From the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Goodbye Man, discover Jeffery Deaver's chilling series featuring much-loved protagonists Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs.
Someone is killing couples just as they start their lives together.
Newlyweds Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are on the hunt . . .
The first victims, William and Anna, were collecting her engagement ring.
1.5 carat, almost flawless.
But the Promisor had other ideas for their future . . .
Their murder - and that of the diamond cutter they were visiting - is only the first of a series of macabre attacks.
The killer is hunting down any witnesses who might lead to his capture. He has promised one thing: to destroy.
But Rhyme and Sachs will do whatever it takes to break his vow.
'The best psychological thriller writer around.' The Times
At the start of Thriller Award winner Deaver's stellar 14th Lincoln Rhyme novel (after 2017's The Burial Hour), William Sloane and Anna Markam, an engaged couple, enter the jewelry store of Jatin Patel, a master diamond cutter who works in Manhattan's diamond district, to pick up a ring. Unfortunately, a gunman wearing a ski mask is right behind them. After the intruder shoots William and Anna dead, he tortures and kills Jatin with a box-cutter. Vimal Lahori, an employee, arrives at the store, takes a shot in the side from the killer, and manages to escape. Rhyme and his usual team Det. Lon Sellitto of the NYPD, lover Amelia Sachs, patrol officer Ron Pulaski, and lab expert Mel Cooper investigate. The tension rises as Vimal tries to stay hidden, the killer hunts more victims, and the media receive a note from "The Promisor" threatening the deaths of more engaged couples. Deaver keeps the twists and surprises coming in this roller-coaster ride of a thriller. Five-city author tour.)
As Twisted As Ever
As usual the high standard of plot line and execution of the story. Many twists and turns toward the end to keep you turning those pages. However, I do note that Amelia and Pulaski are thinking more for themselves and Lincoln is less (until the end). An odd thought occurred - is Lincoln on the way out?
Dull and slow
I’ve bought all of Denver’s books for the last 15 years and this was one I could literally put down and not worry about getting back to. Plot was boring and the so called “twists and turns” were pretty obvious. Not sure if he’s got a ghost writer to help him out but it was very disappointing. I think he’s going on my list of books I won’t bother buying along with James Patterson and John Grisham now.