Reviews of Luther: The Calling (2012)
Review by michael a draper (2012-11-12)
A killer murders a young family outside of London and steals their infant.
DCI John Luther is a workaholic who puts himself so much into the investigation that it's affecting his marriage. His wife sees that he's acting irrationally and not sleeping. She wants him to take time off...but there's always another victim to save.
The characters in this novel about a serial killer are described to perfection. Luther is an easy character to feel empathy for and hope that he can solve the case and save his marriage. The antagonist is a sociopath who doesn't care what the effect of his crimes on others and preys on young children. Seeing him in action would make most readers check the locks on their doors.
The plotting is clever and this is an extremely enjoyable read.
(This review refers to the 2012 version titled “Luther: The Calling”)