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From The Bestselling Author Of The Bone Collector And The Devil S Teardrop Comes This Spine Chilling New Thriller That Pits Renowned Criminalist Lincoln Rhyme Against The Ultimate Opponent Amelia Sachs, His Own Brilliant Prot G EA Quadriplegic Since A Beam Crushed His Spinal Cord Years Ago, Rhyme Is Desperate To Improve His Condition And Goes To The University Of North Carolina Medical Center For High Risk Experimental Surgery But He And Sachs Have Hardly Settled In When The Local Authorities Come Calling In A Twenty Four Hour Period, The Sleepy Southern Outpost Of Tanner S Corner Has Seen A Local Teen Murdered And Two Young Women Abducted And Rhyme And Sachs Are The Best Chance To Find The Girls AliveThe Prime Suspect Is A Strange Teenaged Truant Known As The Insect Boy, So Nicknamed For His Disturbing Obsession With Bugs Rhyme Agrees To Find The Boy While Awaiting His Operation Rhyme S Unsurpassed Analytical Skills And Stellar Forensic Experience, Combined With Sachs S Exceptional Detective Legwork, Soon Snare The Perp But Even Rhyme Can T Anticipate That Sachs Will Disagree With His Crime Analysis And That Her Vehemence Will Put Her In The Swampland, Harboring The Very Suspect Whom Rhyme Considers A Ruthless Killer So Ensues Rhyme S Greatest Challenge Facing The Criminalist Whom He Has Taught Everything He Knows In A Battle Of Wits, Forensics, And Intuition And In This Adversary, Rhyme Also Faces His Best Friend And Soul Mate

10 thoughts on “The Empty Chair

  1. says:

    Even five hundred miles from Manhattan, Rhyme can t catch a break He s in North Carolina at the Neurological Research Institute Medical Centre of the University of North Carolina in Avery for high risk medical treatment with Thom and Sachs in tow and its not long before the local authority comes calling asking for his assistance A boy, Billy Stail, has been murdered and a young woman, Mary Beth McConnell, has been abducted at Blackwater Landing She had been doing a class project digging for old Indian artifacts at the time of her kidnapping and its believed that Stail was trying to stop Mary Beth from being abducted when he was killed with a shovel The suspect in the murder abduction is sixteen year old, Garrett Hanlon The Insect Boy He s an encyclopedia of information when it comes to his specialised subject insects.The following day, an Ontology nurse, Lydia Johansson is visiting the crime scene to lay flowers, when she is taken by the same suspect whilst a deputy is in close proximity He Jesse Corn hears her screams but, by the time he reaches the primary crime scene she s gone Poof.Rhyme, Sachs and Thom are taken to the County Building Sheriff s Office where an impromptu lab is set up Sachs, Lucy and Jesse go back to the primary crime scene to search for clues and Thom gets to add annotations when they learn something new about the suspect, that will hopefully help them find Lydia Johansson Alive Nothing is what it seems You think you know who the good bad guys are as it seems obvious but Tanners Corner is a small town with a myriad of dark secrets and Rhyme is a fish out of water At some juncture, Rhyme and Sachs have a disagreement about something and Sachs goes AWOL and this is where it gets intriguing Virginia Dare the first English child born on Roanoke Island is mentioned I wonder what happened to her and the rest of The Lost Colony Poof John White artist was her grandfather and Elenor Dare was her mother and she was a member of the Roanoke Colony, too.In summation I m still enjoying this series though, I was slightly distracted whilst reading this novel mainly because, at the end of the first book The Bone Collector the author did a sleight of hand with the plot and I kept wondering if it s going to be expanded on I hope so Maybe in a later novel or a Rhyme novella Anyway, this is just as good as the first two books in the series I wish it was better formatted for phones, though.

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    My favorite thus far in the series, I loved it The story was fantastic, I kept going back and forth of who the culprit was And the ending, if I had read this book back when it was released I would have gone crazy waiting for the next release Lol.

