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The Victims' Club

Narrated by: Scott Merriman
Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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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  • Lady Ice
  • 10-06-2019

Quick, straight to the point.

Nice for a short story. Broke up from listening to the long books I tend to listen to. Thanks for a quick one!

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  • 31-05-2019

Disappointing

I had hoped for a more interesting plot and conclusion. Sorry but it was boring in most parts.

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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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  • Tamalybabe
  • 22-03-2019

I liked it, but.....

I love short stories and I always enjoy Scott Merriman’s narration. My beef with this book is we never find out why the crime was committed! Very unsatisfying ending. Since this only cost me $1 I guess I can’t really complain.

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  • Mango Amos
  • 14-03-2019

Good story

The story is good, but the narration have me a migraine. Not worth your time.

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  • Maggie
  • 20-02-2019

Good crime fiction!

Good story, some good twists! Fairly simple story and the perfect length.

My only issue was the narrator 's voice when representing the female character and I can't exactly explain why! Sort of sounds like a Monty Python imitation.

Otherwise I thoroughly enjoyed the story!

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  • Jim Robinson
  • 15-02-2019

Another Deaver Gem

A good detective story by Jeffery Deaver. Listened to it on Audible and enjoyed it.

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  • Trudy Owens
  • 12-02-2019

A smile at the end of an enraging "joke"

Corruption in the university regarding athletes' behavior will make you mad. The ease with which today's technology can ruin someone's position and dignity will heat your blood. But the detective doesn't stop looking despite the smug denying faces. There's also a maddening legal twist that will bring a smile at the end. Deaver shows his ability as a writer in this short story, creating real personalities and believable scenes. Scott Merriman does a fine job voicing the characters.

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  • Elaine Jackson
  • 04-02-2019

A Great Afternoon Sprint

Hope this becomes a series of short reads. I enjoyed the Avery character and the way he handles things, detective on a deputies pay.