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The Crucifix Killer

Narrated by: Thomas Judd
Series: Robert Hunter, Book 1
Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
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Summary

When the body of a young woman is discovered in a derelict cottage in the middle of Los Angeles National Forest, Homicide Detective Robert Hunter finds himself entering a horrific and recurring nightmare. Naked, strung from two wooden posts, the victim was sadistically tortured before meeting an excruciatingly painful death. All the skin has been ripped from her face - while she was still alive. On the nape of her neck has been carved a strange double cross: the signature of a psychopath known as the Crucifix Killer.

But that's impossible. Because two years ago, the Crucifix Killer was caught and executed. Could this therefore be a copycat killer? Or could the unthinkable be true? Is the real killer still out there, ready to embark once again on a vicious and violent killing spree, selecting his victims seemingly at random, taunting Robert Hunter with his inability to catch him?

Hunter and his rookie partner are about to enter a nightmare beyond imagining.

©2009 Chris Carter (P)2017 Simon & Schuster Audio UK

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Awful

I cant describe how cliched this book is.I don’t often venture into American who did its and this book will keep me
away again for quite some time.

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NOT X-Files' Chris Carter. Immensely disappointing

Firstly - Audible have listed X-Files under 'by the same author'. The author's own website show's its NOT the same person. I've only ever had good experience with Audible so I suspect this was laziness rather than deliberate but please, Audible, find some way of un-linking this as this served as an endorsement that it shouldn't have.

Secondly - the book itself. Some readers have left fantastic reviews but I found this a very disappointing read. Hunter (The hero of the piece) was just too good to be true; Garcia, his obligatory rookie partner existed solely to (Very mechanically) enable Hunter to demonstrate his brilliance. Conjured images of 60s TV series of Batman - several times Garcia may as well have thumped his hand in realisation and let out a "Holy crime solving Hunter."
Formulaic, predictable, unsophisticated. Reminiscent of Blue Book 2: Watch Peter Jump. Gave this one star only because I couldn't work out how to give it no stars.

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Lacking originality

It was ok. But had lots of "borrowed" narrative from Seven and other well known productions

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good audiobook

Good storyline and suspense complimented with good narration. i thoroughly enjoyed it. well done team!

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Somewhat gory but keeps the attention

It’s an attention grabbing story, perhaps a little too long but enjoyable, nonetheless. I don’t normally care for American thrillers but this was well read in a pleasant accent

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Enjoyable

I knew it! I couldn't figure out why I knew the killer was who it was. But I did. Interesting ending though! Enjoyed this book

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Wow.

This book is the definition of cliche, I couldn't get through the first 2 hours without cringing at the main character, his 'rookie' sidekick and all of the other characters stolen from a combination of every crime thriller out there.
I appreciate the narrator doing his best with the source material at least.

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Love this!

Loved this book, really engaging and I finished it too quickly! Definitely worth a read!

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Could be much better

Filled with corny cliches, the usual hyper intelligent Detective with ‘issues’ ........ All a bit ho hum sadly.

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A great start

I've read Chris Carter out of order over and over. This is a great introduction to a superb team with the best grisly imagination on the planet.

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