Sal Russo, a down-and-out writer, finds a mysterious package in his garden. Inside, a manuscript details a girl's abduction. It ends with a note: Write the next chapter in her life or she dies. Her fate is in your hands.
With breaking news of the missing girl, Sal realizes this isn't a prank. As the stakes rise, the girl's only hope for survival is for Sal to stay one step ahead of her tormentor in this twisted writing game.
The Next Chapter spins a plot that will keep you guessing right up to the end, moving forward at breakneck speed as the clock ticks down to the final confrontation.
©2009 Bryn Jones (P)2016 Bryn Jones
Story line was compelling and interesting. A book that I definitely wished I had farther to drive at times, so I could listen more.
Started a little slow, but lots of intrigue after that that keeps you on the edge of your seat.
Solid thriller book.
No - very solid job though.
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This book kept me interested on my commute while driving so much I had missed my turn a couple of times. It was a good mystery that will have you guessing the who and why. The narrator did a good job with all the different characters voices.
This book was given to me for free for a honest review.
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This is a mystery / thriller full of suspense and intrigue. There are many characters whose lives intersect over the course of the plot. Add a bit of hinted at romance, career over family, loss of family, grief, mourning, and extra twists that I hadn't expected!!
The narration was well done.The characters were well portrayed.
I am a wee bit over the half a century mark in years. I enjoy audiobooks,cats,rats and most days my family,not necessarily in that order!lo
This was a great book!The suspense throughout is nerve wracking.A man is in mourning for his wife and daughter who died in an accident.He is an author and after six months,the publisher wants his book as promised.The next day a horrible surprise is left on the authors porch.It will change his life,as well as others. David J Bell is a wonderful narrator.I was given this book free by the author,narrator,or publisher.
I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
This story is everything you love about classic mystery and modern thriller. There are nagging questions that build with each chapter just as some very well-written characters get more and more complex. The tension that drives the underlying narrative makes this book a quick listen, because it is difficult to stop. One of my favorite things about the writing is the way Jones integrates the crime-scene forensics that we've all come to love without getting lost (and boring!) in the minutia of details. Always simmering below the main plot are the character interactions that meet the listner on very common ground of strained relationships, fidelity, jealousy and pride. Jones has a talent for taking some classic elements in very unexpected directions and always with an unrelenting hopefulness.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review but I enjoyed the book so much I am going to check other books from the author.
David J. Bell was very good with the delivery of the story
I would rate The Next Chapter out of my 250+ books in the top 75.
The story was slow to get started but once it got going, I was engaged and involved. At points throughout the story I was on the edge of my seat but not throughout the entire story.
No I haven't listened to any other performances by David J. Bell
No, I did not listen to this book all in one sitting and probably wouldn't. The narration was not quite what the book required and was hard to get used to. David J. Bell needs to add more inflection into his narrating so that he can engage the listener more.
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I like a wide range of genres. Favorites include Horror, SciFi, Fantasy, Thriller, LGBT, classics and history.
It took me a really long time to get into this book. At about three hours in it was finally getting interesting. I love the plot and how everything played out. I quite enjoyed both of the main characters, and the bad guy is one of those that you just love to hate. Although I really could've done without the Christian dogma that was scattered throughout the book. It really put a damper on how much I enjoyed the book.
The narrator gave a good performance. Though his voice is somewhat sedate.
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Thank God for books of all kinds and ears to hear
I read in other reviews a common thread of "the story starts slow." I did not find that to be true for me. Instead, I rather liked the beginning more than the middle and ending. It was a story I was quite ready to end about an hour earlier than it did. It is not a consistent book in its flow and action. It does, however, have an intriguing storyline that helps build the pressure. I was a little off-put by the Christian vibe that kept popping up - gave the book an unrealistic element it really could have done without since there were already so many unrealistic stretches of disbelief.
The narrator was intolerable unless listened to at a much faster speed and even then it was a bit numbing. Not sure why I gave him 3 stars. I guess because I was able to get used to the voice so that it didn't annoy me.
I was gifted this book in exchange for an honest review.
Intense, interesting and entertaining as far as the plot/storyline is concerned.
Starts out a little slow, but as the story continues it pulls you. Especially the last quarter of the book.
What would you do if someone's life was in your hands? That's the position Sal Russo is put in when he finds a package sent to him from a killer. A completely sadistic piece of work. Full of plot twist that are woven together nicely and keep you on the edge of your seat. I could have done without the christen references in the story.
David J. Bell did an okay job with the narration. His character voices were good, but the narration in between characters is to flat/monotone. During these times it just sounds like he's reading, there is no character or emotion during these narratives. This makes it hard to listen for long periods of time. I usually listen to a book straight through I could not do that with this book.
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