You Only Die Twice

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Stephen King: "Put me down as an enthusiastic Christopher Smith fan. Smith is a cultural genius."

Description: In her past, Cheryl Dunning died once. A violent act killed her, but heroics brought her back. Now, if she can't save herself from two serial killers hunting her in the Maine woods, she's about to die again, this time from two men armed with a Bible, guns, a deep belief in God, and their twisted interpretation of his word.

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Overview

Stephen King: "Put me down as an enthusiastic Christopher Smith fan. Smith is a cultural genius."

Description: In her past, Cheryl Dunning died once. A violent act killed her, but heroics brought her back. Now, if she can't save herself from two serial killers hunting her in the Maine woods, she's about to die again, this time from two men armed with a Bible, guns, a deep belief in God, and their twisted interpretation of his word.

Fueled by their righteous fury, they are determined to find Cheryl and murder her for what they perceive as her "life's worth of sins." What they don't know is what Cheryl knows. She's a Maine girl, born and raised--and she knows how to use these woods in ways that might, if she's lucky, turn them against each man.

From the #1 international best-selling author of many thrillers, including "Fifth Avenue," "You Only Die Twice" is a blistering page-turner first, and a comment on Biblical interpretation second. It's Christopher Smith's most controversial and gripping novel to date.

*Warning: "You Only Die Twice" is not for the faint of heart. This is a story of madness and the fight for survival, and it depicts realistic adult situations without hesitation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781482071856
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/23/2013
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 322
  • Sales rank: 1,264,977
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

Christopher Smith is the #1 international best-selling author of "Fifth Avenue," its sequels "Running of the Bulls," "A Rush to Violence," "From Manhattan with Love" and "From Manhattan with Revenge," as well as "Bullied," "Revenge," "Witch" and "War," all four of which deal with the subject of bullying. "Park Avenue" continues the "Fifth Avenue" series in 2013. "Hell's Kitchen will follow," as will "A Rush to Murder" and "A Rush to Vengeance." For fourteen years, Smith was the film critic for a major newspaper in the Northeast. For eight years, he appeared weekly on NBC affiliates, and two years nationally on the E! network. He has written over 4,000 reviews and he has been named Best Critic for 2010 by the MPA. He has published two previous books in his Netflix "Queued" series, which are compilations of hundreds of his film reviews. He lives in Maine.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    SUPERB

    Another great read by Christopher Smith. Keeps you on edge of your seat. Looking forward to reading more of his books.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2013

    Amazing

    I could not put this down. Very suspensful and kept me guessing.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2013

    really annoyed

    don't buy this book ive tried to down load it twice, been charged twice, and still dont have the book..thanks barnes and noble, for nothing

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 7, 2014

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    On the times in the past where I listened to an audiobook about

    On the times in the past where I listened to an audiobook about a psychopath serial killer, there haven’t been many, but there have been some, they were told from the point of view of the cop that was hunting him down. With few insights into the mind of the killer. You Only Die Twice is not that kind of story. We are taken deep into the mind and the workings of not only one serial killer but two. Learning how they became the way they are, by ways of trouble childhoods. We are also drawn in emotionally to the victims, something I, personally, could have done without, I wanted more of the killers and they obvious insanity. Early on we meet Cheryl, who is one of the victims who actually was brutalized and left for dead. Who somehow was able to put some semblance of life back together. Going out to a bar with a close friend to only wake up the next morning with no memory of what had happened the night before. Finding that she was sexually assaulted on video and if she told anyone her friend would die. Heartbreaking, I know. But the heart and soul of this story belongs to the friend and her fight to survive not one, but two killers in the wilderness of Maine. You Only Die Twice is a no holds barred assault on your emotions. I couldn’t stop listening for a second, devouring this whole audiobook in one sitting. Sure I wish it was longer. But You Only Die Twice was a solid story that made me want the killers to “win” in the end.

    Audiobook provided for review by the narrator.

    Please find this complete review and many others at audiobookreviewer dot com

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 3, 2013

    Reading this book was a truly unpleasant experience. Didn't fe

    Reading this book was a truly unpleasant experience. Didn't feel like the author thought a lot of women -- no explanation for why these two killers targeted their victims, except that they were women.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2013

    I was really digging this book until the dead women started appe

    I was really digging this book until the dead women started appearing. It just seemed silly. And I can't help wondering the point of Patty, Cheryl's friend. She doesn't do anything, nor does she add anything to the story.

    There are a few typos, though nothing major. The odd use of present tense is a little distracting. For example: "She looked down and saw the gun, which is just where she knew it would be." I'm no English major, but that doesn't sound correct to me. I think "was" would've worked better than "is."

    The book was pretty fun, though, and I finished it in two days. I wish the killers and Cheryl had more of a connection, though. Or that we'd seen more of Cheryl's ingenuity throughout the book. We're told over and over how she knew the woods and knew how to survive, but she didn't really do much.

    Plus, there's way too much telling and not showing. So much of the book consists of us being told what happened in the past. If Patty had been cut from the book, and the killers and Cheryl had more of a connection, this book would've been much more enjoyable to me. Without the connection, I didn't care if or how Cheryl thwarted her assailants.

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  • Posted February 16, 2013

    Fast moving with lots of action

    When you see that this book is over 400 pages, you might think--wow, going to take a long time to read, but there are excerpts from two other of the author's books at the end. The two villains, Ted Carpenter and Ken Berkowitz, are religious and sexual nuts who have devoted their lives to killing sluts. That is too bad for Cheryl Durning and Patty Jennings who meet them one night at a bar in Maine. Cheryl has already had an experience with a brutal man who thought he had killed her--but is fortunate enough to be revived in an ambulance. If you are a woman--this could be your worst nightmare. The book moves right along, since you can get wrapped up in whether Cheryl will survive this time. Somehow, I doubt that all members of a book club would enjoy this--not for the squeamish.

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  • Posted February 15, 2013

    Great read - I had a hard time putting it down!

    A wonderful thriller that really draws you in. I will be checking out other books by Christopher Smith.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2013

    Well done!

    I decided to read this book as it was a freebie. I liked it although this gal's strength and courage was a bit unbelievable. Smith moves things along very well. I would recommend this book. It is a quick read too!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2013

    Missing Chapters


    I'm missing chapters 1 through 25 ... my copy starts with Chapter 26. I hate this!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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