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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Faye Kellerman delivers an electrifying crime novel of suspense as a young man's obsessive investigation into his sister's death draws him into the path of a sadistic serial killer.

He went searching for the truth. Now a killer has found him.

The more you know, the more there is to fear....

Three years ago, 15-year-old Ellen Vicksburg went missing in the quiet town of River Remez, New Mexico. Ellen was kind, studious, and universally liked. Her younger brother, Ben, could imagine nothing worse than never knowing what happened to her - until, on the first anniversary of her death, he found her body in a shallow grave by the river's edge.

Ben, now 17, is relentlessly driven to find answers to Ellen's homicide. Police believe she was the victim of a psychopath known as the Demon. But Ben's analytical mind sees patterns that don't fit, tiny threads and clues that are derived from other unsolved murders he has researched. Despite his all-consuming push for a real solution to the crime, Ben has hit a wall, until he gains an unlikely ally - the school's popular new girl, Ro Majors, who has secrets of her own. As the body count rises, a picture emerges of an adversary who is as cunning and methodical as deadly. And uncovering the truth may not be enough to keep Ben, Ro, and their loved ones safe from a twisted and fixated killer who has nothing left to lose.

©2017 Plot Line, Inc. (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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Do not buy

Easily the worst audiobook I’ve purchased this year. The storytelling was juvenile, there were long stretches of pointless, repetitive dialogue, and it set women’s lib back fifty years. I was officially done when the main character and Ro’s ex boyfriend started negotiating the times they’d spend with her. Like he’d take her to the prom but not winter finale, so they agreed other boy could take her to the latter. At that point I was in wtf mode and gave up. Who does that?! It’s 2017! The story dragged on, there was no insight into the killer or their identity by the end of the first part—-which I stuck with. I had an hour left on the first part before I threw in the towel. I’m sure this would’ve been ok as a YA novel but it wasn’t on par with other mystery/thriller offerings. Don’t waste your time or credit on this one. A real stinker that I returned.

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Disappointing

After starting to listen to this book, I thought it must have been written for teenage girls. I really have like Kellerman’s other stories. Just not my cup of tea.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Juvenile

The book seems to be geared towards young adults. Characters completely unbelievable. Dialogue is stilted. I would swear this was written by a hormonal teenage boy.

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Someone owes me 17 hrs of my life back

Too long, characters whiny and not very likable. I found myself rolling my eyes several times throughout.

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Not up to Faye Kellerman Standards

The characters here are cartoonish, the dialogue cookie-cutter and pedantic, the plot uninteresting and emotionally vapid. Very disappointing.

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Nothing thrilling about it

Book had good potential but really took a turn when it became a high school romance novel about the unrealistic sexual activities of 17 year old kids . Really a disappointment .

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Ugh

I can't believe this book was published, I can't believe this author is a best selling writer, I can't believe I invested money and hours of listening to this. WHY isn't this described as young adult? I would have never purchased it if I'd known, and I'm going to make myself finish it simply because I bought it. HOWEVER, young adults do NOT talk like this, the author should spend some time with them and learn their idioms and speech patterns. 17 year olds do not use the word "behest", no matter how smart or how big a geek they are. 17 year old kids are not given police files to peruse for evidence. I could go on and on. Seriously one of the worst book purchases I've ever made. Don't make the same mistake.

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Killing season

Didn't read the reviews. Bad move. This is no thriller. It's a stupid teenage romance! I feel like I've been robbed of my hard earned money. This one time you really need to take the reviews at their word. Don't waste your money!

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Not really a "Thriller"

I've read all of Faye Kellerman's books and this one was very disappointing. Although billed as a "thriller" it seemed more about teen angst. Parts of it were completely unbelievable. High school students don't act like the characters in the book.

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Worse book I have read in years

I would like my money back please/ Was this book written for teenagers? I paid to get this book as I have all of Faye Kellerman's books and until this one there was only one I would give a zero. This is shocking, childish, written so badly it reads like a love sick teenager writing in her diary. The plot is terrible, really terrible. The people in the book are mostly 17 to 20 years old apart from the parents who also act so silly. Do not waste your good hard earned money on this load of tripe. Most of the plot evolves around a 17 year old girl with two school boys battling for her attention and to get her in bed. They both succeed a night apart. What possessed Kellerman to write such a load of trash? I would love to know. I want my money back please Audio Books.