Come into my parlor...
For Kimberly Quincy, FBI Special Agent, it all starts with a pregnant hooker. The story Delilah Rose tells Kimberly about her johns is too horrifying to be true; but prostitutes are disappearing, one by one, with no explanation, and no one but Kimberly seems to care.
Said the spider to the fly...
As a member of the Evidence Response Team, dead hookers aren't exactly Kimberly's specialty. The young agent is five months pregnant - she has other things to worry about than an alleged lunatic who uses spiders to do his dirty work. But Kimberly's own mother and sister were victims of a serial killer. And now, without any bodies and with precious few clues, it's all too clear that a serial killer has found the key to the perfect murder...or Kimberly is chasing a crime that never happened.
Kimberly's caught in a web more lethal than any spider's, and the more she fights for answers, the more tightly she's trapped. What she doesn't know is that she's close - too close - to a psychopath who makes women's nightmares come alive, and if he has his twisted way, it won't be long before it's time for Kimberly, too...
©2008 Lisa Gardner; (P)2008 Random House, Inc.
This book is beyond creepy, crawling into just plain disturbing. I was on a road trip so I was caught in the web with no escape. I did not like the way the characters presented and in the end it was predictable. Pass on this and pick one of her other books, as she is usually a great read
Almost stopped listening after the first 15 minutes, but kept it up and then couldn't stop. Tough subject matter, but great story line and never stopped the intrigue. WOW
The performance was fine but I just had to stop listening as the subject of spiders and child molestation was more than I could stomach. If there was more to it, I apologize, I just couldn't listen to it.
Absolutely, this one just wasn't for me, was wishing that it could be returned for a refund as Kindle books can be.
I'm typically a murder, suspense, & thriller type reader; however, I'm expanding, exploring, & expanding my interests.
This was my first Lisa Gardner book. I was hooked from the start, I couldn't put it down and ended up finishing it in 3days. It is not for the faint at heart though and I found it hard to read at times--crimes against children are difficult for me to stomach. If you can get through the "difficult parts" it is REALLY good!!
Great narration performance! I really liked the two use of 2 narrators.
Yes, to see what clues I missed
I'm not sure however it was a great mix. I wasn't sure about multiple narrators before but I really enjoy them now.
Cry for sure. The serious nature of child abduction and this story of how children can be broken and brainwashed. It was a great book. It will make you more aware of the things in your life you thought were safe.
A serious book but I love the twist and turns of it. I enjoy all of her books as they are very well written and researched. A great listen.
As many others have said in their reviews this in a really intense story. If you can't handle intense drama such as rape, molestation, and murder do not read this book. Gardner has a very intense descriptive imagination and it pours out in this story. You may even find yourself feeling pain for the wicked characters. I loved this book and recommend it if you can handle the stories of pain that is our world we live in.
I can't handle the repetitive violent rape of a 9 yo boy. There'[s no way I am finishing this book.
Ive read her previous books and thoroughly enjoyed them.
I'm returning this one
I <3 Mysteries & Thrillers Not Horror or Gore I like stories that can keep you guessing and sometimes cheering on the Genius of a Killers Mind What keeps me interested is the Role of the Person trying to track down and solve these Murderous Minds and their multi-laird personas Then and put an end to the Killers murderous plan eventually ....
Informative, Haunting, Depravity
yes i was so unprepared for this listen the plot on multi levels a true thriller with deep human suffering in so many different ways .a parent worst fears coming true
very well read and keeps you interested the voices of each character was notably different and at times very creepy and gut wrenching awesome performance
yes it was i finished it in 2 sittings
all I can say is wow this book in great detail gives you a view into the world of a predator and the process of the victims breaking also the victims will to survive in unimaginably depravity in circumstance day and night. How Horrible these children endure in fear confusion and human debasement the predators are pure evil and prey on helpless children it really makes me thank God this has not happened to anyone in my Life personal note however it is just this week 3 victims have be rescued from a 10 year house of horrors and one of the victims gave birth to the predators child a Real Issue and a Horrible Reality for Thousands of Abducted children that are lost and abused who do not make it back home and we never know who are neighbors really are very scary indeed Lisa Gardner Really put in the work on this book this by far is the Best Read of her work yet I will never forget this Book great writing great read and really makes you think that if you think this couldn't happen in your community it probably has and will again very scary world we live in these perverts are everywhere in our schools online in our places of worship and in child care centers worst of all waking up to find your child not in his or her bed after you tucked them in last night!!
I'm not one for stories whose characters are mostly cops, FBI agents and detectives but for what it was it was a good one. If I'd based this solely on my particular preferences [I prefer a much darkly rooted mental sensibility a la Deliverance or We Need to Talk about Kevin] I may have given this a 3.5. The southern setting and creepy set up [arachnids, a serial killer and the deep south] is was attracted me to this story as I've been looking for good modern southern gothic. The setting, story and characters were all there but it did not have the deep seated eeriness that I was looking for. However, I did get the creepy crawleys and had a good few nights of bad spider dreams! Gardner weaves a fine story and if you like a good mystery this'll do ya.
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