Trouble in Mind

Posted March 28, 2014 by The Book & Alcohol Girls in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

by Jeffery Deaver
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I received this book for free from the author or publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Published by Grand Central Publishing
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The Collected Stories #3
Jeffery Deaver
Grand Central Publishing
03/04/14
496

Fiendish suspense. Shocking twists.
Twelve diabolical tales.

New York Times bestselling author and highly acclaimed storyteller Jeffery Deaver-the undisputed "grand master of the plot twist" (Booklist)-returns with a dazzling new collection of short stories. In these twelve electrifying tales (including six written just for this anthology) Deaver proves once again his genius for the unexpected-in his world, appearances are always deceiving.

A devoted housekeeper embarks on a quest to find the truth behind her employer's murder. A washed-up Hollywood actor gets one last, high-stakes chance to revive his career. A man makes an impulsive visit to his hometown, and learns more about his past than he bargained for. Two Olympic track hopefuls receive terrorist threats. And Deaver's beloved series characters Lincoln Rhyme, Kathryn Dance, and John Pellam return in stories now in print for the first time.

How so many fantastic stories are in one mans brain is fascinating to me…

I must admit I was somewhat skeptical when I realized that this was a book of short stories. It’s never really been my thing. I get too invested in characters and always want more. However I was almost immediately pleasantly surprised by the amount of depth and detail that were put into each story. There are stories with familiar characters such as Lincoln Rhyme and Kathryn Dance, as well as some stand alone stories. A Textbook Case features Lincoln Rhyme and it surely does not disappoint. There have been a series of grisly murders and there is no one better to put on the case than him. This story is packed so much intensity into such a small work, I was amazed.

If you are not inclined to read this in one long stretch and just need to fill small amounts of time I would highly recommend Game, The Therapist, Fast and of course A Textbook Case. It almost became a game with me to see if I could possibly figure out the ending before the big reveal. I failed every time. Of course this made all of the stories that much more enjoyable. The twists and turns in every story were never ending.

I would recommend a good Irish coffee on a rainy day for reading this book. Baileys in your Starbucks morning blend would be great!

4 stars and Baileys in your Starbucks! Enjoy!

ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.


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