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Eye Of The Beholder

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  743 Ratings  ·  95 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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Dec 09, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2007-reads, bottoms
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
Sep 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mais um livro que me surpreendeu e que adorei a sua leitura!
Dec 19, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone looking for a fast-paced thriller
Shelves: mystery, fiction, 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
Toni O'Connor
Jul 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Never saw it coming

This kept me reading through every twist and turn. The ending was a total surprise which was unusual since I can usually see the ending coming
Jan 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ich habe nicht wirklich sonderlich viel von diesem Thriller hier gehalten und wurde wirklich sehr, sehr positiv überrascht. Von der ersten Seite an herrscht hier eine rätselhafte Atmosphäre und die Geschichte ist an Spannung meiner Meinung nach, auch wenn man schon von Anfang an viel über die Täter erfährt, kaum zu überbieten. Auch kam man super in die Geschichte hinein und war sofort dabei und ich habe immer mitgeraten und mitgerätselt und wurde doch immer wieder von neuem überrascht, diese Und ...more
Frau Zentner
Ich gebe es jetzt auf. Ich habe nun mehrfach versucht dieses Buch zu lesen und 2mal abgebrochen. Das ist das erste Buch, das ich nicht zu Ende lese...
Aug 01, 2009 rated it liked it
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
Christopher Williams
Jul 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Another very readable book by David Ellis. Good plot and involving Paul Riley rather than Jason Kolarich so useful for filling in background on this character. Convoluted but believable as the story unfolded.
Susan Rowe
Aug 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic book! The more I read of David Ellis, the more I want to read another one. Twists and turns at every juncture, right up until the very last page. If you like suspense and surprises, read this and more of Ellis' novels.
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
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David Ellis is a lawyer and the Edgar Allan Poe Award winner for Best First Novel for Line of Vision. Ellis attended Northwestern Law School and began his legal career in private practice in Chicago in 1993. He served as the House Prosecutor who tried and convicted Illinois Governor Blagojevich in the Impeachment Trial before the Illinois Senate. He was elected to the Illinois Appellate Court in 2 ...more
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