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Rage Against the Dying

Rage Against the Dying [Kindle Edition]

Becky Masterman
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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Blown away. What else can I tell you? Brigid Quinn is a heroine to cheer for, and Masterman writes like an angel who has seen far too many ungodly things. (Linwood Barclay)

Wow. An absolute pleasure. Chilling, smart, funny, and what a voice she has. (Gillian Flynn, author of the number one New York Times bestseller GONE GIRL)

RAGE AGAINST THE DYING is the kind of thriller that will keep you up long past your bedtime, and Brigid Quinn is the kind of FBI agent you have never met before, but will want to meet again! (Peter Robinson)

The novel is Masterman's debut, though it emphatically doesn't show. She writes with an assurance which many more experienced authors lack, and has created a sizzling page-turner which left me hungry for more. Brigid Quinn is a role model for women of a certain age everywhere! (MYSTERY WOMEN)

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A gutsy, gory, startlingly original serial killer thriller with a heroine who'll blow a hole in the American crime landscape

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 498 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1409143708
  • Publisher: Orion (28 Feb 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #11,198 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A very satisfying crime thriller 30 Dec 2013
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Very enjoyable read with interesting characters and plot. Serial murders, a complex FBI agent and lots of question to keep you hooked till the end.
Unusual to have an elderly female protagonist but Brigid Quinn is the kind of protagonist who seems real and believable and she carries the story. Interposed between the action, her relationship with her college professor husband adds an extra layer to the plot.
A satisfying crime thriller
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Unexpected in many ways 18 April 2014
I read a number of crime thrillers but generally prefer those written by and set in Britain (eg Ann Cleaves, Kate Atkinson, Elly Griffiths). I tried Lee Child and thought it was dreadful. This was a book club choice and I was pleasantly surprised. I liked the protagonist. It was interesting to have an old woman who was so confident in many ways but felt she had to try so hard with her marriage. There were unexpected twists and turns but a satisfying outcome. I liked the comedy of the Pugs. There was violence but it felt legitimate rather than included for the sake of it
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not very believable, but gripping nonetheless 15 Jan 2014
By Julia Flyte TOP 50 REVIEWER
Brigid Quinn is a recently retired FBI agent. One of the major cases that she worked on was a serial killer whose victims included a colleague of Quinn's who was intended to serve as bait to catch him. This case has haunted her, so when it appears that the killer has finally been apprehended she seizes the opportunity to dive back into the action. However she and the investigating agent start to question whether they have the right man. It also appears that Quinn herself may be the target of someone unknown.

This is a fast paced story which has lots of twists and turns and a very intriguing, albeit pretty nutty, main character. I read it in two sittings and was wondering what would happen in between. Lots of atmosphere, good use of its Arizonan setting and a pleasing whodunnit.

I've given it three stars because I'm torn between the parts I liked and the parts I didn't. Firstly, there are some continuity errors and while these aren't critical, they did pull me out of the action from time to time. Secondly and more importantly, the main character's actions just stop being believable at some stage in the second half of the book. Obsessive agent or not, I can't accept that she would take the risks that she does or draw the conclusions that she does. Nor do I believe that it would be so hard to find someone to listen to her. Nevertheless, a fast paced and an original story.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars You won't be disappointed 22 Dec 2013
By sarah
I won this book through Good Reads First Reads

Brigid is retired FBI, haunted by the case that led to the rookie under her wing being kidnapped and murdered. The FBI finally have a confession and are happy to shut a case that to Brigid appears all wrong - in Dirty Harry style, Brigid decides to investigate for herself.

Starts with a whimper, ends with a bang, a really decent read
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A pretty good read. 22 April 2014
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This book I thought was well written, with a witty dialogue and fast-paced. Decent plot to keep me reading. The main character was likeable, if not a little stubborn which I found frustrating, but the writing style saved it. I would definitely give the author another go!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok but not great 24 Feb 2014
By Kate
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Some things jarred in this book. There were some enjoyable bits but other bits just didn't hang together as they should and I never really got the feeling of great suspense. Readable though
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific thriller 11 Jun 2014
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Hooked from the opening pulse-racing chapter. Gripping debut with believable well-drawn characters. Looking forward to the next Bridgid Quinn case.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Mediocre 7 Mar 2014
By tally
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
If you like American style crime fiction this is for you. The book gained a lot of media hype and for me didn't live up to its publicity .
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars rob
Gripping story with well-drawn characters. Brigid is fun to be around and look forward to the next in the series.
Published 6 days ago by R. Calver
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Predictable plot and poorly written. Stayed with it until the end but it was a chore!
Published 21 days ago by Jomac111
5.0 out of 5 stars page turner
Loved this book- thrilling and intelligent , I couldn't put it down and I didn't want to - some grisly bits but it was really well thought out .
Published 1 month ago by Lucy
1.0 out of 5 stars Graphic
Gave up after first few chapters, to graphic for me
Published 1 month ago by G A Norton
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read
Excellent debut novel. Can't wait to read more from this author. If you like Jeffrey Deaver, you'll love it. Think Agatha Rasin but with a checkered past and penchant for violence!
Published 2 months ago by Book Club Mavis
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good book. Full of suspension
Very good book . Full of suspension.
Published 2 months ago by Mrs.P.A.Phillips
4.0 out of 5 stars .
A very good read, couldn't quite put it down. Can't give the plot away you need to read this book
Published 2 months ago by Debbits
1.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish
Badly written American cop novel with dubious plot and main character. full of American cop jargon and slang and a couple of annoying dogs. don't waste your time. Read more
Published 3 months ago by noel richards
3.0 out of 5 stars ok
Good generic thriller. Nice to see an older woman protagonist. Little bit predictable but I would read more from this writer.
Published 3 months ago by Stainesmassif
5.0 out of 5 stars good read
Very good read I liked the fact that the main character was a woman and nearing her sixties. Good storyline kept me guessing until the end
Published 3 months ago by Lisa
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