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The Midnight Lock: A riveting new Lincoln Rhyme thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Goodbye Man Kindle Edition
The "master of ticking-bomb suspense" Jeffery Deaver brings us the latest thriller featuring his most beloved protagonists. Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are back – on the hunt for a criminal terrorising New York City
A killer without limits
He comes into your home at night. He watches you as you sleep. He waits.
A city in turmoil
He calls himself ‘The Locksmith’. No door can keep him out. No security system can catch him. And now he’s about to kill.
A race against time to stop him
Nobody in New York is safe. Now it’s up to Lincoln Rhyme to untangle the web of evidence and catch him.
But with Lincoln under investigation himself, and tension in the city at boiling point, time is running out…
About the Author
Jeffery Deaver is the No.1 international bestselling author of more than thirty novels, three collections of short stories, and a nonfiction law book. His books are sold in 150 countries and translated into 25 languages. His first novel featuring Lincoln Rhyme, The Bone Collector, was made into a major motion picture starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. He's received or been shortlisted for a number of awards around the world. A former journalist, folksinger, and attorney, he was born outside of Chicago and has a bachelor of journalism degree from the University of Missouri and a law degree from Fordham University. You can visit his website at www.JefferyDeaver.com.--This text refers to the paperback edition.
Praise for The Colter Shaw series:
“Gripping and ingenious tale of greed and deception in the American wilderness” The Times Thriller of the Month
“[An] outstanding sequel to 2019’s The Never Game…Deaver balances suspense and plausibility perfectly…This is a perfect jumping-on point for readers new to one of today’s top contemporary thrillers writers.” Publishers Weekly
“Deaver’s reputation as a master of the corkscrewing plot is well earned… Colter Shaw seems certain to become an enduring series lead.” Booklist
‘The Never Game is the very definition of a page-turner’ Ian Rankin
‘Terrific writing, vivid and raw, Deaver grips from the very first line and never lets up. He is, hands-down, one of the finest thriller writers of our time’ Peter James
‘Deaver is a masterful storyteller and he’s on top form with The Never Game’ Daily Express
‘As always, Deaver gets you in his stealthy grip on page one, and then takes you on a wild and inventive ride …
this time with new star character Colter Shaw. No one in the world does this kind of thing better than Deaver’ Lee Child
‘Masterful storytelling ― The Never Game is Deaver’s most riveting, most twisty, most unputdownable novel yet’ Karin Slaughter
‘Lightning-fast and loaded with twists, The Never Game is a thrill a minute from one of the best. Don’t miss it’ Harlan Coben
‘Jeffery Deaver scores yet again with a fascinating new detective, Colter Shaw, and a plot as full of thrills and twists and turns as you would expect from him. With The Never Game you know you are in the hands of a master. But be warned―don’t start this too late in the evening because sleep would be an annoying interruption once you’ve started reading!’ Peter Robinson--This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B08L5SMLQ8
- Publisher : HarperCollins (25 November 2021)
- Language : English
- File size : 1725 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 435 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 0008303886
- Best Sellers Rank: 5,651 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This book is one of his most satisfying & those who were disappointed with his previous Rhyme, as I was, will be absolutely thrilled once they start this book. I found the ending extraordinary clever & utterly satisfying. This is one of the great novels of the the series & of the year. The standard Deaver sets has risen dramatically. It’s an absolute must read.
The main story follows Lincoln and Amelia as they investigate a series of burglaries where the perp leaves a calling card signed The Locksmith. While this is the main focus, there are several side stories and obstacles the characters must overcome in their investigation. The author is a master storyteller weaving all the various elements of these threads together in an exciting climax and resolution. Just when you think its all wrapped up, he unravels another layer, artfully joining dots you didn't even realize were connected.
Overall, this was a fun, quick and exciting read. I'd highly recommend it to fans of mystery, forensics and police procedural. While I'd recommend starting from the beginning if you're new to this series, you dont need to know the backstory to enjoy this one.
Thank you to the author, publisher and Netgalley for an early copy of this book.
Top reviews from other countries
I have every book in the Rhyme series and loved them all, was very disappointed in this had it on pre-order for months,there were a couple of good characters and all the usual were included, but I am afraid from halfway through I skim read to the end just to finish it.Hope the next one is an improvement,
However, while I was disappointed by this novel (probably because my expectations were so high based on having read the early Lincoln Rhyme stories and the amazing number of 4 and 5 star reviews on Amazon for this one), I have to say there is one scene in particular which is really outstanding: that relating to the rescue of an individual from a burning building. One other plot development caught my imagination, namely that relating to Lincoln Rhyme's contract (no spoilers here, but if you read the story you'll know what I am referring to) ... but sadly this opportunity wasn't really developed as it didn't make any material difference to the plot and had me wondering why it had been included.
So while, based on the number of positive reviews, this story has clearly appealed to many fans of the Lincoln Rhyme stories (and probably others new to these stories), I am sorry to say that on this occasion, I am not one of them.
I love how we, as readers are kept guessing and of the mind blowing thought process of Captain Rhyme. Deaver is definitely one author I've come to adore and follow closely, waiting for my next fix.