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Publisher's Summary

A gripping literary thriller and smash bestseller that has taken Italy, France, Germany and the UK by storm.

Six severed arms are discovered, arranged in a mysterious circle and buried in a clearing in the woods. Five of them appear to belong to missing girls between the ages of eight and eighteen. The sixth is yet to be identified. Worse still, the girls' bodies, alive or dead, are nowhere to be found.

Lead investigators Mila Vasquez, a celebrated profiler, and Goran Gavila, an eerily prescient criminologist, dive into the case. They're confident they've got the right suspect in their sights until they discover no link between him and any of the kidnappings except the first. The evidence in the case of the second missing child points in a vastly different direction, creating more questions than it answers.

Vasquez and Gavila begin to wonder if they've been brought in to take the fall in a near-hopeless case. Is it all coincidence? Or is a copycat criminal at work? Obsessed with a case that becomes more tangled and intense as they unravel the layers of evil, Gavila and Vasquez find that their lives are increasingly in each other's hands.

The Whisperer, as sensational a bestseller in Europe as the Stieg Larsson novels, is that rare creation: a thought-provoking, intelligent thriller that is also utterly unputdownable.

©2011 Donato Carrisi (P)2011 Hachette Audio

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Not a adhesive mystery

What would have made The Whisperer better?

The story was not really tight and wandered around too much. There was too much emphasis on the gruesome aspects of the crimes and not enough continuity to the storyline

Would you ever listen to anything by Donato Carrisi again?

Probably not

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

The reader was understandable and told the story at a good pace.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

It was better than many crime/mysteries I've read in the past

Any additional comments?

The reviews compare this to the Stieg Larsson books, but they are much better constructed and more imaginative than this book.