Walter Sumner, 44-year-old owner of a Chicago options trading firm, reluctantly takes his place at the head of the family table after his mother dies suddenly of a heart seizure.
When Walter attempts to post her date of death on the family’s GenealoG webpage, he finds that her date of death has already been posted. He does further research and quickly discovers that his mother’s d.o.d. was posted before her death.
As the primary heir to his mother’s estate, the police consider Walter the prime suspect in her murder. Then another family member’s d.o.d. pops up prematurely on the webpage.
And Walter Sumner must find the family stalker as the clock ticks down.
The Violin Player was an epic read. The ambiance of Chicago as only a resident can define. Indiana, Kentucky and Wisconsin were refreshing reminders of the great cultural differences yet so close geographically.
How many family tragedies and horrible secrets? Knoerle loses no time in captivating the reader with weight of the City and the burden placed on the main character.
When the antagonist interjects his twisted reality it is humorous, logical and disturbing. Artfully delivered without the unnecessary girth.
I took a chance with Knoerle's first book and am very glad to be reading this author again. This story is intriguing and fast paced. Definitely will read more when he writes more. Not as gritty as Crystal Meth Cowboys. A great plot to try and figure out. Not predictable and the ending a surprize.
When his mother dies suddenly of a heart attack, 44-year-old Walter Sumner goes to post his mother's date of death on the family's GenealoG webpage. But Walt finds her date of death already posted. Stranger still, it was posted before she died. Then another family member's d.o.d. is posted. Walt must find the person responsible before death strikes again. The Violin Player is a treat for mystery buffs who will enjoy every plot twist and turn in this nicely-crafted, and highly-recommended, story of suspense.
Warning: This book will keep you up at night. My sleepless hours were spent either speculating about how to solve the mystery, or ripping through the book as fast as I could to actually see it solved! Knoerle's book is fast paced, unpredictable, and heart wrenching. Although I've enjoyed his other books, this one is particularly unique in its chilling twists and turns. I found it positively impossible to put down