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In this twisty thriller from the New York Times best-selling master of suspense, reward-seeker Colter Shaw infiltrates a sinister cult after learning that the only way to get somebody out...is to go in.

In the wilderness of Washington State, expert tracker Colter Shaw has located two young men accused of a terrible hate crime. But when his pursuit takes a shocking and tragic turn, Shaw becomes desperate to discover what went so horribly wrong and if he is to blame.

Shaw's search for answers leads him to a shadowy organization that bills itself as a grief support group. But is it truly it a community that consoles the bereaved? Or a dangerous cult with a growing body count?

Undercover, Shaw joins the mysterious group, risking everything despite the fact that no reward is on offer. He soon finds that some people will stop at nothing to keep their secrets hidden...and to make sure that he or those close to him say "good-bye" forever.

©2020 Jeffery Deaver (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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  • Victor @ theAudiobookBlog dot com
  • 2020-05-13

Another Great Thriller

Best-selling and award-winning thriller author Jeffery Deaver returns with the second book in his new Colter Shaw series. After the complete success of the first novel, The Never Game, released one year ago, Mr. Deaver brings us another adventure filled with action, mystery, interesting characters, a captivating plot, dramatic events and all sorts of dark secrets in The Goodbye Man.

Actor and award-winning narrator Kaleo Griffith delivers another powerful performance in The Goodbye Man. He uses his significant set of skills to better infuse the story with action and emotion, raising the level of immersion to new hights and at the same time he manages to keep the listener on the edge of his seat for the duration.

With The Goodbye Man we have another solid mystery from one of the best authors out there, brought to life by the talented Kaleo Griffith. If you are a Deaver fan or just love well-writen mysteries, you can't go wrong with this choice.

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  • shelley
  • 2020-05-13

Fast Paced Cult Thriller-Deaver’s one of the best!

This is the second full length book in the Colter Shaw series. The two books are both stand alone. I would listen in order for continuity and background however it’s not necessary.
This book is very good. The publisher’s summary gives a very good overview of the beginning of the story. For most of the book Shaw is undercover on a secluded compound. The place is run by a cult leader who seems to be somewhere between Charles Manson and Jim Jones. He hails himself as being the master all while sleeping with underage girls, fleecing his followers bank accounts and ordering the murders of people capable of exposing him. Shaw starts out being a one man army but eventually finds allies in some of the disillusioned members.
The book ends with a great cliffhanger that leaves you wanting more.
Kaleo Griffith does a fantastic job narrating.
This book has my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION.
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  • Ann
  • 2020-05-16

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One of my least-favorite books by Jeffrey Deaver. The plot is very weak, the story is entirely too long, and the two main characters — Colter Shaw and cult leader Master Eli — are neither interesting nor credible. Don’t waste your time or money on this book — it seems like someone other than Deaver, with much less skill than Deaver, wrote it. The narrator, though, does a good job, especially with what he had to work with.

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  • leonard p williamson
  • 2020-05-27

Awful, just awful ... Deaver at his worst !!

What can I say .... , absurd, nonsensical, boring, dull, completely predictable. Avoid at all costs ... !!

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  • TNSPOT
  • 2020-09-16

huh?

all over the place. The middle makes sense though. Very all over the place...Duh & Dull.

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  • chris
  • 2020-08-18

loved the debut

I was a little disappointed in the story. I thought it would a bit deeper regarding the cult psychology, but it ended up being a generic get rich scam.

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  • Greg
  • 2020-07-05

Not much suspense in this "thriller"

This was my first by Deaver and I read it because of a favorable review in the NY Times. If this was meant to be a thriller there was very little suspense in it, mainly because the protagonist works his way methodically outof every single challenge with very little effort. There is nothing that he is not prepared for (snake bite antidote for his dog, fire extinguisher for the occasional car explosion, full body armor worn under his clothing in case he got shot, etc.) And his father seemed to prepare him in life with an amazingly complete and useful list of "nevers:" "Never go into the brush with a dog without carrying snake bite antidote for dogs. Humans can survive a bite but not a dog."

The writing is otherwise workmanlike, as is the narrator's performance. The oddest part: it didn't end, exactly, it just seemed to stop.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2020-06-17

not as good as first in series

loved this character in The Gamer but this one just got tedious with how Shaw us such a superman. couldn't help but see the undertones of political jabs and veiled comparisons of the villain and president Trump and his wife. Just got bored and disappointed.

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  • michael
  • 2020-05-19

Great book

Slow start to a fabulous book. Couldn’t stop listening

I highly recommend it to anyone who likes fiction with a trace of reality

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  • David S Stanley Jr.
  • 2021-05-18

Absolutely irritating

So sorry, but thus book is just irritating and not up to Jeffery Deaver’s “Lincoln Ryhme’s" Series. I’m so glad I read the Lincoln
Rhyme series before this disaster.