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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,205 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alafair Burke Narrator: Eliza Foss Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2010 ISBN:
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The daughter of legendary author James Lee Burke, Alafair Burke has built a considerable reputation for crafting taut mysteries herself. With 212, this former deputy district attorney pens a haunting tale investigating the terrifying realities of Internet anonymity.

When a student is murdered following a series of threatening messages posted on a college gossip site, NYPD detectives Ellie Hatcher and J. J. Rogan are assigned the case. As they dig deeper, however, they discover the victim was only one of many - and the killer isn't finished.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheri | 2/12/2014

    " I have really enjoyed the first three books in the Ellie Hatcher series, and look forward to more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lorin Barber | 2/12/2014

    " A mediocre whodunnit. Nothing to write home about. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara B. | 2/9/2014

    " I sometimes sound like a broken record, but once again a book with a favorite character-----Ellie Hatcher, NYC police detective. Very good story/mystery. This author also has another character called Samantha Kincaid, which I also like a lot! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ric Johnson | 2/6/2014

    " Ok, I'm hooked now on Ellie Hatcher. On to the next one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen Crowell | 1/26/2014

    " Fun! A nice change of pace. Very similar to Richard Castle's Nikki Heat. Now I just have to catch up in the right order! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 1/25/2014

    " I would probably give this 3.5 stars if I could. I downloaded it on my Kindle for $1 and started reading it before I realized there were other previous books in the series. I don't feel like I missed any story by not reading those. The book was a little slow in the middle, but at the end it picked up and had some twists. The major twist was one I would have never guessed so it kept my attention. I'm not sure if I'll read the others in the series. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jan | 1/23/2014

    " ABOUT 25% THROUGH THE BOOK I REALIZED IT REALLY BUGS ME HOW SHE EXPLAINS PRACTICALLY EVERYTHING SAID IN CONVERSATION BY STEPPING OUT OF THE CONVERSATION AND EXPLAINING IT IN EXPOSITION. SO DISTRACTING!! I ENDED UP NOT FINISHING IT. IT SEEMED LIKE SUCH A WASTE OF TIME. I ALSO CANCELLED FURTHER BOOKS OF HERS I HAD ON REQUEST AT THE LIBRARY. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maureen | 1/19/2014

    " 2.5 because I was surprised by the ending, but for the most part this was pretty predictable albeit entertaining and a fast read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Al | 1/18/2014

    " Not as accomplished as James Lee Burke at this time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 1/10/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book! It reminded me a lot of James Patterson's Women's Murder Club (minus the club). It was a definite page turner and I loved all the twists, turns and connections. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Judy | 11/4/2013

    " One word to describe Miss Burke's writing--Murky. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maryellen Woodside | 10/11/2013

    " Alafair Burke has created a very likeable heroine in Ellie Hatcher. 212 is straight from the headlines as seemingly unrelated murders involving high priced call girls and the bodyguard of a wealthy mogul turn out to be linked. Good reading! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi | 9/26/2013

    " Free Friday book - good read :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 S. Lynham | 8/3/2013

    " When your father is James Lee Burke, you get published either because Daddy has connections or because you have talent....and Ms. Burke certainly can tell a great story...finished this one quickly as it was just such a treat to read...looking forward to reading her other books "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Hanson | 6/28/2013

    " Not my usual genre of literary fare, so my review probably doesn't mean much. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leah | 6/6/2013

    " This book was a page turner until the very end! A must read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy Schlueter | 5/30/2013

    " Will check out this author's other books. Absorbing mystery with interesting characters and plot twists. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl Karkoff | 4/9/2013

    " Good story but tended to be confusing because of all the characters, some going by two differnt names. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lia Rock lantz | 3/27/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. Even though this was #3, I didn't feel left out since I hadn't read the first 2. It was a real page turner and I can't wait to read #1 & #2. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marla | 9/19/2012

    " This book has more twists and turns than a mountain road. I purchased it for .99 cents as I had never read any of her books. This book was excellent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Lou | 6/25/2012

    " an enjoyable, fast-paced read. My first encounter with detective Hatcher. I would subtract a half-star for the fairly obvious social ills content the author adds to the narrative. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lois | 4/19/2012

    " I've enjoyed Alafair's Ellie Hatcher's homicide detective series. Another interesting read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gail | 7/21/2011

    " I thought was a pretty good book, lots of suspense. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dawn Charaba | 7/7/2011

    " It was a good, quick read. A few more twists and turns would have kept me more engaged. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 4/13/2011

    " Good mystery .... a little tough to follow plot because of so many characters but good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 2/5/2011

    " 8/10. AM enjoying this series - this story was quite complicated, well it was to me anyway! But still enjoyable! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin | 1/9/2011

    " I enjoyed it but it wasn't quite the cliff hanger the reviewers suggested it would be ... still, I enjoyed reading it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chriser123 | 12/30/2010

    " I enjoy this author very much. I have enjoyed her father's books as well, James Burke. Her main character is a woman cop. She is not a rule breaker as most woman are portrayed in many books and on TV. But she is tough enough to get the job done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 12/25/2010

    " I sometimes sound like a broken record, but once again a book with a favorite character-----Ellie Hatcher, NYC police detective. Very good story/mystery. This author also has another character called Samantha Kincaid, which I also like a lot! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 12/3/2010

    " This was a pretty good book. A nice page turner, kind of predictable. But I would like to read more of the author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roger | 11/23/2010

    " Very interesting book. The plot wasn't rocket science, but the characters were well developed. Loved the detectives and the brother. Nice play between them. If I could have given 3.5 stars I would have.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Lou | 10/17/2010

    " an enjoyable, fast-paced read. My first encounter with detective Hatcher. I would subtract a half-star for the fairly obvious social ills content the author adds to the narrative. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joni | 10/13/2010

    " A great, hard to put-down story with believable characters and a fast pace. I'll be checking out more of her books! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vickie | 9/16/2010

    " Well told, suspensful story set in NYC, touching on celebrity, escort services, internet privacy, and more. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Judy | 8/22/2010

    " One word to describe Miss Burke's writing--Murky. "

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About the Author
Author Alafair Burke

Alafair Burke is a graduate of Stanford Law School and a former Deputy District Attorney in Portland, Oregon. She is now a Professor of Law at Hofstra Law School, where she teaches criminal law and procedure. She lives in New York City and spends too much time on Facebook and Twitter, but has no plans to quit.

About the Narrator

Eliza Foss is an actress who has appeared in numerous theaters in New York City and around the country. She has narrated over thirty books and short stories, been featured in AudioFile magazine, and won five AudioFile Earphones Awards for her narrations.