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3.59 out of 53.59 out of 53.59 out of 53.59 out of 53.59 out of 5 3.59 (37 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeffery Deaver Narrator: Dennis Boutsikaris Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2000 ISBN: 9780743564243
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Tate Collier, once one of the country’s finest trial lawyers, is trying to forget his past. Now a divorced gentleman farmer, land developer, and community advocate in rural Virginia, he’s regrouping from some disastrous mistakes in the realms of love and the law. But controversy and danger seem to have an unerring hold on Tate. Even as he struggles to rebuild his life, his alter ego is plotting his demise.

Aaron Matthews, a brilliant psychologist, has turned his talents away from curing patients to far deadlier goals. He’s targeted Tate, Tate’s ex-wife, Bett, and their estranged daughter, Megan, for unspeakable revenge. Matthews, ruthless and hell-bent, will destroy anything that inhibits his plans. When their daughter disappears, Tate and Bett reunite in a desperate, heart-pounding attempt to find her and to stop Matthews, a psychopath whose gift of a glib tongue and talent for coercion are as dangerous as knives and guns. Featuring an urgent race against the clock, gripping details of psychological manipulation, and the brilliant twists and turns that are trademark Deaver.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This one packs a wallop.” 

    Chicago Tribune

  • “High-energy entertainment.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Deaver’s many fans will not be disappointed; enthusiastically recommended for all popular fiction collections.” 

    Library Journal

  • “Dennis Boutsikaris presents a chilling performance of this well-written thriller.” 

    AudioFile

  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen | 2/18/2014

    " I really liked this...I read it out of convenience but it was good. It's pretty violent, but I don't mind gore once in awhile. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lobelifinto | 2/16/2014

    " "You can talk your way into somebody's heart and get them to do whatever you want." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve | 2/10/2014

    " Deaver has written better novels but this has the pace and series of twists to keep the reader engaged throughout. Aaron Matthews is a great creation - a psychiatrist who uses his powers of psychoanalytical profiling and persuasion to wreak revenge on Tate Collier and his family. Characterisation was trimmed to a minimum to focus on the plot development which made this an effective thriller but not one to linger in the memory. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linsay | 2/8/2014

    " As far as trashy airplane reads go, it was ok. I felt like I had to finish it or else the damsel in distress would be forever in the hands of the psycho killer... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Molly | 2/3/2014

    " This was a fun, easy read. What I found most distracting was the author's attempts at teenage conversation. I think he based their diaglouge on how he thought young people speak, which in reality, is not even close. I'm not sure if he does not have exposure to young adults in his day to day life, or uses blatant idiot-teenager stereotypes. Either way, I found the innacurate dialouge distracting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 ♥Tiny♥Hearts♥ | 1/28/2014

    " I remember Deaver from the Bone Collector. His writing skills is one of a talented writer. Although reading thrillers weren't really on my reading radar or so called booklist as you will, because I prefer to watch them than rather having to go through the bore of reading them lol...actually this book I picked up when I was cleaning out my old closet, full with dust and what not, and I was totally bored so I decided to give it a try. I was impressed because there's only so much I can take with thrillers and then I get bored because they turn out more predictable than I would've hoped. Deaver never fails to introduce enough suspense in his writing, and the characterising he portrayed was brilliant. Some can argue that the characterisation was unrealistic, but Deaver allows us to get into the mind of psychopath with incredible talent with his words, cleary shows us that words can go along way, and the fact that these two main characters share the one talent, it makes the pacing in the story flow very well. Motives were understandable as well as plot, I couldn't pick a better thriller for a night in with some popcorn...just be sure not to choke on my watch lol... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Beth | 1/19/2014

    " I am sorry to say that I did not even finish this book, I disliked it so much. The main character is a crazy teenager who hears voices (of her stronger, wilder self) and is kidnapped by a brillian, evil psychiatrist looking for a mate for his violent and insane son. What's to like? The girls parents search for her but have their own issues. Depressing and uninvolving. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Udayan majumdar | 1/18/2014

    " very fast paced thriller with quite an engaging plot. i really liked it cos this was my first jeffery deaver's novel.. i read it within one whole night... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Val Jones | 1/15/2014

    " Megan McCall's new therapist has evil intentions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Di Richardson | 12/18/2013

    " Pretty good thriller...teenage girl kidnapped by a therapist with a grudge. Saw some things coming, but it kept my interest... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindasueanne | 11/24/2013

    " Loved it! Crime/drama/love story! It had everything!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melody | 10/18/2013

    " Good story but crude language that I thought might go away - but it didn't. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Desti Utami | 10/2/2013

    " twist-nya menyenangkan. Lebih kurang sadis dibanding The Bone Collector. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kerwin Jn | 9/28/2013

