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The Night Caller | [John Lutz]

The Night Caller

Ezekiel "Coop" Cooper is lonely. He's no longer with the NYPD due to cancer that's in remission. His daughter Bette is in New Jersey, and he doesn't talk with her about anything personal, but he loves her. He's looking forward to seeing her at the family bungalow, but when he gets there, he finds her dead, curled up in a way that suggests a ritual murder.
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Publisher's Summary

Ezekiel "Coop" Cooper is lonely. He's no longer with the NYPD due to cancer that's in remission. His daughter Bette is in New Jersey, and he doesn't talk with her about anything personal, but he loves her. He's looking forward to seeing her at the family bungalow, but when he gets there, he finds her dead, curled up in a way that suggests a ritual murder. He investigates the death, eventually joining forces with a mystery writer who believes a serial killer has murdered Bette. By the time they put all the pieces together, they realize that the killer is extremely dangerous, and could be headed to kill more people they know. This book puts a new shine on a classic thriller plot.

©2001 John Lutz; (P)2001 Books on Tape, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Lutz, an award-winning master craftsman, takes a tired thriller formula and gives it fresh sizzle." (Booklist)

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    Carolyn Lake Worth, FL, USA 10-08-07
    Carolyn Lake Worth, FL, USA 10-08-07
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    "Suspenseful"

    I had previously listened to and really enjoyed Lutz's "The Night Spider." I enjoyed "The Night Caller" as well. I liked, related to and sympathized with the main character - Lutz has a great writing style. The plot was also suspenseful - I listened to the entire book very quickly. I took off only one star - because the killer in the book seemed to echo the killer from "The Night Spider" a bit too much for me. Oh - and don't forget Scott Brick, who is one of the best readers period.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Morgan Austin, TX, United States 03-01-11
    Morgan Austin, TX, United States 03-01-11 Member Since 2001
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    "Good story – terrible narrator"

    I really liked this book. At least I really liked the story, but it was really hard to stay focused on the writing what with the narrator, Scott Brick, treating every sentence as a dramatic reading. I had to keep backing up to re-hear passages since in my annoyance I would start thinking of how a normal person would narrate it. What a Drama Queen he is. Author and story were great though. I would have given more stars if it were a better narrator

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Diane M Benetz Parkville, MO United States 02-15-05
    Diane M Benetz Parkville, MO United States 02-15-05 Listener Since 2004
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    "Enjoyed this book"

    It was suspenseful and well written.

    8 of 19 people found this review helpful
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