Posted in 4 paws, fiction, Review, suspense on June 23, 2013

Last month, author Geoffrey Gluckman was a Guest Blogger here to tell us about his latest work, Murder of Sex.  I finally was able to work through my backlog and get to his book (too many books, not enough time).




An incendiary tale of lust, passion, love, betrayal, and loss. Intimate sexual relationships may never be the same.

When Dr. Josh Flagon, a professor of literature at a moderate sized liberal arts Nevada university, is drawn to an irresistible co-ed, Rebecca Reaper, little does he know it will take him on a lustful, passionate, life-changing ride. It will also jeopardize all that he values—his career—and all that he seeks—freedom.

While teaching classes and writing, Flagon uncovers a secret that boils beneath his cool, scholarly veneer. Rebecca, a brilliant student and sensual siren, reveals that mystery and much more to the professor through their passionate tryst. But at what price?

While the couple vacation on a secluded Hawaiian Island, a mysterious incident occurs that further challenges their relationship. From that point, Flagon’s life spirals out of control until be-friended by the unlikely, yet ever-wise Puerto Rican gangster, Jorge Luis Juarez.

In a haunting tale that weaves the literary with street smarts, passion with desolation, imprisonment with emancipation, and the desires of mankind with its origins, there thrives something to savor for every adult who has entered the intimate relationship arena and sought deeper answers to life’s questions.

This is one story that will make some gasp, many others smile, and take you into realms beyond.


I’m not sure what I was expecting but this was a pretty intense book.  I did have to read the first chapter twice to try and figure out what he was trying to impart to the reader.  I ended up giving up and moved on.  Once I did that and got into the heart of the story it picked up and I enjoyed it more.  The story reminded me a little bit of Fatal Attraction – the obsession and the jealousy.   As I was reading I kept wondering why Josh was in jail.  What did he do that landed him there and why was he getting out (besides for good behavior)?  The characters are gripping and you aren’t sure who to like and who to hate.

There are quite a few F* bombs, but in most places it was appropriate (jail scenes) and it seemed to fit in other situations, but still a heavy use of the word. Also quite a few sex scenes but it fit in with the storyline. (just a heads up if you don’t like that sort of thing in your book)

The book is less than 200 pages but it sure does pack a lot into them!

We give it 4 paws and hope you’ll give this book a chance next time you are looking for a suspenseful book.



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