Whispers of the Dead : (David Hunter 3), Paperback Book

Whispers of the Dead : (David Hunter 3) Paperback

Part of the David Hunter series

3.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


The victim has been bound and tortured, the body decomposed beyond recognition...A second body is found.

A nightmare is about to begin...A serial killer is at work and the death toll is rising...A brutal abduction - a helpless victim is taken...And for forensics expert David Hunter, it's become a terrifying race against time.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480 pages, None
  • Publisher: Random House USA Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780553817515

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There are several things to like about the third book in the Dr. David Hunter series. The plot is very interesting and the tension runs high, particularly toward the end. You become involved and begin to feel that you "see where this is going". And sometimes you are right on and sometimes the story takes an unanticipated 90 degree turn. I was particularly looking forward to this book because the author chose to end the previous book with a cliffhanger. Throughout the first quarter of Whispers of the Dead then we are given bits and pieces to explain what happened subsequently. A well done for that whole treatment and a scratch of the head as to why more series authors don't occasionally employ a similar device - too campy? Not if it's done well, and (duh !) you are writing a series, afterall. Anyway, the only disappoinment I had with this book was the characters, big time. A key female is characterized in a very cliched way. Hunter, a Brit, is in the US on training/sabattical at a research facility in the Knoxville area and a number of local characters treat our somewhat wimpy hero in a very un-American, unwelcoming, grumpy fashion. And it went on and on throughout the book - it became annoying and distracting because it is not an accurate portrayal of a typical American reaction to a visitor, particularly a foreign one, whether it's at Disneyland or a crime scene. Disappointing, took a lot away from the book for me.

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The third book in the David Hunter series and not quite up to the standard of the first two in my opinion. This time Hunter is on a working visit to a Tennessee "Body Farm" research facility when a serial killer strikes and he becomes embroiled in the investigation and subsequent autopsies. Like the other Hunter books not one for the squeamish.

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