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The Goodbye Man

Colter Shaw Thriller, Book 2
Narrated by: Kaleo Griffith
Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
4.3 out of 5 stars (27 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Say good-bye to your problems. 

In pursuit of two armed fugitives in the wilderness of Washington State, unique Investigator Colter Shaw witnesses a shocking suicide. This leads him to the Foundation - a cult that promises to transform people’s lives. But is there more to it than meets the eye? 

Say good-bye to your freedom.

Shaw goes undercover to expose the Foundation’s real purpose. Before long he meets the charismatic leader Master Eli, a man who commands terrifying loyalty from his followers. 

Say good-bye to your life.

Something truly dark is going on beneath the surface of the idyllic community. And as Shaw peels back the layers of truth, he begins to see there is only one way to escape the Foundation...and the price for that freedom might well be your very life.

©2020 Jeffery Deaver (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

“[An] outstanding sequel to 2019’s The Never Game.... Deaver balances suspense and plausibility perfectly.... This is a perfect jumping-on point for readers new to one of today’s top contemporary thrillers writers.” (Publishers Weekly

"Gripping and ingenious tale of greed and deception in the American wilderness." (The Times Thriller of the Month)

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Not as good as the first, but still worth a listen

After the first of this series I had very high hopes for this book. I was left a little flat. The main story is a little.... I don’t know how to explain.... annoying? Maybe. It's off for Shaw and doesn't embrace Deavers literary talent. It may be deliberate but just seems amateurish and forces action or suspense scenes where they don't need to be, just to break the monotony. The underlying story of Ashton and his mystery is still captivating and I will absolutely be continuing with this series. You do need a refresher course in the first book as this one references it a little bit.

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Ridiculous plot

Convoluted plot, unbelievable characters, I couldn't decide whether it was a comedy or not. So sick of superheroes who can dodge bullets and disarm evil men with their bare hands. Quit listening when the plot took another ridiculous turn. Deaver has destroyed his reputation with this one.

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  • Mervyn E.
  • 04-07-2020

Credible narcissist?

Overall an excellent story, well paced and appealing characters. I struggled a bit with the narcissist villain, whose phraseology seemed strangely familiar. It was hard to believe that people slavishly followed the villain,, but maybe that’s because I am not American. So was this book a crime thriller, or a political satire?

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  • charliekneecap
  • 03-07-2020

Don’t waste your time or money

Story is dull as dishwater ,old and stale don’t bother it’s bloody tedious . Review has to be15 words long@ 15 to many

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  • Coolsaver
  • 12-06-2020

A great Lison

As his second book was very exciting from start to finish. Mr Deaver really sucks you in to the story. Well dramatized with lots of seat of your pants chapters

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  • Stuart
  • 27-05-2020

A different Jeffery Deaver but to the usual high standards

Very good unusual story, well narrated, really enjoyed it. I must see if this caricature is in any other

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  • Naomi Thompson
  • 21-05-2020

Jeffery Deaver has not let me down! Again!

I have read most of his work and it is all very entertaining and informative. Fiction but with interesting information

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  • M A Hill-Stephens
  • 01-09-2020

A rollercoaster ride of a read!

If you enjoy action, adrenaline and a fast moving, white knuckle ride of a devilishly twisted plot, then this book is for you. Unassuming action hero Colter Shaw will stop at nothing in his quest for justice and truth, and the story becomes more and more complex as it unravels. A deviously constructed story, which keeps you on the edge of your seat to the very end, leaving the reader wanting more!