The Dark Web Murders


Fiction - Mystery - Murder
332 Pages
Reviewed on 04/16/2019
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Author Biography

Brian O'Hare, MA, Ph.D., is a retired assistant director of a large regional college of further and higher education. He is married, has three children, ten grandchildren, one great grandchild. He plays golf three times a week and does a lot of voluntary work. Any writing he has previously done was academic.
He had a liver disease since childhood which resulted in his taking early retirement a number of years ago. In 2002 he had a liver transplant but is strong and healthy now. He continued to do academic writing well into his retirement .

Brian has published a number of books with his current publisher, Crimson Cloak Publishing. He has written two non-fiction works, The Miracle Ship and A Spiritual Odyssey, both of which have won awards. He has also written an award-wining contemporary fiction novel, entitled Fallen Men. He is currently writing The Inspector Sheehan Mysteries series. All of the first three books in the series have won awards, The fourth has been too recently published to have won anything yet. The books in order are: The Doom Murders, The 11.05 Murders, The Coven Murders, and The Dark Web Murders. Currently in preparation, The Shadow Murders.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Divine Zape for Readers' Favorite

The Dark Web Murders by Brian O'Hare follows an intelligent and ruthless serial killer who is as elusive as he is provocative. He calls himself Nemein and claims to be a nemesis, the one who metes out punishments. But he says he is not a killer, that he is detached from his killings. Now he taunts Inspector Sheehan, an intelligent and highly skilled detective, using a series of blog posts as the body count of victims rises. The killer seems to know Sheehan and knows just how to make him suffer. Follow the detective and his team as they trawl alleys that lead to dead ends. Will they ever come close to catching the elusive serial killer or will they watch helplessly as more victims are killed every day?

Brian O'Hare has a refreshing voice in the crime and mystery genres, a clear and enjoyable one. The author plunges readers into the mindset of a serial killer and forces them to navigate the darkness that inhabits the killer's soul. From the beginning, the reader is gripped by curiosity and wants to discover more about the villain, but they quickly discover that the darkness is addictive, nourished by a grim, pervasive form of humor that rubs off on the reader. The author explores the darkest instincts of humanity and creates characters that are sophisticated and real. The novel is ingeniously plotted and the online presence of the killer gives the feeling of one who is everywhere and yet nowhere. The Dark Web Murders is suspenseful, psychologically disturbing, and emotionally engaging. An expertly written crime novel that leaves you with nightmares.