The Strangler

  • by William Landay
  • Narrated by Stephen Hoye
  • 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It's 1963, and what terrifies Bostonians most is the mysterious killer who has already claimed a dozen victims, a murderer whose name is indelibly linked to their city: the Boston Strangler. For the three Daley brothers, sons of a Boston cop, crime is the family business. They are simply on different sides of it. Joe is the eldest, a tough-talking cop whose gambling habits drag him down into the city's gangland. Michael is the middle son, a Harvard-educated lawyer working for an ambitious attorney general. And Ricky, the devil-may-care youngest son, floats above the fray as an expert burglar - until the Strangler strikes too close to home.
As Joe's mob debts close in around him, and Michael becomes snarled in a murder investigation gone wrong, and Ricky is hunted by both sides of the law, the three brothers - and the women who love them - are forced to take sides. Now each must look deeper into a killer's murderous rage, into their family's own lethal secrets, and into the one death that has changed them forever.
As William Landay's complex, compassionate, and terrifying novel builds to a climax, two mysteries will collide, and a shattering truth will be revealed.

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What the Critics Say

"Landay movingly explores the bonds of family and basic questions of honesty and loyalty." (Publishers Weekly)
"A crackling debut that answers the question: Who will be the new Grisham? Stylish writing, wickedly convoluted plotting, and an insider's view of big-city jurisprudence and police accommodation." (Kirkus Reviews)

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Too boring to finish!

Though I thougt Defending Jacob by this author was top-notch, The Strangler nearly
put me to sleep. Skip it!
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- Laura "Why ever would I do that?"

I liked the surprises.

Would you try another book from William Landay and/or Stephen Hoye?

yes


Would you be willing to try another book from William Landay? Why or why not?

yes. I bought this book because I read Defending Jacob, which was one of the best books I've read.


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- Harriet

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-04-2007
  • Publisher: Random House Audio