    " the clash of silver tongued giants "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deb | 8/25/2013

    " This was the first book I read by Jeffery Deaver. When I was finished, I had to go the bookstore that day to get another book by him. (The Stone Monkey). Suspenseful, freaky, stayed up all night to read it good! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tiffany Wyman | 7/8/2013

    " By far my most favorite non-Lincoln Rhyme novel of Deaver's. Suspenseful and well written. Definitely a great read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynda | 6/28/2013

    " Excellent Book! Great psychological thriller! I have a new favorite author! Highly recommend!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Debbie | 5/19/2013

    " Typical kidnapping story with a troubled teen daughter of divorce and a distant father. Everyone assumes she has run away, but he knows better and it's super dad off to rescue her from the psychotic lunatic. I think I've seen this done as a movie before. Predictable ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cori Sherman North | 4/10/2013

    " Picked this up last nite as bedtime reading, but ended up staying awake and with it till the end of the book. (hard to get up this morning!) So I guess that means I was determined to see how all the characters ended up--There was at least one nice surprise-- "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mason | 9/7/2012

    " I enjoyed this book. Keeps you guessing and thinking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Serbma | 6/17/2012

    " Intriguing. Jeffery Deaver is a very smart, talented author. Enjoyed this as I enjoy most of his books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelly | 5/20/2012

    " Scared the daylights out of me! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 5/24/2011

    " Classic Deaver - a great mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aloha Gay | 5/8/2011

    " exaggerated some Psychological disorders; it presented psychologically challenged people as if they're extremely dangerous because of the disorders they have. the story is fast-paced, i read it for only a few hours. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ericka | 3/21/2011

    " Read this all in one day. Love, love, love Jeffrey Deaver's books and this one didn't disappoint. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Luckngrace | 3/21/2011

    " Jeffrey Deaver, one of my favorite writers, steps away from his Lincoln Rhyme series to focus on Matthew, a lawyer and documents expert whose young son brings suspense to this story. Another great read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Luckngrace | 3/21/2011

    " Not a Lincoln Rhyme book, but still a winner. Deaver is one of my favorite authors and I intend to read them ALL. I always learn something from every book and I learned about document reading and handwriting analysis and antique documents with this one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 10/22/2010

    " I don't know why but I found it hard to get into which is disapointing because I usually really enjoy his books! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 10/22/2010

    " This book was fantastic! Twists and turns on every page! I can't wait to read more by this author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Arif | 9/29/2010

    " kurang sesuai harapan.. tapi lumayan untuk baca cepat.. :D "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Toni | 9/27/2010

    " Not up to his Lincoln Rhyme series. Not memorable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherry | 9/12/2010

    " This is the first time I've read this author. I've seen the movie The Bone Collector and I liked it very much. This was a great fast read, well crafted. It revolves around the power of words and how words themselves and how they are manipulated can lead to great emotion and violence. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Serbma | 8/9/2010

    " Intriguing. Jeffery Deaver is a very smart, talented author. Enjoyed this as I enjoy most of his books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelly | 6/2/2010

    " Scared the daylights out of me! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Debbie | 4/8/2010

    " Typical kidnapping story with a troubled teen daughter of divorce and a distant father. Everyone assumes she has run away, but he knows better and it's super dad off to rescue her from the psychotic lunatic. I think I've seen this done as a movie before. Predictable ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chuck | 3/25/2010

    " A rebellious teen age girl meets with her therapist and leads us
    into a tale of revenge, murder & mayhem. Heck of a good yarn.
    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindasueanne | 1/22/2010

    " Loved it! Crime/drama/love story! It had everything!! "

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About the Author
Author Jeffery DeaverJeffery Deaver is the award-winning author of thirty-three internationally bestselling novels, including the 2011 James Bond novel Carte Blanche, and three collections of short stories. He is best known for his Lincoln Rhyme thrillers, which include the number one bestsellers The Vanished Man, The Twelfth Card and The Cold Moon, as well as The Bone Collector which was made into a feature film starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. The first Kathryn Dance novel, The Sleeping Doll, was published in 2007 to enormous acclaim. A three-time recipient of the Ellery Queen Reader's Award for Best Short Story of the year, he has been nominated for an Anthony Award and six Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America. He won the WHSmith Thumping Good Read Award in 2001 and in 2004 won the Crime Writers' Association Steel Dagger for Best Thriller with Garden of Beasts, and their Short Story Dagger for 'The Weekender' from Twisted.
About the Narrator

Dennis Boutsikaris has won two Obie Awards, one for his performance in Sight Unseen, and played Mozart in Amadeus on Broadway. Among his films are W.Batteries Not Included, The Dream Team, and Boys on the Side. He is a recipient of both Audie and Earphones Awards and has read over 140 audiobooks.