Find Me

Find Me On Route , As Word Travels That Children S Grave Sites Are Being Discovered Along The Road, The Parents Of Missing Children Form A Silent Caravan They Are Being Shepherded By NYPD Detective Kathleen Mallory, Who Seeks A Killer Like None She Has Ever Known And A Child Unlike The Others Herself

Born in 1947, Carol O Connell studied at the California Institute or Arts Chouinard and the Arizona State University She lives in New York City.Series

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  • Paperback
  • 544 pages
  • Find Me
  • Carol O'Connell
  • English
  • 22 November 2018
  • 9780425217870

10 thoughts on “Find Me

  1. says:

    i think i m being generous i think this book could easily get two stars and it would be okay yet i loved it for long stretches, and got turned off only towards the end still, endings count in the mystery genre, a book that weaves a very complex web but lets you down at the end is a seriously flawed book.this started losing me when the intricacies of the plot became so intricate that i started losing the ability to suspend disbelief also, o connell plays with red herrings and misleading confusing side plots a bit too close to the fire i got burned for most of the book, though, i shamelessly rooted for mallory she has the potential to be a very good character maybe the previous books of the series show her in a less preposterous light maybe future books will i have read neither now i ll talk about the mystification and de mystification of the female loner literature, high and low brow, has male loners galore, but the other characters don t spend quite as much time worshiping them at a distance, tiptoeing around them, discussing them, analysing them, worrying about them above all, they don t call them the kid male loners are cool this female loner is cool, too definitely portrayed as such but for some reason o connell felt the need to endow her friends with an insistent, sticky brand of avuncularism that, at the end, does get on one s nerves leave well enough alone, already the woman on the pedestal is a mainstay of heroic representations of women since homer, and plenty people have made the argument that it actually diminishes women i am not telling o connell to get with the program, but i m telling you that it would help a lot with my enjoyment of her books if she did.maybe carol o connell is not too worried about the diminishment of her character, though and here s another observation i am no mystery expert, but my tiny exposure to the genre has led me to observe that women writers love to put their female characters in situations in which women and or children get massively brutalized i understand the exorcising function of this fantasy, the drive to turn terror into pleasure it s primal and common and i buy it and maybe male writers do it too, and maybe only the three or so women mystery writers i have read do it SPOILERS having covered my bases, though, i d like to say that in this 21st century of ours it might be nice for women writers to move on from this specific exorcising fantasy and be a little less transparent in their desire to come to terms with violence against women and children i mean, do you HAVE to get ONE HUNDRED LITTLE GIRLS brutally slaughtered the small mercy, here, is that there is no sexual violence the annoying fact is that the killer must be ber phobic of touch with a live human being in order for this fact to be supported by the narrative i get frustrated by the way in which this culture of ours thrives on the brutalization of children i know we are all terrified i know we are battling powerful frontier fantasies of treacherous enemies and the great unknown i also know that the strongly religious fundamentalist roots of our cultural, with their accompanying demonization of sexuality, make us angry and repressed but, com on it s the 21st century it s okay to lay the beast to rest it s okay to walk close to it and realize that it isn t that bad after all it s okay to let our kids walk to the grocery store on their own, play in the front yard unsupervised, grow up a little less frightened.

  2. says:

    A most excellent 5 star read

  3. says:

    Although the ninth book in the series, it is the first one for me For most of this book, I was torn between 4 and 5 stars It has a complex plot, well developed characters, and a great sense of place Everything that you are looking for in a great mystery So what went wrong A disappointing anti climatic ending and in a mystery, a good ending obviously counts for a lot Still, I would certainly try another book in this series by this author.

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    O Connell has set herself apart as one of the finest psychological crime writers ever Love is the death of me Detective Riker reads the suicide note found next to Savannah s corpse The gunshot victim is lying in his partner, Detective Kathy Mallory s apartment.Is it a suicide or a homicide Mallory has disappeared.If you aren t acquainted with Kathy Mallory, do yourself a favour and change that There has never been a character like her in crime fiction.Mallory is the most beautiful, most heartless, most terrifying heroine you ll ever meet.Until the final page of Mallory s last outing, Winter House, and now in Shark Music, O Connell used the enigmatic third person viewpoint She turned us into intruders who watched Mallory Mesmerised voyeurs, we never knew what she thought or what she felt.Did Mallory, in fact, feel In Shark Music, we enter her mind, and the torment and tension of being there is almost unbearable.Far away from New York, the corpse of a man lies on Route 66 This road has become a burial ground for a number of bodies all of little girls, aged between five and seven.Mallory s mother died when she was six She never knew her father She became a street child marked by cold truths and ruinous logic Her chilling manipulation of technology boggles the brain She is literally the ghost in the machine.Why then has she left a paper trail for Riker to follow He knows that she filled her car with fuel in Pennsylvania and Ohio She follows the eerie caravan of parents searching for lost children, led by the enigmatic Dr Magritte She finds items belongings to her lost father She looks at photographs of him and sees the electric green eyes that belong to her.This complex novel rips apart the hopes and despairs of lost parents and lost children It enters the place that no human being wants to go Ever.And you know, as you read, that it can only end in tears And still you read.From the mystery and malice of Mallory s Oracle to the brain numbing fear in Flight of the Stone Angel, O Connell has set herself apart as the finest psychological crime writer ever.Shark Music surpasses all that has gone before It is a masterpiece.Amanda PattersonRating 5 5

  6. says:

    As posted in I got this book as a gift since it is known among my friends that I love Grafton s Kinsey Millhone and Cornwell s Kay Scarpetta So, I thought I d love Kathy Mallory Not I am aware that there is a series of Mallory s adventures I am aware that one needs to read a couple of other books of the series before rendering a verdict However, this book alone was enough for me to decide that I won t be reading another book by Carol O Connell In this series, Mallory hits Route 66 for two purposes One, to find her father or rather, to find pieces of his life You see, Mallory was a feral child before she was caught and adopted by, now deceased, Lou Markowitz, a legendary cop detective Two, she s in search of a serial killer who abducts, kills and buries children by the edges of Route 66 Initially, sounds interesting However, the Mallory character is hard to relate or sympathize You could say that despite of it all, Mallory is still feral She s unapproachable, brash and has a big chip on her shoulder Sure, people can be toughbut show a little humanity Nah I ll stick with Kinsey Millhone and Kay Scarpetta any day.

  7. says:

    For those of you who have read the previous 8 Mallory novels, you will love this one in particular for the new insights we get into Mallory s life and history As far as the action goes, it does not disappoint The story once again has so many twists and turns that you have no problem being just as confused as Charles Butler is when he can t figure out what s going on and YOU get to hear ALL of the story and not just his segment I can t praise these books enough They are wonderful Laugh out loud funny at times heart pounding page turners at others My only problem with them is that they are my introduction to crime novels and I doubt many others I read will stand up to Carol O Connell s work The mysteries filling the shelves at the library can t possibly all be as good as these bookscan they Fellow readers of the Mallory novels, what other crime novelists are as good as this one and therefore worth my time

  8. says:

    Ninth in a series with Kathy Mallory NY detective, former homeless waif I prefer to start at the beginning and I heard this wasn t one of the best I will try again, Listened to it and found it fairly hard to follow, jumped around alot and had a lot of characters, may have been easier to follow in written form.Caravan of cars with parents of missing children drives along Route 66 where dead children are being dug up Killer is part of caravan, psychiatric priest knows who he is but wont tell due to confessional Load of crap, people keep getting killed, it s ridiculous.

  9. says:

    Read this through one night, and remembered, a long time ago my Dad said you can get by with hardly any sleep as long as what kept you awake was a good time I only regretted the lack of sleep a little Mallory elevates her whackness including chipped nail polish, begob , Butler s got his groove back, and Riker is just as entertaining and frumpy, with better skills displayed Didn t care for the FBI, which I m sure O Connell is perfectly happy with Wonder what the history is there The parents made me anxious, as parents can sometimes do The kids were excellent The premise and duelling story lines were O Connell s usual superb, but the ending was bolloxed Feels like she ran out of deadline time, and had to wrap up by the weekend Still, O Connell writing not at her best remains far and away better than most ACK This is the last written Mallory novel Have to find another addiction right away Again.

  10. says:

    I enjoyed every moment of this ninth book in the series Skillfully written and intricately plotted, the journey Kathy Mallory takes in this book was much than a mere trip down the old Route 66, the search for a missing child was so much than the search for one missing little girl Highly recommend the series the revelations about Mallory continue to peel away the onion to reveal and of the character The cat and mouse game is multi layered and keeps you on the edge of your seat enjoying the history of the dying highway and second guessing as the the missing clues are revealed.

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