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The Whisperer by Donato Carrisi

The Whisperer (2009)

by Donato Carrisi

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The Whisperer by Donato Carrisi
4 Stars

What's It About?
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.

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This was a hard one for me to rate. The story line and the plot were intriguing and very well written.. At other times it seemed that much of the writing was simply to fill space. Overall there was enough of the mystery of the missing girls and the journey through the killer's evil, complex mind to more than hold my interest and anticipation and earn the book 4 stars. I do wish the author had given the reader a better understanding of the location in the world that the story was taking place. I like to imagine where I am visiting as I read. A small thing and takes nothing away from an excellent read. ( )
  Carol420 | Jun 13, 2017 |
I really liked this thriller. Definitely a lot of psychological happenings here. The subject matter was gruesome, but interesting. I was intrigued by the concept of a "whisperer" throughout the story. There were lots of plot twists--some expected, some not. I'll be checking out book two in the series. ( )
  jguidry | Jun 3, 2017 |
Easy reading whodonit. I actually did not figure this one out prematurely, and I always appreciate a story with a surprise.

I think this book benefited from translation. No flowery, superfluous language. Just straitforward storytelling. The heroine is definitely someone flawed, that we can relate to. ( )
  suline | Dec 5, 2016 |
This book was chilling and reminded me of The Silence of the Lambs (without so much gore). The characters were well-developed, the plot was plausible, and I did not figure out what was going on until it was revealed by the author. Excellent read. ( )
  Maureen_McCombs | Aug 19, 2016 |
I really liked this book. It gripped me from the start, so much so that I actually considered cancelling my plans for the day just so that I could keep reading it. It kept me guessing right to the end, although the one thing I never figured out was the location I had assumed that as the author is Italian that the story was set in Italy but after reading it I'm not so sure. I'll look forward to reading more from this author. ( )
  KarenDuff | Jun 1, 2016 |
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I wish to inform you abot the strange case of one of our inmates.

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Six severed arms are discovered in a clearing. Buried in a mysterious circle, each appears to belong to young girls who have been recently abducted. Alive or dead, the remainder of the girls' bodies are missing. By-the-book Criminologist Goran Gavila is paired with Officer Mila Vasquez, whose reputation for insubordinate behavior is counterbalanced only by her ability in cases involving missing children. Faced with the task of locating a mass murderer and recovering any of the girls who might still be alive, Gavila and Vasquez find themselves confronted with a killer who is clearly guilty but raises a new set of questions regarding the case that don't add up.
About the AuthorDonato Carrisi was born in 1973 and studied law and criminology. Since 1999 he has been working as a TV screenwriter. He lives in Rome. THE WHISPERER is his first novel.

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Investigators Mila Vasquez and Goran Gavila unravel the layers of a series of twisted murders that begin with the discovery of the severed arms of five missing girls who were abducted in broad daylight.

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