Former antiques dealer Pobi boldly announces his arrival as a cunning novelist with this grim and gory debut thriller. FBI contractor Jake Cole. Bloodman by Robert Pobi book review. Click to read the full review of Bloodman in New York Journal of Books. Review written by Renee C. Official website for novelist Robert Pobi. Worldwide – August 6, His novel, Bloodman, was called ” a remarkable debut ” by Booklist, and ” a relentless.

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Bloodman by Robert Pobi

A typical day sees him getting up before 8am and starting his writing around Jake only ordered one pizza for dinner. The brutally slaughtered and skinned bodies of a mother and her young son have been discovered, and Jake’s talent and insights are desperately needed. He had unique abilities that bloodmna quite interesting to read about. I laughed out loud as this smart thriller became the equivalent of a Michael Bay film.

The horrific scene at the crime is familiar, he recognizes the murderer’s work from his own tortured past. Also, why would he wait until the day of the hurricane to get his wife and son out of town? Full review on my blog: For Cole, this is a gut punch. Jul 26, Elizabeth A.

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The next day another body turns up, one of the nurses that was helping his father at the hospital. Sep 23, Sonya Serial Reader rated it really liked it.

As bodies pile up and the storm edges closer, Jake rushes to keep his family from harm and find the killer. The problem, if gobert can call it that, is each publisher has different contractual requirements, so the books are coming out staggered. Open Preview See a Problem? Jenn Lawrence July 26, – 1: Jake returns to Montauk, New York, for the first time in a quarter of a century when his father, a renowned painter, lights himself ablaze and crashes through a plate-glass window.


I never do this so will feel less guilty stating. It went through my mind while I was reading Agatha Christie’s The Secret Adversarywhich may have invented the conceit.

Fortunately, there’s plenty of time to recover from the vivid imagery. Once home, Jake is pulled into a gruesome local homicide investigation that echoes his mother’s murder three decades earlier. Aug 07, Daniel Ray rated it did not like it. The night Cole arrives at his childhood home, now full of garbage and scotch bottles, he receives a call from the local sheriff.

The critical response to his first short story written when he was 12 was a suspension from school. An uncompromisingly dark and brutal psychological thriller with pobo hell of a twist. It’s dark, very dark. In warm weather he spends most of bloodmaan time at a cabin on a secluded lake in the mountains and when the mercury falls he heads to pboi Florida Keys. This is not a mystery that will change your life, but it is one that does its job, and does it exceptionally well; it’s Mirage rather than The Usual Suspects.

Any normal person would have packed them up as soon as they heard about it. They found two bodies in a house up the beach from his father’s place, a woman and a child both skinned alive. I am always looking for a good scary read, and I had high hopes for this one.

As a massive hurricane approaches the Eastern Seaboard, FBI consultant Jake Cole must return to Montauk to care for his father, formerly a brilliant painter, now in the grip of madness. Jan 15, – Grand Central. It puts Jake in the position of trying to deconstruct not just the psychology of a killer, but of kin as well. You won’t be wasting your time.


Bloodman by Robert Pobi

Unreliable narrators are one thing. I loved the set-up. This book is absolutely enthralling at first. And the murders were truly horrific.

But… for me and this is coming from a lifelong dark-Horror fan some of the violence crossed the line. Which means I will have written two new novels, maybe pohi, by the end of Interwoven with the main storyline are updates on the growth and approach of Hurricane Dylan, which serve as literal representation of the growing danger and impending showdown which is destined to take place in Montauk.

This is a fast paced, edgy t A massive storm is brewing off the Eastern Seaboard, heading straight for Montauk, Long Island where Jake Cole has reluctantly returned to care for his estranged father who has slipped into dementia.

Pobi has crafted an unbelievably brutal and heart-pounding story that never lets bolodman until the shocking and unsettling end. Alcoholism, addiction, the pacemaker in his heart with a battery to jolt him when the organ ran to fast, to slow, the result of a lot of heroin before he got it under control.

The taut cat-and-mouse game between Jake and the robsrt is played out against the unrelenting approach of a monster of nature — a catastrophic hurricane. There were parts that made me squirm and put the book down, he certainly likes to shock does our Richard! The writing is dark and gritty. Two bodies had been found in a home, a woman and a small boy, just a few years old.