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The Burial Hour Audiobook

The Burial Hour

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Publisher's Summary

Dangerously good. Distinctively deaver.

New York Times best-selling author Jeffery Deaver returns to forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme in his most harrowing case yet.

A businessman snatched from an Upper East Side street in broad daylight. A miniature hangman's noose left at the scene. A nine-year-old girl the only witness to the crime. With a crime scene this puzzling, forensic expertise of the highest order is absolutely essential. Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are called in to investigate.

Soon the case takes a stranger turn: a recording surfaces of the victim being slowly hanged, his desperate gasps the backdrop to an eerie piece of music. The video is marked as the work of The Composer....

Despite their best efforts, the suspect gets away. So when a similar kidnapping occurs on a dusty road outside Naples, Italy, Rhyme and Sachs don't hesitate to rejoin the hunt.

But the search is now a complex case of international cooperation - and not all those involved may be who they seem. Sachs and Rhyme find themselves playing a dangerous game, with lives all across the globe hanging in the balance.

©2017 Holder Gunner Publications, LLC (P)2017 Hachette Audio

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    shelley Raleigh, NC 04-14-17
    shelley Raleigh, NC 04-14-17 Member Since 2010
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    "Ballerini & the last 1/4 made the wait worthwhile"
    What does Edoardo Ballerini bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Edoardo Ballerini has such a wonderfully melodic voice that can add at least one more star to any book.


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    SPOILER ALERT!!!!! This was a hard book for me to get through. The first 3/4 of this book just kind of plodded along. Nothing really exciting, a few people got kidnapped and rescued. It appeared that their lives were in danger. Most of the book takes place in Italy where the kidnapper flees to after the first chapter of this book. Rhyme and Sachs follow him and assist in the investigation there.
    About 3/4 of the way through the whole story takes a 180* turn in the plot and it truly becomes a Jeffrey Deaver book. Everything you thought you knew about this book is NOT what it appears to be. The suspense takes off and I won't spoil this part of the book for anyone.
    So, I guess it's up to the individual reader as to whether or not they want to put up with the first part in order to get to "the good stuff"!
    I recommend this book with some hesitation.
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    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Julie 04-18-17
    Julie 04-18-17 Member Since 2016

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Struggled to get through it!!!!"

    I never thought I would say that a Lincoln Rhyme book didn't hold my interest but I had to keep going back and listening again to numerous chapters and parts of Th

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Trudy Owens Orem, UT, US 04-25-17
    Trudy Owens Orem, UT, US 04-25-17 Member Since 2017
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    "very timely but stretches credibility"

    I loved that this was different from others in the series. I liked the tour of Italy; it wasn't pedantic or dragged out like the lessons on weird personality aberrations found in previous books. And then the "bad guy's" personality was a surprise and a delight.

    That's where the book stops at 4 stars. The crime's solution was a bit dubious. We get that JD wanted to make the topic timely, but it didn't ring true. And Tom playing detective for a chapter was just plain weird. But thank goodness Tom was there to make all the subsequent arrangements! He's a gem!

    If you like Rhyme and Sachs, then read this just because. It looks as if there may be more!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    DrJane New Orleans, LA United States 04-21-17
    DrJane New Orleans, LA United States 04-21-17 Member Since 2009
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    "A Bit Stale"

    This one was a little formulaic and drawn out with what felt like filler. Characters were more stereotypical than in the author's better works . I did not sit on the edge of my seat, and actually was somewhat bored at times. I did enjoy the setting, historic details and narrator performance. Ultimately this plot and characters seemed to be half-hearted and put together in a rush. Not a painful listen, but not worthy of a credit, either.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lish71 05-23-17
    Lish71 05-23-17

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    "another amazing book from Deaver!"

    I loved that it spanned to italy. great story with lots of twists and turns.

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    Ronald Kibler 05-22-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Very enjoyable...learned a lot"

    The narrator was fantastic. I will look for other books he narrates.
    The story was intriguing and full of action.
    Very well written.

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    Taylor 05-17-17
    Taylor 05-17-17 Member Since 2010
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    not my favorite Lincoln Rhyme book. it was disappointing to me. too convoluted.

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    Doris 05-15-17
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    "confused from beginning to end"

    Narrator is great as usual. I couldn't follow the story line at all. Confused still

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    S. Elder 05-12-17
    S. Elder 05-12-17 Member Since 2009
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    "The Best Lincoln Rhyme Novel Yet!"

    This book contains almost all the mystery and suspense genres wrapped in one. Rhyme's trademark police detective work is supplemented with espionage and a little love story thrown in as well. We can't help but think the detectives are about to take off in another direction. The next book can't come soon enough.

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    Kindle Customer Byron, GA 05-10-17
    Kindle Customer Byron, GA 05-10-17 Member Since 2017

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    "Good Entry"

    A good episode in the Rhyme series. Not a great story, but the setting made up for the lack of a true villain in the story. The performance was top notch and getting all the Italian correct was impressive.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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