Jeffery Deaver

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The Midnight Lock

book | Fiction | 2021
US → Putnam
UK → HarperCollins

A killer without limits
He comes into your home at night. He watches you as you sleep. He waits.

A city in turmoil

He calls himself ‘The Locksmith’. No door can keep him out. No security system can catch him. And now he’s about to kill.

A race against time to stop him
Nobody in New York is safe. Now it’s up to Lincoln Rhyme to untangle the web of evidence and catch him.

But with Lincoln under investigation himself, and tension in the city at boiling point, time is running out…


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Proszynski I S-Ka

Old pro Deaver is good at keeping you guessing, cleverly letting you get to know the villain without letting his identity slip. And his plotting is as intricate and hard to crack as the locks his villain loves to open.

The Sun

“Deaver fans sit up and take notice: Lincoln Rhyme is back. It’s been three years since the last novel in the series (The Cutting Edge, 2018), which is a long time to wait, but the good news is the wait has been worth it. This is prime Rhyme: a fiendishly smart villain, bewildering crimes, plenty of plot twists, and Lincoln, the quadriplegic criminalist, is at his cranky, belligerent, brilliantly clever best… Deaver is a master plotter, and Rhyme is, as always, a compelling hero, the kind of sleuth whose main appeal comes from watching his mind at work.”

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