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The Maze: An FBI Thriller, Book 2

Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins

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Summary

Lacey Sherlock's life is forever changed when her older sister's body is discovered in an abandoned warehouse. She is the fourth victim of the String Killer, the name given by the media to a murderer who leads his victims into a maze with a ball of twine.

Seven years after Belinda's death, Lacey, now an FBI agent, is paired up with computer whiz Dillon Savich, who has developed a predictive program to aid in the apprehension of serial killers.

When the String Killer strikes again, Lacey spots his handiwork, resulting in his capture. The suspect confesses, but maintains that he did not kill Belinda. No sooner does Lacey confirm his innocence of that crime than an attempt is made on her life.

Suspecting her attacker is the same person who murdered her sister, Lacey and Dillon know they must solve the mystery - before they become the killer's next victims.

©2005 Catherine Coulter (P)2005 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Critic reviews

"Full of karate, pistol-whipping, and other malevolent mayhem, Catherine Coulter's The Maze could be described as a junior-varsity version of Silence of the Lambs."
"Susan Eriksen's reading is spirited and emotive with effective character vocalizations." ( Library Journal)

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  • Lori
  • 03-04-10

Too much detail, not enough flow

I am in the middle of this 'read' and keep skipping ahead, frankly I find it embarrassing it is so bad. It is poorly written, with too much detail of insignificant things. Plus I find it hard to believe that FBI characters (or anyone) would act this way.

The writer also jumps into new sections of the book, so it takes a minute to clue into what is happening. No flow and lack of interest.

I really can't wait for this book to be over.

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  • Scott
  • 30-03-10

Fast Paced "run-of-the-mill" Cop Story

In short. A totally average book I'd give a C as a teacher.
It isn't a BAD book, it's just NOT a very good book. The editor was very judicious that, a few times I thought I'd gotten the abridged version as the scene changed so quickly I thought I'd missed something. But at two files and 12 hours I'm certain I got the whole book.
There's no new angle here, no quirky detective with a standard set of possible other killers to keep you wondering. But for a book titled The Maze I'd expect far more twists and turns (plot wise or even in and yes, pun intended with regard to this killer's M.O.)
It has a run-of-the-mill romance.
Don't let the S.F. picture for a setting fool you, most the story could take place anywhere.
S.F. and ALL its charms, ("The Paris of America") having lived just south for the very romantic S.F. for 1/3 of my life. (At least she doesn't call it "Frisco", a real no-no for the locals). But, there's nary a single feature of S.F. mentioned (The notorious Alcatraz prison island does get a line.). At the price I bought it, (marked way down to $4.95) it was a bargain.
This book is NOT worth an entire credit or significant bucks, not with SO MANY quality thrillers out there The Maze is simple escapist reading, I'd name some "PRO" authors but that's against the rules I think.
One slight GOOD and unique note on the audio production. The sound engineer made phone calls SOUND "phone callish" with a slightly "tinny" quality. It added some realism and clarified easily who was the distant one and while the local voice was normal.
Bottom Line: If you want QUALITY buy the big names (male or female writers) which, in comparison this writing pales.

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  • Donna Davidson Myer
  • 04-04-10

Not worth it

Very long, rambling and somewhat preposterous mystery. The reader frequently talks too rapidly as well. Not worth the time.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-05-10

poor reading

Again I have been disappointed by the reader in this book. I hope better narrators are selected for Catherine Coulter's future audio books.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Stephanie
  • 21-08-08

Loved It!

Great story and characters and the narration was wonderful.

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  • Margaret P. Moyer
  • 26-09-19

suspenseful

good book the basic story
one had many twists ready to read the rest of the series

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  • pghgrl
  • 12-09-19

this one is a nail biter!

the story is very good and had a lot of intense moments. part of it seemed a little unbelievable but I suppose it's possible the judge would let out of murderer.

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  • xstitchnut
  • 21-08-19

Better than the 1st book.

I liked The Maze better than The Cove. Maybe because Savitch and Sherlock are 2 of my favorite characters, but maybe not. I will say that Catherine Coulter had me guessing until the end. Thought I had it narrowed down, but nope! Susan Erickson is a good narrator. Wish her male voices were a bit more distinct, but she still reads a good story.

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  • BanburyGR
  • 19-08-19

Worst book I have tried to listen to in awhile

The book and the narration was so bad I couldn't finish this book....I gave it several hours hoping it would get better and it didn't....a book has to be really unbearable for me not to finish so that tells you how bad this was


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  • Buzzell
  • 21-01-19

Another Excellent Novel

Another Excellent Novel I will continue to read on Each book gets better and better