Fascinating pageturner! 'The Empty Chair' has likeable characters that you will feel you are getting inside the head of and getting to know. It has a wonderfully thought-out plot, and spine-tingling twists. This book is good for thinking about, too; it has some incredibly accurate investigative techniques employed in it, so much so that this book was required reading in my Criminal Investigation course at the university I go to.
GREAT read!! My only wish is that it didn't have to end!!
This is an amazing novel. This book is what got me hooked on Jeffery Deaver's writings. Every time you think you have it all figured out he adds just one more detail and sends you for a ride once again. There are so many twists and turns and by the time you get to the end all you want to do is pick up another and read more. You will fall in love with Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs.
If you like reading books that keep you on the edge of your seat and practically turn the pages for you. Then you need to read this book!
The 3rd Lincoln Rhyme book. This one is set in North Carolina and is, therefore, a departure from the other New York City based crime stories. But this one has all the details and clever twists as the other Lincoln Rhyme stories.
I am just in love with Deaver. This book is the third in the Rhyme series and it is not disappointing with wonderful twists and an abundance of characters. At times it is a little difficult to keep all the characters straight but is well worth it. The ending to this book is superb. Although the three books are quite good and could be stand alone books, I feel if you read from the beginning you can see the characters of Rhyme and Sachs grow and develop which make each new book even more exciting than the last. If Deaver can keep with his standards that he has established in the first three books he has me hooked forever.
Lincoln Rhyme, the renowned criminalist from The Bone collector and The Coffin Dancer, faces his ultimate opponent: a kidnapper and murderer dubbed the Insect Boy. But Rhyme is in for a surprise when he learns that catching a criminal is one thing...keeping him is another. Now Rhyme finds himself hunting ruthless killer in the heart of southern swampland-and going head-to-head with his protege Amelia Sachs, in a rivalry that tests the limits of both their expertise and their love.
For fans of Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs, this is a great addition to the collection. It is a very good mystery with an essence of romance between Rhyme and Sachs while trying to solve vicious crimes. It is a follow=up to the Bone Collector, also by Jeffrey Deaver.
The "Insect Boy"... is he a kidnapper, killer hunted by Lincoln Rhyme in the heart of a soutern swampland? Going head to head with his protege, Amelia Sachs in a rivalry that will test the limis of both, the suspense is masterful with plot twists.
Great author, very intense stories. this 1 is worth reviewing about. I enjoy the series. Nice that Coffin Dancer was made into a book, it caught my eye and starred Denzel Washington. So now I have a person for the Lincoln Rhyme character.
I got bored around 2/3 of the way through and skimmed to the last 50 or so pages. The presumed murderer is a clever character, much more than expected. The book isn't riveting like *The Bone Collector* is, though the ending has quite a whiplash effect.
This is an absolutely fascinating mystery. The twists and turns abound!
Do not get caught up in acceptance of the obvious because you will have the rug pulled out from under you with a sudden but logical revelation that turns things on it's ear.
I love Jeffery Deaver's mysteries and I swear this was my Favorite so far !
This is another excellent book in the Lincoln Rhyme series. This time he and his assistant, Amelia Sachs, are out of their element in North Carolina, near the Great Dismal Swamp. This is very unlike their native habitat of New York City and environs.
It's not easy being NYPD detective Lincoln Rhyme, the world's foremost criminalist. First of all, he's a quadriplegic. Secondly, he's forever being second-guessed and mother-henned by his ex-model-turned-cop protégé, Amelia Sachs, and his personal aide, Thom. And thirdly, it seems that he can't motor his wheelchair around a corner without bumping into one crazed psycho-killer after another.
Lincoln Rhyme, the renowned criminalist from The Bone Collector and The Coffin Dancer, faces his ultimate opponent: a kidnapper and murderer dubbed the Insect Boy. But Rhyme is in for a surprise when he learns that catching a criminal is one thing ...keeping him is another.
This story had more twists and turns and situations I thought that Lincoln Rhymes and Sachs would never get out of, with a good possible sequel to be had at the end. Often I would think, "What? How can that be?" Definitely a four star story of suspense.
Lincoln Rhyme the renowned criminalist from "The Bone Collector" and "The Coffin Dancer", faces his ultimate opponent: a kidnapper and murderer dubbed the Insect Boy. But Rhyme is in for a surprise when he learns that catching a criminal is one thing...keeping him is another. Now Rhyme finds himself hunting a ruthless killer in the heart of a southern swampland.
"A quadriplegic since a beam crushed his spinal cord years ago, Lincoln Rhyme is desperate to improve his condition and goes to the University of North Carolina Medical Center for high-risk experimental surgery. But he and his partner Amelia Sachshave hardly settled in when the local authorities come calling. In a 24-hour period, the sleepy Southern outpost of Tanner's Corner has seen a local teen murdered and 2 young girls abducted. And Rhyme and Sachs are the best chance to find the girls alive"
Lincoln Rhyme, the renowned criminalist from The Bone Collector and The Coffin Dancer, faces his ultimate opponent: a kidnapper and murderer dubbed the Insect Boy. But Rhyme is in for a surprise when he learns that catching a criminal is one thing... keeping him is another. Now Rhyme finds himself hunting a ruthless killer in the heart of a southern swampland-and going head-to-head with his protege, Amelia Sachs, in a rivalry that tests the limits of both their expertise and their love.
With intricate forensic detail, breathtaking speed, and masterful plot twists, The Empty Chair is page-turning suspense for the current master of pure detection.
I did not like this book at all. I don't think I even finished the first chapter. Which is a new thing for me. I used to take pride in the fact that I always finished the book. Nope. Too old for that crap now. I found the writing, hell I don't know, it felt contrived maybe? Too cliched? Something. I have pretty much given up on novels though. I would much rather read about someone's true life experiences, even if it is heavily embellished, in their own voice. But yeah, Bettie pretty much gives this two thumbs down. Way down man!