Guest Review from Alison Gitelson for The Executioner by Heather Opperman

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Today I am hosting a guest review of The Executioner that has been written by reviewer Alison Gitelson.  This is a book that I’m really looking forward to reading in the near future.

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Do you like adrenaline pumping psychological thrillers?

The Executioner is a debut thriller from an author we are sure to hear more about in the future

Alex Reid lives a charmed life.

He has a job he loves, a wife who adores him, and a home which has been featured in magazines. As a Detective in the Serious and Violent Crimes unit in Cape Town, South Africa, Alex is fortunate to live in a country where serial killers are few and far between.

But in a whirlwind turn of events, Alex finds himself locked in a life and death struggle with a malevolent serial killer who has chosen Alex as his arch nemesis.

As the body count rises, Alex must try to overcome his own personal tragedy and loss, and go head to head with the man the media have dubbed the Executioner.

Will Alex stop him before he extracts his final revenge?

The Location

Cape Town is a port city on South Africa’s southwest coast, on a peninsula beneath the imposing Table Mountain. Slowly rotating cable cars climb to the mountain’s flat top, from which there are sweeping views of the city, the busy harbour and boats heading for Robben Island, the notorious prison that once held Nelson Mandela, which is now a living museum.

The Detective

Detective Alex Reid had a difficult childhood but he survived against all the odds.  He is now a Detective solving serious crime cases.  He is a unique character that cares about the people he is keeping safe.  He has developed a healthy working relationship with Fadi, appreciating his skills along with his strange ways.  Together they are determined to take down the bad guys.


Alison’s Thoughts

I read The Executioner, Heather Opperman’s debut novel, very quickly because I really needed to know the ending. Scary stuff!

As scary as the storyline is Heather’s writing is beautiful – she draws you in with lots of description without losing the pace. It is set in Cape Town. As a South African it’s refreshing to read a story set in a location I know. I am really looking forward to the next book.

Author Bio – Heather Opperman

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Heather is always thinking of new ways to describe what she sees and feels. Words are her passion.

She has no formal training in writing. Her background is in Corporate Information Technology, where she has 25 years’ experience.

The Executioner is her first attempt at serious writing, with the intent to publish.

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