Time's up. You're Next.
"All he had to do was name the woman he wanted. It was that easy. They would do all the hard work."
Detective Sergeant Mark 'Heck' Heckenburg is investigating the disappearance of 38 different women. Each one was happy and successful until they vanished without a trace.
Desperate to find her missing sister, Lauren Wraxford seeks out Heck's help. Together they enter a seedy underworld of gangsters and organised crime. But when they hear rumours about the so-called 'Nice Guys Club' they hit a brick wall. They're the gang that no one will talk about. Because the Nice Guys can arrange anything you want. Provided you pay the price....
Dark, terrifying and unforgettable. Stalkers will keep fans of Stuart MacBride and Katia Lief looking over their shoulder.
©2013 Paul Finch (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
"Really terrific, compulsive stuff…definitely a talent to watch." (The Bookseller: One to Watch)
perhaps male teenagers
Have a plausible plot with more realistic characters. The two lead characters performed like super heroes.
Don't think so
inconclusive ending ... made a long listen, even less unworthy.
I asked Audible if they could get more of the Paul Finch Sgt Heckenberg series and they did ! So thank you Audible. I really enjoyed the only other one of the series they had on Audible "Hunted" which is book 5 in the series so I was so pleased to start at book 1 "Stalkers". Paul Finch was a script writer for TV and a former policeman in England and it shows in his writing these detective novels featuring DS "Heck" Heckenburg are paced really well, tension builds and the story is gripping . I could not stop listening. Some of the crime scenes are a bit graphic but the plots are so inventive lots of twists and turns. The narrator Paul Thornley does an excellent job . the Can't wait to read book 2 "Sacrafice".
"A Cliffhanger to the end..."
gripping and twisting storyline
Some of Stephen Leathers Dan Shepherd series
All of them... Paul is superb to listen to...
I had never heard of Paul Finch (sorry) and only picked this book for the reader (Paul Thornley). But wow! was I hooked right from the beginning. It has some surprising twists and turns, and I loved Heck, who was ruthless, but caring.... funny but serious.... altogether a very complex character, which all adds to the suspense. Well worth downloading, but dont start listening if you have only limited time.... you wont be able to switch it off!
"Predictable story and dreary narration."
The basic problem with this book was that its plot needed you to suspend logical thinking to make the story work. The characters were all stereo-types. I think if you were new to crime fiction this book could put you off for good.
There are some great books available on audible in this genre but unfortunately this isn't one of them.
Yes much better. If you compare it to a Sean Barrett narration you will quickly see why it didn't measure up.
not that I can think of
"Silly gang name"
I did but they didn't like the lead characters childish ways
Whose ever heard of a gang called The NiceGuys .....well maybe in the play ground
They all appeared stupid with a smarty pants cry baby in the lead
"Top Notch Crime Thriller"
The first Paul Finch book I have listened to it will certainly not be the last. Great characters great plot listened in record time because I could not put it down
Paul Thornley shows yet again that in this genre he is the benchmark by which all other narrator's are judged.
I am tempted to start my next Paul Finch right away but stuff this good should be kept and brought out for a special occasion.
Really enjoyed it, great story and plot. Was read and presented well,
five stars ***** I would recommend this book to anyone who like detective novels
"slow at first but gripping at end"
Very atmospheric in end
as above gripping at end stick with it
Not at first but more so towards the end
better than others I I have since listened to
"Fascinating, unexpected,must keep on listening to"
This was my introduction to Paul Finch's books and I thoroughly enjoyed it! The main character, Heck, was flawed and although his exploits were extreme, he remained down to earth and believable. I'd hate to live in his world but enjoyed reading about it. It ended with a bit of a cliffhanger, so I assume it's the first of a series and although I normally don't like series I will buy more of this one.
The story was really good but it was massively spoiled by the narrator who's speech was stilted and robotic and times. When he was voicing the characters he came to life but telling the story was just awful, he put pauses where there shouldn't have been any. I started getting really distracted by how many times he paused in one sentence. One example
They abandoned, Hecks fiat, in a multi-storey car park, in Cockfosters. It was, on one of the, upper floors...
At times I wanted to scream at him "Just get on with it!!!"
That said I loved the story and when it did flow it was great.
I would listen to another Paul Finch book but I would hesitate if it was narrated by Paul Thornley,
I loved Hecks gruff exterior hiding a genuine nice guy
It was like he was reading a book he had never seen before and hesitated after every few words
Definitely. The story was great
This was the first Paul Finch novel for me and I will definitely be going into the others and recommending them to those friends who enjoy a similar genre.
Supercop dodges bullets and survives against all the odds repeatedly. yawn. spoilt it for me.
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