The Devil and the River

  • by R. J. Ellory
  • Narrated by Eric Meyers, Laurence Bouvard
  • 17 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

‘When the rains came they found the girl's face. Just her face. At least that was how it appeared...’.
Sheriff John Gaines is called down to the riverside when the body of a teenage girl is found. It is that of Nancy Denton - a girl missing for over two decades. Now she's been found her mother can finally put her memory to rest, but Nancy's body bears horrific mutilations that suggest she was subjected to a terrifying voodoo ritual. As Gaines digs ever deeper into the dark secrets of the town he is forced to confront his own demons…


What the Critics Say

"Classic noir… Ellory is beginning to sound like the master [James Ellroy]. I can think of no higher praise." ( Daily Mail on A Dark and Broken Heart)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Worth the time invested.

A very slow start.
I almost gave up several times as I had not expected this novel to dwell on the Vietnamese war so much.
However I was rewarded in the end!
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- Becky

Took a while, but then the magic happened

It took time to ‘get into’ this book, but all of a sudden I was hooked and enthralled. The only slight criticism I would have is the somewhat lengthy discourse on the Vietnam War, which was unexpected. As a child of the 60s I lived through the era wit my peers, and appreciate the sentiment, but nevertheless I still thought it went on a bit...
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- J Blackmur

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-06-2013
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks