7 Days : Benny Griessel

  • by Deon Meyer
  • Narrated by Saul Reichlin
  • Series: Benny Griessel
  • 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

I'll shoot a policeman every day until you arrest the murderer of Hanneke Sloet.
Shortly after the South African Police Services receive this threatening email, a policeman is shot by a sniper and recovering alcoholic Benny Griessel is ordered to reopen the Sloet case.
Hanneke Sloet was a sensual and ambitious lawyer. At the time of her murder she was working on one of the biggest Black Empowerment deals in South African history. She was found dead in her luxury Cape Town apartment, a single stab wound to her chest.
After 40 days, the trail has gone cold. The first investigation could find no motive and no leads, only a set of nude photographs, an ex-boyfriend with a rock-solid alibi, conniving attorneys and financial double-dealing.
Benny has to deal with immense pressure from his superiors, the media and the unfathomable sniper, whose emails keep coming and who won't stop shooting. And then there's Benny's love interest, former pop sensation Alexa Barnard, who is also trying to rebuild her life after the ravages of alcohol, and Benny has to make sure she stays sober for her comeback.
At the same time, Benny's feisty colleague, Captain Mbali Kaleni, is hunting the shooter, trying desperately to find what connects him to Hanneke Sloet.
Both Benny and Mbali are about to endure seven days of hell.

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What the Critics Say

“Meyer is the leading chronicler of South Africa, and his latest novel shows off his technical skill . . . a dazzling performance.” (Sunday Times Books of the Year 2011)

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Most Helpful

Enjoyable

Worth listening to! Deon Meyer is an excellent author and this book doesn't disappoint. Narrator does a good job.
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- Lorna

Complicated and very slow moving

This novel, being South African tends to be a bit difficult to follow as the names are tricky. Also I felt that the police tended to lack a certain sofistication and bludgeoned their way through from one tangle to the next. Any successes were purely accidental!
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- mollyeyre

Book Details

  • Release Date: 13-09-2012
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton