Five Minutes Alone by Paul Cleave

Available October 21, 2014

Available Now

“Then he turns the gun towards

Achilles and shoots him in the head too.
He’s seen too many horror movies to bother about thinking twice.”
–Quoted from FIVE MINUTES ALONE

Kelly Summers brutally attacked by intruder Dwight Smith has constant nightmares about the traumatic event leading to psychiatric treatment sessions. Dwight is released from jail years later and found dead on railroad tracks which police believe it to be suicide but soon turns to a murder investigation with Kelly as one of the suspects.

Detectives Theo Tate and Rebecca Kent are assigned the case when more dead bodies pop up and they come to a conclusion through investigating that they are related. Tate is working overtime and dealing with his wife Bridget who is slowly losing her mind because of the murder of their daughter a few years ago. Bridget slips away to the time their daughter was alive and comes back to the present prompting a call to Tate’s colleague Schroder revealing a secret from the past not realizing Schroder has one himself. Is there a possibility that the secrets Bridget and Schroder harbor cause complications for Tate’s murder case?

Five Minutes Alone is an interesting mystery and tale of vigilante revenge that engages the reader until the last page. There is plenty of intrigue and suspense for the mystery-suspense genre reader to enjoy over a weekend sitting. The book is written in a mostly narrative-style that might have been edited just a little bit more making this a five-star review.

I received this book free from Atria Books through the Net Galley reviewer program in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission Guidelines.

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