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Summary

A serial killer is loose on the streets of New York,
chased by a detective whose mutated eyes
see things only she can.... 

Shutter Island meets Jacob’s Ladder in the new near-future crime thriller from million-copy best seller Matthew Mather, with books translated in over 20 languages worldwide. 

“Relentless pacing, well-developed main characters, and plethora of bombshell plot twists.” (Publishers Weekly)

After a near-fatal car crash, Royce wakes up to find he’s one of the first patients to undergo a radical new procedure: a full-body transplant. Convalescing and suffering from waking nightmares, he answers the door at his Long Island home and meets Delta Devlin, a New York detective. She sees things nobody else can, visions created by a mutation to her eyes. 

Royce becomes Devlin’s prime suspect in a string of grisly murders. Desperate for answers, he tracks down the grieving widow of the man whose body he now inhabits. Out of time, and perhaps his mind, he tumbles through a hallucinogenic underworld of black-market body parts and billionaires where nothing can stand in the way of living forever - not even death itself.
 

©2019 Matthew Mather (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Fantastic story with original plot

This was a fantastic book which had a interesting story line - the characters were well defined and it has plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing.
I liked the fact that I was first feeling on the side of the main character then changing my mind as the twists in the story progressed and evolved.

If you like a story with a twisting plot, good narrator the will keep you hooked then this is you you.

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  • Chantal Noordeloos
  • 24-05-20

Okay story but the writing felt ‘off’

It was okay. The concept was interesting and though for most of the book it seemed to go to a bit of a dull cliche storyline it actually redeemed itself at the end. But the writing was just not my cup of tea. The characters felt a little forced somehow and they acted very strange. And not just those who were losing their mind. They just had very little depth.
The author was too focused on writing a book filled with surprises that it just didn’t feel right.
The female narrator made listening a bit of a chore for me. I don’t want to be mean, but I think she had a very light speech impediment and that made her tone just sound a bit strange. It really made it difficult to get immersed into the parts she read.
If you’re not a very critical reader you will potentially enjoy this book. It’s not bad. I didn’t feel it was a waste of time reading it, but I wish it was better

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  • Marsha L. Woerner
  • 23-09-20

All guesses are wrong

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Every guess I made during the course of the book was wrong! The surprise conclusion was great, particularly because I was not satisfied with any of my "guesses"; they were all unsatisfying and depressing. But the actual conclusion was definitely satisfying, and it dispelled all suspicions of cliché. The characters were well developed and likable, which is part of why my guesses were depressing. Well, the doctor wasn't exactly likable, but that's another situation altogether… Looking forward to the next one in the series.

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  • Cynthia R Phillips
  • 01-10-19

Taylorson 4, Eller 2

...purchased this at a deep discounted sale price and still almost didn't listen to this upon hearing Eller's first chapter...upping the speed during her parts helped, but her characterizations of all but Devlin where awful - especially Devlin senior. Taylorson was wonderful as usual.
The story is timely and plausible. The writing has many moments of beautiful description.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-07-19

A very real lifelike story!

This has to be some of the finest work! So far I have read almost all of his books, and am lost in each one to the end..
I'm glad I don't live inside his mind!

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  • Barb in WI
  • 10-11-20

A bit far-fetched...

Male reader was excellent. Female reader not so much. The story had some great twists and turns but ultimately was rather drawn out and unbelievable.

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  • Georgia Peach
  • 23-08-20

A thriller full of twists and turns.

Loved the writing. I plan to read more of this author's work. The final chapters so good I just had to read all the way to the end.

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  • Cartec
  • 17-01-20

what happened to Susan Collins

This book was hardly worth my time, but I finished it to meet the conditions of the current challenge. it was slow moving and repetitive. the story was thin and there certainly was not enough mystery to fill eighteen hours.
the characters were poorly developed and dull. I had difficulty in garnering any sympathy for the main character. the motives were convoluted and confusing.
I would not recommend this book.
the narrator were okay but two were not necessary.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-07-19

bad narrator, okay story

I hated the female narrator. decent story, kept me engaged despite the awful performance. the ending kind of puttered out.

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  • another know it all
  • 11-06-21

Different

I enjoyed this book. And just when I thought it was going to go over the unbelievable edge.... the author pulled it back into reality and saved the story.

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  • N. Male
  • 04-06-21

Too much

I listened to The Dreaming Tree to the end. It was a satisfying end, I just didn't like the tortured road to get there. Too many twists and turns for me. The narrators were OK, nothing special.