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Ninth and Nowhere

Narrated by: JD Jackson
Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
4 out of 5 stars (206 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Seven strangers. Two hours. One tragic moment of violence that changes everything.

In this electrifying short story by New York Times bestselling suspense master Jeffery Deaver, the destinies of seven strangers intersect in ways no one sees coming. It looks like just another gray March morning in the tough urban district nicknamed Nowhere when seven lives converge: a young man intent on buying a gun; the gangbanger who cuts him a deal; a by-the-book police officer on a last patrol; an advertising executive keeping secrets from her husband; a veteran haunted by a combat death; a single dad in a bitter custody battle; and a sharp-looking businessman en route to a new job he desperately needs. Any one of them could have a dark motive. Any one of them could be walking into a trap. When the fog lifts, it will all be much clearer - that a single, shattering act of violence has marked each of them forever.

©2018 Jeffery Deaver (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Not my style

I have read or listened most of the Lincoln Rhyme books but the language was to much in this book. After about 10 minutes I trashed the book and audio book.

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Surprising

This short was a pleasure to read. At first I thought there were far too many characters for such a short read, because they were all introduced with a short bio. However , the author arranged the plot in such a surprising and suspenseful manner it prevents you from predicting accurately what was next. He simply surprises you!! Thanks

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Awesome

I think this book was very good. I enjoyed it a lot. One of the best short novels I have read..any fan of Jeffrey deaver will enjoy this book. The ending was good.

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Interesting Concept

I almost did not read/listen to this short story but I am glad that I did. Not easy to take so many characters and seamlessly entwine them into a single incident w/out losing something along the way. But, that is Jeffrey's strong suit - even his plots are "grammatically correct".

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Engaging and ultimately uplifting story!

Interesting story with engaging characters. Excellent narration. The ending does not disappoint as it brings the characters together.

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Twists and turns until the very end.

This short story was very enjoyable. It was well read. I loved how the characters were intertwined.

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  • Joseph
  • Somerset, Kentucky, United States
  • 02-17-19

Suspenseful and Clever

A wonderful little short story about how events and people and motives coincide in the strangest of ways. Deaver is always clever.

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A Story of Random People and How They Converge

This is one of the best short stories I've read and listened to. At first so many characters were hard to follow, but then they started to come together and WHAM! What an excellent conclusion!

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almost perfect short story

Several unrelated characters are introduced in sequence, ala Maeve Binchy or the movie Heart and Souls. These characters then intersect with all their stereotypes and first impressions in the Nowhere area of the city. It's a satisfying surprise for each of them as well as for us.

The story loses a star because, despite its shortness, you may not remember who all the people are when the final denouement occurs. Three are critical, and two others are necessary, but all seven won't be remembered. For those that are remembered, Deaver excels at building their back stories in such a short time. The tale does start with crude language we are not expecting from Deaver, but which is accurate to the characters. It does not continue for the entirety of the story. The narration is good.

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  • G. Wales
  • SANTEE, CA, United States
  • 02-07-19

wish there was more details and more story - good

too short but I liked the coincidence and outcomes - good narrator and diversity of character

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  • BookJunkie
  • 03-18-19

Excellent short story

Really enjoyed this short story. A violent event connects a group of strangers, but as the story unfolds to the listener, it is a stark reminder that things are not always what they seem. This story did make me think about the prejudices which people hold and the judgements people who are outside a situation can make. Really well written and excellent narration too.