Ninth and Nowhere
Seven strangers. Two hours. One tragic moment of violence that changes everything.
In this electrifying short story by New York Times bestselling suspense master Jeffery Deaver, the destinies of seven strangers intersect in ways no one sees coming. It looks like just another gray March morning in the tough urban district nicknamed Nowhere when seven lives converge: a youn...more
52 pages - Seven characters - Assess each one - Solve the mystery......if you can.
Remember....Sometimes all is not what it seems! Good Luck!
The story picked up real fast in the later half with relatable characters.
But this one was really testing my patience.
Not gripping at all.
The ending was so damn annoying.
*Not worth it.
The length makes it difficult to review; there's little that can be said without giving away too much. Basically, as the official description says, it's the story of seven pe ...more
Deaver packed a lot into such a small offering. My first impression was not a good one as it opens with the gang bangers and their street talk. Too bad the author started there. That turned me off as I avoid any crime fiction that features gangs and gun violence on the streets. I continued with it though as I was curious to see how he could craft such a short novella around 7 characters. He did it quite well actually.
Once we went from the opening gangsta scenes and were introduced to ...more
A short story
I have had the pleasure and privilege to read many short stories by Mr. Deaver. I do so because I cannot help myself. All of them are so clever it is humbling. I like to imagine that Mr. Deaver writes them because he, too, cannot help himself. Whenever I finish one of his short stories, it always seems to me that he has what may seem to be a random assortment of ideas that he tosses into the air and like jigsaw puzzle pieces they all fall down onto t ...more
At first I was sceptical about wanting to even read a short story. However, was I surprised at how quick this one can reach out and grab you! And not let go until the very last word!! Man oh man (my hippie era shining thru!!) Was I stunned!! You wonder-well did she like it? Well hell yes I liked it!! Will I read more of them when they're released?? But of course!!
Pick up a copy a give it a go! Bet you too will discover any Jeffery reaps such high accolades in his work!!---P/
It feels like a book that was abandoned after Chapter 2. It doesn't end wrapped up or intentionally ambiguous. It just stops. Characters undeveloped, plot halfway developed.
You shouldn't read this book if you are wanting a well developed short story. But, if you want a Michael Deaver sampler to decide if you liked his style or the Crime/Police genre, it's ...more
Disappointed with the number of F-bombs *nearly one for every page*. While I understand that the spoken languag ...more
The story didn't wow me, but it was good enough for a short story.
I DID appreciate how all the characters ended up winding together.
Admittedly, I don't love short stories unless they're done just right, so that could be part of the issue.
Would I read again? ...I wish I hadn't the first time, so no.
This is the story about an assortment of characters who end up on the same corner in the city. Each person is given some background information that explains how they are involved in a crime scene. I have given this short story four stars because I read this over a couple of days. Big mistake. I should have taken the ninety minutes and read it all at once, so I could keep the characters straight.