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When the body of a young woman is discovered in a derelict cottage in the middle of Los Angeles National Forest, Homicide Detective Robert Hunter finds himself entering a horrific and recurring nightmare. Naked, strung from two wooden posts, the victim was sadistically tortured before meeting an excruciatingly painful death. All the skin has been ripped from her face - while she was still alive. On the nape of her neck has been carved a strange double cross: the signature of a psychopath known as the Crucifix Killer.

But that's impossible. Because two years ago, the Crucifix Killer was caught and executed. Could this therefore be a copycat killer? Or could the unthinkable be true? Is the real killer still out there, ready to embark once again on a vicious and violent killing spree, selecting his victims seemingly at random, taunting Robert Hunter with his inability to catch him?

Hunter and his rookie partner are about to enter a nightmare beyond imagining.

©2009 Chris Carter (P)2017 Simon & Schuster Audio UK

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  • Kerry N.
  • 10-16-17

NOT X-Files' Chris Carter. Immensely disappointing

Firstly - Audible have listed X-Files under 'by the same author'. The author's own website show's its NOT the same person. I've only ever had good experience with Audible so I suspect this was laziness rather than deliberate but please, Audible, find some way of un-linking this as this served as an endorsement that it shouldn't have.

Secondly - the book itself. Some readers have left fantastic reviews but I found this a very disappointing read. Hunter (The hero of the piece) was just too good to be true; Garcia, his obligatory rookie partner existed solely to (Very mechanically) enable Hunter to demonstrate his brilliance. Conjured images of 60s TV series of Batman - several times Garcia may as well have thumped his hand in realisation and let out a "Holy crime solving Hunter."
Formulaic, predictable, unsophisticated. Reminiscent of Blue Book 2: Watch Peter Jump. Gave this one star only because I couldn't work out how to give it no stars.

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  • Holly H.
  • 05-03-17

Riveting

Absolutely adored this book so dark and real brilliant would definitely recommend this to anyone

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-06-17

A great start

I've read Chris Carter out of order over and over. This is a great introduction to a superb team with the best grisly imagination on the planet.

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  • 08-03-17

Disappointing

A good plot, written to an average standard and with weak dialogue. The reader made the best of a bad job.... It was still a bad job.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-12-17

hooked all the way through

great thriller that kept me hooked all the way through. the main characters worked well

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  • Mrs T.
  • 01-06-18

Brilliant!

Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Full of suspense. Will certainly be getting more by Chris Carter!

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  • yvonne Bradley
  • 01-03-18

The Crucifix Killer

I have read many thriller books this is my first Chris Carter and audible book . The love the book and recommend it to those who love thrillers. Looking forward to his other books .

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-20-17

excellent

awesome story line, love Detective Robert Hunter & Garcia. Great storyline and twists loved it

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  • Mikey
  • 12-18-17

Another great series to get my teeth into!

This was a really enjoyable listen. I loved the storyline and the fantastic twist at the end, I wasn't expecting that! The narrator did a decent job (albeit a bit monotonous), he was't particularly animated but I grew to like him as the story progressed.

This opening story in the Hunter series has got me wanting more, so I have purchased book two. The storyline was close to being superb and the characters were thoroughly likeable, I look forward to getting to know them more as I work my way through the Robert Hunter series.

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  • Jamtart
  • 09-19-17

great read

a gripping story. not to over gory but just enough to make you visualize what your being told. loved the twists and turns. thought I worked out who was doing the killings many times but kept changing my mind. Well written and can't wait to listen to the next one. highly recommend

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