Book Reviews

{Book Review} Cari Mora by Thomas Harris


  • Pages: 311
  • Published: May 21st 2019
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Reviewed by Valerie Dorsey

I try not to compare writers books with their previous works but there is a certain expectation that is inherent when you read numerous works by one author. That being said I guess I went into this one with high expectations! And I am sorry to say they were not met! I had thoughts of DNF’ing it but as I have never done that with any book I continued on just wanting to get to the end!

I am sorry to say that the groups of characters were confusing to me! I had a hard time remembering which group they were in, what they were going after and if they were the good guys or the bad guys! The sad thing was by the middle of the story, I didn’t really care! It wasn’t till the middle of the book that we learn anything about Cari Mora and it wasn’t much! In my opinion there was no character development, therefore this story did not draw my in, which is something that I cherish in an author’s work!



From the creator of Hannibal Lecter and The Silence of the Lambscomes a story of evil, greed, and the consequences of dark obsession.

Twenty-five million dollars in cartel gold lies hidden beneath a mansion on the Miami Beach waterfront. Ruthless men have tracked it for years. Leading the pack is Hans-Peter Schneider. Driven by unspeakable appetites, he makes a living fleshing out the violent fantasies of other, richer men.

Cari Mora, caretaker of the house, has escaped from the violence in her native country. She stays in Miami on a wobbly Temporary Protected Status, subject to the iron whim of ICE. She works at many jobs to survive. Beautiful, marked by war, Cari catches the eye of Hans-Peter as he closes in on the treasure. But Cari Mora has surprising skills, and her will to survive has been tested before.

Monsters lurk in the crevices between male desire and female survival. No other writer in the last century has conjured those monsters with more terrifying brilliance than Thomas Harris. Cari Mora, his sixth novel, is the long-awaited return of an American master.



Valerie Dorsey has a BS degree in Marketing from Indiana University 1982, and has worked in the retail business for the last 19 yrs! She’s raised 4 children, 3 graduated college. She loves animals and reading! Reading has become as much a part of her life as brushing her teeth. If she doesn’t make time to read then something is missing from her day. Valerie’s favorite genres include horror, sci-fi, mystery, suspense, fiction, crime, and some fantasy.

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