The Burial Hour by Jeffery Deaver

Published March 19, 2021

The Burial Hour by Jeffery Deaver

Book info

  • Title The Burial Hour
  • Author Jeffery Deaver
  • Year 2017
  • Genres Thriller, Crime

When a man is snatched from a New York street in broad daylight, the only clue is a miniature noose left on the pavement. By the time criminal forensic scientist Lincoln Rhyme is involved, a video of the missing man is already online, his dying breaths set to a grisly music by someone calling himself The Composer. Rhyme and fellow investigator Amelia Sachs must follow The Composer across the globe as he continues his horrifying creation, kidnapping further victims to add their last breaths to his piece. But with Rhyme and Sachs in a whole new world with its own rules, how can they possibly guess what danger they're in when the music finally stops?


I wasn’t as keen on this book as I have been on others, the travel to Italy didn’t work for me as well as I’d hoped, there seemed to be quite a feature on the language barriers and different cultures without it really making any difference to the story. I did enjoy Ercole though, a fish out of water detective who was blamed for making errors when he was actually one of the smartest ones there.

Still, interesting mystery that I didn’t guess any of the twists and turns to at all.

Rating: 3 / 5

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