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Unspeakable

3.52 of 5 stars 3.52  ·  rating details  ·  141 ratings  ·  15 reviews
There are no words...
Holly Summers is deaf, but she "hears" thanks to her immense talent for lip-reading. A child welfare officer, Holly moonlights for the Portland, Oregon, police, using her unique gift to aid in criminal investigations -- including one into the case of a recent string of women who have vanished without a trace.
There is no sound...
Witnessing unimag
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ebook, 272 pages
Published February 1st 2005 by Pocket Books (first published January 1st 2004)
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Jazzy
I love Graham Masterton. He has written some very entertaining, original stories that run the gamut from tongue in cheek to genuinely creepy. I don't know what to make of Unspeakable.

Through the first half of the book I kept looking back at the cover to make sure he really wrote it, because it just didn't have the feel and flavor of his others. Three quarters of the way through I was feeling like "Ok he wrote it, perhaps under contract with time running out and a big bill he needs to pay".

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Barbra
IMHO this author is one of the best in horror fiction. His books are nightmarish, shocking and scary.

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Holly Summers is deaf, but she 'hears' thanks to her immense talent for lip-reading. A child welfare officer, Holly moonlights for the Portland, Oregan, police, using her unique gift to aid in criminal investigations - including one into the case of a recent string of women who have vanished without a trace.
Witnessing unimaginable evil in the abuse cases she handles, Holly fights
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Lee
Following the life of a child welfare officer, Holly has an amazing talent at lip-reading. So, the Portland police use her talent in investigations. With the tragic look at abused kids, to supernatural Indian lore that someone has put a curse on Holly. To an ending I didn't see coming, nice quick eerie tale...3.5 stars.
Belinda
I have to say, despite adoring Graham Masterton, I thought the ending of this book was cheap and cruel. I see a lot of horror fans enjoyed it, but frankly I think it was a lousy way to wrap up a great book. I enjoyed it immensely until the last page--I feel that the ending was a cop out--an attempt to please horror fans who enjoy dark endings and scoff at anything but. I have had a similar issue with another of Masterton's books, otherwise I adore him. I gave the 3 stars for all of the book exce ...more
Glen
loved the bookBUT LOATHED THE ENDING
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Nora
I liked this book a lot right up until the last 20 pages. The twist was so unbelievable, so out-of-character for the plot that had preceded it that it threw me right out of the novel. The secondary twist in the last sentence just added on to the sense that the twists were there to shock people rather than for a purpose. Most of the time I like Masterton's work; Fire Spirit was particularly good. But this book didn't live up to his usual standard.
Neil Davies
Despite feeling slightly disjointed at times, this is certainly a book that keeps you reading. Built the characters and tensions nicely towards a horrifying climax and then the ending caught me totally by surprise. I won't say anymore about it so as not to spoil it for someone else, but it definitely caught me unawares.
Angie crosby
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Melanie Moreau
I really enjoyed the book. It did seem to twist and turn quite a bit. Seemed to take me by surprise toward the end. The last page left me wanting to know more, really left me hanging.
Karen
This book had a nice little twist at the end. Sometimes we don't expect the unexpected.
Barbara Dycus
Suspenseful making you want to read faster. Ending I never saw coming.
Sylwia
Fast read and a good story... but the ending? Certainly unexpected!
Jennie Prior
Sudden ending makes up for the mediocre story.
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Graham Masterton was born in Edinburgh in 1946. His grandfather was Thomas Thorne Baker, the eminent scientist who invented DayGlo and was the first man to transmit news photographs by wireless. After training as a newspaper reporter, Graham went on to edit the new British menis magazine Mayfair, where he encouraged William Burroughs to develop a series of scientific and philosophical articles whi ...more
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