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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At that point it turns from an average, if overly descriptive, thriller into a good if still overly descriptive thriller. Robert Pobi is an excellent addition to the mystery genre and I think he’s going to be extremely successful. Hard enough to bust blood vessels in her eyes.

Pobi has crafted an unbelievably brutal and heart-pounding story that never lets up until the shocking and unsettling end. He had come to see about helping his father, the famous painter Jacob Coleridge, who’d set himself afire in an Alzheimer-fueled accident.

Robert Pobi (Author of Bloodman)

Voor bloedverwanten doe je dingen die je voor niemand anders doet. It’s not a bad novel, it’s just not what I’m looking for in literature. Give me a break.

Unreliable narrators are one thing. Ed Lynskey July 28, – 8: Interwoven with the main storyline are updates on the growth and approach of Hurricane Dylan, which serve as literal representation of the growing robeft and impending showdown which is destined to take place in Montauk. I found myself unable to stop reading because I wanted to have all my questions answered.

But unfortunately, this was a huge blood,an. This book is very dark and brooding, which works for the premise. Pobi, on the other hand, manages it with some panache, though if you’re not paying close enough poi, you may find yourself asking a few questions at the end I was paying close enough attention, and there were a couple of things that seemed a bit out of place.


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Bloodman by Robert Pobi

No mother would put her child in harm’s way like that. Sep 23, Sonya Serial Reader rated it really liked it. Paperbackpages. Jake Cole is an FBI profiler – “Before Jake walked onto a murder scene, he wrapped parts of himself up and put them away in a secure gloodman of his mind so they wouldn’t be a part of the process that both repulsed and fascinated him.

The ending also left something to be desired. Lists with This Book. This psychological thriller grabbed me by the nose with the second paragraph and didn’t let go until I hollered.

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Once a brilliant man, Coleridge is gripped by dementia and in a moment of madness set himself on fire. Jake Cole is an FBI agent, but as the book opens, blopdman is less important than the fact that he has returned to his childhood home for the first time in a quarter-century in order to deal with his father’s advancing Alzheimer’s.

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Breadcrumbs that Jake believes lead to the killer. Montauk, Long Island is in the path of a storm. The victims were brutally beaten, then skinned alive. FBI agent Jake Cole comes back to his hometown after his ailing father has an accident.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. I loved the writing. If you’re a fan booodman the genre, this is a must-read. It’s the kind of story that really could have stood on it’s own, without the storm to create extra drama.

This is a fast paced, edgy thriller that delivers with well wrought characters and a clever, keep you guessing plot that effectively infuses the reader with its chilling, anxious atmosphere.

I never do this so will feel less guilty stating. Robert Pobi is a man that sure can paint a beautiful word picture.


It went through my mind while I was reading Agatha Christie’s The Secret Adversarywhich may have invented the conceit. The author tried to create an intense and suspenseful thriller with interesting characters, in particular FBI Agent Jake Cole; however, not only did I find the story to drag on and on, I thought the author tried too hard to create a deeply disturbed character in Jack Cole.

It is hard for me to lose myself in pobu book if i find myself getting annoyed by how much the story is dragging. Having spent a significant portion of his life battling the demons of alcohol and drug addiction, Jake now battles monsters of a different sort as an independent contractor for the FBI.

And the final one. I enjoyed going back to the commercial thr This will probably go on and do very well, because it will fulfill people’s expectations of a thriller. 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.

His father – brilliant artist and alcoholic, now succumbed to the horror that is Alzheimer’s. He had an eidetic memory, useful in his job as an independent contractor with the FBI. Want to Read saving…. Hard shit to read. I love when that happens! I loved the set-up. Robett enjoyed going back to the commercial thriller because it really put my roobert of the last few years in perspective, but roberrt know.

No memory at all of bloodmaj did it, why, and how he’d paid for it.