18 Seconds

  • by George Shuman
  • Narrated by Lindsay Crouse
  • 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Investigative consultant Sherry Moore is blind and stunningly beautiful, with the extraordinary ability to "see" the deceased's last 18 seconds of memory by touching the corpse. A head injury at age five left her without sight and prevented her from remembering her past. When Sherry discovers she has the sight, she learns to use her gift to help others solve mysteries that only she can tap into. Serial killer Earl Sykes was never caught for his vicious murders. Instead, a deadly traffic accident landed him in prison. Now almost 30 years later, he returns to the seaside town of Wildwood, New Jersey, and to abducting young female victims for his gruesome games.
Wildwood police lieutenant Kelly O'Shaughnessy is stymied over the disappearance of young women. When an old man's untimely death leads Sherry Moore to Wildwood, O'Shaughnessy's desperation forces her to accept Sherry's help, but not without consequence. As the two women join forces to discover the killer's identity, they unwittingly become the hunted, marching deeper with every step into the monster's lair.
A law enforcement veteran himself, George Shuman packs a realistic style and authentic investigative detail into this taunt tale filled with pulse pounding tension that will send listeners right to the edge.

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What the Critics Say

"Excellent!" (Stephen King)
"The vividly drawn central figures and authoritative voice keep the reader grimly committed." (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

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I Agree with Steven King

I regularly read/listen to titles recommended by Steven King on his website. He gave this one an Excellant. Yes, the book is obviously an introduction to other tales yet to come. And I will read the series.
The narrator in this reading did a very good job. Listen for yourself.
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- Thomas

Entertaining and full of Suspense

I enjoyed this book. The author did a great job of weaving the characters together - in fact, you need to pay attention as you'll be suprised. Highly recommend.
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- Diane M Benetz

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-28-2006
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio