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Publisher's Summary

Lisa Gardner, the New York Times best-selling author of Hide and Gone, draws us into the venomous mind games of her most terrifying killer yet.

Come into my parlor...
For Kimberly Quincy, FBI Special Agent, it all starts with a pregnant hooker. The story Delilah Rose tells Kimberly about her johns is too horrifying to be true; but prostitutes are disappearing, one by one, with no explanation, and no one but Kimberly seems to care.

Said the spider to the fly...
As a member of the Evidence Response Team, dead hookers aren't exactly Kimberly's specialty. The young agent is five months pregnant - she has other things to worry about than an alleged lunatic who uses spiders to do his dirty work. But Kimberly's own mother and sister were victims of a serial killer. And now, without any bodies and with precious few clues, it's all too clear that a serial killer has found the key to the perfect murder...or Kimberly is chasing a crime that never happened.

Kimberly's caught in a web more lethal than any spider's, and the more she fights for answers, the more tightly she's trapped. What she doesn't know is that she's close - too close - to a psychopath who makes women's nightmares come alive, and if he has his twisted way, it won't be long before it's time for Kimberly, too...

©2008 Lisa Gardner (P)2008 Random House, Inc.

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Intense and edge of sanity story but extremely well written!

If you have ever worked in law enforcement or the social work field or the criminal justice system...this story will trigger a lot for you! I purchased this as a second book written by Lisa Gardener and from the very beginning of the story it grabbed my attention and wouldn't let go! If you have a weak stomach or can't handle the harsh reality of the evil that exists in humans, I wouldn't suggest this book because it is extremely graphic. The moral is given by the characters from their perspectives and it is a slap in the face type of reality. Overall, I would definitely recommend this book for those who are into crime thriller mystery type of novels.

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Could not read anymore

Could not listen about a man sexually abusing a children over and over. It was just awful

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Lisa Gardner nailed it again!!!!!!

Another superb book by Lisa Gardner!!! I can't get enough of Kimberly Quincey. I wish there were more books in this series. This book kept my interest from beginning to end. I was a little creeped out by all of the spider talk. I'm not a big fan of the creepy crawlers and this book was bursting with them. This book scares you if your a parent. It's full of perverts and pedophiles and at times I wanted to go into the book so I could throttle the bad guys.
This book was definitely worth 5 stars. The female narrator at times got on my nerves. The way she portrayed some of the female characters at times was awful. The male narrator was okay.
I highly recommend this book. It is worth the credit.

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Entertaining to the end!

I love it when I cannot predict the outcome of a story. Lisa Gardner did an outstanding job on this one! I actually listened to this book two times in a row. I wanted to go back through to see if there were details and clues I hadn't picked up on the first time around. Ann Marie Lee was an excellent narrator.......changing her voice to accommodate various characters and situations.

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Ms Gardner has churned out another great piece of work!

This is a tragic tale that is not for the faint of heart. Some of the subject matter is disturbing, including situations of pedophilia. The narration is amazing and will make your skin crawl!!! Be aware that one of the early scenes is a difficult one and the narrator certainly brings it to life, but it's probably the most explicitly graphic passage in the book. There is more, but is referential. Otherwise, this is another excellent book by an incredible author. I've yet to be anything other than thoroughly gripped by Ms Gardner. The twists in this one are well thought out and the details are fascinating, clever, and creeeeeeepy! The plot sent me reeling and had me questioning my own sympathies. If you have the nerve, and it was well worth it for me, this is a must listen!!!

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Worst accents ever

The story itself was decent but the horrible accents made it almost impossible to listen too!

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Wow

Great book but at times so disturbing I almost had to stop listening. If you have kids this book will freak you out so I'd stay away.

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Horrible

I like a good mystery/thriller but this should be rated as extremely graphic and violent. There is no way I can listen to this and anyone that can write like this is highly disturbed.

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Chilling

I don't usually take the time to write a full review, but this book earned it. I've listened to many of Lisa Gardner's books and while they are all excellent, this one outshines them all. I have worked in a job dealing with law enforcement and have dealt with cases involving homicides and sex crimes. This book chilled even me. After listening to this book, you will want to go off the grid completely and if you have children, hold them tighter and never let them out of your sight. Bravo Ms. Gardner! Job well done!

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Scary as hell

The story left me scared for my children, their safety and our world.
But if I heard one more character "arch an eyebrow" I was gonna scream. Please Lisa, I'm begging you....I've listened to three books in a row and I need a break:
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