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By David Ellis

Edgar Award-winner David Ellis shifts gears to convey a beautiful new mystery the place each personality has a secret-and each mystery has a cost.

David Ellis's within the corporation of Liars is an audaciously artistic mystery. In a David Ellis novel, not anything is ever what it kind of feels, and so it's with Eye of the Beholder , a heart-pounding novel choked with darkish secrets and techniques and the awful lengths that determined humans will visit continue them.

Renowned lawyer Paul Riley has equipped a profitable occupation in response to his recognized prosecution of Terry Burgos, a serial killer who the lyrics of a violent music to gruesomely homicide six ladies. Now, fifteen years later, the police are faced with a brand new sequence of murders and mutilations. Riley is the 1st to achieve that the 2 situations are connected-and that the killer looks prepared to do something to maintain him concerned. because the murderer's checklist of sufferers turns into much less random and extra own, Riley unearths himself on the heart of a police activity strength assigned to trap the murderer-as either an investigator and a suspect.

Driven through his personal worry that he could have missed anything an important in the course of the research years in the past, Riley needs to sift via fifteen years of lies on the way to discover the truth-but the killer is not the just one who desires to continue the earlier buried. . . .

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I’ve been to their home,” Mullaney said. “I’ve met Cassie. ” He squeezed Paul’s arm hard. A vein appeared in his forehead. ”  -0*+ F $ C $ # y the time  Riley visited Ellie Danzinger’s off-campus apartment, the technicians had done their work. He believed in visiting the scenes, regardless, and there was every reason to believe that the first crime Terry Burgos had committed took place in this apartment. The apartment was well appointed, though Riley understood it had come prefurnished, which made sense for a student on a summer rental.

Sometimes, it came remarkably easily. Otherwise, it was a game, where any number of questions could potentially open the floodgates. The interrogator’s job was to poke around the dam, look for the hole. Burgos had ducked the question. “I mean now,” Lightner said. ” Ducking again. Yes, he had returned the keys. But had he made a copy? The assumption—the only cautious assumption that could be made—was that Burgos had made copies of every key to the Mansbury facility. So the dean, Janet Scotland, had canceled classes indefinitely and declared all school areas off-limits, while law enforcement scoured every single nook and cranny of every facility to ensure there were no more dead bodies.

Riley couldn’t see the order in which the photographs had been rearranged by Burgos, either, but at this point he had no doubt that they were in the order in which the bodies had been placed in that custodian locker. Burgos’s breathing escalated. He seemed incredibly uneasy all of a sudden, but his feet were planted. A couple of the people in the room with Paul jerked at Burgos’s physical movement, but Riley held out a hand. Joel Lightner was the consummate professional, expressing no alarm whatsoever at Burgos’s mild outburst.

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