The "master of ticking-bomb suspense" Jeffery Deaver brings us the latest thriller featuring his most beloved protagonists. Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are back – on the hunt for a criminal terrorising New York City.
A killer without limits
He comes into your home at night. He watches you as you sleep. He waits.
A city in turmoil
He calls himself ‘The Locksmith’. No door can keep him out. No security system can catch him. And now he’s about to kill.
A race against time to stop him
Nobody in New York is safe. Now it’s up to Lincoln Rhyme to untangle the web of evidence and catch him.
But with Lincoln under investigation himself, and tension in the city at boiling point, time is running out…
‘Hands-down, one of the finest thriller writers of our time’ Peter James
‘Deaver is a masterful storyteller’ Daily Express
‘No one in the world does this kind of thing better than Deaver’ Lee Child
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The Midnight Lock is the latest book in Jeffrey Deaver's massively popular,and long running,Lincoln Rhyme and Ameila Sachs series. As always the path to bringing the "perp" to justice is a convoluted one and there are couple of sub=plots to muddy the waters along the way but as Deaver fans expect everything ties up neatly in the end. This time round Rhyme and the rest of the crew find themselves trying to track down a "Creeper" a person who sneaks into apartments while the female occupants and rearranges things so that they'll know how vulnerable they have been. As his behaviour escalates the race is on to stop him before he actually kills. Things are not helped by the minor detail,as he sees it,that Rhyme has been banned from investigating the crime ,or any others, by the authorities after seemingly getting things badly,and uncharacteristically, wrong in an important court case that throws doubt on his ability. From what seems a rather disturbing but relatively minor crime for a Deaver book grows a tale of family feuds, Underworld Kingpins,hit men,undercover cops, murder, online fake news outlets, and much more. in true Deaver style the reader is continually thrown off course as event and people are often not what they seem. As a ,very,long term reader of Deaver's books who is always on the lookout for the red herrings he still gets me every time, in the case of this book several times. Another great book in the series,it can get a bit confusing as there are several strands to the story and Deaver plays around with timelines occasionally to add to the fun and keep readers on their toes but it all comes together and you'll certainly get your money's worth with this one. As we've become used to with the Rhyme books there's a bit of social commentary thrown in,this time a big part of the story is some of the darker aspects of the internet, the rabble-rousing and fake news peddled by faceless troublemakers who somehow find plenty of people who listen to their every word and one very troubling observation that a very young child doing gymnastics online probably has a large audience of middle-aged men amongst her viewers. Another surefire best-seller for Jeffrey Deaver.
A great read, the novel lured me in and I didn't stop reading until the finish, because I was hooked at the beginning by the woman who had someone break into her house. The page turning plot developed from that point, but I will not share it, because I would spoil the novel for the readers. Highly recommended..
Lincoln Rhyme detective novel - many twists and turns and very good story. In this latest Lincoln Rhyme novel, it's easy to give away spoilers so I'll be careful here. The novel centers around a villain calling himself the Locksmith as well as dealing with two other seemingly unconnected murders. There's murder, arson, breaking and entering, and other nefarious activity and Rhyme and his team are all heavily involved.. There's plenty of drama, twists and turns, revelations and surprises. It works well at building up tension at the end of chapters and is an easy, relatively quick read, well worthwhile, if you lie Deaver's work.. Recommended to fans of modern pulp detective novels.. Does America really have so many psychopaths/sociopaths, especially who give themselves names? (See James Patterson, Patricia Cornwell, Jeffery Deaver etc.. ) I received a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.
The Midnight Lock by Jeffrey Deaver is a masterclass in storytelling and is an extremely clever and entertaining story. Lincoln Rhymes and his wife Amelia Sachs feature in The Midnight Lock and it is about The Locksmith, who can open any lock and gain entry to people’s homes, also features crooked policemen, and just plain old crooks. It is a multi faceted storyline with many things happening within that are not always picked up on by the reader until near the end.
I would say ‘Do not read this if you live alone!’ and yet I would fully recommend it if you like thrillers that really upend your nerves. Deaver gradually increases the tension as his perpetrator becomes steadily more invasive and yet he retains a high level of surprise each time and adds a twist to ensure your reading doesn’t become too inevitable. The careful introduction to each victim has readers quickly feeling they know them and inevitably suspecting the worst is to happen. A definite nail-biter that will have you checking the locks! Thank you to HarperCollins and NetGalley for this free copy in exchange for an honest review.
I'd never read any Jeffery Deaver books before, I think I've been missing out! The Midnight Lock is a clever, exciting, roller-coaster kind of book. He comes into your home at night. He watches you as you sleep. He waits. No door can keep him out. Utterly terrifying. I highly reccomend!
The characters of Rhyme and Sachs and the way they bounce off each other never fails to delight me. I honestly think these are 2 of the best partners in crime fiction today. The story does not disappoint,thrilling,exciting,riveting and compelling are just some of the adjectives to describe this book. An excellent read.