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Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite
The Caruso Collection by Tom Ulicny is a tale of mystery and murder. Nate and Peter had known each other since they were kids but, over time, they drifted apart and Peter had not been seen in five years. A very promising artist, Peter Caruso was found in his apartment in New York City, shot to death. Although he hadn’t seen Peter for a while, Nate catches the story on the news and wonders who would want to kill Peter and where he had been for the last five years. Nate decides to go looking for the answers, but these only lead to more questions as he delves deeper and deeper into a world he never knew existed, the darker side of Peter Caruso. Nate is about to find out secrets that have been buried for a long time, secrets that tell him why Peter had to die. Secrets that reveal the truth about the Caruso collection.
The Caruso Collection by Tom Ulicny is a good read and I did enjoy it. The plot was well thought out and had plenty of twists and turns, and I found it quite deep in places. There was quite a bit going on and I did get a little lost at times, but not so much so that I couldn’t find my way back again – it’s not the kind of story where you can lose concentration, not for a second. The characters were well developed and you did get to know them very well, especially the main protagonist, Nate. There is a bit more to this story than meets the eye. It really shows that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, and you shouldn’t judge a person at first sight – even when you know someone well - you can suddenly find out that you didn’t really know them at all. Good book, and I enjoyed it.