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Eye Of The Beholder

3.72 of 5 stars 3.72  ·  rating details  ·  478 ratings  ·  67 reviews
Paul Riley has built a lucrative career based on his famous prosecution of Terry Burgos, who gruesomely murdered six girls. Now, fifteen years later, the police are confronted with a new series of murders and mutilations. Riley realizes that the two cases are connected and finds himself at the center of a police task force—as an investigator…and a suspect.
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published July 19th 2007 by Putnam Adult (first published August 29th 2006)
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PROTAGONIST: Paul Riley, lawyer and Michael McDermott and Ricki Stoletti, police detectives
SERIES: Standalone

Sometimes being a voracious reader of crime fiction can make it really hard to give a new book a fair chance. If you spend a lot of time on the dark streets or in a locked room, you've come to know (and often, detest) some of the clichés of the genre. You're aware of the trends, and which themes and approaches are overdone. It's actually rather sad to pick up a book like Eye of
Ângela Costa
Mais um livro que me surpreendeu e que adorei a sua leitura!
Dec 19, 2013 Ms.pegasus rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone looking for a fast-paced thriller
Shelves: fiction, mystery, thriller
1989 to 2005 – 16 years. A lot can happen in that time. Paul Riley, experienced federal prosecutor and newly appointed second in command to the top county prosecutor, has the case of a lifetime thrown into his lap. A delusional loner is linked to the murder of six women, two of them students at a private liberal arts college. The physical evidence is overwhelming. The accused worked at the college as a janitor. A restraining order had been issued by one of the victims against the accused; the po ...more
I is a book that would have been read rather than listened to. I think Dick Hill (the reader) must have...taken....lessons from the...William Shatner...School...of..Public.........Speaking
João Carlos
Um título sugestivo – uma capa com um design verdadeiramente apelativa – e para finalizar uma das melhores sinopses que já li: "O delegado do ministério público Paul Riley construiu uma carreira lucrativa a partir da sua famosa acusação a Terry Burgos, um assassino em série que seguiu a letra de uma canção violenta para assassinar barbaramente seis raparigas, incluindo a filha dos multimilionários Harland e Natália Bentley. Quinze anos depois, a polícia é confrontada com uma nova série de assass ...more
This was a riveting "who done it" from beginning to end, with so many twists and turns that you are constantly thrown off track. I loved it!

The bodies of six women, two of them students and the other four prostitutes, are discovered in the basement of a college auditorium in the hiatus between the end of the regular school term and the start of the summer term. One of the dead students had previously been stalked by the school's maintenance man, Terry Burgos, and had a restraining order against
Vol enthousiasme begonnen aan deze vierde thriller van de hand van David Ellis, het boek ook uitgelezen maar hij heeft me niet overtuigd.

Als een rode draad in dit verhaal loopt een zaak uit het verleden die in delen verteld wordt, maar hij springt zonder enige aankondiging zo van het heden naar het verleden en vice versa. De hoofdstukken zijn allemaal op datum ingedeeld maar soms kan het dus best zo zijn dat je in het jaar 2005 denkt te zitten maar dat er dan toch plots een stuk verleden tussend
Susan Kelley
May 15, 2008 Susan Kelley rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: those who like mysteries!
In 1989, County Prosecutor Paul Riley had the conviction of his career. He sent serial killer Terry Burgos to his death. Riley successfully proved that Burgos murdered women by following the lyrics to a song.

Since then, Riley has struck out on his own with a very prosperous law firm. Power and money are at his disposal. Everything good in his life can be traced back to the Burgos trial.

It's now 2005, and the killings have started again. This time, the killer is following the second verse of the
I am honest, it took me a while to get into this book even though I can't really say why. Because the beginning was very exciting and I was hooked. But then 100 pages happened where...nothing happened. Now that I have finished it I can't really say that we needed those pages at all. I wasn't that bored but I wanted to get back to the old and fascinating story and not some blahblah.

