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The Killing Circle

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ISBN13: 9780312384760
ISBN10: 0312384769
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From acclaimed, internationally bestselling author Andrew Pyper, a suspenseful page-turner that explores the repercussions of the most dishonest of thefts: stealing another’s story and calling it your own.When Patrick Rush, journalist, single father, and failed novelist, decides to join a creative writing circle, it seems a fertile time for the imagination. Throughout Toronto, a murderer is striking at random, leaving his victims’ bodies mutilated and dismembered, and taunting the police with cryptic notes.

            Influenced by the atmosphere of menace and fear, the group begins to read each other their own dark, unsettling tales. One, Angela, tells a mesmerizing story about a childstealer called the Sandman. Patrick, though, ?nds fantasy and reality becoming blurred. Is the maniac at large in fact the Sandman? What does Angela really know? And is he himself being stalked by the killer?

            It is only when his son is snatched that Patrick understands what he must do: embark on a horrifying journey into the unknown and track down the elusive ?gure known as the Sandman.

            At once a complex and compulsive read, The Killing Circle explores the side effects of an increasingly fame-mad culture, where even the staid realm of literature can fall prey to ravenous ambition and competition.

"Extraordinary . . . Powered by an ingeniously nonlinear narrative and suffused with a tone thick with dread, this is easily Pyper’s most ambitious—and absorbing—work to date.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

The Killing Circle is one great read: darkly lyrical and atmospheric, it’s as haunting as it is gripping. Highly recommended.” —Harlan Coben

“Very smart, very scary, very good: once I started I couldn’t stop. Fans of dark and witty suspense will love The Killing Circle.” —Peter Abrahams, author of Oblivion

Synopsis:

A newspaper critic joins a local writing circle only to discover that a fellow classmate may be involved in a series of murders.

Synopsis:

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE CRIME BOOK

Patrick Rush is a single father, unhappy with his career, devoted to his young son but haunted by the loss of his wife, when he joins a local writing group. In the candlelit studio where the circle meets, he finds one writer's work far more powerful than the others--a young woman named Angela, who writes about a girl stalked by a killer named the Sandman. But Angela's stories may be more autobiography than tall tale: soon the members of the group are being hunted by a shadowy figure resembling the Sandman, and the line between fiction and real life beings to dissolve. When his own son is taken, Patrick is forced to chase down the Sandman for himself and to discover the ending to his own terrifying story.

Synopsis:

From acclaimed, internationally bestselling author Andrew Pyper, a suspenseful page-turner that explores the repercussions of the most dishonest of thefts: stealing another's story and calling it your own.When Patrick Rush, journalist, single father, and failed novelist, decides to join a creative writing circle, it seems a fertile time for the imagination. Throughout Toronto, a murderer is striking at random, leaving his victims' bodies mutilated and dismembered, and taunting the police with cryptic notes.

Influenced by the atmosphere of menace and fear, the group begins to read each other their own dark, unsettling tales. One, Angela, tells a mesmerizing story about a childstealer called the Sandman. Patrick, though, ?nds fantasy and reality becoming blurred. Is the maniac at large in fact the Sandman? What does Angela really know? And is he himself being stalked by the killer?

It is only when his son is snatched that Patrick understands what he must do: embark on a horrifying journey into the unknown and track down the elusive ?gure known as the Sandman.

At once a complex and compulsive read, The Killing Circle explores the side effects of an increasingly fame-mad culture, where even the staid realm of literature can fall prey to ravenous ambition and competition.

Extraordinary . . . Powered by an ingeniously nonlinear narrative and suffused with a tone thick with dread, this is easily Pyper's most ambitious--and absorbing--work to date. --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

The Killing Circle is one great read: darkly lyrical and atmospheric, it's as haunting as it is gripping. Highly recommended. --Harlan Coben

Very smart, very scary, very good: once I started I couldn't stop. Fans of dark and witty suspense will love The Killing Circle, --Peter Abrahams, author of Oblivion

About the Author

Andrew Pyper is the author of the novels Lost Girls (which was a New York Times and Globe and Mail Notable Book of the Year), The Killing Circle, and The Trade Mission: A Novel of Psychological Terror, as well as Kiss Me, a collection of stories.  He lives in Toronto, and his Web site is www.andrewpyper.com.

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Clark, May 1, 2009 (view all comments by Clark)
The Killing Circle by Andrew Pyper is a great book. I am lucky to have stumbled across this book at the store because it is well worth the money and time. The engaging and entertaining plot is one of the best that I have read in quite a while. Pyper installs a sense of creepiness throughout the story . . . it kept me reading on to find out what in the world was going on. I felt that Pyper was very accurate in delivering a psychological toll that the main character would be going through with an intense story such as this. This book is for anyone who enjoys reading dark mystery/suspense. I will be reading more of Andrew Pyper.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312384760
Subtitle:
A Novel
Publisher:
Picador
Author:
Pyper, Andrew
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Authors
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Literary
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20090929
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.54 x 6.42 x 1.15 in

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Product details 336 pages St. Martin's Minotaur - English 9780312384760 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A newspaper critic joins a local writing circle only to discover that a fellow classmate may be involved in a series of murders.
"Synopsis" by ,

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE CRIME BOOK

Patrick Rush is a single father, unhappy with his career, devoted to his young son but haunted by the loss of his wife, when he joins a local writing group. In the candlelit studio where the circle meets, he finds one writer's work far more powerful than the others--a young woman named Angela, who writes about a girl stalked by a killer named the Sandman. But Angela's stories may be more autobiography than tall tale: soon the members of the group are being hunted by a shadowy figure resembling the Sandman, and the line between fiction and real life beings to dissolve. When his own son is taken, Patrick is forced to chase down the Sandman for himself and to discover the ending to his own terrifying story.

"Synopsis" by , From acclaimed, internationally bestselling author Andrew Pyper, a suspenseful page-turner that explores the repercussions of the most dishonest of thefts: stealing another's story and calling it your own.When Patrick Rush, journalist, single father, and failed novelist, decides to join a creative writing circle, it seems a fertile time for the imagination. Throughout Toronto, a murderer is striking at random, leaving his victims' bodies mutilated and dismembered, and taunting the police with cryptic notes.

Influenced by the atmosphere of menace and fear, the group begins to read each other their own dark, unsettling tales. One, Angela, tells a mesmerizing story about a childstealer called the Sandman. Patrick, though, ?nds fantasy and reality becoming blurred. Is the maniac at large in fact the Sandman? What does Angela really know? And is he himself being stalked by the killer?

It is only when his son is snatched that Patrick understands what he must do: embark on a horrifying journey into the unknown and track down the elusive ?gure known as the Sandman.

At once a complex and compulsive read, The Killing Circle explores the side effects of an increasingly fame-mad culture, where even the staid realm of literature can fall prey to ravenous ambition and competition.

Extraordinary . . . Powered by an ingeniously nonlinear narrative and suffused with a tone thick with dread, this is easily Pyper's most ambitious--and absorbing--work to date. --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

The Killing Circle is one great read: darkly lyrical and atmospheric, it's as haunting as it is gripping. Highly recommended. --Harlan Coben

Very smart, very scary, very good: once I started I couldn't stop. Fans of dark and witty suspense will love The Killing Circle, --Peter Abrahams, author of Oblivion

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