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Killing Season: A Thriller

Killing Season: A Thriller

Scritto da Faye Kellerman

Narrato da Charlie Thurston


Killing Season: A Thriller

Scritto da Faye Kellerman

Narrato da Charlie Thurston

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3.5/5 (7 valutazioni)
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19 ore
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Pubblicato:
Oct 17, 2017
ISBN:
9780062444103
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Audiolibro

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New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman delivers an electrifying crime novel of suspense as a young man's obsessive investigation into his sister's death draws him into the path of a sadistic serial killer.

He went searching for the truth. Now a killer has found him.

The more you know, the more there is to fear…

Three years ago, fifteen-year-old Ellen Vicksburg went missing in the quiet town of River Remez, New Mexico. Ellen was kind, studious, and universally liked. Her younger brother, Ben, could imagine nothing worse than never knowing what happened to her—until, on the first anniversary of her death, he found her body in a shallow grave by the river's edge.

Ben, now seventeen, is relentlessly driven to find answers to Ellen's homicide. Police believe she was the victim of a psychopath known as the Demon. But Ben's analytical mind sees patterns that don't fit, tiny threads and clues that are derived from other unsolved murders he has researched. Despite his all-consuming push for a real solution to the crime, Ben has hit a wall until he gains an unlikely ally—the school's popular new girl, Ro Majors, who has secrets of her own. As the body count rises, a picture emerges of an adversary who is as cunning and methodical and deadlyl. And uncovering the truth may not be enough to keep Ben, Ro and their loved ones safe from a twisted and fixated killer who has nothing left to lose.

Editore:
Pubblicato:
Oct 17, 2017
ISBN:
9780062444103
Formato:
Audiolibro


Informazioni sull'autore

Born in St. Louis, Faye Kellerman is one of the most highly considered US crime authors. Her first novel, ‘The Ritual Bath’ (1986) introduced Sergeant Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus. It also won the 1987 Macavity Award for Best First Mystery. Kellerman currently lives in Beverly Hills with her husband and four children.

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  • (3/5)
    I have read and enjoyed a number of books by this author, especially the Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus series. This book was different. The story itself was interesting but the focus on teenage emotional challenges and outbursts was over the top.I was surprised how parts of the story felt quite contrived, something I have not associated with the author in the past.It also seemed unnecessarily long, with little new material added and the story dragged on. On several occasions I thought about leaving it unfinished but in the end did complete it. I think will stick with her Decker/Lazarus books, if indeed there are ones that I have not yet read.
  • (2/5)
    16-year-old Ellen Vicksburg was abducted from her hometown in New Mexico. Before her remains were found, another young woman from New Mexico was also abducted. When the story begins, her remains have not been found.Ellen’s younger brother Ben swore he would find her murderer. While the police had worked to solve her case, they had been unsuccessful. They had a potential suspect, but his family had moved out of state and Ben was convinced he was not the murderer. A math genius, Ben has withdrawn from his friends and school activities as he analytically pursued the killer. Now in his senior year, a new student, Ro Majors, has moved to the district determined to be the queen bee. With her beautiful looks, personality, and cheerleading ability, she quickly achieves that goal. While she is dating the good-looking football hero, she also developed a friendship with Ben. Eventually she learns how much effort he has put into the hunt and convinces him to let her help him.Detective Sam Shanks has been working on the case and kept in touch with family. He knows of Ben's determination in solving the case but Ben has not told Shanks what he has learned. Ben discovered a pattern linking the two murders ane connected to the seasons of the year. Later, he will find two others. He eventually does tell Shanks about some of his conclusions. Had he told the police earlier, they may have been able to catch the killer.The book climaxes around the time of the high school graduation. She states the summer solstice is only a few days away, June 21. Graduations in New Mexico take place in May.Faye Kellerman can write a good story. I've read all of the Lazarus-Decker books. In THE KILLING SEASON, she brings in a new, younger cast of characters, and a new location. It doesn't quite work. Neither Ben nor Ro seem realistic. For a newcomer, Ro is too successful and too controlling. I can't picture high school boys, especially those who do not have jobs, giving her diamond jewelry. There is too much emphasis on high school cliques, partying, sex, drugs, and alcohol. Kellerman keeps referring to Ben's younger sister Haley and her friend Lilly as "little girls." They are young teenagers, not little girls.The only beverage anyone seems to drink is coffee and an occasional glass of orange juice. What happened to milk, milkshakes, and pop?Her landscape descriptions are repetitive. She names the same trees several times.Ben thinks the killer is after him but doesn't know why. Since there have been multiple murders in different locations, there's no reason for him to think that..A few times Ro states that she's upset because her parents moved to New York to New Mexico after the death of her sister. She wanted to finish her senior year with her friends in New York. But another point he says the family moved because they wanted to get away.The book should have been marketed for young adults.
  • (3/5)
    This book is a departure for Faye Kellerman, who usually writes about Detective Peter Decker, and in this suspense novel the main characters are teenagers. Vicks, a brilliant senior in high school, is obsessed with finding out who raped and murdered his older sister several years earlier. Since her death he has withdrawn from socializing and devoted his time and mind to trying to outwit and locate the killer in order to get revenge. He sees the detective on the case as his only friend, although he remains close to his sister Haley and her best friend Lilly. When a new girl, Ro, joins the senior class, they become friends, partly because of their common bond of both having a sister die. With the background of high school social interactions complicating Vicks's pursuit of the killer, the reader gets occasional glimpses into the perpetrator's stream of consciousness, and the suspense builds with a sense of pending doom. Kellerman's description of teen dialog is sometimes spot on, yet sometimes seems to come from an adult's point of view. The book seems quite long, and I believe some of the interplay among the teens could have been left out without detracting from the plot.
  • (4/5)
    Good but needs tweaking. Some dialogue between Ben and Ro was awkward, as though forced. Too much teen drama for me. Shouldn't Vicksburg family continue to get counseling especially Ben? Why does he feel solely responsible? Because he feels his parents and Shanks aren't doing what he thinks they should? While he is obviously genius material isn't he almost too perfect?I like the very American mixture of Ben's family history, some of New Mexico's history and native crafts, and terrain and hiking trails. With fine tuning I could see Ben becoming a continuing character as he grows up perhaps as a high-level investigator for police department, FBI, specifically in missing persons cases, cold cases, or serial murders.
  • (3/5)
    After Ben's sister is murdered, he becomes obsessed with finding her killer. His research leads him to believe that a serial killer is the culprit. He and his girlfriend work on locating the killer.