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Inside a Los Angeles church, on the altar steps, lies the blood-soaked, decapitated body of a priest. Carefully positioned, legs stretched out, arms crossed over the chest, the most horrifying thing of all is that the priest's head has been replaced by that of a dog. Later, the forensic team discover that on the victim's chest, the figure 3 has been scrawled in blood.

At first Detective Robert Hunter believes that this is a ritualistic killing. But as more bodies surface, he is forced to reassess. All the victims died in the way they feared the most. Their worst nightmares have literally come true. But how could the killer have known? And what links these apparently random victims?

Hunter finds himself on the trail of an elusive and sadistic killer, someone who apparently has the power to read his victims' minds. Someone who can sense what scares his victims the most. Someone who will stop at nothing to achieve his twisted aim.

©2010 Chris Carter (P)2017 Simon & Schuster Audio UK

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Kapow!!!

So glad Mum put me on to Chris Carter! This book was even better than the first one. Fast paced, unpredictable twists! and the twists keep on coming!

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brilliant book again by chris carter

loved it. you just get so into the story and dont want to stop listening. cant wait for the next one

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  • Sharon
  • 13-08-2021

Not for me

Graphic and unnecessarily detailed torture. This was not a read for me, I found myself skipping forward in the book just to get to the story without the gory details.

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  • 04-03-2017

Brill as usual

I love Chris Carter books both audio and reading self. His imagination is immense and Robert and Garcia characters are so authentic and keep you rooting for them to find the killer. I can't get enough of these books and read over and over. Looking forward to his brand new book too but in meantime off to read Crucifix Killer again.

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  • Ellie S.
  • 21-12-2017

Too gory for me

I was looking for another detective/murder series and found book 1, The Crucifix Killer, bloodthirsty. This book is even harder to get through. It might suit some, but I’m too squeamish.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-04-2017

Loved it

Got very addicted loved trying to figure out who had done it well worth the read

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  • Ellie S
  • 01-06-2019

Absolutely Brilliant.

Loved it, another absolute cracker from Chris Carter, cleverly constructed, I can't wait to catch up with the rest of the series.

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  • Lee
  • 11-05-2019

Bloody Fantastic

The Crucifix Killer was one of my first buys on Audible and I thought it was a bit slow and it’s taken me ages to buy the follow up ...what a fool I’ve been! This book is excellent. Yes it’s dark and yes it’s gory but I’ve read/listened to worse.

The book is fast paced and with minimal padding so much so that my ears were glued to my buds and my housework left undone. The plot was believable with revenge definitely served cold!

Hunter and Garcia have both ‘grown’ since book 1 and I will be buying book 3 at the speed of light!

Well narrated by Mr Judd who gave each character their own voice.

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  • ChungKa Mak
  • 21-10-2018

Just can't stop listening

really like the vivid description of the crime scene and unexpected ending!
love the characters!

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  • Amanda
  • 26-04-2019

Fantastic Listen

Gripping psychological thriller. If you've enjoyed the series so far you'll love this one too

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  • Dean
  • 11-04-2019

Not Bad.

The problem with these books is once you hear one, they all sound the same.
Don’t get me wrong, I have definitely heard worse, and there is a cheeky little twist towards the end...
But there really isn’t much Hunter doesn’t know which can become a bit irritating.
But it’s not a bad read.

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  • Mrs C
  • 24-03-2019

Brilliant

If you were ever a bully, then don't read this book.

If you were ever bullied, then read this book. Justice is oh so sweet.

To be honest, I wanted the killer to finish his list...

Very disturbing story - fantastic

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  • MCS1212
  • 31-03-2017

Great story with captivating ending

This is only the second book in the Robert Hunter series and I'm hooked, listening to this book instead of sleeping, doing chores or cooking!
Love the narrator too. He seems just right for the book's main characters and neither over- or under- plays the tension in the story.
Just about to start book 3....

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