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The Whisperer (Mila Vasquez #1)

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Six buried arms. Six missing girls. A team led by Captain Roche and internationally renowned criminologist Goran Gavila are on the trail of a serial killer whose ferocity seems to have no limits. And he seems to be taunting them, leading them to discover each small corpse in turn; but the clues on the bodies point to several different killers. Roche and Gavila bring in Mil ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published May 6th 2010 by Sphere (first published 2009)
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Desiree I was very disturbed for this book. I read it very interested but I don't know if I could read it again. I think the author wants you to believe he is…moreI was very disturbed for this book. I read it very interested but I don't know if I could read it again. I think the author wants you to believe he is lost with the plot just to hit you in the head with that ending. Sometimes I had to stop reading just to breathe and do something different just to forget what I have read...(less)
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Kostas Papadatos
Είναι η δεύτερη φορά στη ζωή μου που πονοκεφαλιάζω τόσο έντονα με ένα βιβλίο (η πρώτη, όταν έπεσε στο κεφάλι μου ο Τσελεμεντές από τη βιβλιοθήκη).
Ο εγκληματολόγος Γκόραν Γκάβιλα και η ειδική στις εξαφανίσεις Μίλα Βάσκες, καλούνται να εξιχνιάσουν μια σειρά από στυγερά εγκλήματα. Οι ήρωες μας, κυνηγούν ένα θεόμουρλο, ο οποίος σκοτώνει με μεγαλύτερη συχνότητα απότι ανοιγοκλείνει τα μάτια του. Καθόλη τη διάρκεια της ανάγνωσης, τα νεύρα μου ήταν τεντωμένα και αναρωτιόμουν συνεχώς γιατί… ΓΙΑΤΙ δεν μπο
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Nikoleta
Mar 26, 2015 Nikoleta rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Όταν ξεκίνησα να διαβάσω τον υποβολέα, ήμουν έτσι κ έτσι με την όλη υπόθεση. Ήμουν σίγουρη ότι ήξερα που το πάει, ότι ήταν άλλο ένα κλασικό αστυνομικό. Ναι καλά… δεν ήξερα που έχω μπλέξει, πόσο περίπλοκη ήταν για άλλη μια φορά η ιστορία του! Σοκ, δράση, αναπάντεχα γυρίσματα της πλοκής και ενδιαφέρουσες πληροφορίες για το πώς λειτουργούν τα εγκληματικά μυαλά, πραγματικά δεν ξέρω τι άλλο θα μπορούσα να ζητήσω από ένα τέτοιο είδος. Υπέροχο.
Jadranka
Triler koji je kod nas preveden pod nazivom "Šaptač" ujedno je i prvi roman italijanskog pisca Donata Karizija. Karizi je moj kolega :) diplomirao je pravo, a potom pohađao i specijalističke kurseve iz kriminologije i biheviorizma. Autor na kraju knjige napominje da je "Šaptač" inspirisan slučajevima koji su se stvarno desili.
Karizi se odlučio da u svom prvom romanu obradi temu koja je poprilično kontraverzna kako u domenu krivične odgovornosti, tako i psihologije specifičnih učinilaca krivični
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Iguanapaws Emerson
Yay - it's another thriller where the author thinks that the more gruesome it is, the more deserving of our attention! Another thriller where the characters are supposedly interesting, but instead have all the depth of a pancake! This book is absolute tripe: the story is nonsensical, highly reliant on coincidence, full of holes - and that's even before the psychic nun (I wish I was joking) gets involved. We keep getting told that the characters are flawed and interesting, but without constantly ...more
Filipa
Jun 27, 2012 Filipa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Que L-I-V-R-O!!! Ainda estou. . . UAU!

Por onde começar. . . Talvez por dizer que policiais são realmente os livros que me põem a salivar por cada reviravolta e que me mantêm acordada até às 4h da manhã a ler e que quase faço birra porque realmente é tarde e tenho de me ir deitar!

