A gripping thriller about an evangelistic preacher turned killer from New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Deaver.Tate Collier is the silver-tongued prosecutor whose successful career has finally caught up with him. When their daughter disappears, Collier and his ex-wife desperately want to believe it's teenage rebellion. But insidious signs point to foul play. Indeed, the past has come back to haunt Collier?in the form of Aaron Matthews, a brilliant, Harvard-educated psychiatrist bent on vengeance of Biblical proportions. Matthews, a gifted orator himself, soon drops words for weaponry, and in his murderous rage will go to any length to ruin Collier's life. Featuring an urgent race against the clock and the trademark Jeffery Deaver plot twists, Speaking in Tongues delivers the suspense punch that has made this author a reader favorite and explosive bestseller.
Dr. Aaron Matthews is a brilliant therapist of international renown. If only the characters of SPEAKING IN TONGUES knew that he is also a homicidal psychopath. At the beginning of this novel, Matthews kidnaps young Megan McCall and imprisons her in an abandoned, vermin-ridden mental hospital, which makes for as Gothic a setting as you could want. Among Megan's would-be rescuers are her father, the brilliant lawyer Tate Collier, her mother, Bett, and her sensitive, romance-novel-reading boyfriend, Josh. The estranged Tate and Bett rekindle their romance as they work together to find Megan. Meanwhile, the genius manipulator Dr. Matthews attacks his enemies with nothing but words--exploiting their weaknesses and convincing them to destroy themselves.
- Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes, Juvenile Fiction
- Mystery + Crime, Conflicts + Dualities, Family + Friendship, Medicine + Health, Peoples + Cultures, Settings, Love + Relationships + Sex, Action + Thrillers, Legal + Courtroom + Crime, Types of Characters, Work + the Workplace, Law + Crime
- August 28, 2012
- August 28, 2012
- Jeffery Deaver