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The Boyfriend Audiobook

The Boyfriend

Jack Till, who has retired from the LAPD after a respected career as a homicide detective, now works as a private investigator, comfortable chasing down routine cases while visiting his 24-year-old daughter, Holly, who has Down Syndrome. But when the parents of a recently murdered young girl, about Holly's age, ask for his help when the police come up empty, Till reluctantly takes the case.
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Publisher's Summary

Jack Till, who has retired from the LAPD after a respected career as a homicide detective, now works as a private investigator, comfortable chasing down routine cases while visiting his 24-year-old daughter, Holly, who has Down Syndrome. But when the parents of a recently murdered young girl, about Holly's age, ask for his help when the police come up empty, Till reluctantly takes the case.

It was discovered after her death that the victim had been working as a high-class prostitute, and the police are content to assume she was killed by a client, common in such a dangerous line of work. Yet as Till digs deeper, he realizes that the victim is just one of several young female escorts killed in different cities in the exact same way - all had strawberry blonde hair, and all were shot with a 9mm handgun in the sanctity of their apartments.

Till must find his way around the tawdry and secretive online escort business, and decode ads placed by young women who all use false names, sometimes advertise using other women's pictures, and move from city to city every few months. Yet when Till is finally able to catch up with the killer, he finds that the man he's after is far more dangerous and volatile than he ever could have imagined. As the body count rises, Till must risk his life to find this seductive and ruthless killer whose murderous spree masks a far deadlier agenda.

©2013 Thomas Perry (P)2013 Tantor

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    Clifford 01-12-16
    Clifford 01-12-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Story. Great Author."

    I enjoyed every minute of this book, and I'm really picky with stories. Great book.

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    Melanie Madras, OR United States 12-02-15
    Melanie Madras, OR United States 12-02-15 Member Since 2007
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    "Well written & kept my attention more than most"

    Which is what I want when buying detective books. Lots of bloody action, a solid protagonist, and a sociopathic antagonist with no moral qualms. If you are pondering becoming a high priced escort, think very carefully first... In some ways a typical serial killer novel, but neatly written. Great narration, easy to listen to, as they say. Rated R for violence & (relatively) mild sexual action... (Review by Rick)

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    Amazon Customer 03-29-15
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    "diappointed"

    VERY disappointed in the ending. OK build up to a very flat conclusion. It will be a great while before I give this author a second chance.

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    Corinne Washington, DC, United States 03-24-15
    Corinne Washington, DC, United States 03-24-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Perry is fun"

    Another murder mystery but with Perry's ironic tone - not quite as good as the Butcher's Boy - but I enjoyed most of it (needed an edit or tightening towards the end). Robertson Dean does a good job

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    G. Parish 03-18-15
    G. Parish 03-18-15 Member Since 2013

    Blind Bard

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    "A good, if uncomfortable story."

    The tale has a few uncomfortable moments and is not always smooth in the telling. The narrator carries it well and the story redeems itself in many places. It is a decent mystery with solid action and worth a listen.

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    Phillip 01-26-15
    Phillip 01-26-15 Member Since 2011

    WHILE FINDING TIME TO READ IS ACTUALLY A CHALLENGE & PUTS ME TO SLEEP, DISCOVERING 'AUDIBLE' HAS MADE IT RATHER EASY FOR ME TO ENJOY!!!

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    "A pretty good listen"

    A pretty good listen, with a decent narrator that kept my attention. Would definitely recommend to the novice listener.

    Bye

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    Think about this 10-26-14 Member Since 2011
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    "An "OK" story"

    This was my first listen of Thomas Perry and I thought it to be an "OK" book. If not for the other reviews though, I probably wouldn't read anything else from this author, due to the lack of imagination in the book. It reads like a police procedural, with boring characters.
    Jack Till seems to solve the case too easily, with all the handy clues available (like finding the next prostitute victim from the same necklace) At any rate, I didn't get attached to any of these characters, and what I enjoy most about what I read is the character development. I'll try another from this author though, as he does have great reviews from other books

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    Nathan SPRINGVILLE, UT, United States 09-24-14
    Nathan SPRINGVILLE, UT, United States 09-24-14 Member Since 2013

    Love my family....along with guitars, cameras, and a good book!

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    "Better than expected!"

    I have read Thomas Perry before, and have long thought of him as an average writer. Someone I do enjoy reading, but not someone I get overly excited about. I did, however, really enjoy this book. I'm sure that the subject matter went quite a way towards my enjoyment, but the writing was also quite good. I felt that the premise was unique and creative enough to really intrigue me, and that is a great start!

    The characters were very well developed and I found myself caring for them and becoming interested in their outcome. The protagonist is the typical super cop/Boy Scout that a lot of authors default to, but I did enjoy his character as well.

    The narrator was not my favorite, but he did not detract excessively from the book. I thought he got a little too cliche with some of his voicings, and a bit lazy at times, but I would listen to him again as I have heard much worse.

    Overall a great read!

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    Jennifer 06-06-14
    Jennifer 06-06-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Good detective story"
    What made the experience of listening to The Boyfriend the most enjoyable?

    Till was so likeable


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes it kept surprising the listener


    Which character – as performed by Robertson Dean – was your favorite?

    Till


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes it kept you on the edge of your seat wanting to know what was going to happen next


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    Trina Nycol United States 05-15-14
    Trina Nycol United States 05-15-14 Member Since 2012
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    "FANTASTIC from start to finish!"
    Where does The Boyfriend rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of the most suspenseful books I've ever listened to.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved the characters.


    Which character – as performed by Robertson Dean – was your favorite?

    Robertson Dean's performance was SUPERB!


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