Don't Close Your Eyes (Chalice # 1) [NOOK Book]

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Stephanie Chalice is a cop's cop. She's bold, smart, independent and beautiful--a powerhouse working in NYPD's homicide unit. She's seen a lot in her years on the force, but she's never come across anything like the case she's up against now. A murdering psychopath is stalking Manhattan, on the prowl for a very special type of woman. Part of his twisted game is intentionally leaving clues for the police, clues designed not only to taunt, but to do something much worse. Will Chalice be able to discover his real ...
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Overview

Stephanie Chalice is a cop's cop. She's bold, smart, independent and beautiful--a powerhouse working in NYPD's homicide unit. She's seen a lot in her years on the force, but she's never come across anything like the case she's up against now. A murdering psychopath is stalking Manhattan, on the prowl for a very special type of woman. Part of his twisted game is intentionally leaving clues for the police, clues designed not only to taunt, but to do something much worse. Will Chalice be able to discover his real purpose before another woman dies?
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Editorial Reviews

Nelson DeMille
Lawrence Kelter reminds me of an early Robert Ludlum
BookWire Reviews - BookWire Review
BookWire Review

DON'T CLOSE YOUR EYES
LAWRENCE KELTER, Leisure Books, New York, NY, $6.99 US, paperback,
(322p)
ISBN: 0-8439-5554-6

"Don't Close Your Eyes" begins with a whimper and a bang--two seemingly
unrelated deaths. The first is a teenage girl whose asthma suffocates
her while sleeping. The second is a man shot on the tram that connects
Roosevelt Island to Manhattan. Lying next to the man is the real
puzzle: a woman who might appear to have die
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012821171
  • Publisher: F Street Book
  • Publication date: 6/29/2012
  • Series: Stephanie Chalice Thrillers , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 57,504
  • File size: 957 KB

Meet the Author

Lawrence Kelter was born and raised in Brooklyn and lives on Long Island. He often uses Manhattan and Long Island as backdrops for his stories. He has published three novels featuring street savvy NYPD detective, Stephanie Chalice: Don’t Close Your Eyes, Ransom Beach, and The Brain Vault. BookWire Review wrote of the character, “Chalice’s acerbic repartee is like an arsenal of nuclear missiles.” He has also published an international thriller entitled By Executive Order. Early in his writing career, he received support from best selling novelist, Nelson DeMille, who reviewed his work, and actually put pencil to paper to assist in the editing of the novel. DeMille said, “Lawrence Kelter reminds me of an early Robert Ludlum.” His novels are quickly paced, and routinely feature a twist ending. For more information, please visit the author on the world wide web at: lawrencekelter.com.
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2011

    GOOD READ

    Good suspense and storyline. Did not like that the book, when opened had no cover page. 616 pages for 99 cents. Did not want to put down. First time to read this author and will get the next book in this series.

    15 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2012

    Don't Waste Your Time

    Wow. This book is a disaster. It not only was riddled with inaccuracies (FYI to the author: O negative blood can be given to an A positive person. A little research goes a long way), but the portrayal of the main female character did a disservice to women everywhere. Her character was utterly ridiculus and her attraction to Twain was completely appalling.

    10 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2012

    Good

    A page turner

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2011

    Not a Favorite

    The mystery was good and well developed, but I didn't need to know about her sex life or her fantasies. That was unrealistic and nearly made me stop reading the book. I expected to enjoy this book more based on the reviews, but I'm sorry that I already purchased the next book in the series.

    7 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 18, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    No good

    This book is nothing but soft core porne. Took areally good start to the book then wantd to tell nothing but about her sex life.

    6 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2011

    Excellent murder mystery!!! Can't wait to read more Lawrence Kelter!

    Don't Close Your Eyes is an excellent read... I love Stephanie Chalice! I could not put this book down. there is everything you would want in a suspense thriller; murder, humor, sex! This novel is fast-paced entertainment!! It will keep you on the edge of your seat! I cannot wait to read Ransom Road and Lawrence Kelter's newest novel, The Brain Vault.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2005

    Don't Close Your Eyes

    This wonderful book kept me interested from page one! Its the kind of book that keeps you wanting more. There is murder, humor, love & suspense all rolled up into one. The ending has a wonderful twist to it! There are no 'dull' parts which made it hard to put down once I started reading it. Lawrence Kelter is a new author, Im looking forward to reading more of his future books.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2005

    Perfect 'Weekend at the Shore' Beach Thriller

    Kelter provides a strong female lead, definable characters and a pretty clever plot line to keep the reader interested and involved. The murder scenes are graphic, the dialogue singes like a stun gun and Detective Chalice is clever but flawed in her ability to get beyond her own past. I would expect her or a similar character to show up in Kelter's next book, with the hopes that he will continue to make this a 'series' because Don't Close Your Eyes was absolutely an enjoyable, mystery read!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2005

    Fun Reading

    This book was very interesting from a psychological standpoint and a lot of fun to read. The storyline will keep you turning the pages, wondering what will happen next. I'm looking forward to Lawrence Kelter's next book...

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2012

    The main character is completely unrealistic.

    I can't even finish it because her "leg shows" and other various means of manipulation are so annoying. The only thing you learn about the character is that she thinks about sex nonstop. Ridiculous.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2012

    Love the series.

    Love tge characters. Great read.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2012

    So bad it' s almost funny

    This book is just a disjointed string of plot and character cliches. It's as if the author watched a season of "Criminal Minds" and then tried to slap together a novel incorporating all the episodes. The storyline jumps around with no development or transition, the dialogue goes from unnatural to corny to almost nonsensical, and the book is even riddled with inconsistencies and typos. I can't believe it was actually published.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2012

    Very good

    Not sue where all the supposed rauchy porn scenes were.... musta missed those. Excellent read, nothing explicit, main char is sarcastic sassy and curses, but shes portrayed very well. Great read!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 22, 2012

    Highly recomended

    Stoy keeps you on the edge of your seat. I could not put it down.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 17, 2012

    Highly recommend!

    If you like suspense, murder, mystery, women who are beautiful and sure of themselves, humor, twists and turns, and a little sex thrown in....you must read this book!
    Some reviews have mentioned that Detective Chalice thinks and is "hot" in this book and complain about the sex in it. I found the sex parts just fine and although Chalice is a bit conceited, I found the character well portrayed. The suspense kept me going! I wanted to find out who was killing all the women and couldn't figure it out! Det. Chalice really evolves in subsequent books. (I've read the whole series) She is less into her looks and more likeable. I loved the book and couldn't put it down!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2012

    Disappointed

    This is a decent story, but it was bogged down by the sexual references that were clearly not needed. I read the Brain Vault first & loved it. Decided to get the others. I'm disappointed in this one. I think the story line is very good, but gets a little trashed.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2012

    Great read

    I enjoyed it very much, can't wait to read the next one

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2005

    Don't Close Your Eyes

    I really enjoyed this book. It kept me in suspense the whole time & the ending was a blast! I hope to read more books from this brilliant author.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2012

    Horrible

    This may be the first time I've ever wanted my 99 cents back.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2012

    Horrible.

    This was a horrible book! Ridiculous plot and insulting to women.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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