Seven Days : Benny Griessel

  • by Deon Meyer, K. L. Seegers (translator)
  • Narrated by Simon Vance
  • Series: Benny Griessel
  • 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Deon Meyer's Thirteen Hours won the Barry Award for Best Thriller, one of international crime fiction's most electrifying writers finally began to get the American attention he so richly deserves. With seven novels published in 20 languages (all available on audio), Meyer has set countless hearts racing with gripping stories that mix the violence, politics, natural beauty, and history of his native South Africa.
In Thirteen Hours, homicide detective Bennie Griessel struggled to solve the murder of an American girl, find her missing friend, and avoid drinking again, all in a single day. In Seven Days, Griessel is given another nearly impossible task. Two police officers have been shot, and the department has received an email from the shooter alleging a cover-up in a cold case. He threatens more violence until the case is solved.
The case in question is the murder of Hanneke Sloet, an ambitious lawyer stabbed to death in her luxury apartment. There's no apparent motive and no leads, just a set of nude photographs and an ex-boyfriend with a rock-solid alibi. Then more policemen are shot and the pressure mounts. Can Bennie solve the case and stay sober? Seven Days is a gripping adventure by a fantastic writer at the top of his game.

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Customer Reviews

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Tasteless and boring

I generally love mysteries but emphasis on women's body parts was boring and tasteless. Had nothing to do with plot. I was unable to get past first 1/3 of book/ Couldn't care about any of the characters. Big waste of time
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- Linda B.

Wonderful character development

Deon Meyer is a very good writer and his stories are a great glimpse into South African culture. When I first started listening to these stories I thought the character development phase of the story was a bit much. As I go farther with this author I have come to really enjoy his style in this aspect of the story - you become invested in the characters and become part of the story, the world they exist in. The people in the book are all real and the work and toil are all well presented, the mystery is exciting and the plot unfolds very well culminating in a terrific ending with a great plot twist. The narration is first rate and the accents spectacular. I would highly recommend this author, I have not read a bad book written by him yet, and this is a well crafted mystery novel.
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- Dennis

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-04-2012
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books