Book Reviews of Speaking in Tongues

Speaking in Tongues
Speaking in Tongues
Author: Jeffery Deaver
ISBN-13: 9780671024109
ISBN-10: 0671024108
Publication Date: 10/21/2002
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 127 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
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Deaver is one of my favorite authors and this is a good book but not great. the story is about a daughter's disappearance and the bringing togetehr of her divorced parents..thrilling...yes...his best..no...but still a good read
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LOVE Jeffrey Deaver-he's a master!I really enjoyed this book. It's about a crazy guy out for revenge who kidnaps this lawyers daughter and everything they go through to get her back/escape.It's complicated.
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A good thriller, keeps you wondering what will happen next.
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Interesting listen.
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GREAT BOOK
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Has Great suspense and BRILLIANT Twist at the end; very enjoyable !
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This is a Large Print Edition. It's a phychological thriller involving an ex-trial lawyer trying to start a new life as a farmer. He's separated from his wife and estranged daughter. The bad guy in the book wants revenge and kidnaps the daughter. The book is a good read and the books has a good plot with unpredictable twists and plots.
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This is an excellent, tightly told, story with complex twists and turns that definitely keeps you glued to the pages. The story had me deeply engrossed from the start and the ending was completely satisfying.
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If you like psychological thrillers, this book is a great read! This devious and manipulative bad guy makes for good suspense.
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Matthews is a man with a gift: he can talk anyone into any thing. He used this talent for good as a psychologist, but is now using it for revenge.

Jeffery deavers creates strong characters and developes plots that pull you to places you normally would refuse to go. Very compelling story teller.
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Very good book, keeps you on the edge of your seat!!
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His usual good read.
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The first Jeffery Deaver I have read. Suspencefull with lots of twists and turns.
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Very very good book. Will keep you guessing the whole time!
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Deaver is one of my favorite authors. This book is an earlier one so not as intense as his later books. But I still enjoyed it.
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Aaron Matthews is a man with a gift: he can talk anyone into doing almost anything. As a psychologist he used that talent to help people. Now he's using it against one man in a deadly scheme of revenge.
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Aaron Matthews is a man with a gift: he can talk anyone into doing almost anything. As a psychologist he used that talent to help people. Now he's using it against one man in a deadly scheme of revenge.
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Not a "5 star" but great reading none the less. You'll be saying to yourself: "wow, I didn't see that coming!"
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Very, very scary. He made my heart beat faster and I couldn't read this one right before bed. Great writer. You should read it.
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As always with Deaver, great story.
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Before he launched his praised and popular series about quadriplegic criminologist Lincoln Rhyme (The Empty Chair, etc.), Deaver made his reputation with tricky, stylish thrillers such as Praying for Sleep and Manhattan Is My Beat. This slick novel is a throwback to those books and Deaver's first wholly outside the Rhyme universe since A Maiden's Grave. The basic plot is simple. An insane but intensely charismatic psychiatrist, Aaron Matthews, for reasons revealed only near book's end, kidnaps his patient, alienated Megan McCall, the young adult daughter of former Virginia prosecutor Tate Collier, and imprisons her in an abandoned mental institution. Tate and his estranged wife go looking for Megan and enlist the cops in their search. Much violence ensues. Deaver's characters are workable but not deep, though there's some psychological probing along the fault lines dividing Tate, his wife and their daughter. The novel's primary appeal arises from its thrills, which are plentiful. Like James Patterson, Deaver writes dialogue-driven prose, in short, strong sentences and paragraphs that demand little from the reader while seizing attention to the max. Tate and his wife are forgettable heroes, but Deaver tells some of the story from feisty Megan's gripping POV, as she fights back against her captorAone dandy villain who delights in conning others through disguise and misdirection, allowing for plenty of plot curves. This isn't Deaver's most accomplished novel but it's high-energy entertainment.
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Aaron Matthews, a former psychologist with a knack for talking people into things, is out to destroy the life of Tate Collier. Collier is a trial lawyer who prosecuted Matthew's son for a killing when he was a teen. A short time after the teen went into prison, he was brutally murdered. Matthews wants to take the life of Collier's teenage daughter in revenge. He does this by kidnapping the daughter after a counseling session and makes it look like a runaway. She's taken to an old abandoned mental hospital where Matthews plans on murdering her. Collier suspects that his daughter's disappearance is not what it seems, but everyone who can provide answers is either dying or being framed for other crimes. The story is a race to see if Collier can figure out who is doing all this, and to find his daughter before harm comes to her.
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very suspensful
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Interesting concept. A psycologist who usually uses his talents to help people is using them for revenge on one man.Very good book
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As always a great read. Deaver is an excellent writer, this books is gruesome, has twists. Keeps you guessing. I had to finish it in one night.
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Jeffery Deaver is a master thriller writter.
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"Speaking In Tongues is like Cape Fear on steroids. It's a supra-nasty, but unquestionably suspenseful, tale of revenge...The villian is smooth and beguiling." -Los Angeles Times
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Aaron Matthews is a man with a gift: he can talk anyone into doing anything. As a psychologist, he used that talent to help people. Now he's using it against one man in a deadly scheme of revenge. A spine-tingling novel of psychological manipulation.
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I thought this would be the beginning of a new series, as it's sort of a spin off from the Lincoln Rhyme series, he makes a brief appearance, but this book is great all on it's own.
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Aaron Matthews, a former psychologist with a knack for talking people into things, is out to destroy the life of Tate Collier. Collier is a trial lawyer who prosecuted Matthew's son for a killing when he was a teen. A short time after the teen went into prison, he was brutally murdered. Matthews wants to take the life of Collier's teenage daughter in revenge. He does this by kidnapping the daughter after a counseling session and makes it look like a runaway. She's taken to an old abandoned mental hospital where Matthews plans on murdering her. Collier suspects that his daughter's disappearance is not what it seems, but everyone who can provide answers is either dying or being framed for other crimes. The story is a race to see if Collier can figure out who is doing all this, and to find his daughter before harm comes to her.
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Jeffery Deaver does it again - this book is a fast read, a gripping story that keeps you on the edge of your seat waiting to see what happens next.
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I liked it!
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Aaron Matthews is a man with a gift: he can talk anyone into doing almost anything. As a psychologist he used that talent to help people. Now he's using it against one man in a deadly scheme of revenge. With former trial lawyer Tate Collier as his target, the brilliant, ruthless Matthews knows the easisst way to destroy his adversary is to strike at the point of least resistance, which for Collier is his teenage daughter, Megan.
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Gives the shivers for real.
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Loved this book. read it in one day. cant wait to try another of deavers.
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I really like jeffery Deaver but this book was not one of his better books
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Classic Deaver. Very good.
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TATE COLLIER, ONCE ONE OF THE FINEST TRIAL LAWYERS IN THE COUNTRY, IS NOW A DIVORCED GENTLEMAN FARMER IN RURAL VIRGINIA.
AARON MATHEWS, A BRILLIANT PSYCHOLOGIST, HAS TURNED HIS TALENTS TO FAR DEADLIER GAOLS THAN CURING PATIENTS; HE'S TARGETED TATE, HIS EX-WIFE & HIS ESTRANGED DAUGHTER FOR UNSPEAKABLE REVENGE.