Donato Carrisi é o autor deste livro fabuloso. Indescritível toda a narrativa que ele conseguiu engendrar para nos deixar a nós leitores de boca aberta a cada página que lemos e descobrimos, sim, porque, este livro é daq
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kostas  vamvoukakis
είναι πολύ καλό...σε έχει στην πρίζα καθ'όλη τη διάρκεια...καλή γλώσσα γρήγορες εναλλαγές....και γεμάτο πρωτότυπες σκηνές...δεν λέω αλλά...θα ήθελα...αλλά θα σας το χαλάσω
Κώστας
Ο Ντονάτο Καρίζι ανοίγει έναν παράξενο δρόμο στην αστυνομική λογοτεχνία, φωτίζοντας ένα ασυνήθιστο είδος εγκληματία...
Στον «Υποβολέα» ο Καρίζι υφαίνει μεθοδικά την πλοκή, «τρελαίνοντας» και τον πιο ψαγμένο αναγνώστη-λάτρη του είδους, που δεν μπορεί να πλησιάσει ούτε κατά διάνοια την εικόνα του δολοφόνου. Στην κεντρική ομάδα των «καλών», αστυνομικών και συνεργατών, υπάρχουν βέβαια κάποιες γκρίζες ζώνες, τα «χαρτιά» όμως είναι όλα κλειστά, τόσο που μετά βίας ανοίγουν εκεί προς το τέλος των 600 σελ
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Lou
"Stations .
It's strange, thought Mila. While for the rest of the world they're only a place you pass through, for some they're a terminus. They stop there and they don't leave again. Stations are a kind of ante-hell, where lost souls congregate in the hope that someone will come and collect them.
An average of twenty to twenty-five individuals disappear every day. Mila knew the statistic very well. All of a sudden these people vanish without warning, without a suitcase. As if they had dissolved
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Alice
Nov 14, 2010 Alice rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Preso sull'onda delle presentazioni entusiastiche, con grandi aspettative.

Sempre diffidare dei clamori mediatici!

La pubblicità fa molto leva sul fatto che tutte le vicende narrate siano basate su fatti reali. Grande scalpore i sequestri di bambini e la crudeltà dei predofili violenti ed assassini.

Poi però si scopre che ci sono delle falle nella narrazione che un buon editor avrebbe dovuto scoprire e tamponare

- La famiglia Rockford, di ereditieri e milionari, perchè mai avrebbe dovuto pagare la t
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Cata
May 09, 2013 Cata rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: biblioteca, 2013
O Sopro do Mal é a minha estreia com Donato Carrisi.

Tanto a capa, como a sinopse me atraíram por serem obscuros. Comecei então a leitura com um certo entusiasmo.

A concepção de um livro é muito importante em todas as fases- principio, meio e fim- porém, para mim, é o fim que mais me marca e que pode fazer com que mude a minha opinião. Se começar a ler um livro que é espectacular no ínicio, mas cujo o final é uma porcaria, vou acabá-lo com um travo amargo na boca e é assim que o recordarei posteri
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Mélanie
Jan 21, 2016 Mélanie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, thriller
Olalala, on en parle de ce scénario final et de ce livre en lui même ?
Indégniablement mon coup de coeur de février et un coup de coeur pour cette année 2016. Je suis sortie toute retournée de cette lecture et c'est exactement ce que j'attends d'un livre.
Je ne me suis pas spécialement attachée aux personnages mais l'histoire ainsi que le dénouement font le reste. Si vous ne l'avez pas lu et que vous aimez les thrillers : foncez. Et même si vous n'aimez pas trop ce genre : foncez ! C'est une supe
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Marilena.
Mar 27, 2016 Marilena. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Συνήθως οι τραβηγμένες απ τα μαλλιά ανατροπές και λύσεις που δίνονται στα αστυνομικά,με ξενίζουν λίγο(αστυνομικό θέλω να διαβάσω,όχι sci-fi),εδώ όμως σώζεται η κατάσταση με μια αρκετά έξυπνη και πρωτότυπη κεντρική ιδέα.
Maria Aravani
Oct 06, 2016 Maria Aravani rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Το διάβασα 2 μήνες πριν και ακόμη θυμάμαι λεπτομέρειες που σε άλλα βιβλία μου είναι αδύνατον. Φοβερή πλοκή και ατμόσφαιρα!
Neide Parafitas
BRUTAL!!!!

