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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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  • Karenique
  • 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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  • Debbie
  • 30-01-2020

Unexpected and satisfying

It seemed like it should be a pretty straightforward story. There were some twists that were unexpected. The ending was something I never thought of.

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  • badfish
  • 22-01-2020

good

always a twist and turn when trying to solve another case. these two are quit the pair!!!

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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 5/5 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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  • Kibble
  • 25-03-2019

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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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  • Isaak
  • 23-01-2021

Digitally yours

*not many spoilers* 3.5 stars. Avery, a 42 year old veteran police detective takes over a case temporarily for a colleague as a favor and stumbles into a cyber crime. An affluent young woman (a professor) from a prestigious college is drugged, molested, and left on a bench no worse for wear, but not before the perpetrator takes pictures of her disheveled form and releases the pics on Snapchat. And once the picture is out, it's out. Of course Avery wants to bring the young woman justice, but like the real world, cyber crimes are much harder to pursue due to the sophistication of the hacker and the anonymity of the web. But he does find out what truly happens and it ends somewhat sweetly. This short story by Deaver was very realistic and while I do read to escape real life, sometimes a small reminder of how something so innocuous as the decision of going to a party can have the dire consequences for the rest of your life is really sombering. And of course, stick to one drink/one glass that only you handle yourself. Otherwise, decent read.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-01-2021

Good Read

I enjoyed most of this book. I listened to it using audible and got restless at the story line. it is a good book but I like more intense drama and mistery

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  • Dottie
  • 20-12-2020

Uninspired I didn't know I had requested this .

Uninspired. I don't even remember requesting this audio. Decided to keep it. A BIG MISTAKE. A WASTE OF A CREDIT! UGH!

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  • Benita
  • 21-09-2020

Great Story

Loved the ending. Was very surprised at by the work of the Detective and how he followed through on the case.

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