But around page 200, the book was good again. The whole story started to developed. It was such a pageturner after t
Biggi sagt über dieses Buch:
»Ich bin nicht der Einzige.«
Dieser Satz ist der letzte, den Paul Burgos von sich gibt, danach wird er hingerichtet. Überführt wurde er des Mordes an sechs jungen Frauen, die man grausam zugerichtet in einer Schulaula fand. Man nannte es das Mansbury-Massaker. Für den jungen Anwalt Paul Riley bedeutete der Fall den großen Durchbruch. Doch acht Jahre nach den Vorkommnissen wird die Polizei mit einer neuen Mordserie konfrontiert, und Riley muss erkennen, dass die
I thought this book was fairly well written and the plot definitely kept me turning pages. What really gave it the bump from 4 to 5 stars was that I honestly had very little idea as to who was responsible for the one particular murder and didn't guess the ending until it was smacking me in the face. Definitely worth the read.
Paul Riley has established his law practice based on his successful prosecution of a serial killer who killed 6 women one of them the daughter of a local billionaire. When other people start to be killed in a similar manner with a connection to the case and sends notes to him, he wonders if he may have prosecuted the wrong man. Good read.
Five gruesome murders of five girls brutally slayed emulating the first verse of a deranged song. The conviction comes quickly since there is no room for doubt as to who the killer is. Or so it seems... Years later, after the original killer has been executed, the second verse of the song is being reenacted again and dead people start to turn up. People who are connected to the first five murders. Coincidence? Ruthless lawyer Paul Riley, who convicted the first murderer, thinks not. He embarks ...more
Carol Turznik
Oh, Mr. Ellis, it's been so long since I read anything by you and how I've missed you. Only you can pique my curiosity to where I don't want to put your books down. "Eye of the Beholder" did not disappoint! The twist and turns were marvelous and I must admit, I never had a clue as to the ending.
Nan Williams
Graphic gore and violence in the first few chapters had me close the book. I've read and enjoyed other books by Ellis, so I continued after the first graphic horror. When it became obvious that graphic mutilation and desecration of victims would be a constant, that was it for me.

I do appreciate the fact that he put the offensive (to me) items in the beginning of the book so that those of us who do not want to read that sort of thing can put it down before getting involved in the story.

I wish the
Starts with an interesting twist - an attorney easily convicts a serial killer ... but when the killings resume, he questions his case. Very suspenseful...
Fifteen years ago, prosecutor Paul Riley made his mark by putting away Terry Burgos, who was inspired by song lyrics to kill six young women in the most gruesome of fashions. Now, a new series of killings bears a frightening similarity to the Burgos murders, and as the victim list keeps growing, Riley realizes the killer seems to be sending a personal message to him. In order to solve the new crimes, Riley, realizing that the connection to the Burgos case is very real, must confront his own past ...more
I have to say, it took me a while to get through this. Not one of my favorites, but very suspenseful.
I really enjoyed the Jason Kolarich novels. So I thought I'd try a stand alone Ellis novel. Premise looked good. Unfortunately, I think Ellis should stay with his series.
pretty convoluted and not very good
When the KGB enter the book 2/3rds of the way in, you know this author is flailing.
Heather Mcclusky
Good crime novel. Lots of twists.
To cleanse the palate from my usual non-fiction far, I do a mystery once in a while. I just see what's in the library audiovisual section and read the summary. If it sounds good, I check it out.

Well, I was pleasantly surprised. Didn't care much for the protagonist and most of the characters (except the primary detective) but the plot was good. Best of all, I did not see coming the plot twist at the end. That to me is satisfying.

J. Ewbank
This book is an excellent read. Ellis keeps you working until the end trying to figure out who and what and how everything works and worked out.

This is a book that will interest and grab the mystery or thriller book reader and will keep you reading until you find out everything you can about the plot.

Well done, and exciting.

J. Robert Ewbank, author "John Wesley, Natural Man, and the 'Isms'"
I took too long to read this book, and got a little confused while doing so. With books that become quite involved, it's better to read continually, and not drag it out over a period of weeks and weeks.

I did enjoy the book, and will probably read it again one day, so I can absorb all the information better.

Very cleverly written.
May 15, 2008 Weena rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Weena by: Chilling Reads Book Club
The first half dragged a little bit, which made me want to give up. The second half, however, was so riveting that I could barely put the book down. It just kept getting more exciting and even more intense. It also had a shocker at the ending. So, if you can trudge through the first several chapters, it actually turns out to be a great book.

Pretty good mystery. In 1989, Paul Riley prosecutes a serial killer. 15 years later, murders begin again, and appear to be a copycat. I don't want to give anything away, but I did figure some things out at the beginning. However, it does take awhile to find out what's happening and why.
A mother's coverup for her daughter's life- trial of a mass murderer who is charged with the death of 6 gals (2 college students and 4 prostitutes) who ends up dead by capital punishment. A very intriguing story that keeps your interest till the very his books!!
Tara Padilla
Hard to get into...only (eventually) finished it because I had started it.
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Dave is an attorney from Chicago who has worked in both the public and private sector since his graduation from Northwestern Law School. He currently serves as Counsel to the Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives.LINE OF VISION, Dave's first novel, won the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best First Novel by an American Author.
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