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Dialogues: A Novel of Suspense

3.35  ·  Rating details ·  130 Ratings  ·  24 Reviews
In this electrifying debut, Stephen Spignesi reinvents the psychological thriller with a chilling tale of mounting intensity. Ingeniously crafted and crackling with suspense, here is a puzzle within a puzzle, at the center of which stands a hauntingly enigmatic young woman whose story will challenge everything you think you know....

Six people have been murdered in the ani
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Hardcover, 368 pages
Published April 26th 2005 by Bantam (first published 2005)
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Sarah
Apr 03, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dialogues. Stephen Spignesi. 2005. Bantam Dell. 356 pages. ISBN 0-553-58758-7.

Dialogues by Stephen Spignesi is a genuinely gripping read because once you start, you'll have a very difficult time putting it down for a break. I read this book in one entire sitting last night!

Dialogues details the sentencing of Victoria (Tory) Troy, a certified animal euthanasia technician who murders her co-workers in their animal shelter gas chamber. Tory's intelligence gives readers insight at first into the pos
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Neneng Lestari
Aug 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sebenarnya pengen kasih bintang 5 buat novel ini. Cuma karena aku tipe yang suka bacaan yang bikin aku dag dig dug, aku kasih bintang 4

Tory mengakui kesalahan telah membunuh enam rekannya di dalam kamar gas. Dokter spesialis dikirimkan untuk menganalisis kesehatan mental Tory. Mengejutkan, karena Tory sangat waras ketika melakukan pembunuhan tersebut

Novel ini menarik

Pertama, hampir semua isi novel ini berupa dialog. Entah itu antara Tory dan dokter. Atau ketika di pengadilan, saat para saksi da
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Dirly
Jan 08, 2017 rated it liked it
The book is the story of a young woman working in an animal shelter that appears to have committed 6 murders of her coworkers. The story is interesting and I was deeply involved in it...until the ending. It lost 2 stars for it. I would not call this a "novel of suspense." More like a "novel of mystery." Decent enough read, quick and easy.
EJ Knapp
Dec 23, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love it when a writer breaks all the rules, or even some of them, and makes it work. Mr. Spignesi breaks every rule of dialog but one in this compelling book. There are no beats, no dialog tags and, indeed, fully 95% of the book is dialog with very little narrative throughout. And, though I firmly believe that rules are made to be broken, there are some rules in writing that should never be broken. Why? Cause they’re trite as hell. Mr. Spignesi broke one of those and, in my humble opinion, got ...more
Marsha
Apr 15, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A young woman, actually a struggling writer, takes the only job she can find. That of euthenagist at a local animal shelter. After doing her job for a short while, she snaps, killing all fellow employees on site. But how? And why?

The story is told exclusively in dialogue and through the short stories Tory (killer) has written. The solution is revealed, a puzzle within a puzzle, which is foreshadowed earlier in the story. Very different.
Pandan Arum
Aug 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
just quite interested at first, but once I read the story I found it hard to stop read this book.. pembunuhan berencana, misteri, psikologi, lil bit filsafat, hukum dan pengadilan.. just like one big great picture compounds with so many puzzle pieces.. one completed another.. and it gives you REALLY unpredictable ending.. cerita yang sangat menarik hingga halaman terakhir buku tertutup..
Sheila
Dec 27, 2012 rated it liked it
Dialogues keeps you reading to find out why Tory killed her coworkers. You learn about her life, friends or lack of, and family. It's kind of creepy with the descriptions of the killings and just imagining it happening.
Diane
Sep 08, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: a-favorite-read

The "dialogue" style, drew me in from page one, and I had to finish this book in one day. Now if only I could find more authors who write like this one. Mr. Spinesi, I hope you have more fiction planned! Will look for more to come by this talented, debut fiction writer.
LyndaIn Oregon
Oct 23, 2016 rated it liked it
Interesting study of a young woman accused of murdering six of her co-workers, told almost exclusively in dialogue among the characters. Spignesi loses points for the ending twist, even though (in hindsight) he telegraphed it.
Yustiyani
Jan 25, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
A clue in the middle of this story make us realizing the ending. But still it's a brilliant work.
Anzimatta
boooo...ring
Ryan Blanck
November 2008 -- Plumb Memorial Library, Huntington Branch -- Never read this. Will read it in the future soon.
Monicaza
Aug 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: done
Saya suka bagaimana isinya berisikan dialog yang cerdas. Adanya sub cerita juga menambah pemikiran tentang Troy ini.
Deirdre
Oct 16, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2005-reads
A very interesting book in that everything is written in...you guessed it...dialogue. It's such a different way to write a story that you find yourself getting caught up in it easily.
Hana Bilqisthi
suka ma alurnya .. menegangkan tapi benci endingnya :(
Ardi Tobing
Feb 10, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Satu kata: Mantap!
Sandra
Jun 04, 2011 rated it liked it
good story but hated ending
Jang Syauqi
Nggak suka endingnya :(
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