The Burial Hour by Jeffery Deaver
(A Lincoln Rhyme Novel)

67%

7 Critic Reviews

...Charlotte McKenzie, a legal liaison with the U.S. State Department, needs Rhyme’s help with the case of an American college student in Naples who’s been arrested for sexual assault. Too many twists and unlikely connections may puzzle some readers.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

DANGEROUSLY GOOD. DISTINCTIVELY DEAVER.

Forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme is back with his most harrowing case yet in this newest installment of Jeffrey Deaver's New York Times bestselling series.

A businessman snatched from an Upper East Side street in broad daylight. A miniature hangman's noose left at the scene. A nine-year-old girl, the only witness to the crime. With a crime scene this puzzling, forensic expertise of the highest order is absolutely essential. Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are called in to investigate.

Soon the case takes a stranger turn: a recording surfaces of the victim being slowly hanged, his desperate gasps the backdrop to an eerie piece of music. The video is marked as the work of The Composer...

Despite their best efforts, the suspect gets away. So when a similar kidnapping occurs on a dusty road outside Naples, Italy, Rhyme and Sachs don't hesitate to rejoin the hunt.

But the search is now a complex case of international cooperation--and not all those involved may be who they seem. Sachs and Rhyme find themselves playing a dangerous game, with lives all across the globe hanging in the balance.
 

About Jeffery Deaver

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Jeffery Deaver, a former attorney, is the New York Times bestselling author of two collections of short stories and dozens of previous suspense novels. He is best known for his Kathryn Dance and Lincoln Rhyme thrillers, most notably The Bone Collector, which was made into a feature starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. His many awards include the Novel of the Year at the International Thriller Writers’ Awards in 2009 for his standalone novel The Bodies Left Behind. The latest entries in the Lincoln Rhyme series are The Cold Moon, The Broken Window, and The Burning Wire. Visit the author on Facebook or go to JefferyDeaver.com.
 
Published April 11, 2017 by Grand Central Publishing. 481 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
Bestseller Status:
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Peak Rank on Apr 30 2017
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Critic reviews for The Burial Hour
All: 7 | Positive: 5 | Negative: 2

Kirkus

Below average
on Feb 21 2017

Although hard-core fans of Patricia Cornwell and Kathy Reichs will be duly impressed...other readers will miss more sharply distinguished characters, a more memorable villain, and a more coherent plot—particularly once the case takes on aspects of international terrorism...

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Publishers Weekly

Below average
on Feb 17 2017

...Charlotte McKenzie, a legal liaison with the U.S. State Department, needs Rhyme’s help with the case of an American college student in Naples who’s been arrested for sexual assault. Too many twists and unlikely connections may puzzle some readers.

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NY Journal of Books

Above average
Reviewed by Michael J. McCann on Apr 12 2017

At the end of the day, The Burial Hour is a fine example of one of those novels where reviewers should just get out of the way so that avid readers and their favorite characters can come together for another good time.

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Huffington Post

Good
Reviewed by Jackie K Cooper on Mar 30 2017

I would read any book by Jeffery Deaver but I get especially excited when it is a Rhyme/Sachs story. So don’t let that #13 annotation dissuade you from reading THE BURIAL HOUR. In this instance #13 means you just got very lucky.

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20Something Reads

Good
Reviewed by Joe Hartlaub on Apr 13 2017

My guess is that you should expect Rhyme and Sachs to continue doing some globetrotting. Long term? To get the answer to that, read THE BURIAL HOUR all the way to the end. You will want to anyway once you start it.

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Bestsellersworld

Good
Reviewed by Allen Hott on May 05 2017

Also as the reader works his way through all the twists and turns he will find in the end that there appears to be a pretty good chance that Lincoln and Sachs may continue working all over the planet and not just New York City! Won’t that make for lots more good reading for all of us fans???

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Reviewed by Lauren DuBois on Apr 11 2017

Deaver's latest novel in the Lincoln Rhyme series is as good as the ones before it...The story will keep you guessing until the very end, making it worth the experience.

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