Former antiques dealer Pobi boldly announces his arrival as a cunning novelist with this grim and gory debut thriller. FBI contractor Jake Cole. Bloodman by Robert Pobi book review. Click to read the full review of Bloodman in New York Journal of Books. Review written by Renee C. Official website for novelist Robert Pobi. Worldwide – August 6, His novel, Bloodman, was called ” a remarkable debut ” by Booklist, and ” a relentless.

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Bloodman by Robert Pobi

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Breadcrumbs that Jake believes lead to the killer. I marveled at first, because I thought, wow, he must have some amazing pay-off the way he is doing this. Would I recommend this book? But as the only child to his widowed pibi, Cole feels it is his duty to attend to his affairs. Once home, Jake is pulled into a gruesome local homicide investigation that echoes his mother’s murder three decades earlier.

Robert Pobi (Author of Bloodman)

She is working on her first novel – a thriller of course. If you don’t mind a novel that doesn’t stint on blood with compelling story telling, most highly recommended. June 4, – Oceanview. Feb 10, Chandni rated it really liked it Shelves: As a massive hurricane approaches the Eastern Seaboard, FBI consultant Jake Cole must return to Montauk to care for his father, formerly a brilliant painter, now in the grip of madness. Again, we turn to Agatha Christie.

I hope it does well as the author definitely deserves kudos for his work. Terry DiDomenico has spent most of her professional career editing and writing for university publications with a little freelancing on the side. It is said Robert Pobi had six complete novels bloodmah his desk drawer when he decided to take up writing full time.


Alcoholism, addiction, the pacemaker in his heart with a battery to jolt him when the organ ran to fast, to slow, the result of a lot of heroin before he got it under control.

But to be perfectly honest, even though those things jarred me, by the time I robret to page three-hundred-whatever and realized what Pobi was doing—another mark of a really solid genre thriller, for me, is that that one last piece of the puzzle doesn’t click in my head until a few pages bloodmman the actual revelation, which is exactly what happened here—I didn’t care as much as I probably should have.

I’ll start off by saying that I enjoyed this book. Also, for someone who loves his family so much, he didn’t even phone her telling her to NOT show up because a hurricane is going to hit. His father, a painter of some renown who is riddled with Robett, has suffered a horrifi This psychological thriller grabbed me by the nose with the second paragraph and didn’t let go until I hollered.

Now he writes every day — at a desk that once belonged to Roberto Calvi. But damned if I know how to review it.

I went into this book knowing absolutely nothing about the plot, but I still managed to figure out where the story was going, and what the supposed “twist” would end up being within the first pages.

So at the end ofhe walked away from his business, an exclusive antiques and decorating shop in Montreal, and signed with Jill Marr at the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency at the end of February My favorite perk of being a published writer is getting advance reader copies of novels.


Give me a break. This makes it no less worth reading by any measure. Jake is only there because his late mother would have expected him to look after his father. No trivia or quizzes yet. He can look at a violent scene and recreate the killing in his My favorite perk of being a published writer is getting advance reader copies of novels.

No mother would put her child in harm’s way like that. Chris July 26, – 3: The critical response to his first short story written when he was twelve was a suspension from school. Shortly after he arrives in Montauk, Jake is called in to consult on the murder blood,an a mother and child.

She likes for him to choke her during sex. Mar 27, Miles rated it really liked it Shelves: This was a page turner, rkbert bloody novel, one that I had a hard time putting down. Having spent a significant portion of his life battling the demons of alcohol and drug addiction, Jake now battles monsters of a different sort as an independent contractor for the FBI.

This is a debut by Robert Pobi that I can see huge potential for his future but not quite there yet. Not even a sniff, Bloodman bamboozled me — in a good way! Jake remembered noting that she resembled his late mother. Jenn Lawrence July 26, – 1: This book starts off strong.