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Ninth and Nowhere

Narrated by: JD Jackson
Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
3.3 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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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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  • Elaine Jackson
  • 05-02-2019

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
  • 05-02-2019

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
  • 23-02-2020

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
  • 12-02-2020

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
  • 12-12-2019

great story

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

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  • Larry K
  • 28-09-2019

Terrific Short Story

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
  • 01-09-2019

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
  • 30-08-2019

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.
  • 29-07-2019

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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  • @kimiroe
  • 24-10-2020

Exactly What I Needed in 2020

I had no expectation of loving this short story – I’m usually not interested in a book unless it’s at least 9 hours long and I have time to get a feel for the characters. Ninth and Nowhere just proved that it is possible for a talented author to present characters in a way that reveals them sufficiently, while building suspense through an interwoven plot, and reminding us that, no matter how bleak things are, some level of redemption is often possible. This was a well-spent couple of hours, and I highly recommend it.

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  • BookJunkie
  • 18-03-2019

Excellent short story

Really enjoyed this short story. A violent event connects a group of strangers, but as the story unfolds to the listener, it is a stark reminder that things are not always what they seem. This story did make me think about the prejudices which people hold and the judgements people who are outside a situation can make. Really well written and excellent narration too.