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    7 10Not quite up to the standard of the previous two books in the series but still a decent read overall The events unfold in North Carolina which added both good and bad points A new setting meant new ideas could be explored and different places viewed with new people added into the mix But it did feel like Deaver had picked up Redneck 101 and just put a couple of generic characters in there to add to the different location feel.This was the same usual style as all other Deaver books in that it had a quick pace, plenty of short chapters which all end on a mini cliffhanger and, lets not forget, the numerous red herrings leading us astray It has got to the point now in these books where I m second guessing everything and looking for the twist long before it occurs, maybe this is also something to do with the lower level of enjoyment this time round My massive gripe though was something near the end which is quite hard to spell out without spoilers so I won t mention it What I will say is it felt like the author had a deadline to meet and wrote himself into a corner and then backed out with a big fat cop out I guess for want of a better description a Deus ex Machina Pah, as a reader it leaves me perturbed That aside, I did like this story overall and it was good whilst I was reading it I will probably forget I ve read this in a few months time though but that is down to the nature of these types of series If you like this try Knots Crosses by Ian Rankin

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    This was an unusual story from many aspects Initially it was different in that it was n t set in New York, but that was acceptable The main surprise was how my rating went up, I started off thinking 3 3.5, then went up to 4 and so it crept up and up until it was an easy 5 stars.I loved the way the characters developed during this book, and not just the recurring central characters but the interaction with the locals as well Lots of surprises, I wish I had read this before book 4 and , but can t win them all Didn t spoil too much.

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    Wow. just wowthis book completely captured my attention, I took it everywhere with me so I could read it at any chance that I got This is another brilliant novel written by the amazing Jeffery Deaver.We follow Lincoln and Amelia on another thriller to find out what happened, I will admit I got it completely wrong as to what happened I thought that I had it all figured out and then it turns out that I knew nothing, it just took over my mind completely The way he describes the crime scenes and the characters you can close your eyes and follow them, see what they see in your mind I can t praise Jeffery Deaver enough another amazing novel Onward to book 4

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    Okay, okay, okay Deaver is not out to win any writing awards I had to struggle with that at first He wrote this novel the way some of us write comments on a co worker s birthday card We keep it short, try to be witty, and rarely use complete sentences Perhaps I was disappointed because I read The Devil s Teardrop first Also by Deaver, Teardrop is a fantastic example of a hardboiled forensic thriller that doesn t cop out and doesn t resort to stunted writing in order to keep the pace lively.Will you think the plot to The Empty Chair is silly Yes There were so many people involved in the story, so many characters that ended up lumped into the Bad Guy column that at one point I was giggling uncontrollably But you know what I kept reading I moved right along Because I wasn t expecting an insightful or challenging story Deaver s story twists are like those on a circus pretzel they re big, obvious, and filling I didn t mind that.Will you think the characters are silly Absolutely Only Rhyme and Sachs have any depth here, and that s because they ve already had two books to develop into something resembling actual people and even Rhyme is still 2 D at a lot of points Most notably, Insect Boy, the book s primary villian or IS he oooooh is a horrible charicature of a lonely and socially challenged teen Deaver peppers his dialogue with an abundance of like s and makes him a horny little kid we get to read about his erections at least four or five times , but he is also, if you can believe it, a calculating genius Go figure.Is the action contrived You betcha The shoot outs, the escapes, the reveals, the fights, and the suspense are all paper thin and about as cheesy as a wheel of chedder In fact, the one thing that makes the action endurable and readable is the one thing that ultimately destroys any value the novel might have The writing Deaver s stylism here is absolutely worthless The dialogue is all stilted The exposition is all clunky and awkward and ill placed The interal analysis of characters and events is pointless, hollow, and uninteresting In fact, the only interesting thing about the book was wondering just how many twists Deaver was planning on putting in this particular pretzel For those of you waiting for a plane or for the tide to come in, this book may just be interesting enough.For the rest of you, try the Devil s Teardrop Empty Chair is just TOO empty.

