For years, he has worn his face as a mask, a mere shadow of himself. He is so wiped out by tiredness that he has almost lost his sanity. There is music, bodies moving. People smiling and talking. The man stands amongst them, leaning against a column as he watches curiously.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Io uccido by Giorgio Faletti. Io uccido by Giorgio Faletti. Un dee-jay di Radio Monte Carlo riceve, durante la sua trasmissione notturna, una telefonata delirante.
Uno sconosciuto, dalla voce artefatta, rivela di essere un assassino. Il fatto viene archiviato come uno scherzo di pessimo gusto. Il giorno dopo un pilota di Formula Uno e la sua compagna vengono trovati morti ed orrendamente mutilati sulla loro barca. Inizia una serie Un dee-jay di Radio Monte Carlo riceve, durante la sua trasmissione notturna, una telefonata delirante. Di fronte a loro un agghiacciante dato statistico.
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Start your review of Io uccido. A good captivating thriller, with interesting twists and turns, a decently constructed plot and a few characters with well-defined and credible psychological traits with the exception of a couple of instances where the characters appear a bit cartoonish and caricatural.
The first part is really quite compelling and riveting, delivering high-tension narrative and infused with a sense of foreboding, while the second part is, unfortunately, not on a par with the first half but still OK. The mai A good captivating thriller, with interesting twists and turns, a decently constructed plot and a few characters with well-defined and credible psychological traits with the exception of a couple of instances where the characters appear a bit cartoonish and caricatural.
The main setting of the narrative Monte Carlo is represented quite nicely. There are a couple of scenes that are too much on the cheesy side, and a couple of parts where the tension drops significantly, but it is not a bad book at all: not a masterpiece for sure, but quite a pleasant escapist fiction reading experience, actually. Recommended as light beachside reading 3. View all 10 comments.
May 07, Fabio rated it did not like it Recommends it for: none. Shelves: thrillers , the-black-list. Everybody said it was a good read, Faletti is a very nice chap, and it sold a lot at least in Italy - but in the end I found it to be a poor thriller - the plot of the serial killer is so worn out, and the book is an anthology of cliches, from Frank the american cop to the general to almost every other character..
In the middle of the book the identity of the killer is revealed, and then the tension already low drops under your feet - it was so tiresome to get to the end. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
This is the worst book I've read in And in the last years, me thinks! I knew right away who was the murderer. Even when Faletti tries those pathetic ways to close our eyes and get confused, I knew the killer was the "Rain Boy".
I had to quit of the book and search for a resume online, just to confirm who was the killer. I couldn't swallow the narrative. Cheap metaphores, a bad plot, ridiculous characters. Ugh ugh ugh!!! View 1 comment. Highly recommend to anyone who enjoys serial killer thrillers. Oct 03, Valerio Gargiulo rated it it was amazing. Having just finished my second Giorgio Faletti novel, I had to ask myself what in the world was I waiting for.
The story is very engaging and full of twists that do not allow you to stop reading. I will say that Io Uccido will shock you with the ending. Faletti was a real talent for how he crafted this story so carefully and so plausibly. This book is suitable for mystery lovers of all ages. This may very well be Faletti's best work, and I would recommend it to everyone. Interesting, unpredictable, fast paced, good setting, everything that was put into this book fit.
It was a pleasure to read it, I had a hard time putting it down. I'll see if I can lay hands on other books by this author Upon arriving at work one evening Jean-Loup receives a call on his show, the nameless caller tells Jean-Loup that soon he will be a wanted man and that Jean-Loup will be the bloodhound sniffing him out.
The creepy man on the other end of the line tells Jean-Loup they are the same except at night when Jean-Loup sleeps he kills and the line goes dead. After the murders we are introduced to the two law enforcement officers that will be leading the case, the first is Frank Ottobre, an FBI special agent dealing with almost being killed a year ago and the death of his wife.
The second is Nicolas Hulot is the lead investigator on the case and even he is appalled by the level of brutality inflicted upon the victims. When the press gets news of the murders Nicolas tries to convince Frank to help him but he refuses but this also draws in Jean-Loup from Radio monte Carlo to come forward with information that might be related to the murders.
From the recording of the call to the radio station Frank is able to deduce that the killer was hinting at his victim with the music playing the background basically taunting the police and he knows that he will continue to kill until he is caught.
Frank and Nicolas decide to use the radio station to see if the killer calls back since he seems to have built a twisted relationship with Jean-Loup and music seems to be the clue to who he is going to kill as we see with his next victim, Allen Yoshida.
What is even stranger is this body talks to him and refers to him as Vibo and he refers to the body as Paso and he tells Paso he is collecting the faces for him.
However, Frank has a bit of a brainwave and believes that there might be a clue, not matter how small, in the video tape and rushes back to review it. So far, the novel is very intriguing and has gripped me completely but it is rather strange in places especially where the killer is concerned.
As we approach the halfway mark in the novel, Frank finds a clue in the video tapes in the form of a vinyl record left by the killer which no one noticed before. However, Nicolas is being put under a lot of pressure by his superiors but Frank wants to keep this clue on the downlow until they can confirm this is something important.
Now, that Frank and Nicolas have caught onto his method of giving clues it is now a race to see who can work out the clues the faster, whether Nicolas and Frank can solve it and save the day or the killer ends another life. We are also introduced to Laurent who also works at the radio station but he also has a very bad gambling habit which destroyed his affair with Barbara, another radio station employee even though he was in love with her.
When the next call comes they think they have figured out who the target is but they have got it completely wrong and Gregor Yatzimin, a ballet dancer ends up dead although the means of death for him is much kinder than the other two as the killer shoots him through the heart and even has a conversation with him beforehand and it seems like they know or know of each other. However, Nicolas has been removed from the case with instruction to work through the back door, meaning none of his actions are official.
Roby Stricker is also dead, the man they originally thought was the target but he managed to write the name of his murderer on the floor, one Ryan Mosse and even though General Parker is going to try and help him, he seems royally fucked. Opting to leave the radio station earlier he takes Helena for dinner but they never make it as she confesses she knows a lot about him because of her father and that her son is also her brother meaning that her own father raped her and got her pregnant, and I agree with Frank if this guy shows up I would want Frank to kill him.
Nicolas has seemingly made a major break in the case as he tracks down the owner of the now closed record shop and he remembers a lot about the man since that particular record was extremely rare. He even proceeds a receipt baring the surname Legrand and a phone number. While the number is out of service, the name is tied to a farm called La Patience and he immediately heads there, here he meets a local who tells him the disturbing history of the farm as the former owner, Legrand brutally murdered his housekeeper and son before killing himself.
Holy hell, this got interesting fast as Frank knows that it was the killer that murdered Nicolas and not a car accident and finally all the pieces come together in his mind and he knows the identity of the killer. Obviously, he has been using an assumed name but they all trusted him with details of the investigation, in fact, he has been in the dead centre of it from the very beginning.
As the police close in on him he murders three officers and escapes into the night but this is nowhere near finished yet. They do get part of this as the General tightens his hold on Helena and we learn more of her upbringing but Frank has given her a cell phone and she uses it to tell him that she loves him but she is torn between the man she loves and her child. As we cross into the final section of the novel, everything comes together in the most delightful way as Frank puts all the pieces together and captures the killer although he begins to see the duality of this man and why he is the way he is.
In the aftermath of the capture, Frank knows the only thing he wants to do right now is be with the woman he has come to love and that means finally dealing with General Nathan Parker, since the killer already dealt with Ryan Mosse for him.
Learning the true history of the killer made me sympathise with him a lot against my will but he also has his happy ending as he has been reunited with the one he loved the most, although in a very strange way.
Book Review – I Kill – Giorgio Faletti…
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No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf. June Debut of the Month. This gem of a thriller was originally published in Italian in where it sold over 3 million copies stand aside Dan Brown and with its complex, pacey and at times rather story you can see why. Set in Monte Carlo it all centres around a killer who uses the local radio station to announce his murderous intentions.
Personal tragedies affect almost everyone involved in Faletti's well-constructed serial killer novel set in glitzy Monte Carlo. FBI agent Frank Ottobre is recovering in Monaco from his wife's death by visiting his friend police commissioner Nicolas Hulot when the first deaths occur, of an American race car driver and the celebrated driver's chess champion girlfriend. Ottobre is soon drawn into a baffling case where the killer goads police with untraceable phone calls to Jean-Loup Verdier, the principality's most popular radio host, before each murder. As the victim count mounts, so does the suspense in this fine cat-and-mouse game of skill and subtlety. A smooth translation and several intriguing subplots, one of which features a powerful American general intent on vigilante justice, keep the pace moving briskly, despite the unusual length.