Thomas H. Cook’s mesmerizing novels have attracted many Edgar Award nominations, and his "Chatham School Affair" won the Edgar Award for Best Novel. Filled with the haunting characters that have become Cook’s trademark, Instruments of Night creates a fusion between past and present that is unique and chilling.
Author Paul Graves has achieved modest popularity for a crime series that pits a perceptive detective against his nemesis, a mastermind of evil. What readers don’t know, however, is that writing provides Paul’s only release from the horrors of his memory. Now, as he is hired to pen the ending to an unsolved murder case, Paul begins to find the border between the mystery and his own past growing precipitously narrow. The strands of this finely-crafted novel move seamlessly between scenes from Paul’s latest crime novel and his investigation of the murder. In voicing the rich tapestry of character, emotion, and suspense, veteran narrator George Guidall creates a superbly rewarding audio experience. You’ll also enjoy an interview with the author at the conclusion of the audiobook.
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Enjoyed characters and story, timing and pacing
Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?
Have you listened to any of George Guidall’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Yes, there isn't a performance by guidall I haven't enjoyed
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Any additional comments?
I have only made it through a few chapters and may not be able to listen to this book. It's unrelentingly dark and brutal. The protaganist is haunted by a horrific event in his past that fills his every thought. There are lots of sickening descriptions of torture and death. Beware if you don't have a cast iron stomache and psyche.
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