NYPD Detective Jacob Kanon is on the trail of a pair of killers on a spree in Europe. The man and woman are befriending young newlyweds, killing them and then mailing a postcard to a local reporter. Definitely out of Jacob's jurisdiction but this time it's personal. One of the couples was his daughter Kimmy.
In Sweden he teams up with reporter Dessie Larson, who has received a postcard from the pair. The two unlikely allies join forces to track the killers before they strike again.
I really enjoyed this one due in great part to the skill of the narrators. The plot line was good, although the ending came a bit abruptly for me. The locale added a great deal as well. There is of course some graphic violence and some sexual references, but that seems to be part of every Patterson novel.
I listened to this in audio format. This unabridged version featured three readers. Katherine Kellgren was an excellent choice for Dessie. Her accent was excellent, her tones soft and modulated, definitely portraying the image I had created for Dessie in my mind. This is a character I would like to see more of.
The two male readers were Eric Singer and Reg Rogers. I'm not sure which reader did the part of the killers and which did Jacob. The voice of the killers was quite evil in it's nonchalance and was very expressive. I found the narrator of Jacob's voice to be a bit flat and non expressive. Perhaps this was the intention given his circumstances?
Definitely an entertaining 'read' - have a listen to The Postcard Killers yourself. Like what you hear?
** You have until Saturday Oct 16th to enter to win one of three audio book copies of The Postcard Killers up for grabs!**