John Luther is an intense murder detective who is the best at his job. He'll stop at nearly nothing to find the killer, even if it brings him to the brink of madness. He's so deep into what he does, that even his co-workers think he's a little... off. When Tom and Sarah Lambert are found brutally murdered in their home, it is one of the most grotesque crime scenes most cops at ever seen - Sarah was almost 9 months pregnant, and someone cut the child out of her uterus. Now Detective Luther is on the hunt to find the killer/kidnapper, and save the child. Will he find the child alive, and bring this evil person to justice?
I used the word intense up there, because boy, John Luther - and the whole story! - is really intense. If you love thrilling crime novels that keep you on the edge of your seat, then this one needs to moved to the top of your to-read list, stat. I really did not want to put this book down until it was finished!
If Mr. Luther's character/name sounds vaguely familiar to you, he's from the BBC series Luther. The author is the same creator of the show. This is a standalone novel (you don't need to watch the show to understand what's going on in the book) and actually a prequel to the whole series.
Luther: The Calling by Neil Cross is a hardcover crime fiction book published by Touchstone. It is 336 pages long. The suggested cover price is $25.00, but Amazon has it available for $13.44 as of this posting. It is also available as an e-book for the Kindle and other e-readers.
I received a copy of this book in order to read it and share my thoughts on it. All opinions are my own, and not that of the author(s) or publisher.