A serial kidnapper known as the Piper spent years snatching children from San Francisco’s wealthiest families. When crime reporter Scott Fleetwood got himself involved in one of the cases, the Piper went from kidnapper to murderer…and vanished.
Now, after Fleetwood has languished under crippling guilt and public scorn for eight years, the Piper emerges from hiding to kidnap Fleetwood’s son. He’s demanding $2 million, but it’s not really about the money: the Piper wants blood - and he’s going to use Fleetwood to get it.
In the pulse-pounding tradition of Harlan Coben and Gregg Hurwitz, Simon Wood hangs listeners on hooks of suspense and action, leaving them white-knuckled until the bloody, bitter end.
©2012 Simon Wood (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I've read a lot of very good books, but I don't believe I have read one that quite meets this standard. James Patterson, Michael Connolly and the like write with similar style.
I don't know that I have a favorite.
In "Paying the Piper" by Simon Wood, we have a serial kidnapper who becomes active again after a 9-year hiatus - or at least that's how it seems. In reality, nothing is like it seems. There are enough twists, enough heart-stopping moments, and enough intrigue to keep your heart pounding, your breathing labored, and your mind racing from start to finish. I could not put it down. Amazing tale from an amazing author!
I'd say it was near perfect except that the narrator used the same voice technique on a couple of different characters and I would get confused about who was talking.
Loved the story line!
I like the character development and suspense. The author did a great job telling a story that kept me glued to the pages. Tension, suspension and excitement highlighted each chapter.
Enjoyed the storyline struggled w the execution. All the plot twists were far too obvious in my opinion. I called it really early.
This story used every crochet in the book. And many many many times. If I had not paid so much for, I would've quit a long time ago. It was agony to get through.
This was a fair book. Some twists and turns. Good tension buildup, felt for the characters.
Just ok. Character voices were not that distinctive.
Godchild by Vincent Zandri
The narration was top notch. One narrator but used different voices and did it very well.
The story was a good idea but, I don't think there was an editor involved. What the book needed was an editor who could edit like the Marines' cut hair.
By the 30th + chapter I didn't care if they ever got the kids back.
"Had me shouting in my wellies!"
I couldn't stop listening to this one and in the garden one day in my wellies and headphones in, I started shouting at the different characters. Had me gripped and I really enjoyed the story.
Disturbed me slightly that I found myself liking a certain character.
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