Huntley, the setting is home to me, making this all the more twisted and real for me. If you love serial killers, red herrings, the thrill of the chase, and unpredictable endings, you are in for a treat. Methodically thorough, this book came together like a well-crafted puzzle. The word choice, though coarse, is meaningful and eloquent. The switching points of view and timelines were plot-driven, not pointless. The narrator made this story come alive. I loved all of the character voices. Well, I loved all of them except one. The author created such a vile creature in the serial killer that by the end of the book, I heard his voice and wanted to throw up. Authors should look to this as a great example of the use of an epilogue and cliffhanger. In short: mind blown.
I could not put this book down.....well....I did have to occasionally, but I didn't want to! It was so well written, the characters were so real to me and the suspense kept me coming back. I would read it every little chance I had and would read previous pages just to refresh my mind. This book took me on a roller coaster range of emotions: tears, fear, excitement, and happiness. I also got a surprise at the end of this book by finding out there is a sequel! I'm jumping up and down in excitement because I WILL be downloading the sequel so I can ride that roller coaster again!
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