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One by One (Robert Hunter #5)

4.45 of 5 stars 4.45  ·  rating details  ·  859 ratings  ·  142 reviews
Detective Robert Hunter of the LAPD's Homicide Special Section receives an anonymous call asking him to go to a specific web address - a private broadcast. Hunter logs on and a show devised for his eyes only immediately begins. But the caller doesn't want Detective Hunter to just watch, he wants him to participate, and refusal is simply not an option. Forced to make a sick ...more
Hardcover, 512 pages
Published August 15th 2013 by Simon & Schuster UK (first published January 1st 2013)
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4.25 stars

I say this practically in every reviews I have written when it comes to Chris Carter's "Robert Hunter" series: a well-written series that satisfy my needs for serial killers and fast-paced procedural. Every single books that he has written just grips me from the get go -- it is so fast paced and intense, I always feel like on edge of my seat (or bed, wherever I am when I read).

This latest book again gives a captivating story -- but more so than the previous books, I feel that it also
Maxine (Booklover Catlady)
A serial killer is at work. Not just any serial killer, but one that puts the power and choices in the hands of the public. Broadcasting live on the internet, this serial killer asks the general public to vote on which more horrific manner of death they want a total stranger to undergo. And vote they do. Human beings voting to see a horrific death.

That's the fiction part of the book, but you know what? I bet that if such a scenario did happen live on the internet that there is plenty of sick pe
Chris Carter has quickly carved out a niche for himself in the realm of the psychological serial killer thriller, and One By One marks the fifth outing for his detectives Robert Hunter and Carlos Garcia. Tapping into the fertile world of social networking and the sometimes insidious influence of the Internet, Carter has produced a truly chilling crime read, which most scarily could eventually happen…

Robert Hunter of the LAPD Robbery Homicide Division finds himself receiving the very personal att
Vicky (Books, Biscuits, and Tea)
This, my dear friends, is how you write an exceptional, cold-blooded thriller readers won’t be able to put down. I’ve only read one of Carter’s previous books so far but it instantly became one of my favourite books this year and put Chris Carter right on top of my ‘favourite crime writers’ list. But even though I knew One by One would be just as brilliant as The Night Stalker (and I’m sure most of his previous books) was, I wasn’t sure if he’d be able to top that level and write something even ...more
Best Crime Books
I have to say that after reading the previous books in this series I was pretty sure I knew what was coming in terms of the shock factor and gore. I was wrong! The opening of this book alone was enough to make my skin start crawling and the book only got more graphic and descriptive as time went on. I don’t say this as a negative as in my opinion it adds to the fear factor which always gets my heart racing. That aside, people who aren’t fans of this type of thing may not want to read this series ...more
Carter’s latest novel combines the attention to detail of a veteran author and the horrific detail usually found in the SAW series. Surely not for the weak of heart or a reader who cannot handle gruesome description (though with a point and not simply mindless drivel). When Detective Robert Hunter receives a mysterious phone call, urging him to log onto a private website, he cannot resist. The fallout of this simple task, the murder of a man whose death Hunter inadvertently orchestrated, opens u ...more
Book Addict Shaun
This is without a doubt one of the best crime fiction books I have ever read. And, dare I say it, one of the most enjoyable. From the opening to closing chapter I could not stop reading. I love short chapters, they end so abruptly and usually on a cliffhanger that you really have no choice but to continue reading. Some authors aren't that good with the short chapters, but Chris Carter isn't one of them. He is a fantastic writer and tells one hell of a story.

I read The Hunter a few days ago whic
Der Anruf

Nichtsahnend sitzt Detective Robert Hunter an seinem Schreibtisch als ihn der Anruf erreicht, der sein Leben verändert. Triff eine Wahl, verlangt der Anrufer. Dazu muss Hunter im Internet eine bestimmte web-site aufrufen. Die Szenerie, die sich auftut, ist unheimlich. Eine Kamera ist auf einen Mann gerichtet, der in einer Art Glaskäfig gefangen ist. Feuer oder Wasser - wie soll der Mann sterben. Hunters Gedanken rasen, wie kann man eine solche Entscheidung von ihm verlangen, was geht üb
Bill zzz
Sep 15, 2014 Bill zzz is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
September 08, 2014 - The opening paragraph is so catchy. Very good way to end the chapter, it created curiosity and suspense. I really don't want to put this book down after finish reading the first chapter. Will continue the reading soon. September 09, 2014 - This book is so good to read. I recommended this book for the crime and thriller fan. I like it so much when the strange caller ask the detective to choose either way for the victim to die, "Fire or water, detective." September 14, 2014 - ...more
Chris Carter certainly knows how to work his audience. I read a lot of crime fiction, much of it more graphic and blood-thirsty than anything Chris Carter writes, but he adds a psychological element of suspense, playing with the reader so that it becomes almost unbearable to read. If I had been watching a film version of One By One, there was one scene where I would have had to close my eyes and hide behind a cushion because the build-up of tension got to me. Instead, I had to do the literary eq ...more
Melanie Trevelyan
This was a great twisty-turny psychological thriller and as soon as I finished I wanted to turn it over and start again! The novel begins with a sadistic killing broadcast live over the internet with Detective Robert Hunter watching on and trying to determine if this event is real or hoax. When the body turns up the reality of the situation becomes apparent.

