The Butcher

The Butcher

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"From the author of the acclaimed suspense novels Creep and Freak and whom Jeffery Deaver has praised as a "top of the line thriller writer," The Butcher is a high-octane novel about lethal secrets that refuse to die--until they kill again. A rash of grisly serial murders plagued Seattle until the infamous "Beacon Hill Butcher" was finally hunted down and killed by police chief Edward Shank in 1985. Now, some thirty years later, Shank, retired and widowed, is giving up his large rambling Victorian house to his grandson Matt, whom he helped raise. Settling back into his childhood home and doing some renovations in the backyard to make the house feel like his own, Matt, a young up-and-coming chef and restaurateur, stumbles upon a locked crate he's never seen before. Curious, he picks the padlock and makes a discovery so gruesome it will forever haunt him... Faced with this deep dark family secret, Matt must decide whether to keep what he knows buried in the past, go to the police, or take matters into his own hands. Meanwhile Matt's girlfriend, Sam, has always suspected that her mother was murdered by the Beacon Hill Butcher--two years after the supposed Butcher was gunned down. As she pursues leads that will prove her right, Sam heads right into the path of Matt's terrible secret. A thriller with taut, fast-paced suspense, and twists around every corner, The Butcher will keep you guessing until the bitter, bloody end"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2014
Edition: First Gallery Books hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781476734231
1476734232
9781476734217
1476734216
Branch Call Number: HILLIER
Characteristics: 344 pages ; 24 cm

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40parachute
Nov 12, 2016

Excellent skin crawl fest story...have been enjoying all 3 of Jennifer Hillier's book...Creep & Freak & Butcher! I totally agree with what Jeffrey Deaver said "Top of the line thriller writer!" Indeed!

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palmer0808
Jul 29, 2015

I really liked this book. It was written like a Colombo episode! You knew by Chapter 1 who the killer was, then you just had to wait and see who would figure it out!

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Granof5
Nov 04, 2014

I'm a lover of mystery stories and this is one of the best. Couldn't put it down.

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