Saturday, February 20, 2010

Angels of Venice by T.R. Foster Link for Angels of Venice

Angels of Venice by T.R. Foster is a combination police crime drama, mystery, thriller, and horror story. Set in the small impoverished town of Venice, a haunting past of serial murders has come back a generation later. Could they be the product of a childhood imagination or something beyond imagination? Chief of Police Eliza Hamilton has a past and a present with the murders in town as her life reconnects with a childhood friend.

T.R. Foster creates an interesting location in the town of Venice. The descriptions of the abandoned buildings and a former religious settlement added to the haunting creepiness of the story. In the beginning, the town of Venice could be any rural small-town location. Only as the story progresses does the troubled past of murder and mystery set this town apart.

I enjoyed the story and thought it was a good horror story, but there was no character that I really cared about. The chief of police could have been a strong female character, but her weakness for a battering ex-husband did not appeal to me. The mystery aspect was intricate and I felt like some of the “dots”  were not fully connected by the end.

I still enjoyed the story and recommend Angels of Venice for fans of a creepy good read.

About the Author:

T. R. Foster is a former Air Force test engineer, has a degree in Nuclear Engineering, and a master’s degree from Georgia State University in high-energy theoretical physics. He has four completed novels with two in the works. He lives in New Hampshire with his wife and dogs. His website is here: T. R. Foster

A review copy of Angels of Venice was provided by PublishingWorks, Inc.


  1. "for fans of a creepy good read"
    good summation :)

  2. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm always looking for a good book to read. I may have to read this one over my spring break!


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