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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jennifer Hillier Narrator: Dan John Miller Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2014 ISBN: 9781491510551
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A rash of grisly serial murders plagued Seattle until the infamous “Beacon Hill Butcher” was finally hunted down and killed by police chief Edward Shank in 1985. Now, some thirty years later, Shank, retired and widowed, is giving up his large rambling Victorian house to his grandson Matt, whom he helped raise.

Settling back into his childhood home and doing some renovations in the backyard to make the house feel like his own, Matt, a young up-and-coming chef and restaurateur, stumbles upon a locked crate he’s never seen before. Curious, he picks the padlock and makes a discovery so gruesome it will forever haunt him…. Faced with this deep dark family secret, Matt must decide whether to keep what he knows buried in the past, go to the police, or take matters into his own hands.

Meanwhile Matt’s girlfriend, Sam, has always suspected that her mother was murdered by the Beacon Hill Butcher—two years after the supposed Butcher was gunned down. As she pursues leads that will prove her right, Sam heads right into the path of Matt’s terrible secret.

A thriller with taut, fast-paced suspense, and twists around every corner, The Butcher will keep you guessing until the bitter, bloody end.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Hillier writes beautifully horrific stories. Though the Butcher’s identity is revealed in the beginning, that only provides fertile ground for more excellent storytelling. The history of the killer and the lives he’s affected are some of the most fascinating parts of the story—and Hillier’s character development is superlative. Readers will be immersed until the final page, thanks to the velocity at which this unique thriller is told. There is also a nod to characters from her previous novels, Creep and Freak, giving fans a treat.”

    RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick)

  • “Hillier’s prose is unadorned, but, as she ably proved in her debut, she has a fine knack for creating hideous killers…A tense, suspenseful, thoroughly creepy thriller.”

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  • “Thirty years ago, Seattle Police Capt. Edward Shank put down a serial killer dubbed the Butcher. Edward’s bullet ended Rufus Wedge’s sorry life. But did the killings end?…Hillier sends her reader into a labyrinth of creepy twists and grotesque turns. There’s no escape from the brutal truths exposed. The secrets of the past refuse to keep quiet in this disquieting, taut thriller.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author

Jennifer Hillier writes about dark, twisted people who do dark, twisted things. If you ask her why she writes such dark stuff, she’ll stare at you blankly because she still hasn’t figured out a clever way to answer that question. Born and raised in Toronto and a proud Canadian, she currently splits her time between Toronto and Seattle, and is slightly ashamed to admit that she is way more of a Seahawks fan than a Leafs fan … which, she suspects, makes her a bad Canadian. She loves her husband, her cat Kobe, and Stephen King. Not equally, but close.

About the Narrator

Dan John Miller is an American actor and musician. In the Oscar-winning Walk the Line, he starred as Johnny Cash’s guitarist and best friend, Luther Perkins, and has also appeared in George Clooney’s Leatherheads and My One and Only, with Renée Zellweger. An award-winning audiobook narrator, he has garnered multiple Audie Award nominations, has twice been named a Best Voice by AudioFile magazine, and has received eight AudioFile Earphones Awards and a Listen-Up Award from Publishers Weekly.