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The Violated is no exception. In Echo Park, in the small town of Santa Rita, California, the mutilated body of Martin Torrey is found by two passersby. A registered sex offender, Torrey has been a suspect in a string of recent rapes, and instant suspicion for his murder falls on the relatives and friends of the women attacked. Police chief Griffin Kells and detective Robert Ortiz are under increasing pressure from the public and from a mayor demanding results in a case that has no easy solution. Pronzini cleverly unfolds the case through alternating perspectives - Martin Torrey's wife, caught between her grief and the fear her husband was guilty; the outraged husbands of the women violated; the enterprising editor of the local paper; the mayor concerned most with his own ratings; the detectives, often spinning in circles - until a surprising break leads to a completely unexpected conclusion. The Violated is Bill Pronzini at the height of his storytelling powers.
Read by Traber Burns, Rachel Fulginiti, Keith Szarabajka, Mark Ashby, Tanya Eby, Kate Rudd, Joe Barrett, Thom Rivera, Hillary Huber, Erin Spencer, Elizabeth Wiley, Caroline Shaffer, Emily Sutton-Smith, Johnny Heller, Emily Woo Zeller, and R. C. Bray.
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By wisconsinclark on 03-28-17
Better than expected
Based on reviews over the years I have no desire to read the Pronzine Mueller books. I still do not care to read them but decided to listen to this stand alone novel. It was a refreshing change of pace, not great, but worth a listen, especially if like me you listen to lots of books and read reviews searching for anything you might like.
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