Entertainment Review: 'The Beautiful Dead' by Belinda Bauer

17:51  04 january  2017
17:51  04 january  2017 Source:   MSN

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Thank you to Netgalley, Grove Atlantic publishers, and author Belinda Bauer for extending me an advanced copy of “ The Beautiful Dead ” in exchange for an honest review . Well, as honest as my review can be since I am a huge fan of Belinda Bauer and have loved her books.

The Beautiful Dead by Belinda Bauer . Posted on 1st November 2016 By Nicola. There’s no safety in numbers . . . Eve Singer needs death . 5/5. With thanks to Grove Atlantic and Netgalley for the review copy. The Beautiful Dead is published by Bantam Press on 17th November 2016 (UK) and

"The Beautiful Dead" (Atlantic Monthly Press), by Belinda Bauer

Art, obsession and the pull between one's professional life and personal life make a searing background for British author Belinda Bauer's new stand-alone psychological thriller.

Although "The Beautiful Dead" succumbs to some stereotypes of the serial killer novel, Bauer's strong character study and sense of place keep the taut plot churning with surprises.

Eve Singer, a crime reporter for London's iWitness News, becomes a murderer's obsession when she covers the stabbing of his latest victim. The killer's gimmick is that he chooses to murder in the middle of a crowd while London's Christmas shoppers linger on the streets. He poses these victims in gruesome tableaus, considering them "exhibitions." At work, Eve is being pressured to pursue the story, no matter the cost. At home, Eve deals with another kind of pressure — caring for her father, whose dementia is escalating.

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Home » Crime Scene » Crime Scene: BELINDA BAUER The Beautiful Dead . Reviewed by Derek Dryden. This is the fifth book by Belinda Bauer , the Gold Dagger award-winning author now resident in Wales.

While the killer's thoughts often succumb to cliches, making him more of a stock figure, Bauer avoids this trap with her other characters, including the victims, each of whom is shown as a fully realized person.

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Eve proves to be a formidable heroine. On the surface, a crime reporter for a tabloidlike network isn't the most sympathetic, but Bauer delves deep to show Eve's humanity. She is a serious journalist who is more interested in justice than a story. The scenes with her father, who raised her as a single parent, realistically show their close relationship, her need to do the right thing by her father and her frustration with his declining health. Readers will also root for Detective Sgt. Emily Aguda, whose petite size belies her mad self-defence skills.

Relentlessly paced, "The Beautiful Dead" delivers a solid psychological thriller.

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