Summary

Twenty thrilling writers. One chilling mystery.
Pericles "Perry" Christo is a P.I. with a past. A one-time NYPD homicide cop, Perry has been struggling since he lost his badge, and his marriage, in a notorious corruption scandal. So when wealthy Upper East Side matron Julia Drusilla calls him one cold February night, he jumps at the chance to work what seems to be a straightforward (and lucrative) case. Julia needs Perry to track down the whereabouts of her beautiful yet aimless daughter, Angelina, who is about to become a very wealthy young heiress.
But as Perry digs deeper, he discovers there's much more to the story of the lovely "Angel". Her father, her best friend, her boyfriend - they all have agendas of their own. This classic noir tale twists and turns down New York's mean streets and around Hamptons beaches and back roads, during a bitterly cold and gray winter where nothing is as it seems and everyone has something to hide.
Told in the same "serial novel" format that made 2011's No Rest for the Dead such a commercial and critical success, Inherit the Dead is a collaboration among 20 of today's best-selling mystery and thriller authors each taking a chapter of the narrative and infusing it with their signature style.
The editor, Jonathan Santlofer, has arranged to donate any royalties in excess of editor and contributor compensation to Safe Horizon, a leading provider of services to victims of violence and abuse, making this a worthy and winning accomplishment that showcases today's finest writers at their very best.
©2013 Lee Child, Lisa Unger, C.J. Box, Lawrence Block, Charlaine Harris, Jonathan Santlofer, and Mary Higgins Clark (P)2013 Simon & Schuster
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1 out of 5 stars
By Shannon on 12-10-13

Anti-climactic: Boring

I expected more from this book. Too much internal dialogue. I forced myself to hang in there until the end as I thought it would surely get good at some point, but it didn't and the ending was dumb. Don't waste your credit.

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2 out of 5 stars
By JlL on 14-10-13

Boring

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Someone who doesn't like a lot of action or suspense.

What do you think your next listen will be?

I just downloaded Twist, the newest book in the Frank Quinn series by John Lutz.

Any additional comments?

I have read most of these authors individually and love thier books. With each author doing a chapter, the flow just wasn't there. I know that part of the proceeds of the sale go to charity, which I think is great, but that wasn't enough motivation for me to even get through the whole book. This was a book I just couldn't wait to put down.

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