Review: Rubble and the Wreckage (A Gabriel Church Tale #1) by Rodd Clark
Gabriel Church knows you can’t take a life without first understanding just how feeble life is, how tentative and weak it stands alone. If you desire murder, you hold a life in your hand. Whether you release it to grant life or grip tighter to end it, it is at your command and discretion.
Gabriel is a serial killer with a story he wants told.
Christian Maxwell studied abnormal psychology in college but chose instead to focus on a career in writing. His background comes in handy when he thinks of writing about a serial killer. He can’t think of anyone more qualified to write the story of Gabriel Lee Church, and do so in the murderer’s own words. It’s been done before, but never with a killer who has yet to be captured or convicted.
There was never anything more than a gentleman’s understanding between the two men that Christian would record Gabriel’s life story. The killer did not ask for his complicity in any crimes, nor did he ever ask for his silence. Christian’s interest in the man, though, is fast becoming something more than academic. When the writer and his subject become unexpected friends and then lovers, the question remains: What is Gabriel’s endgame . . . and why does he want his story told?
I haven’t read another book like this one. It is a new perspective on relationships, on love, on trust.
Christian is writing Gabe’s story, learning about the dead bodies. Gabe is opening up, for the first time talking about who he has killed and why. Along the way, it becomes more than sharing a story, having a drink. A friendship forms, leading to romance, a connection that is more than an author and confessor. But does a serial killer really get a HEA? Can you fall in love with a murderer and come out the other side unscathed?
Rodd Clark takes you into the mind and lives of Christian and Gabe. This isn’t a quick, easy love story. It’s deep, dragging you into the darkness of the mind.