Estou sem palavras para este livro!
Um dos melhores policiais que já li!

Adorei, adorei, adorei!!!!
Carla Faleiro
May 06, 2014 Carla Faleiro rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: os-despachados, papel
Este mal não é apenas um sopro, é um vendaval completo!
Um livro brutal, uma estória arrepiante e muito bem contada.

Li várias opiniões positivas sobre este livro e sobre o autor, no entanto não ia com grande expectativa quando iniciei a leitura, talvez porque de cada vez que inicio um thriller o plano saia furado, porque são sempre fraquinhos. Para mim um thriller tem matança á séria! E este tem tudo!
Já imaginava que todos os policias eram corruptos, em cada esquina havia um assassino completame
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Cátia Santos
Jun 15, 2014 Cátia Santos rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Um policial fantástico com voltas e reviravoltas, que não nos dá a conhecer a identidade do mal antes do fim. Ou será que não a vamos conhecer de todo? ;)

Um livro empolgante, com cenários de morte brutais, cada um deles representando o quão mal existe neste mundo, e até que ponto qualquer pessoa se pode passar da cabeça e cometer atos hediondos.

Esta leitura vale a pena desde a primeira até à última página!
Vicky Ziliaskopoulou
Αλλάζω συνέχεια τα αστέρια από 5 σε 4 και αντίστροφα. Θεωρείστε 4,5 να τελειώνουμε με αυτήν την τυπικότητα...

Για αστυνομικό ήταν πολύ καλό. Σίγουρα όμως δεν ήταν το καλύτερο βιβλίο που έχω διαβάσει. Απλά ήταν ένα καλό αστυνομικό.
Προφανώς και δεν είχε νόημα το να ψάξω να βρω ποιος είναι ο υποβολέας, στο κάτω- κάτω ακόμη και τώρα που το τελείωσα δεν είμαι απολύτως σίγουρη για την ταυτότητά του.
Αυτό που με έκανε και διέθεσα κάθε ελεύθερο λεπτό του χρόνου μου σε αυτό το βιβλίο είναι οι γνώσεις εγκ
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Selma
Dec 04, 2016 Selma rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Super početak i onda se priča produžila na 100 nepotrebnih strana, a kraj i otkrivanje ubojice se stisnulo u jedno poglavlje od nepunih sedam stranica, moja ocjena 3,5*.
Očekivala sam puno više, ali samim tim da su se svi brutalni zločini opisani u knjizi zaista desili i da je "Šaptač" stvarna osoba izaziva jezu i zato velika preporuka svim ljubiteljima napetih trilera.
Linda  Branham Greenwell
Loved this book - read it in one day. I'm home with a cold - so spent the day reading :)
It is a mystery thriller translated from Italian
Officer Mila Vasquez specializes in finding missing children. Having a sixth sense about the men and women who abduct children, she successfully rescues hundreds of children, yet shies away from the limelight. While harboring a secret of her own, she is called in to help Dr. Gavila and his team solve a case of a missing girl.
The case in this novel begins with a
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María
Oct 22, 2016 María rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
4 de 5 estrellas ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (Me he encantado)
Una novela llena de acción e intriga de la que apenas había oído nada y que creo merece más lectores.
Es la primera lectura que hago de este autor y me ha gustado su manera de escribir y adentrarte en la novela.
Al principio todo sucede muy lento, muy poco a poco y hasta se hace algo tedioso pero después va adquiriendo mucho ritmo y deja al lector sin tiempo para procesar tanto giro inesperado.
Seguiré con la saga porque me he quedado con ganas de saber más
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Sarine
Jul 01, 2016 Sarine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am speechless.
This book was AMAZING. It is not your typical mystery thriller book.
Unfortunately, it's not everybody that will like the subject. It's a touchy story but damn, it was so entertaining and mysterious till the end. So many cliffys during the book, that left me blow mind.
I just loved this thriller.
I recommend this story to people that love gory and really sensible subject. I can't describe how I'm still speechless.
Well done...
Diane S ☔
Nov 29, 2011 Diane S ☔ rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Creepy, dark, at times I felt the evil literally waft off the pages. Different characters, major twists, I honestly never saw them coming. Don't know where this novel takes place, but it doesn't seem to matter as if the author is telling the reader that the place doesn't really matter and that this type of evil exists everywhere and anywhere. Hopefully there will be a sequel.
Sodatime
Jan 25, 2016 Sodatime rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pal
Une fois rentrée dans l'histoire, impossible de le lacher.
C'est un thriller extrêmement bien ficelé, avec de constant rebondissements et une fin époustouflante. Je l'ai fini avec une boule au ventre qui a encore du mal à se dissiper. Génial !
Diana Barbosa
Sep 26, 2010 Diana Barbosa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: leituras-de-2011
Absolutamente fantástico!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Donkic
Aug 03, 2015 Donkic rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Scrivere è difficile. Scrivere thriller investigativi è MOLTO difficile.

