Keeper of the Keys

Keeper of the Keys

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Keeper of the Keys by Perri O'Shaughnessy, Dick Hill, Laural Merlington

For ambitious, troubled architect Ray Jackson, the nightmare begins one sultry California night when his wife disappears. No phone call, no ransom note, no body, reveals whether Leigh is dead or alive.

Then, suddenly, a woman shows up on Ray’s doorstep demanding answers: Kathleen, an old friend of Leigh’s. Ray wants answers, too, but his questions seem strange and shady to Kat. Suspected by his wife’s friend and by the police, Ray launches a desperate and alarming search of his own. Using a collection of keys he has held on to since he was a boy–keys to homes he and his mother once lived in–Ray quietly yet boldly enters each house, one by one, hoping to unlock the secrets of his own past. As past and present collide, as a chilling mystery begins to unravel, Ray is suddenly confronted with the most agonizing decision of his life–to face his own violence-laden past, acting to prevent another horrendous act of violence, or not. His choice will leave nothing and no one the same.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781469265582
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 12/04/2012
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 5.20(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Perri O’Shaughnessy is the pen name for sisters Mary and Pamela O’Shaughnessy, who both live in California. They are the authors of eleven bestselling Nina Reilly novels as well as a collection of short crime fiction, Sinister Shorts.

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Keeper of the Keys 2.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
GailCooke More than 1 year ago
Who's got a secret? According to author Perri O`Shaughnessy we all have secrets. And, at times, these are not just ordinary secrets such as, a black sheep in the family, credit card debt, or something like that. These secrets can be so dark and hidden so deeply that we are not even aware of them. Such is the case with architect Ray Jackson, protagonist in O'Shaughnessy's latest thriller Keeper of the Keys. Ray's wife, Leigh, has disappeared. He doesn't know where and he doesn't know why. Perhaps most importantly, he doesn't even know whether she is alive or dead. It's strange that he doesn't seem too upset about his missing spouse. Yet, Ray is an odd duck who obsesses about an unhappy childhood and the fact that he and his mother had to move frequently. As an adult and an architect he is now building houses like the ones he lived in as a child. He stays close to his mother, Esme, but she offers very little information about his father or his childhood. She will only say that his father was a difficult man and he deserted them when Ray was two . A dutiful son, Ray goes to her home to have dinner with her once a week, and she frets that he is so persistent about digging into his past. This issue is forced when Leigh disappears and he is confronted by her friend Kathleen, called Kat, who accuses Ray of having something to do with Leigh's disappearance. When the police enter the picture with probing questions he takes a set of keys that he has had since boyhood and revisits the houses he once lived in. What Ray eventually discovers is not at all what he hoped to find.
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JenniferLee54 More than 1 year ago
I miss the regular characters. It seems to me that this book is one that the sisters put together because they followed a formula that worked for them. It is not a bad plot, I did not have any trouble following it. The book, to me, does not have the substance of the other books. Maybe I am just being critical because I was expecting something different. I have all of the books they have written. I try to always have one with me when ever I am going on a trip to either Tahoe or Carmel. It is fun for me to see the places where the characters are actually hanging out. Some of the places are fictional, but I can usually figure out the general area.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
7.5 on a scle of 10..some of their books have been a 10
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have always enjoyed Perri O'Shaughnessy books, except this one,it is so boring, I cant seem to finish it.I can read most books in a few days, but I have been reading this one for over a week. I dont even care how it ends. Its going to take me some time to ever read another one of their books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a big fan of the Nina Reilly books. The O'Shaughnessy sisters, however, missed the boat on this one. After about 115 pages, I asked my wife when the story gets moving. She said it doesn't. The story seemed pointless, the characters were not only uninteresting, but unlikeable, and I asked myself if I wanted to continue reading. I didn't. Don't bother.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book a lot. It was exactly what I was looking for, something different. Although a little strange it was well worth the read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book lacks a plot,characters and editing. Some of the word usage is laughable! 'Big baby, she thought, smiling to herself, stirring whole milk into the pudding mix in her non-reactive aluminum pot.' This is an indication of the lack of style in this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a TERRIBLE book. It was such a ridiculous plot. I mean,who keeps keys from all of the houses they lived in as a transient child,and then just uses the key to walk in when children are home alone watching t.v. to search for something from their past? The characters were lame and the relationships between them were also just utterly ridiculous. $25 down the drain.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Ray Jackson has withdrawn into himself, spending his nights in the basement reconstructing the places he lived in as a child. There were many of them and his mother never gave him an exploration why they moved so much or when his father left them. His obsession began when his beautiful beloved wife Leigh asked him about having a child. On the night she disappeared, they had a terrible fight and he doesn¿t know if she is ever coming back.------------------- He has the keys to all the places he lived as a child and he gets into some of them finding cassette recordings of a man threatening his mother who won¿t discuss the matter with him. As the days go by and Leigh doesn¿t contact anyone, her parents begin to wonder if he did something to her and they report it to the police. When they question him, he lies to them, not telling them about the affair she had with his partner. Kat a former friend of Leigh¿s wants to make peace with her and helps Jackson look for Leigh even if Kat isn¿t sure her husband is telling her the truth. When Ray finally leans the truth, he has a terrible decision to make one that could either destroy him or be the making of him.------------------ This is the first stand alone book apart from the Nina Reilly legal thrillers that this author team wrote and it is a superb work of suspense. Readers don¿t know if Leigh is alive or dead, whether Ray killed her or caused her disappearance. Ray is an average man, content to coast along until Kat gives him the impetus to find out what happened to Leigh. KEEPER OF THE KEYS is a tour de force with a shocking climax that will take readers by surprise.---------------- Harriet Klausner