The Abbey (an Ash Rashid thriller) [NOOK Book]

Overview

A breakaway word-of-mouth bestseller, The Abbey spent 16 weeks on the New York Times' Bestseller list and is the first in the Ash Rashid series of thrillers. Now containing an extended preview of Chris Culver's upcoming psychological suspense novel Nine Years Gone.

Ash Rashid is a former homicide detective who can't stand the thought of handling another death investigation. In another year, he'll be out of the department completely. That's the...
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The Abbey (an Ash Rashid thriller)

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Overview

A breakaway word-of-mouth bestseller, The Abbey spent 16 weeks on the New York Times' Bestseller list and is the first in the Ash Rashid series of thrillers. Now containing an extended preview of Chris Culver's upcoming psychological suspense novel Nine Years Gone.

Ash Rashid is a former homicide detective who can't stand the thought of handling another death investigation. In another year, he'll be out of the department completely. That's the plan, at least, until his niece's body is found in the guest home of one of his city's most wealthy citizens. The coroner calls it an overdose, but the case doesn't add up. Against orders, Ash launches an investigation to find his niece's murderer, but the longer he searches, the more entangled he becomes in a case that hits increasingly close to home. If he doesn't solve it fast, his niece won't be the only family member he has to bury.
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Editorial Reviews

The Guardian - John O'Connell
A properly good... thriller.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012076793
  • Publisher: Chris Culver
  • Publication date: 2/3/2011
  • Series: Ash Rashid , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 8,465
  • File size: 791 KB

Meet the Author

Chris Culver is the New York Times Bestselling author of The Abbey. When not writing, Chris enjoys hiking, canoeing, and, much to his wife's chagrin, playing video games. Chris previously taught philosophy at a small university in southern Arkansas, but currently lives with his wife in St. Louis, MO.
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  • Posted March 27, 2011

    Mistakes hinder reading

    The Abbey was a good enough story. I thoroughly resented the typos, the misplaced words, the added words, the grammatical mistakes which hindered my reading all the way through. Several times I decided to quit reading, but wanted to find the ending, so I kept on. PLEASE proof read! Spell check is not enough.

    87 out of 116 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 10, 2011

    Good Read

    I read this genre all the time, Patterson, and the rest. I thought this was good for a first time out. Someone said that there were a lot of typos, but I read so fast that I did not notice that, so I would not let that review stop you from buying this. I felt that for .99 cents and over 500 pages, that were not "fill" I truly got my money's worth. I didn't catch on till the end and was surprised by the ending and not dissappointed. The story doesn't just end or fall apart, you go, " I should have contected the dots, but I didn't" That is good writing when you can't figure it out, till the main character lets you know he solved the crime. He needs just a little polish and he will be right up there with Patterson, and Deaver in my estimation. I would buy the next Chris Culver book. I liked the character Ash, has some flaws, which makes him human and you root for him. The bad guys were very interesting. A new slant on that.

    50 out of 52 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 17, 2011

    The Abbey is addictive...i could not put it down...so i read it all in one setting,

    Curtis Culver is on his way to standing beside Lutz, connelly,olsen,,,,i loved this book and CANNOT. wait to read more from him...way to go Curtis...and thank for a fabulous read!

    35 out of 45 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 4, 2011

    Good suspense!

    It's hard to believe this is a debut novel. It reads as well as any established author! There are many twists and turns in the action that build as the reader does not know who the hero can trust. This author will go far, and I thank him for writing such a great story.

    28 out of 33 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 26, 2011

    amazing

    best 99 cents i have ever spent a great book if u r froogle buy it you wont reggret it

    18 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2011

    Excellent-a must read if you like a page turning thriller.

    This is a great book from a new and thrilling up and coming author. The only reason I didn't give it five stars is due to whom ever edited this missed a number of grammatical errors, punctuation errors and a few words hear and there that were doubled together in sentences. I will certainly keep an eye out for Chris Culver in the future. I only hope some one makes sure to proof read and correct any mistakes.

    15 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 15, 2011

    Surprisingly good

    I was pleasantly surprised by the book. It was cheap,so I didn't go in expecting much, but it turned out to be quite good. Ash was a great character. If the author writes a sequel, I'll pick it up.

    14 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 28, 2011

    Love it!

    I so enjoyed this one! Could NOT put it down. The writer did not go overboard with graphic details (my pet peeve), knew what was just enough. Very suspenseful, exciting, humorous, and quick to read. A+++ So glad I tried it, hoping for more!

    12 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 16, 2011

    great book

    this book was a great story - i want more!

    11 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 31, 2011

    loved it!

    Good book. Needs a little tweeking, and some extra editing, but the story and characters were awesome! It was the right amount of excitement, ans intrigue. I loved it. and will recomen it.

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 2, 2011

    the abbey

    very much enjoyed this book. well written with just the right amount suspence and dry wit. i feel like i connected with Ash! i look forward to hanging out with him again soon. well done. thanks for a great read!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 11, 2011

    Highly Reccomend - check this out

    Great, interesting story. Main characters well drawn and you care about them. Secondary characters not so much. But FANTASTIC for a new writer. Not for fans of Tough Guy Cop stories.

    Look forward to next book!

    6 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 6, 2011

    What a delightful read!

    Okay, at first I thought this was a vampire book, wrong!
    Then I thought because the main character was a Muslim, I thought the book was going to be political, wrong!

    What Mr. Culver has done is just write a good old fashioned detictive story using these great characters that you will like, love and hate. Detective Ash Rashid is a very human cop, and that makes him a very believable character. I dont want to say too much about this book that you don't already know but I will say, if you like detective books, and mystery books, you'll enjoy this book.

    The only negative I have is that some of his minor bad guys in the book who are suppose to be good, and some of the good guys who seem to be bad, are easily determined by any astute reader before devulged in his story. It's my hope that in Mr. Culver's next book, he'll make us guess harder.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 28, 2011

    Good Book

    If you want to loose yourself for a while this book will take you away, Cant waite to see what ASH will get himself into next.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2012

    great book

    Really enjoyed this one. Highly recommend. Pretty easy to keep up with the characters. Moves at a good pace.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 23, 2011

    The Abbey

    I enjoyed the story.Characters needed more depth.Sometimes the story felt as if it were written by two seperate people. Unique main character.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 9, 2011

    i really enjoyed this book

    i can't wait for the next book.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 2, 2011

    major page turner!

    my favorite new detective....excited to read the next book.......

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2011

    entertaining

    Found this to book to be very entertaing. keep my interest liked the characters.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2012

    Ok kept waiting for something more exciting to happen

    Just ok kept waiting for something more exciting to happen!

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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