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Publisher: Little Brown
Release Date: June 2003
ISBN: 0-316-38120-9
Format Reviewed: Hardback
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Genre: Mystery/Suspense
Reviewed: 2003
Reviewer: Susan Johnson
Reviewer Notes:

The Anniversary
By Amy Gutman 

     Steven Gage was a charming, handsome and charismatic man - and a terrible and sadistic serial killer. His crimes were quite horrific with a suspected 100 victims, and which affected the lives of many more people. A simple mistake brought about his capture. Fortunately, justice was served. He stood trial and, after a length of time on Death Row, was executed. Things could get back to normal for the survivors. Or so you would think.

     Five years have passed and it is the anniversary of Steven's execution date. Three of the women most involved in Stevens's case all have received mysterious letters stating, "Happy Anniversary, I have not forgotten you!"

     Who among Stevens's friends and family cared enough about him to attempt to revenge his death? His ex-girlfriend, the former attorney who helped asked for a retrial, and the true crime writer who wrote his story all have to wonder who is stalking them. These women have moved on and have reestablished their life. They are not too eager to relive and, in some case, reveal this part of their lives again. Soon everyone is a suspect in the escalating reign of terror that this madman has begun.

     This is my first book by Amy Gutman but not my last. The story moved along, well paced and kept my attention. I suspected several different people but that is the way the author was leading me. I did suspect the true killer about half way through and was quite satisfied with the conclusion that revealed him.

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