Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lector)

Thomas Harris

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Even better than the first book!

So good. So chilling. So freaky. So twisted.

Especially for a book written in the 80’s, this serial killer’s case was detailed and focused and the police procedural and research felt very realistic and timeless. There’s no doubt jurisdictional qualms occur in big cases among feds and local police departments. I liked how many characters were introduced to help along the investigation. Dr. Chilton is the most aggravating human you’ll ever encounter.

Hannibal is again requested for assistance in catching the latest serial killer, via new recruit Clarice Starling. The relationship she builds with Lector is really interesting and you can’t look away.

The character of Clarice Starling was great. She was independent, strong, brave, and stuck to her guns (figuratively and literally). She was a strong protagonist and an inspiration for females in the FBI. Jack Crawford took to her well and really helped her along the way. I appreciated that.

The plot twist is goooooooddddddd….

This is a strong series. I’ve really enjoyed it so far. I have hopes for the next two books.

Then it’ll be time to watch the movies.

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