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  • The Kill Room

  • Lincoln Rhyme, Book 10
  • By: Jeffery Deaver
  • Narrated by: Kerry Shale
  • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (257 ratings)

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Summary

The 10th novel in the critically acclaimed Lincoln Rhyme series, from number-one best-selling author Jeffery Deaver.

They are calling it the 'million-dollar bullet': a sniper shot from a near-impossible distance. But there is no crime-scene investigation, no evidence, and no co-operation from the local Bahamian police. Ambitious New York district attorney Nance Laurel won't let it go. This murder has all the hallmarks of a contract killing, and she has evidence that the order came from the highest levels of the US government.

Putting her career on the line, she calls in independent investigators: Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs. No strangers to controversy, their reputation for seeing what others miss is unparalleled, and she knows they will risk everything - even their lives - to seek the truth.

©2013 Jeffery Deaver (P)2013 Hodder & Stoughton

Critic reviews

"Jeffery Deaver is something of a summer tradition for thriller fans, and a Lincoln Rhyme novel makes for a bumper year.... Deaver's pacy prose is addictive enough to result in dreadful sunburn if read on the beach, so approach with caution." ( Independent on Sunday)

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Confusing!

Alas, because the reader can’t see the actual book if one cannot read the words this book is confusing! There’re words I needed to find the meaning of these words!!!

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Pedestrian story - enthralling performance

I try to be fair about Jeffrey Deaver but really, the last couple of books have felt like he was just 'phoning it in'. This book is fairly pedestrian but the performance is absolutely spectacular. Kerry Shale thoroughly enlivens proceedings with a huge range of voices and accents giving the whole story a gloss it perhaps doesn't entirely deserve. There are good books which don't really work as audiobooks, and some not so good books which work marvellously well as audiobooks. Frankly, Kerry Shale could make the telephone book sound interesting so I'm recommending 'The Kill Room' on the basis of this alone.

Off to search for books with Kerry Shale as reader.

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Could’ve been 5*

Would have given it 5 stars but the narrator was bad, why they changed from the usual one from the other Lincoln rhyme books I’ve listened to I don’t know

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Gruesome

I found this book very gruesome, it’s certainly not one of my favourite Jeffrey Deaver books.

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Deaver never disappoints

another excellent Lincoln rhyme story. totally addictive. the personal story continues too. bring on the next one

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Kerry Shale made this book

Yes Jeff Harding is a very very good narrator but Kerry Shale suits this book to a T. I wish he read more like this, by the way the story is very good also

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Great

Another fantastic book by Jeffery. He never let's me down, lots of twist and turns. Great read or in my case listen

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Head cold and sucking sweets

I love Jeffery Deaver books but I'm 4 chapters in and I'm not sure I can carry on listening to this performance - Kerry Shale's voice strikes firstly as very sickly as if he's just eaten something really sweet - this is backed up when you actually hear him rattling a boiled sweet on his teeth. It then becomes very clear that he's suffering with a head cold as each character has nasal issues. I genuinely started to feel i'll - I don't know if this guy is normally very good but turning up for a reading with a stinking cold is unprofessional and then the company putting it out without checking its quality is a second fail - I'd like my credit back please!

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Great Story, Didn't like new narrator.

As always the Lincoln Rhyme stories are great and I wanted to listen cover to cover. My only negative is the narrator. I've listened to most of the other Rhyme series and this voice was so so off putting. I'm about to start the next book, but if it's the same voice I will start something else as I don't think I could listen to more than the 4hrs I have already had of his voice!
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Takes a little while to get into the Book at the start but it was a good book

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  • Anne
  • 01-07-13

Another outstanding Lincoln Rhyme thriller

What did you love best about The Kill Room?

This is Jeffrey Deaver at his best, a really rivetting story with no boring bits.

What does Kerry Shale bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The ability to do the gardening, the washing and go to the gym without having to put it down.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Rhyme and Sachs are such a cute couple.