The Abbey by Chris Culver

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... things get stretched beyond the bounds of credibility.
-Reviewing the Evidence


From New York Times bestselling author Chris Culver, the ebook phenomenon with a million copies sold-now in print for the first time.

Ash Rashid is a former homicide detective who can't stand the thought of handling another death investigation. In another year, he'll be out of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department completely. That's the plan, at least, until his niece's body is found in the guest home of one of his city's most wealthy citizens. The coroner calls it an overdose, but the case doesn't add up. Against orders, Ash launches an investigation to find his niece's murderer, but the longer he searches, the more entangled he becomes in a case that hits increasingly close to home. If he doesn't solve it fast, his niece won't be the only family member he has to bury.


About Chris Culver

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Chris Culver is an Indiana native, but he moved to southern Arkansas when his wife was offered a faculty position at a small university. While there and when he really should have been finishing his doctorate or grading his students' papers, Chris wrote The Abbey, which spent sixteen weeks on the New York Times e-book bestseller list. He, his wife, and a houseplant named Fred currently live near St. Louis, Missouri, where Chris is working on another Ash Rashid novel.
Published February 28, 2013 by Sphere. 353 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
Bestseller Status:
Peak Rank on Sep 18 2011
Weeks as Bestseller
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on Aug 02 2012

This is a book that feeds its readers enough action to satisfy their tastes, but also has a deeper and more profound personal conflict at its centre.

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on Dec 19 2011

The book has some nice character formation in the beginning, continuing through the halfway point, and then it starts to lose momentum.

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Reviewing the Evidence

Below average
on Oct 01 2012

... things get stretched beyond the bounds of credibility.

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on Sep 24 2012

...I found it hard to put this novel down. A great page turner, perfect for a long flight or a lounger by the pool.

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on Apr 27 2012

I could not put it down and could not believe I read all 572 pages in a matter of days!

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