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The Whisperer

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Unexpectedly Wonderful

I am a voracious reader. I own more than 2,000 books and have read in my lifetime many, many more. I have read great books, like this one, and very, VERY rarely do I ever review or comment on a book. But when I do, you can take it to the bank (or to Barnes & Nobel) a...
I am a voracious reader. I own more than 2,000 books and have read in my lifetime many, many more. I have read great books, like this one, and very, VERY rarely do I ever review or comment on a book. But when I do, you can take it to the bank (or to Barnes & Nobel) and BUY THIS BOOK. It was a terrific and unexpectedly wonderful book. I loved it. Not a formula book type in sight, terrific characters, and mesmerizing to the very last page.

posted by Trixxie on March 27, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Sorry I bought it.

I am sorry I bought this book. Overall, I was very disappointed that, although the setting was supposed to be Italy, it could have happened anywhere. There was no feeling of place. The body count is over the top, and the descriptions of the gruesome ways children are ki...
I am sorry I bought this book. Overall, I was very disappointed that, although the setting was supposed to be Italy, it could have happened anywhere. There was no feeling of place. The body count is over the top, and the descriptions of the gruesome ways children are killed was too much for me. I suppose the severed arms should have warned me off, but I mistakenly thought that would be about the worst. Maybe it was the translation. The end of the book hints there will be more coming, but not for me.

posted by bookaholicNC on February 20, 2012

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  • Posted February 20, 2012

    Sorry I bought it.

    I am sorry I bought this book. Overall, I was very disappointed that, although the setting was supposed to be Italy, it could have happened anywhere. There was no feeling of place. The body count is over the top, and the descriptions of the gruesome ways children are killed was too much for me. I suppose the severed arms should have warned me off, but I mistakenly thought that would be about the worst. Maybe it was the translation. The end of the book hints there will be more coming, but not for me.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 3, 2013

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    I've had this on my review pile for a long time but for some re

    I've had this on my review pile for a long time but for some reason never got a round to reading it. It's a book that would have fallen into the category of the books I always read before I started blogging. I haven't found as much enjoyment with this type as of late.

    What first caught my attention was the pure genius/insanity of our killer in this story. The details are so intricately woven together that I often wondered if we would every truly piece it all together. We get each part of the story a little bit at a time. It was interesting to see how our killer interacted with each of these people he brings to the investigators attention. I loved how he pointed out the there so many individuals who are leading normal lives hiding dark and terrible secrets.

    I think part of the problem is that its entirely too long. I think parts of the story could have been edited and it wouldn't have lost any of its shock value. It also spends far to much time telling you things. I've read my fair share of thrillers, and most of the things this book repeatedly tells you are things one is already familiar with. I get that the author is trying to help us understand the mind of the killer, but I just found it annoying.

    I think die hard fans of thrillers will really like this one. I think it just goes to prove that I'm on the outs with this genre.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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