In a house secluded on a ridge in Oregon, Irene must navigate through the minefield of her captor's various egos - male and female, brilliant and naive, murderous and passive - all of whom are dominated by Max, a seductive killer who views her as both his prisoner and his salvation. Irene knows that to survive, she must play along with Max's game of sexual perversion. Only then will she be able to strip back the layers to discover a chilling story of a shattered young boy - and all the girls he adored.
©2001 Jonathan Nasaw, All Rights Reserved; (P)2001 Simon & Schuster Inc., All Rights Reserved; AUDIOWORKS Is an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster Inc.
It is on rare occassion that I find a book that can captivate my full attention. This one has done it. I love suspense thrillers. "The Girls He Adored" was very well written. The Author was very descriptive in details, but careful not to go overboard.
The Narrator: Lee Sellars was fantastic. You could actually feel and hear the change as he shifted from one character to another. He put a lot emphasis on his voices which made it a delight to listen to. Sometimes a bit comical which took the edge off. A chilling story that leaves you a little haunted by the ending. Overall it was very well written and the narrator was great.
middle of the road
The killer is so creepy with all of his "personalities"
He changes his voice for all the different characters.
for so long this is been considered my favorite book of all time. This is my second time reading it and I still love it. I hope to find something better than this so I can blow my mind.
Yes, this is a novel about a serial killer. There a couple of scenes that became quite graphic in their descriptions, which I found triggering for me. Fortunately, they are few, and do not drive them into your subconscious with needless repetition.
Overall, the story is engaging, and while the ending may be predictable to those familiar with the specific sub genre, there was enough suspense to keep you wondering. Worth the effort.
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