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Ninth and Nowhere

Written by: Jeffery Deaver
Narrated by: JD Jackson
Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
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Seven strangers. Two hours. One tragic moment of violence that changes everything.

In this electrifying short story by New York Times bestselling suspense master Jeffery Deaver, the destinies of seven strangers intersect in ways no one sees coming. It looks like just another gray March morning in the tough urban district nicknamed Nowhere when seven lives converge: a young man intent on buying a gun; the gangbanger who cuts him a deal; a by-the-book police officer on a last patrol; an advertising executive keeping secrets from her husband; a veteran haunted by a combat death; a single dad in a bitter custody battle; and a sharp-looking businessman en route to a new job he desperately needs. Any one of them could have a dark motive. Any one of them could be walking into a trap. When the fog lifts, it will all be much clearer - that a single, shattering act of violence has marked each of them forever.

©2018 Jeffery Deaver (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
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A little gem

Really enjoyed this short story. Reminds us how our lives and the choices we make intersect with the lives of others.

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  • Elaine Jackson
  • 2019-02-05

Surprising

This short was a pleasure to read. At first I thought there were far too many characters for such a short read, because they were all introduced with a short bio. However , the author arranged the plot in such a surprising and suspenseful manner it prevents you from predicting accurately what was next. He simply surprises you!! Thanks

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  • Cynthia Grantham
  • 2019-02-05

Not my style

I have read or listened most of the Lincoln Rhyme books but the language was to much in this book. After about 10 minutes I trashed the book and audio book.

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  • Retired lady
  • 2020-02-23

All in an early morning.

I loved how the story showed how the lives of 6 people became one story.

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  • Stephanie
  • 2020-02-12

Excellent!

I love stories that force you to mentally look at yourself in the mirror and face your feelings head on. This was so real, as these folks could have been any of us. Incredible! 😊

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  • Andres Lizarde
  • 2019-12-12

great story

very good story, I'd read / listen to it again.. similar to a "crash" storyline..

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  • Larry K
  • 2019-09-28

Terrific Short Story<br />

Deaver has done it again. Amazing short story with great characterizations. The twists are phenomenal, as is his reputation. Finishing it, I found it uplifting, full of hope, and would to read more of these characters. Thanks Jeffery for making my day and week!!! And JD Jackson is a fantastic narrator!

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  • Elisa
  • 2019-09-01

Deaver delivers

This fast-paced story is a good for an audio production. Because listening to audio is much slower than reading print, a listener has more opportunity to make predictions about where the story is going and what will happen when the character’s plot lines collide. Even though you know Deaver is famous for plot twists, the outcome is still surprising—and also forces you to think about the deeper issue about making assumptions. (Especially since the listener has probably been clinging to the same assumptions for an hour, and will be, of course, wrong on almost all counts.) A well-crafted work, presented well.

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  • Tom Applegate
  • 2019-08-30

Nice Deaver story.

A very nice Deaver short story,but a little sweet compared to the normal stuff by the author.

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  • Jonathon C.
  • 2019-07-29

Good Short Story

The story definitely makes you question the assumptions you made in the first part about what happens in the second part!

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  • Terryc
  • 2020-06-11

life.

I love reading his books. This short story is harsh, sad, real and disturbing. I am painfully aware this short story is really the only way it could end.
I have to admit in this world I want to see good over evil. But, this story also tells me we all have ghosts in the past we wrestle with.
T.