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Fiendish suspense. Shocking twists. Twelve diabolical tales.

New York Times best-selling author and highly acclaimed storyteller Jeffery Deaver - the undisputed "grand master of the plot twist" (Booklist) - returns with a dazzling new collection of short stories. In these 12 electrifying tales (including six written just for this anthology) Deaver proves once again his genius for the unexpected - in his world, appearances are always deceiving.

A devoted housekeeper embarks on a quest to find the truth behind her employer's murder. A washed-up Hollywood actor gets one last, high-stakes chance to revive his career. A man makes an impulsive visit to his hometown, and learns more about his past than he bargained for. Two Olympic track hopefuls receive terrorist threats. And Deaver's beloved series characters Lincoln Rhyme, Kathryn Dance, and John Pellam return in new stories.

©2014 Jeffery Deaver (P)2014 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"A taut psychological thriller from a masterful crime writer, proving Deaver just gets better with each new novel.""In Mr. Deaver's kaleidoscope world, the odds seem to change with each turn of the page.""Deaver's scarily believable depiction of identity theft in a total-surveillance society stokes our paranoia. A -.""Deaver's infernal puzzle mysteries invariably inspire words like devious, diabolical, and devilish, all of which apply to XO. It's Dance's toughest case, and one of Deaver's best books.""Not even the brilliant Rhyme can foresee the shocking twists the case will take in this electrically charged thriller."

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great twists and surprises

great collection of short stories! Lots of surprising twists and turns. Characters from his novels and more.

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I heard these in the unabridged versions

Would you try another book from Jeffery Deaver and/or the narrators?

Yes.

What do you think your next listen will be?

unknown

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

a "feel"

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Stories good but heard them already

Any additional comments?

More truth in advertising. Should have said these stories were all in unabridged works.

0 of 6 people found this review helpful