Eye of the Beholder

Eye of the Beholder

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Penguin Putnam
Edgar Award-winner David Ellis shifts gears to deliver a stunning new thriller where every character has a secret-and every secret has a price.

David Ellis's In the Company of Liars is an audaciously inventive thriller. In a David Ellis novel, nothing is ever what it seems, and so it is with Eye of the Beholder, a heart-pounding novel filled with dark secrets and the horrific lengths that desperate people will go to keep them.

Renowned attorney Paul Riley has built a lucrative career based on his famous prosecution of Terry Burgos, a serial killer who followed the lyrics of a violent song to gruesomely murder six girls. Now, fifteen years later, the police are confronted with a new series of murders and mutilations. Riley is the first to realize that the two cases are connected-and that the killer seems to be willing to do anything to keep him involved. As the murderer's list of victims becomes less random and more personal, Riley finds himself at the center of a police task force assigned to catch the murderer-as both an investigator and a suspect.

Driven by his own fear that he may have overlooked something crucial during the investigation years ago, Riley must sift through fifteen years of lies in order to uncover the truth-but the killer isn't the only one who wants to keep the past buried. . . .

Baker & Taylor
Having built a successful career based on his famous prosecution of a serial killer fifteen years earlier, attorney Paul Riley realizes that his past case has eerie ties to a new series of murders and that the killer has an agenda aimed specifically at Paul himself.

Blackwell North Amer
Attorney Paul Riley has built a lucrative career on his famous prosecution of Terry Burgos, a serial killer who emulated the lyrics of a violent song to gruesomely murder six girls, including the daughter of billionaires Harland and Natalia Bentley. Now, fifteen years later, the police are confronted with a new series of murders - and the grisly second verse to the song. Riley is the first to realize that the two cases are connected and that the line between copycat and cover-up has been blurred. But as the murderer's list of victims becomes less random and more personal, Riley finds himself at the center of a police task force as both an investigator and a suspect.
The layers encasing the mystery unravel, and old deceptions emerge with dangerous new consequences. Driven by his own fear that he may have overlooked something crucial during the investigation years ago - and worse yet, the possibility that he is responsible for the execution of an innocent man. Riley sifts through fifteen years of lies in order to uncover the truth. But what he discovers along the way is that the killer isn't the only one who wants to keep the past buried.

Baker
& Taylor

Having built a successful career based on his famous prosecution of a serial killer fifteen years earlier, attorney Paul Riley realizes that his past case has eerie ties to a new series of murders and that the killer has an agenda aimed specifically at Paul himself. By the Edgar Award-winning author of Line of Vision. 75,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2007
ISBN: 9780399154331
0399154337
Branch Call Number: FICTION ELLIS
Characteristics: 394 p.

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Sep 03, 2017

Really enjoyed this book by David Ellis. Have read most of his books but some how I missed this one. A great read!

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RazorSteel
Feb 24, 2010

Couldn't put it down. If you want the challenge of trying to figure out how everything shakes out in the end, this book is for you. Great crime fiction, up there with Patterson, Deaver, Childs, et. al.

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