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    This installment of the Lincoln Rhyme series was a little better than The Coffin dancer, although I still had some issues with the story For the most part it was enjoyable and easy to get through I feel as though I may be getting a little burned out on Lincoln Rhyme though.In this book a teenager, Garrett, is accused of murdering one male and kidnapping 2 females Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are called in to help solve the crime and find the missing girls, before time runs out And of course other things begin to get in the way and the search becomes difficult for one of the girls.The story was engaging and somewhat exciting but I found it to be a bit predictable than the past 2 books I read so far I also did not like where the author took Amelia Sach s role in this installment because it made the story a bit unrealistic for me since it was pretty much out of character for Amelia There was a decent twist in the end of the story that I had not expected so that was good Overall it was ok I just thought it could have been a little less predictable in parts and believable in others I will not continue with this series, mainly because of the way Deaver is writing Sach s character.

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    Please note that I gave this book half a star, but I rounded it up to 1 star on Goodreads.I loved books 1 and 2 and this book I would rather pretend just doesn t exist This was bad Not even haha bad like maybe I can find some humor in it I mean it was bad to the point that I saw people jumping sharks in my head We have Lincoln, Sachs, and Lincoln s aide Thom going to North Carolina for an experimental treatment for Lincoln Sachs is reluctant for Lincoln to have it due to reasons a lot of them just nonsensical at this point and while there they are asked to assist by a local man who has connections to one of their NYPD contacts This book was terrible I am just going to be murmuring that in my head as I recall the very bad plot and logic gaps all through this book.Lincoln is Lincoln, but not the ever knowing person he was due to his mind drifting to his surgery Except when he is Lincoln and supposedly has the powers that other mere mortals do not and can surmise things that even the reader doesn t know in order to wrap up a plot.Sachs sucks I don t even want to get into what goes down with her in this book But after the ending I wonder how she and Lincoln get back to any type of partnership How would this impact her job Cause I have a hard time believing a defendant wouldn t bring up her mess at every trial she is connected to.The additional characters in this one are not developed at all The so called Insect Boy that is behind kidnappings may as well carry a sign that says All I Need is Love Nothing really works, and the back and forth between characters and Lincoln and Sachs was too much There is not enough science in this one Instead most of the book is discussing the habits of bugs and no thank you I thought the writing was not up to par with the first two books at all Also I cannot believe that the book pretty much glosses over one character who I think was going to rape another one, but somehow that got patted down to him being unexpectedly aroused and he wasn t going to do anything I don t know I think I blacked out from sheer rage at that point The issue was there were a ton of plot holes in this whole book and that s why it didn t work at all I feel like the author was focused on telling a cool story and not on how that story would work for readers The flow was awful I stopped counting the shifting POVs once I got to 5 Lincoln, Sachs, kidnapped girl, kidnapped woman, law enforcement woman who called Sachs her Judas, etc The setting of this small town in North Carolina was a sad joke I don t think the things that were going on really could be carried off to such a large scale, but that is just me The ending Ugh It made absolutely no sense and I even checked with one of my lawyer friends who called BS on the whole thing So that was funny His exact words, That s not a thing so who knows.

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    Ok, so i ve read The Bone Collector, The Coffin Dancer and now The Empty Chair in quick succession Honestly i m in awe of how absolutely great these books have been This though has been my favourite one so far, and i was wondering how the preceding books could have been bettered but bloody hell they were The relationship between Lincoln and Amelia continuing to be the backdrop framing, and increasing, the tension of the cat and mouse chase to discover the truth The feel and images of the locations have just simply burnt their way on to my minds eye, as if i had seen them with my own eyes, such is the quality of the writing I can t speak highly enough of this book but i would say probably in my top five of all time

  10. says:

    Another great one by Deaver