The Whisperer

The Whisperer

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Overview

The Whisperer by Donato Carrisi

A gripping literary thriller and smash bestseller that has taken Italy, France, Germany and the UK by storm.

Six severed arms are discovered, arranged in a mysterious circle and buried in a clearing in the woods. Five of them appear to belong to missing girls between the ages of eight and eighteen. The sixth is yet to be identified. Worse still, the girls' bodies, alive or dead, are nowhere to be found.

Obsessed with a case that becomes more tangled and intense as they unravel the layers of evil, lead investigators Mila Vasquez, a celebrated profiler, and Goran Gavila, an eerily prescient criminologist, find that their lives are increasingly in each other's hands. As sensational a bestseller in Europe as the Stieg Larsson novels, THE WHISPERER is that rare creation: a thought-provoking, intelligent thriller that is also unputdownable.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780349123448
Publisher: Abacus Software
Publication date: 01/28/2011
Pages: 474
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Donato Carrisi studied law and criminology before he began working as a writer for television. THE WHISPERER, Carrisi's first novel, won five international literary prizes, has been sold in nearly twenty countries and has been translated into languages as varied as French, Danish, Hebrew and Vietnamese. Carrisi lives in Rome.

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The Whisperer 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
bookaholicNC More than 1 year ago
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.
GiveMeMoreBooks More than 1 year ago
The Whisperer is one of those books that you hate to put down. I wasn't sure if it would be good because I had never heard of the author but I was not disappointed! Lots of twists and turns for those who love a great mystery!
pagese More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very entertaining. Very difficult to put down - many twists and turns. A must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
held my interest til the end
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LOVED IT. Closed my eyes and randomly picked a book off the B&N shelf one day, and read the first 60 pages that day. Went two more months not reading it because I was busy, and once I finally took the time to read it I was so upset that I had waited so long. If you can ignore the occasional awkward translation (not nearly as often as other reviewers would like you to believe) this book is fascinating, thought provoking and horrifying. I couldn't sleep because I was kept up thinking about the book. Ignore the low ratings, trust me you don't want to miss this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i was not able to put that book down...
Adaptoid More than 1 year ago
While there are a few awkward editing moments typical of a complex first novel, the story is indescribably disturbing and unpredictable. Although the gruesome murders consistently inspired a heightened level discomfort, I couldn't stop reading and loathed the inevitable conclusion. I highly recommend for readers with a strong stomach and ability to rise above a normal level of empathy.
italiano1964 More than 1 year ago
I read Carrisi's first book, The Whisperer, after reading his second one (Il tribunale delle anime--The Souls' Tribunal) which was published recently in Italy and is not yet available in English translation. I so much liked the second book that I decided to read his first one as well. While The Whisperer is still a good book, I prefer the second novel to which I give 5 stars. Just to be clear, the two books have no connections, are two different stories with different characters, and the second book is less "gruesome" in my opinion than the first one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a very good read. It had many interesting twists and turns. Kept me in suspense throughout the story. I look forward to another Donato Carrisi book. I would recommend this book to any one who enjoys a true mystery.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book, well written. It kept me interested from beginning to end. Definitely one of my new favorites. And the twists are not predictable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ifyou like crime and investigation stories, this os a great reading. The plot and characters are very well developed. I couldn't stop reading from the beginning untill the end. Fantastic book, I totally recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This gave me nightmares! I liked Lost Girls of Rome better. Characters more likeable and real.
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yaye More than 1 year ago
I thought I had it all figured out but in the end plot twist...I love that in a book and this book really did deliver.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have you ever gotten tired of criminal thrillers that never surprised you the same way I have? This book defies the banality of classic whodunits. Its a little closer to psychological thriller by classification. I recommend it, although parents may be deeply disturbed by some of the imagery. I would love to tell you the plot, but that ruins the story. Just give it a shot!
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It grabbed me from the get go. Everyone I have shared this book with loved it too. Great characterization, loved the twists and turns. Can't wait to read his next book!
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I got lost in this book from page one, i couldnt put it down....excellent read