Naked Cruelty

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McArthur, Apr 1, 2011 - Murder - 393 pages
29 Reviews
America in 1968 is in turmoil and the leafy Holloman suburb of Carew is being silently terrorised by a series of vicious and systematic rapes. When finally one victim finds the courage to speak out and go to the police, the rapist escalates to murder. For Captain Carmine Delmonico, it seems to be a case with no clues. And it comes as the Holloman Police Department is troubled: a lieutenant is out of his depth, a sergeant is out of control, and into this mix comes the beautiful, ruthlessly ambitious new trainee, Helen MacIntosh, daughter of the influential president of Chubb University. As the killer makes his plans, Carmine and his team must use every resource at their disposal -- including a team of highly motivated neighbourhood watch, the Gentlemen Walkers ...

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The ending was kind of gratuitously nasty. - Goodreads
Very interesting character development. - Goodreads
I'll keep reading if she keeps writing, though. - Goodreads

Review: Naked Cruelty (Carmine Delmonico #3)

User Review  - Heather - Goodreads

I really liked this one also. I'm surprised that McCullough seems to have a variety of writing styles. I read the Thorn Birds a long time ago, and I know it was good, but it is in no way near the same subject matter as this book, or the previous Carmine books. Read full review

Review: Naked Cruelty (Carmine Delmonico #3)

User Review  - Jean - Goodreads

I didn't find this a good murder mystery series and wouldn't bother to read more of the Carmine Delmonico series. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Colleen McCullough was born in Australia. A neuropathologist, she established the department of neurophysiology at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney before working as a researcher and teacher at Yale Medical School for ten years. Her writing career began with the publication of Tim, followed by The Thorn Birds, a record-breaking international bestseller. She lives on Norfolk Island in the South Pacific with her husband, Ric Robinson.

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