Audio Book Review: The Disappearance of Stephanie Mailer, translated by Howard Curtis, narrated by Greg Lockett, Stephanie Dufrense, Todd Kramer.
on Sheila Ash (India), 18/Mar/2023 15:37, 34 days ago
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The Disappearance of Stephanie MailerbyJoƫl DickerTranslated byHoward CurtisMy rating:4 of 5 starsI'm on a roll. This is the second book I have read by this author. I now
realise I'm reading them in the reverse order to which he wrote them,
but not that the books are in any way connected.The Enigma of Room 622andThe Disappearance of Stephanie Mailerare both thoroughly engaging thrillers.This
one is set in the USA, in the Hamptons and is a detective driven crime
novel. Once again Dicker has the reader unwrapping the onion, layer by
layer as she encounters all his twists and revelations in this
compelling read. Once again I couldn't put it down. Once again Dicker
plays with timelines.Here we have the sleepy resort town of
Orfea in 1994 and in 2014. In 2014 amateur actors are putting on the
lead play in the town's literary festival. In 1994 during its opening
festival the town mayor, wife, his son, and a jogger are gunned down
during the first play. Dicker twists with the play on parallels, dipping
back and forth between the two time periods. His back stories to his
character are well fleshed out creating people who would come alive on
any screen dramatisation. The audio version I listened to likewise had a
suit of narrators - Greg Lockett, Stephanie Dufrense, Todd Kramer.ashramblings