Questo perché il thriller investigativo (il nipote dal taglio più cinematografico del classico giallo), di per sé, contiene già degli stilemi immediatamente riconoscibili al pubblico. C'è sempre uno o più criminali (in genere serial killer) a cui uno o più investigatori daranno la caccia e che alla fine riusciranno (o non riusciranno) a catturare. Inserire, a volontà, un finale a sorpresa.
L'avvento del cinema e delle serie
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Inês Beato
Jun 16, 2014 Inês Beato rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014, emprestados
Um dos melhores policiais que li nos últimos tempos! Fiquei fascinada com a escrita do autor e com a capacidade de contar a história de forma rápida e fluida, sem grandes momentos mortos. Fiquei especialmente surpreendida com o final, não estava minimamente à espera das voltas que o enredo deu e isso é algo que nem todos os autores conseguem, pelo menos comigo.
"sopro do mal" foi uma agradável surpresa e Donato Carrisi um autor que certamente irei continuar a acompanhar, foi uma leitura que vale
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Teresa
Jul 12, 2012 Teresa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e5, n-italia
Este livro deu-me conta dos nervos!
Muito bem escrito e elaborado, com acontecimentos, surpresas e revelações a cada instante.
Quando eu, muito esperta e experiente em policiais, pensava que tinha “apanhado” o assassino, afinal não... e o mau é o bom e o bom é o mau. E o mais assustador é sabermos que é essa a natureza do ser humano. Todos, mesmo os bons, em determinadas circunstâncias, poderão fazer muito mal.
Este é o segundo livro que leio de Donato Carrisi e quando sair o terceiro serei a prim
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Yanper
Aug 13, 2015 Yanper rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Είχα διαβάσει καλές κριτικές για το βιβλίο, αλλά προσωπικά δεν μου άρεσε. Η ιστορία μου φάνηκε επίπεδη, χωρίς να σου δημιουργεί την αγωνία για τον δολοφόνο, με μικρές ιστορίες που υποστήριζαν την κεντρική, και που ήξερες μετά την πρώτη ότι δεν επρόκειτο να σου αποκαλύψουν τον δολοφόνο και επομένως αφαιρούσαν την προσμονή της αποκάλυψης του.Ήταν από τα βιβλία που δεν κάνουν την καρδιά σου να κτυπά πιο γρήγορα!
Elise
Oct 01, 2014 Elise rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who like crime/mystery and don't mind suspending disbelief
Shelves: thriller, crime, mystery
Yes, this is my review from Amazon copy/pasted.

Just a warning, I tend to ramble, so this might be a bit discombobulated.

Alright? Alright. Leggo.

First things first. Is it terrifying? Chilling? Will it make you afraid of the dark? Should it be read only in the company of others, that you might have someone to cling to when fear overtakes you?

No. It's kinda creepy at some points. Kinda gory at some points. If you can watch any basic crime drama on TV (NCIS, Bones, CSI, etc) you can handle this book
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Donato Carrisi was born in 1973 and studied law and criminology. Since 1999 he has been working as a TV screenwriter. The Whisperer, Carrisi’s first novel, won him five international literary prizes, has been sold in nearly twenty territories and has been translated into languages as varied as French, Danish, Hebrew and Vietnamese. Carrisi lives in Rome.
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