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The Victims' Club

Narrated by: Scott Merriman
Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
4 out of 5 stars (18 ratings)
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Summary

Snap. Upload. Ruin a reputation.

In this pause-resisting short story from international bestselling author Jeffery Deaver, senior detective Jon Avery inherits a deeply troubling case. At an off-campus party, university professor Rose Taylor is drugged, undressed, and photographed on a burner phone. In seconds her humiliation is uploaded, and millions of JPEGs are zipping like immortal wasps through the internet. But why would someone target her? She has no vengeful exes or rival academics, no stalkers or unhinged students. Jon Avery, the sharpest, most experienced investigator in the sheriff’s office, is determined to find out who’s behind this horrific invasion of privacy. But soon he runs into a wall of silence at Preston College - an academic mecca whose reputation one doesn’t dare tarnish. The message is clear: if he pursues the case, he’ll pay for it.

©2018 Jeffery Deaver (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • Karen Ross
  • 21-01-19

A detective who didn’t give up

A novella that shows just how modern technology can be damaging to one’s life. It was quick and well done. Narration was absolutely perfect. I am on the lookout for more books with narrator Scott Merriman. Recommended.

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  • Tamalybabe
  • 22-03-19

I liked it, but.....

I love short stories and I always enjoy Scott Merriman’s narration. My beef with this book is we never find out why the crime was committed! Very unsatisfying ending. Since this only cost me $1 I guess I can’t really complain.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-03-19

Good story

The story is good, but the narration have me a migraine. Not worth your time.

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  • Maggie
  • 20-02-19

Good crime fiction!

Good story, some good twists! Fairly simple story and the perfect length.

My only issue was the narrator 's voice when representing the female character and I can't exactly explain why! Sort of sounds like a Monty Python imitation.

Otherwise I thoroughly enjoyed the story!

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  • Jim Robinson
  • 15-02-19

Another Deaver Gem

A good detective story by Jeffery Deaver. Listened to it on Audible and enjoyed it.

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  • Trudy Owens
  • 12-02-19

A smile at the end of an enraging "joke"

Corruption in the university regarding athletes' behavior will make you mad. The ease with which today's technology can ruin someone's position and dignity will heat your blood. But the detective doesn't stop looking despite the smug denying faces. There's also a maddening legal twist that will bring a smile at the end. Deaver shows his ability as a writer in this short story, creating real personalities and believable scenes. Scott Merriman does a fine job voicing the characters.

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  • Elaine Jackson
  • 04-02-19

A Great Afternoon Sprint

Hope this becomes a series of short reads. I enjoyed the Avery character and the way he handles things, detective on a deputies pay.

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  • beverly
  • 26-01-19

GREAT SHORT STORY.

I loved this story . it was great just wish it was longer. hated to see it end.

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  • Donna (Girl Who Reads)
  • 25-01-19

a good short story

As far as short stories go it was good. I liked the characters. It is a good introduction to the detective Jon Avery if there are more novels featuring him. The audiobook was well done.