My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The Man from Milwaukee was a pleasant surprise. I’m familiar with Reed’s romances, and this was my first horror story by him.
The suspense was top notch, and I got chills during some parts of the story. Reed perfectly weaves the saga of Dahmer’s arrest and trial with Emory’s story.
One thing I love about Reed’s writing is his ability to completely transport the reader to another decade. In the case of The Man from Milwaukee, the 90s are perfectly represented, from the trends to the attitudes to the setting. Also, I appreciate his descriptions of Chicago. I’ve never been but I can almost see myself in the places he describes.
Emory is tortured and the people around him are oblivious to his inner turmoil…until it’s almost too late. Tyler, while naive and privileged, is one strong mofo.
The ending was the most surprising of all. There is so much I could say about it that would give away the best parts of the story worth reading for yourself. If you’re looking for something different, definitely pick up The Man from Milwaukee.
***ARC provided by publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.***