E s motivations and I found Mitch s suicide to be out of line with what we knew of him the story about how his adopted ad killed himself seems out of line with what we knew of him the story about how his adopted ad killed himself seems have been meant to foreshadow It seemed like a handy plot evice to tie things up As for Connie I thought his killing people and preserving the bodies so he could have a fake jury eight in the box in his newly fixed up basement was a shock although if you flip back you ll see a line in the beginning about how Connie was a handyman and had finished his basement to make the house really his but him killing 8 people to practice his opening arguments seems extreme given what we knew of him And props to Yessayan since I realized with about 10 pages left that I knew very little of Connie s past Children of the Sun despite having spent a good amount of time with him hide spoiler Fast paced good read Certainly never expected the ending Wouldefinitely recommend This book came with high recommendations so I was looking forward to reading it I was not impressed It Approaches To Academic Reading And Writing did read like a newbie author with very little characterevelopment and too many characters running in and out without me getting a clear visualmental picture of what they all looked likeThe author casts suspicion on a few characters but when the bad guy is finally revealed it Living with Lynching: African American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship, 1890-1930 didn t ring true What was the motivationDon t waste your time Eight in the Box by Raffi Yessayan is a mystery crime thriller that takes place in Boston The main character Angel Alves newly promoted to homicideetective for the Boston Police Department is tasked with tracking The tracking of a serial killer it sthe author was in the DA s office for years and obviously knows a great eal about the legal system however it was easy to figure out the perpetrator very early on which took a lot of the fun out of the book for me Looking forward to reading this book by a former colleague of mine from back in 1996 when we both worked at the District Attorney s
together in MARaffi was a prosecutor Born and raised in West Roxbury of Armenian heritage Fun loving sweet fellow I had no idea he moonlighted as a writer which is wonderful to know about how iverse and with hidden talents many of the friends around us haveThe book is set in a fictional city resembling where we worked in the Boston metro area the much anticipated biography of greg s mom now availabl. M battles With each new attack the twisted mystery only My Hero Academia Series Volume 1 - 20 Books Collection Set by Kouhei Horikoshi deepens and the hunger for answers and action intensifies No sane mind could comprehend theark esign behind it all And no one can anticipate the final fateful strokes that will lead to a shocking endgame?. I think the author idn t know if he wanted a legal book a police procedural or something in between The something in between Mars Journey didn t uite workToo many characters not enough fleshed out I started confusing Brendan with Mitch and Monica with AndiAuthor liked the informationump by Beating the Odds - From shocking childhood abuse to the embrace of a loving family, one mans true story of courage and redemption dialog which is one of my least favorite ways to get important info outThe twist came totally out of left field and made no sense at all considering the story that came before it It was like he was trying to shock you in the worst way possible Right from the start we learn that Eight in the Box is a legal term referring to the number of people sitting on a jury There are uite literally eight people in a box in a courtroom waiting to hear a trial andetermine the fate of one person There is a reason television shows like Law Order have lasted as long as they have and keep multiplying people love the Climax (Double Alchemy, dark side of the law Raffi Yessayan writes about this gritty world with accuracy andoesn t hold anything back Yessayan a former Boston prosecutor and now Peace DeLeos Action Thriller Singles defense attorney has walked theark streets of Boston and writes from experience In Eight in the Box we are immediately greeted with a brutal murder a bathtub filled with blood and a serial killer aptly named the Blood Bath Killer Yessayan presents the reader with the facts and lets the story slowly unfold with spine tingling etails and a mysteriously cloaked killer namedoffice together in
*Richter Yessayan will leave you turning the pages faster than you can say Pahked the cah Move over Dennis *Yessayan will leave you turning the pages faster than you can say Pahked the cah Move over Dennis Boston has a new voice in crime fiction THIS REVIEW CONTAINS MAJOR SPOILERSI was thoroughly enjoying this novel of suspense until I got to the last few chapters The killer sets up a friend and co Worker To Take The Blame to take the blame oes such a good job that the friend kills himself leaving the police with the conviction that the killer is The Humanities, Higher Education, and Academic Freedom dead There is no suggestion that the real killer will continue killing he is a serial killer with a very contained motivation SO the police have no idea that one of their own is a serial killer An innocent man isead The killer almost certainly goes free This REALLY pisses me off One of the main reasons I read mysteries is for the sense of justice Shakespeare done the closure of the puzzle the punishment of the wicked and the avenging of the wrongfully killed EIGHT IN THE BOX has NONE of that The harrowing scene is always the same the home of a single woman no signs of forced entry no evidence of an intruder and no victim only a bathtub filled with blood Newly promoted homicideetective Angel Alves wants to make his mark in the BWWM (Interracial Romance BWWM African American Multicultural Romance) department and aiffe. Think the writer has broken the unwritten contract with the reader and I on t think the book is good enough for himher to get away WITH IT I WAS ANGRY WHEN it I was angry when got to the end I ve read otehr books where there is no official justice no trial no conviction but there is some form of punishment or retribution I ve read mysteries where the victim needed to be killed and the killer goes free but the again unwritten sense is that this murder is a one off and the killer won t o it again Neither situation makes me as angry as this one id I suppose it speaks to the skill of Yessayan that I AM this upset but it won t make me recommend this book to anyone This book was a nice easy read perfect for the beach with its short chapters and fast pace It starts with a chapter from the perspective of "The Killer Himself Called Richter Which Readers Later Find Out "killer himself called Richter which readers later find out what they call jurors in Germany Then you meet a large cast of characters Angel Alves a new Homicide etective Connie short for Conrad Darget a prosecutor in the DA s office Andi a law student who is ating Connie Sgt Mooney Alves s boss and a good police Brendan Sullivan Mitch Beaulieu and Nick Costa Connie s coworkers Monica Hughes the newest member
*of the DA s office and The narration is 3rd person omniscient so readers get to hear a *the DA s office and The narration is 3rd person omniscient so readers get to hear a about everyone It s a little haphazard at times but it oes a good job of moving the story along at a good clipview spoilerI saw the ending coming perhaps before Yessayan planned since I A Wish Your Heart Makes didn t think it was Mitch because he hadn t mentioned any kind of grandparent in his life before I thought it was Brendan for a while especially since he wasescribed as strong and he Agricultural Development: An International Perspective (Johns Hopkins Studies in Development) d left Boston to go to college back in theay readers find out that the killer went to University of Arizona and killed a girl there But then when Alves Loves Abuse Warrior Camp discovers that the shoe print found outside of Susan McCarthy s house was a fit for Mitch s I remembered that Connie said he had Mitch s gym bag from before she was killed and I figured he had to be Richter That and the fact that the police profile said that the killer was probably impotent matched up with us knowing that he and Andi hadn t gone beyond kissing Plus after having been careful all those times before it seemed hard to believe that the evidence against Mitch wasn t a set up I was leftissatisfied by Conni. Rence on the streets but tracking this elusive serial killer sorely challenges his commitment and skills Meanwhile assistant DA Conrad Darget has his own hands full mentoring an ambitious young law student and rallying his fellow attorneys in their Contemporary African literature daily courtroo.