Hunter and his partner Garcia embark on a hunt for the killer who is a computer genius, even outfoxing the FBI high flyers. The killer raise
I’ve just finished One by One – Chris Carter – and I would normally wait a day or so and think about what I was going to write but I’m not going to bother this time around. I was so taken – and this may sound a tad strange – by the serial killer I wanted to get my thoughts in order sooner rather than later!

One of the most imaginative ways to kill people I’ve come across, I absolutely loved the serial killer in this book. The killer was moreish, I wanted to know more and discover the reasons for
I kept getting "The Look" from my non-reading boyfriend as I read this novel, largely because I spent 90% of it gasping, 'ewwing', muttering to myself and generally just being a little too involved.
"The Look" can be translated as, "I don't know why you are reacting in such a way to made up stories printed on some dead tree..." and no matter how hard I tried, I just couldn't get him to understand the complete turmoil, and the all-consuming need to get to the end of this novel.

'One by One' was
Danielle Shields
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What would you do if a new craze hit the net letting you decide how to kill a ‘guilty’ individual? Would you believe it was all just a movie hoax? Would you vote?

These were some of the intriguing questions stirred within Chris Carter’s fifth instalment in the Robert Hunter series, One By One.

From the outset, what captivated me to this novel was the plot. A new serial killer is on the loose who is utilising the web to broadcast in real time som
Tracy Fenwick
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The 5th book in the Robert Hunter series of books by Chris Carter.
I was really looking forward to this book as I rated all of his previous 4 books 5 stars. I started late yesterday and I just couldn't put it down. Like the other books it is not for the feint hearted, full of gore and sadistic killings and not really the type of book I would like to read all the time especially late at night but for the marvelous Chris Carter I am always prepared to make an exception.
A really good psychological t
Amazing book!! One of the best I've read so far. When I was in the airport, I was looking for an interesting book to read but nothing looked fascinating until I came by a bright bloody red book.I was wondering if I should purchase the book for the flight back home so I read the blurb. That was when I felt overjoyed to read a book that finally brought some excitement and mystery to my boring days! I bought the book and I actually stayed up 21 hours (more or less) reading it, my eyes where forcing ...more
Ein Psychopath hält Detective Robert Hunter und seinen Kollegen Garcia in Atem. Zunächst müssen nur die beiden zusehen, wie ein Mann getötet wird. Das Brisante: Hunter soll entscheiden, auf welche Weise dies geschieht. Der nächste Mord wird live im Internet übertragen und die Community kann entscheiden. Wer steckt hinter dieser teuflischen Mordserie? Der dritte Mord versetzt die Öffentlichkeit in Panik und der Druck auf das Morddezernat steigt. Endlich finden sie eine Verbindung zwischen den Opf ...more
Uwe Taechl
Chris Carters Hunter-und-Garcia-Thriller präsentiert die Ermittler im Zentrum des Täter-Interesses. Ein Fall, der an Grenzen führt und detaillierte Ermittlungen präsentiert.

Detective Robert Hunter erhält einen seltsamen Anruf. Er soll eine IP-Adresse aufrufen und die Wahl treffen. Die Wahl, wie jemand sterben soll. Trotz FBI-Unterstützung ist der Täter nicht aufzuspüren und wie es scheint ist er mit diesem einen grausamen Mord noch lange nicht am Ende angelangt zu sein.

