His novels have been translated into thirty-seven languages and many are in development for TV and film including the Roy Grace series. All of his novels reflect his deep interest in the world of the police, with whom he does in-depth research. He lives in England. Tess Gerritsen left a successful practice as an internist to raise her children and concentrate on her writing. She gained nationwide acclaim for her first novel of medical suspense, the New York Times bestseller Harvest; she followed her debut with the bestsellers Life Support and Gravity both available from Pocket Books.
Tess Gerritsen lives in Maine. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? A Minute to Midnight Atlee Pine series.
Redemption Amos Decker series. Customer reviews. How are ratings calculated? Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. It also analyses reviews to verify trustworthiness. Top reviews Most recent Top reviews. Top reviews from United Kingdom. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Verified Purchase. Jon Nunn was the detective whose murder investigation led to the conviction and execution by lethal injection of Rosemary Thomas.
Her philandering husband Christopher was a museum curator and he disappeared after a public row with Rosemary. Several weeks later his decayed body was discovered stuffed into an Iron Maiden, a medieval torture device.
With the help of the dead woman's friend, he plans to gather everyone who was there the night Christopher died and finally uncover the truth, suspect by suspect.
Solving this case may be Nunn's last chance for redemption… but the shadowy forces behind Christopher's death will stop at nothing to silence the past forever. In this innovative storytelling approach, each of 25 best-selling writers brings their distinctive voice to a chapter of the narrative, building the tension to a shocking, explosive finale. Stine, Jeffery Deaver, Laurie H. Armstrong, Brian Gruley, Robert Dugoni. I was so excited to download a real who-dunnit by some of the greatest authors ever but I don't know.
It was good, but not as good as I had expected. I never really felt a significant connection to any of the charachters. It felt choppy, and not that surprising at the end. Not bad for a summer listen, but there's better out there for sure! Too many narrators and too many writers with the resulting effect of confusing the voice and pace of the book. First, the narration: each chapter has a different narrator so any indentification with the character is lost for the listener.
We hear the thoughts of character Rosemary in a woman's voice, then a man's. As a listener I struggled with the continuity of the story because I had to change my character perceptions with each new voice. Secondly the same problem occurred for me with the pace of the story. Every time the author changed so did the language and pace of the story - the tone as well. Perhaps if I had read the book instead of listened I would not have experienced the level of distraction I did.
I would not recommend the book nor the method with which it was produced. As far as being predictable - well, it had a twist - but not so clever as to be exciting when unveiled. Overall a disappointing experience created by many good narrators and writers.
This was an amazing book with chapters written by different authors. There was continuity throughout the book which must be hard with so many writing styles but it was an incredible story! The book is uneven in quality probably due to too many authors.
The plot is god but it's not enough. The variety of narrators is a little off-putting. Even in books with multiple narrators like The Help , the first person narration is normally done in a common voice for that character. That said, the story is interesting, if a little predictable. A different narrator for each chapter was annoying and disruptice. The characters never developed to any depth and were almost uniformly unlikable. And the ending was disappointing. Maybe it's a better read on paper but I wish I hadn't wasted the credit on this.
The book is interesting and definitely worth a listen. The narrators do a fine job, and the plot moves forward fairly seamlessly considering each chapter is written by a different writer. However, Part 2 of the book is not broken down into segmented chapters for listening, as Part 1 is.
I accidentally hit rewind on my Ipod and had to manually fast forward through 2 hours of listening to get back to the chapter I had left off on unable to simply scroll back to the correct chapter. I don't know if my download was some kind of fluke since no other reviewer mentions this problem. But for the sake of future readers, I hope this problem has been corrected.
I would have thought that with 26 writers it would be riveting and exiting. It was obvious and disappointing. The Narration was fine, but the story was lacking. I jsut expected so much more. Caveat: I don't like improve TV shows, either. Starts off with a beautiful chapter about capital punishment, then moves into flashback mode.
You aspiring writers have, no doubt, done this exercise in your writing groups. Chapters written in such diverse styles don't hold together for a good listen. Might be a good read for aspiring thriller writers.
Or, you might like "First Thrills," better. It's an anthology of thriller short stories written by hot-selling authors. It's also available at Audible. Please be sure to review it You can still place a hold on the title, and your hold will be automatically filled as soon as the title is available again. The OverDrive Read format of this ebook has professional narration that plays while you read in your browser.
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In death, something resembles peace. From existence, granted release. In life you never seized my days, so leave my fucking grave. Redundancy is the dwelling for the chronically unwanted; for the frequently forgotten, the glue never really bonded.
Fraying rope never holds and eventually gives and breaks, and while meaningless across the table, is everything I have at stake. Returning to the same shitty place, turning on lights of isolation, their shadows throw constant shade, but remain my only illumination. Infrequent were the times that anyone became the concrete which holds the walls around me, so this home remains incomplete.
What seems so long ago is now in front of me, as I watch all the unfulfilled dates and dreams fade with the ash into the sky. Burn it all to hell We would have wish the same as well, at the top of the bottle, before we reached the bottom, but only one of us was left at the bottom…. A shed of tear and blood decorate these ropes, turn them to my ribbons, and paint me a picture as beautiful. Throw shade and sage at my end if you give a fuck. Help me, show the pain inside for loving unwaveringly, and allow me to stitch and heal your wounds.
Not by my hand, but by compassion I can mend. Some of the names he wore: lover, friend, artist, writer. They will call him a coward an asshole, drunk, fiend, psychotic, disturbed, listless, hateful, nothing, no one at all.
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