Recently promoted to Detective, Alex is out to prove himself and the Slasherazzi case is the perfect opportunity. Mutilated corpses are showing up across Tampa, and when the team discovers the newest victim was tortured alive, Alex becomes more determined than ever to stop the crazed serial killer before the horrific stabbings escalate further.
With the return of Alex’s ex-boyfriend and journalist, Vince, the investigation takes a dangerous twist: the killer starts showing a personal interest in Alex. Can he stop the murders and salvage his relationship with Vince, or does he risk letting both men get away?
Author: Daniel A. Kaine
Published by Wilde City Press Source: Publisher
Published: June 11, 2014
Genres: Horror, Male Male Romance
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I went into Slasherazzi expecting a male male romance. I knew there would be crime so I assumed the author was going with the romantic suspense angle. What I actually got was crime horror with a sexy side of man on man sexing. The horror was graphic and violent. I’m okay with that. Just be aware that there is plenty of blood and violence. Readers are given a significant amount of page time with the killer as he takes the reins on his part of the first person point of view. I loved that. Any time I am involved with an evil character I like to spend some page time in their head.
The investigation portion of this story follows like an episode of CSI Miami, one of the bad ones. Detective in a relationship with the reporter who leaks info to the press, I remember that episode specifically. One of the characters even has the last name Grissom. The crime and mental intuition portions of Slasherazzi was loose. These situations never felt real or like something that could possibly happen in real life. Alex and Vince were much the same. They seemed like cardboard cut outs from another book or movie. There was just too little character to make them memorable or to even stand out that much.
This novel went downhill quickly for me towards the end. Alex begins to have heavy suspensions about who the killer is and he does the only thing that makes since to him. My thoughts are if he was a detective of worth his mind would have never led him to take this action. Then readers are flash forwarded one month later and the killer reveals his motives that do not make any sense. Sadly I guessed the killer at a very early stage in the book. I suppose had I not guessed him there would have been a huge amount of shock value there, but it just fizzled.