Setting und Stil:
Ein Anruf erreicht Detective Robert Hunter im Revier: Ein anonymer Anrufer weist ihn an, eine bestimmte Seite im Internet aufzurufen. Was er dort sieht lässt ihn erstarren. Ein Mann sitzt gefesselt und geknebelt in einem rechteckigen Glasbehälter in den Röhren führen. Der grünliche Schimmer des Bildes der Webcam lässt auf eine Nachtsichtkamera schließen. Der Anrufer spielt mit Hunter und fordert ihn auf zu entscheiden wie der Mann sterben soll: Ertrinken oder verbrennen. Robert versucht mit psyc ...more
5 fantastic stars! This book is pure awesomeness! I've always LOVED Chris Carter's books and this one is no different. The plot is pure genius and well thought of. The language is simple and the reading flows easily. The book is a page turner. I read it in one go! Chris Carter's murders are always out of the ordinary but in this one, they are purely sick and gruesome. He really takes it to a different level. You gotta be strong hearted 'cause the way he describes everything makes it all the more ...more
Heike Herrmann

Er sagt, du hast keine Wahl.
Er sagt, du kannst nur zusehen. Es liegt nicht in deiner Macht, seine Taten zu verhindern.
Aber es gibt immer Wege.
Und du wirst jeden einzelnen gehen. Bis du ihn gefunden hast.

Meine Meinung:

Ich bin großer Fan der Hunter & Garcia - Reihe und jedes einzelne Buch aus der Reihe konnte mich bislang mehr als begeistern.

Dementsprechend freute ich mich sehr auf den neusten Teil - Fall Nummer 5.

Auch diesmal konnte mich Chris Carter von Anfang an mitreißen,
Auch der fünfte Teil der Robert Hunter Serie ist nach Chris Carters Erfolgs-Schema F verfasst. Irgendein wahnwitziger Killer der der Reihe nach Leute umbringt, während Hunter deren gedankliche Antriebe analysiert, sie dadurch nachvollziehbar macht, bevor er ihn dank seiner Ausbildung zur Strecke bringt. Ende.

Natürlich war das Buch sehr gut zu lesen, es war auch spannend und interessant. Wie immer finde ich sein Bemühen großartig die menschliche Seite eines Mörders darzustellen und zu zeigen, da
Sam Arnold
I consider myself a bit on an expert when it comes to anything horror. I love horror films and devour horror books. However, there were times in this book where I had to put it down and walk away. Sold as a detective novel this is so much more. The descriptions of the horror that befalls the victims in this book leaves you having to move away and think of something else. This is how good the writing is. I have always been a fan of this author and have followed his novels throughout. This one doe ...more
It was a good book, just not as good as the previous ones.

The murders leave nothing to be desired and are as cringe-worthy and gory as they usually are in Chris Carter's book, yet I somehow found the whole investigating and even the detectives themselves a little bland this time around. Hunter didn't make me smile as often as he usually does with random comments and the story was wrapped up way too quickly all of a sudden. Plus, there was the fact that sometimes information was delivered in a wa
Awesome! I was speechless towards the end and could feel my heart sinking in my chest but thankfully the devastation I thought was coming didn't, phew!
Michael Prosser
I have read this book and I must say it is the most exciting book Chris Carter has done so far. The way Chris puts the characters across is just fantastic! If you are looking for a good read Chris Carter is just brilliant at what he does. The story is well plotted with hundreds of twists. My favourite character in my eyes is Detective Robert Hunter and Detective Garcia's wife Anna! I am not going to write a thing about the book because I am one of those people who spoil it for others. Trust me i ...more
hugely gory but gripping book. moments where you think you know whats coming and dont want to read it but keep turning the pages regardless .
Carlos Santos
Loved this book, very creative and spectacular ending!
Detective Robert Hunter of the LAPD's Homicide Special Section receives an anonymous call asking him to go to a specific web address - a private broadcast. Hunter logs on but the caller doesn't want Detective Hunter to just watch, he wants him to participate, and refusal is simply not an option. Forced to make a sickening choice, Hunter must sit and watch as an unidentified victim is tortured and murdered.

The LAPD, together with the FBI, use everything at their disposal to electronically track t
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Bookwormed Reviews: One by one - Chris Carter 1 3 Nov 07, 2014 07:45AM  
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Biographies can be an absolute drag, so I won’t bore anyone with a long life story.

I was born in Brasilia, Brazil where I spent my childhood and teenage years. After graduating from high school, I moved to the USA where I studied psychology with specialization in criminal b
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“The nightmares were so devastating that as a self-defense mechanism his brain did all it could to keep him awake at night. Instead of falling asleep, Hunter read ferociously. Books became his refuge, his castle. A safe place where the ghastly nightmares couldn't breach the gates.” 0 likes
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