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The Whisperer
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A gripping literary thriller and smash bestseller that has taken Italy, France, Germany and the UK by storm.
Six severed arms are discovered, arranged in a mysterious circle and buried in a clearing in the woods. Five of them appear to belong to missing girls between the ages of eight and eighteen. The sixth is yet to be identified. Worse still, the girls' bodies, alive or dead, are nowhere to be found.
Lead investigators Mila Vasquez, a celebrated profiler, and Goran Gavila, an eerily prescient criminologist, dive into the case. They're confident they've got the right suspect in their sights until they discover no link between him and any of the kidnappings except the first. The evidence in the case of the second missing child points in a vastly different direction, creating more questions than it answers.
Vasquez and Gavila begin to wonder if they've been brought in to take the fall in a near-hopeless case. Is it all coincidence? Or is a copycat criminal at work? Obsessed with a case that becomes more tangled and intense as they unravel the layers of evil, Gavila and Vasquez find that their lives are increasingly in each other's hands.
The Whisperer, as sensational a bestseller in Europe as the Stieg Larsson novels, is that rare creation: a thought-provoking, intelligent thriller that is also utterly unputdownable.
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Donato Carrisi. (2012). The Whisperer. Little, Brown and Company.

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A gripping literary thriller and smash bestseller that has taken Italy, France, Germany and the UK by storm.
Six severed arms are discovered, arranged in a mysterious circle and buried in a clearing in the woods. Five of them appear to belong to missing girls between the ages of eight and eighteen. The sixth is yet to be identified. Worse still, the girls' bodies, alive or dead, are nowhere to be found.
Lead investigators Mila Vasquez, a celebrated profiler, and Goran Gavila, an eerily prescient criminologist, dive into the case. They're confident they've got the right suspect in their sights until they discover no link between him and any of the kidnappings except the first. The evidence in the case of the second missing child points in a vastly different direction, creating more questions than it answers.
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A gripping literary thriller and smash bestseller that has taken Italy, France, Germany and the UK by storm.
Six severed arms are discovered, arranged in a mysterious circle and buried in a clearing in the woods. Five of them appear to belong to missing girls between the ages of eight and eighteen. The sixth is yet to be identified. Worse still, the girls' bodies, alive or dead, are nowhere to be found.
Lead investigators Mila Vasquez, a celebrated profiler, and Goran Gavila, an eerily prescient criminologist, dive into the case. They're confident they've got the right suspect in their sights until they discover no link between him and any of the kidnappings except the first. The evidence in the case of the second missing child points in a vastly different direction, creating more questions than it answers.
Vasquez and Gavila begin to wonder if they've been brought in to take the fall in a near-hopeless case. Is it all coincidence? Or is a copycat criminal at work? Obsessed with a case that becomes more tangled and intense as they unravel the layers of evil, Gavila and Vasquez find that their lives are increasingly in each other's hands.
The Whisperer, as sensational a bestseller in Europe as the Stieg Larsson novels, is that rare creation: a thought-provoking, intelligent thriller that is also utterly unputdownable.
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      • source: Michael Connelly
      • content: "This story screams high tension, high stakes and high velocity. Superb."—Michael Connelly
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      • source: Michael Koryta
      • content: "Donato Carrisi has a unique gift for blending fascinating forensic detail, mind-bending plot twists, and empathetic characters into a seamless, powerful narrative. THE WHISPERER intrigues, informs, and haunts simultaneously, a novel that will linger in the mind long after you've finished."—Michael Koryta
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      • source: Time Out London
      • content: More than delivers on its ghoulish promise. . . .You might not want to read this alone in the house."—Time Out London
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      • source: Choice (UK)
      • content: "Gripping, multilayered and difficult to put down . . . a top-class literary thriller."—Choice (UK)
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      • source: Cellesche Zeitung (Germany)
      • content: "Enthralling."—Cellesche Zeitung (Germany)
      • premium: False
      • source: The Guardian (UK)
      • content: "I defy anyone to guess the denoument."—The Guardian (UK)
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      • source: Waldeckische Landeszeitung (Germany)
      • content: "Full of original, unexpected twists, where haunters become haunted, a thriller that is simply enthralling, intelligent, and fascinating. A real treat for thriller fans."—Waldeckische Landeszeitung (Germany)
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      • source: Il Messaggero (Italy)
      • content: "Astonishing."—Il Messaggero (Italy)
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      • source: Didrio Digital (Portugal)
      • content: "Unmissable."—Didrio Digital (Portugal)
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      • source: Publisher's Weekly
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        November 28, 2011
        An unorthodox cop joins forces with an elite investigative team led by a brilliant profiler in Carrisi’s intriguing if overly plotted debut. “Somewhere near W.,” in “an absurd woodland cemetery,” Italian police officers, including Mila Vasquez, who excels at finding missing children, examine a makeshift grave. Five missing girls, ages seven to 13, appear to have been murdered, though the six severed left arms in the grave leave one missing child unaccounted for. The close-knit team, headed by criminologist Dr. Goran Gavila, home in on a suspect, but it all seems too easy. While the man is clearly guilty of a crime, he may not be the serial killer they’ve christened “Albert,” thus setting off an elaborate cat-and-mouse game between the real killer and his pursuers. Familiar crime thriller tropes include the damaged cop and the haunted profiler, but Carrisi spins an engagingly gruesome tale.

      • premium: True
      • source: Kirkus
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        December 1, 2011
        In an ambiguous country, an ephemeral nameless land, Dr. Goran Gavila and a squad of police detectives hunt a soulless killer, a murderer single-mindedly intent on destroying families. Passers-by stumbled upon a bizarre gravesite in a fog-shrouded forest. Five left arms, buried in a circle, five arms amputated from little girls gone missing. Gavila, professor and criminologist, and his squad are certain it is a serial killer's work. Then a sixth arm is discovered, a limb of a child no one has reported missing. Gavila knows the psychopath's ugly work has destroyed five families, each victim an only child. But the sixth girl cannot be identified, has never been reported missing, may in fact still be alive. With that, Mila Vasquez, a specialist in locating missing children, is assigned to the squad, bemused by an equivocal welcome and puzzled by the vacuous chief inspector. Carrisi's debut thriller deviates from the conventional thriller's modus operandi, often employing the graceful turns of phrase common to literary fiction--"one number to add to the cold accountancy of death." Add the enigmatic geographical setting, ominous weather and character names drawn from assorted ethnic and cultural milieus, and the book resonates symbolically, a reminder that evil is universal and unforgiving. Gavila and Vasquez, each burdened by personal tragedy, are the protagonists, their stories amplified by other team members. The investigation widens, and the killer lures the detectives down the circles of hell exposing first a pedophile, then a sociopath masquerading as a good guy. Coping with disruption and deceit within the squad, Gavila and Vasquez eventually discover the killer's identity and the obscene method he employs. Carrisi's villain is a suitable cohort for Hannibal Lector, and his detectives are intelligently nuanced, each struggling, sometimes failing, to cope with the depravity into which they immerse themselves in the name of good. A haunting, disconcerting, devastating portrait of evil.

        (COPYRIGHT (2011) KIRKUS REVIEWS/NIELSEN BUSINESS MEDIA, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.)

      • premium: True
      • source: Library Journal
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        August 1, 2011

        Six severed arms. Six missing girls. When criminologist Goran Gavila is asked to find the girls, dead or alive, he's paired with Officer Mila Vasquez, a rule breaker with a talent for cases involving missing children. Rome-based first novelist Carrisi, who has studied law and criminology but now writes screenplays, has delivered an international best seller.

        Copyright 2011 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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