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Editorial Reviews

"Not since Hannibal Lecter had a friend for dinner has a serial killer been so skillfully rendered on the page." (Taylor Elmore, writer/producer of Justified and Limitless)

Publisher's Summary

Two days to save her....

They've found the killer. The killer that Detective Sam Porter has been hunting for five years. But it's too late to put him behind bars. He's already dead.

One day to save her....

But even death can't stop this murderer. His last victim is still alive, struggling to escape and the police have no idea who or where she is.

Zero....

Now Sam Porter must race against time, as her chances of survival slip away, to stop this serial killer from claiming his final victim...

This stunning thriller is perfect for fans of Val McDermid, Jo Nesbo and Helen Fields.

©2017 J. D. Barker (P)2017 Recorded Books

Critic Reviews

"A talented writer with a delightfully devious mind." (Jeffery Deaver)

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The birth of a potentially great new villain

Loved the villain-both in concept and in execution. Loved the device of two time-separated storylines, implemented far better than the seen-it-before norm. And loved the use of two narrators to distinguish these two timelines. I look forward to the next installment with no small amount of relish; we may have a truly significant character here. Here's hoping.

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Timeless Thriller

What a great read. Thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish. Loved the suspense and concurrent storylines.

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Great book!

Gripping narrative. Dark and twisting. I was hooked from the start and with each turn of the page became more and more obsessed. I could NOT put this down!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-18-17

Excellent story well read.

Loved it. It kept me guessing throughout. The description makes you feel like you are there.

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  • 01-05-18

Two stories lines collide.


Interesting noir detective story, that has enough twist and dark humour to keep the interest going without being too exploitative.
Good entertainment that was smart and well developed within its kind.

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  • Lisa Crowe
  • 03-09-18

Gruesome but cleverly crafted

Very well written and excellently narrated. A pretty gruesome twist on the world of serial killers, psychopaths and sadists. The interaction between characters, especially within the “family” unit is at times comical and at other times shocking. Its a very clever story that has a number of twists that surprise. Definitely worth a credit.

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  • SBud
  • 03-01-18

Brilliant!

Spine chillingly good! I loved every minute of this book, great characters and plot. Bravo!

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  • Lindsey
  • 07-06-18

Disturbing

I came to the end of this book not sure how I felt about it. there is no question that it's disturbing throughout, so a little draining. the performances are good and there is variety to the story. .. but if you are squeamish I would give this one a miss.

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  • TAG
  • 06-28-18

Predictable

I don’t like violent serial killer books so I would have avoided this but for the many favourable reviews. I did find this too much like torture porn for my tastes. The only original slant was to make the killer the most well rounded character unlike the stereotypical detectives with their obligatory quirks and flaws.

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  • Philip Passmore
  • 06-24-18

Great story, well performed

Plenty of twists and turns, though a couple of them could be spotted a mile off. Performance was good, and kept me engaged right to the end.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-06-18

Brilliant!!

Loved this book! Once finished, I promptly started it all over again. Didn’t want it to be over.
Looking forward to the sequel being available on Audible.