Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Fetish by Tara Moss

Mak is young, beautiful- and in grave danger. An international fashion model, she arrived in Australia on assignment, only to find her best friend brutally murdered, the latest victim of a serial killer with a very deadly fetish. Before she knows it, Mak herself is caught up in the hunt for the killer .and trapped in a twisted game of cat-and-mouse. Who can you trust and where can you turn when you are the dark obsession of a sadistic psychopath? 

Fetish was the novel I had been looking for for a long time. What kind of novel had I been looking for exactly? A good mystery novel. Recently i have been getting into mystery novels and my cousin had been bugging me about reading this one, so I did. And I thank her so much for pushing me into reading this novel. It was AMAZING. Definitely a good mystery novel! There's three main things a good mystery novel needs.

1. A main character that can kick ass: Mak gives us just that. She doesn't run off the first chance she gets, she faces the killer and, let's face it, she has that stubborn and headstrong side that can annoy us but make us glad she was like that in the first place. We all want to read about a character that can stand up for herself and will not let anything get in her way.
2. A frightening killer: Yeah, that's what makes a mystery novel a good mystery novel. The killer did frighten me pretty much during the story. He was as psycho as we always imagined killers to be. I really did love how sometimes Tara Moss narrated certain chapters from his point of view (in third person of course) but I really do like to read not just what the main character's going through, but also what the killer's thinking, it's always good to end up the killer's POV unfinished so that it gives you that thrilling sensation.
3. A hottie willing to save the day: Who better than a sexy Aussie to do so? No more to be said here. I think we all get the point. 

It impressed me that Tara Moss wrote this novel so well. The terms she used and the way she shaped the killer into being a 'perfect killer' amazed me. The novel showed she had knowledge of what she was writing and she still managed to stick to a fictitious story by using facts and creating a plot that is actually believable to the reader. After all, that's what the author looks for when righting a novel isn't it? Well Tara Moss made an amazing job at that and made me get glued to that book for days. A huge bravo for this book, that is a huge "Yes! Read this book!" from me. 

How many stars?
5 stars


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