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Summary

Professor Theo Cray caught one of the most prolific serial killers in history using revolutionary scientific methods. Cut off from university research because of the shroud of suspicion around him after the death of his former student and the aftermath of catching his quarry, Cray tries to rebuild his life but finds himself drawn into another unsolved case.

The desperate father of a missing child, ignored by the authorities and abandoned by his community, turns to Theo for help. The only clues are children's drawings and an inner-city urban legend about someone called the Toy Man.

To unravel the mystery behind the Toy Man, Theo must set aside his scientific preconceptions and embrace a world where dreams and nightmares carry just as much weight as reality. As he becomes immersed in the case, he discovers a far-reaching conspiracy - one that hasn't yet claimed its last victim.

©2018 Andrew Mayne (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

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  • shelley
  • 14-03-18

Excellent follow up to The Naturalist...

This author can write one heck of a good suspense/thriller. It's under the heading of techno and I can only guess because the protagonist has a doctorate in biology.
This is book #2 on the Theo Cray series. It is fantastic. The first book hooked me and I had hoped that this series did not begin with a one hit wonder. It didn't.
This book begins with an albino child being taken from his village.
Jump ahead and Theo is plagued with callers who want him to find their missing loved ones. He gained notoriety in the previous book for locating murder victims missing for many years. Now a man approaches Theo and asks him to locate his son's murderer from 10 years ago.
Whet Theo finds after agreeing is horrifying. He locates the house in South Central LA that has bones of children rising to the surface of a yard 17 bodies are found.
Using a computer is program he wrote he's able to find a pattern in a killer that children have called the Toy Man.
This book is written at a fast pace. I've been waiting with bated breath since The Naturalist came out. I was not disappointed, the book is fantastic. I can not wait for the next.
Will Damron does an outstanding job narrating. His portrayal of women is great!
This book has my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION.
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  • Wayne
  • 15-03-18

Immensely entertaining suspense mystery, but...

...do not take the science seriously; it is mostly a product of the author's imagination. Looking Glass in Book 2 on author Andrew Mayne's The Naturalist/Professor Theo Cray series. This novel is about the hunt for a prolific serial killer known as Toy Man. The novel is far less plausible than, but just as entertaining as, The Naturalist, Book 1 in the series. Unlike Mayne's Jessica Blackwood FBI series, The Naturalist series does not include supernatural characters like warlocks, witches, ghosts, zombies, etc. Will Damron's narration of this book is outstanding.

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  • Sara
  • 07-06-18

Just Too Much

I really hate the direction Mayne has taken book 2 in the series. Horrible violence that centers on murdered children and science that just doesn't add up or make sense in terms of reality. I regret that I listened to any of this book.

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  • Walter
  • 13-08-18

Excellent

Plot, performance, and characters are excellent. One is of the best stories I’ve heard or read in a really long time.

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  • Caroline G
  • 06-08-18

Another entertaining, heady mystery from Mayne

If you enjoy the thriller/mystery genre, but bristle at mass-produced tomes, filled with sterotyped characters and veneer-thin plot lines, then may I heartily recommend "The Naturalist" series by Andrew Mayne. Fun, smart, well-written, they are a delight. The first book may take a minute to get accustomed to the main character, but you'll get to know him. I found this book, the second in the series, to have found its pace and stride more than the first. Both are fun reads.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 04-08-18

Great Listen!

Good follow up to The Naturalist! Held attention through out. Love to listen to this narrator. He does a great job!

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  • Sheila Ali
  • 03-08-18

Pretty good

Not as good as The Naturalist though. But still this was a good book.

Will Damron did a pretty good job.

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  • Angie
  • 03-08-18

Love the series!

Looking Glass had quite an abrupt ending with a few unanswered questions but I really enjoyed the book

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  • Coral Ledford
  • 30-07-18

Suspenseful and interesting.

I think the 1st book was better but the topic in this one really had me caught up. As always it is fun to just see what kind of dumb helpful thing Theo will do next.

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  • wbc
  • 27-07-18

Imaginative

When I read the Naturalist the narrator bugged me. The story was great but the character and the voice didn’t match for me. However, now it seems to fit after listening to Looking Glass. This was a good follow up and I look forward to the next in this series. If it goes the way I think it might, Theo needs to sound a bit less wimpy.