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The Victims' Club

Narrated by: Scott Merriman
Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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Snap. Upload. Ruin a reputation.

In this pause-resisting short story from international bestselling author Jeffery Deaver, senior detective Jon Avery inherits a deeply troubling case. At an off-campus party, university professor Rose Taylor is drugged, undressed, and photographed on a burner phone. In seconds her humiliation is uploaded, and millions of JPEGs are zipping like immortal wasps through the internet. But why would someone target her? She has no vengeful exes or rival academics, no stalkers or unhinged students. Jon Avery, the sharpest, most experienced investigator in the sheriff’s office, is determined to find out who’s behind this horrific invasion of privacy. But soon he runs into a wall of silence at Preston College - an academic mecca whose reputation one doesn’t dare tarnish. The message is clear: if he pursues the case, he’ll pay for it.

©2018 Jeffery Deaver (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Jeffrey Deaver at his delightful best

Here is another policing story with all the twists & trns and assorted characters very relevant University students & familiar flaws in occasional Staff Members and/ misfit students... This is an notable read BUT far too short having expected one of the authors full length Policing Mysteries!

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  • Karen Ross
  • 21-01-2019

A detective who didn’t give up

A novella that shows just how modern technology can be damaging to one’s life. It was quick and well done. Narration was absolutely perfect. I am on the lookout for more books with narrator Scott Merriman. Recommended.

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  • Kibble
  • 25-03-2019

Not for me

Not a bad little story but I did not care for presentation. The attempt at ‘acting was so distracting I couldn’t concentrate on story.

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  • A. Palla
  • 09-01-2020

fun

Good pace, good characters, good solve. I only wish it had been longer. Will look for more by Jeffrey Deaver.

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  • Christi Love4Books.me
  • 27-11-2019

Unique Detective Story

Title: The Victims' Club
Author: Jeffrey Deaver
Format: Audio
Narrator: Scott Merriman
Genre: Mystery (Detective)
Standalone: Yes
Part of a Series: Book 3 in the Jeffrey Deaver Short Stories
POV: Detective Avery
Steam Level: None
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The Victims' Club is a great detective short story that held my interest until the end. We follow Detective Avery is his search to solve a crime. I liked the ending and it's uniqueness.

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  • M. L. V.
  • 11-11-2019

The Victim's Club

I enjoyed reading very much. I was not sold on the crime at first but I was interested in the follow up investigation. The reveal was done very well in my opinion.

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  • Richard Traverzo
  • 12-10-2019

Succinct and Superb!

Deaver is a master storyteller that crafts a short story with enough character development and story to match most other full length titles.

Listen to this story, highly recommend!

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  • Bewitched Reader
  • 23-09-2019

An Interesting Short Read

The Victims' Club is an interesting short read. I could easily see this being a TV episode.

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  • sammy
  • 23-07-2019

OK

Aside from the twist at the end I really feel the story isn't fresh. Its quite a short one but exaggerated college athlete privilege is a bit tiring.

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  • Cindy Meyer Lady of the Loch
  • 21-07-2019

Excellent short story!

I was disappointed this offering was only a short story; however, I thoroughly enjoyed it. The Audible version made the story even more enjoyable, try it out!

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  • vicki dorczuk
  • 04-07-2019

Great short read

As usual with Deaver, very, very clever. Great ending. All detectives should be so humane. Great short read.