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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (711 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen Leather Narrator: Luke Daniels Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2011 ISBN: 9781455865345
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New York City. With a population of almost nineteen million people, it’s easy to remain anonymous — even if you’re a serial killer, torturing and murdering beautiful young women. The killer has another victim right now, locked in a basement somewhere in the city. For NYPD detectives Turner and Marcinko, it’s their job to sift through those nineteen million and narrow their list to the one before it’s too late. And they’re sure they have the right man in their sights.

Fusing alternating viewpoints with devastating precision, Leather’s top-notch thriller dives deep into the mind of a demented killer as tension mounts immeasurably. Turner and Marcinko’s prime suspect is screenwriter wannabe Marvin Waller. He is becoming increasingly frustrated by his lack of success and the cops think he might be channeling his anger into murder — yet he doesn’t seem to be at all concerned that they are hot on his trail. As Turner and Marcinko close in on Waller they have to wonder: is he the killer? And if he isn’t — who is? Only time will tell — and time is one thing they do not have. An unrelenting vice-grip of suspense and fear, The Basement is the ultimate shocker with a shattering climax that will leave you battered, bruised, and broken.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 J.O. Royston | 2/17/2014

    " Compelling, yes this book had me turning the pages & wanting to know what would happen next, but the more I read the more I felt like I was looking for something which just is not there. Yes this is a good story & I am happy to give it 3 stars. Maybe it was just me who expected more, well worth making your own mind up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Neil | 2/13/2014

    " Compelling, if slightly disturbing, read. Didn't see the ending coming at all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judy | 2/6/2014

    " I almost got bored with this book and started to put it down. I'm glad I didn't. I got curious about how the police were going to nail this guy as the serial killer. Very good read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Craig | 2/4/2014

    " A good book to pickup and read in one or two sittings. It was a very quick read and the ending was well done. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tanya | 1/31/2014

    " I was hooked, I read one review that said this had a disappointing end and so regretted buying it but thought I'd give it a go and how wrong was the review, I love horror films and am very rarely effected by them. I finished this book last night and it took me ages to get to sleep, I woke up this morning still thinking about it. I am now looking for more of the author's books I am a fan. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tammy Ruff | 1/15/2014

    " Thought it was a fast read, but strange. It didn't scare me. I just thought the book was ok. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 12/16/2013

    " Short - (novella, not a novel) - but very enjoyable; I really liked his writing style. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bob | 12/10/2013

    " An OK story with a nice twist at the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 11/28/2013

    " A bit twisted. Quick read. If you like James Patterson books, give it a read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracy | 7/4/2013

    " I wasn't sure about this book at the beginning but as it was only a short book i persevered and it was worth it for the ending.. what a twist! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nici | 5/17/2013

    " Disturbing, thrilling and surprising in the end. I did not see that coming. Not at all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joleary | 12/26/2012

    " Love a surprising ending this one has it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tess | 12/24/2012

    " Loved it...Dark and sinister...My cup of tea exactly :) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Vishakha | 12/19/2012

    " There is nothing thrilling about this book. Don't recommend at all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 11/1/2012

    " Absolutely brilliant right to the end "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cassandra | 10/8/2012

    " Short quick read. Liked the fast-paced swap between the two view points. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David Hayes | 9/4/2012

    " If you're in the mood for something nasty, this is it. 7/10 rather than three stars. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 6/4/2012

    " what a twist at the end of this wow A must read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allison Tolhurst | 5/17/2012

    " This was my first book by Stephen Leather and once I read it I knew I had to get all the books he had written! Very good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 1/6/2012

    " suprising twist at the end, the low price certainly got me started on Stephen leather books. shops idea whentrying new authors "

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About the Author
Author Stephen Leather

Stephen Leather was a journalist for more than ten years on newspapers such as The Times, the Daily Mail, and the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. Before that, he was employed as a biochemist for ICI, shoveled limestone in a quarry, worked as a baker, a gas station attendant, a bartender, and held a position with the Inland Revenue. He began writing full-time in 1992 and his bestsellers have been translated into more than ten languages. He has also written for television shows such as London’s Burning, The Knock, and the BBC’s Murder in Mind series. 

About the Narrator

Luke Daniels is a narrator whose many audiobook credits range from action and suspense to young-adult fiction, including works by Philip Roth and John Updike. He has been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award in 2012 and 2014 and has earned thirteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. As an actor, he has performed at various repertory theaters around the country, with an emphasis on Shakespeare.