The Good Suicides by Antonio Hill audiobook

The Good Suicides: A Thriller

By Antonio Hill
Read by Mark Bramhall

Random House Audio
11.37 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Unrelenting hero of The Summer of Dead Toys, Inspector Hector Salgado returns in another riveting crime thriller   After a company retreat in a remote country house, senior employees of Alemany Cosmetics return with a dark secret. They’ve each received an anonymous, menacing email of only two words: “Never forget”. What’s worse, the message is accompanied by a nightmarish photo attachment showing the bodies of dogs—hung to death from a tree—near the very same farm estate they just visited. When they begin killing themselves, one by one, the connection between the shocking photos and the suicides baffles Barcelona law enforcement and corporate think tanks alike, threatening a terrifying end for everyone involved.   Breaking through the insular power structures of these enigmatic executives isn't easy, but Inspector Salgado has his own ways of making those still alive speak up.  As the clock is ticking before another suicide, Salgado is doing all he can to bring the terror to an end.  Meanwhile, his partner Leire, bored on her maternity leave, remains fixated on Salgado’s missing wife, Ruth.  She refuses to give up on a case many—including Salgado—fear is hopeless.   Antonio Hill deftly braids these two stories together for a richly layered and darkly chilling thriller about secrets, cover-ups, and devastating lies.    

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Summary

Summary

A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week, June 2014

Unrelenting hero of The Summer of Dead Toys, Inspector Hector Salgado returns in another riveting crime thriller
 
After a company retreat in a remote country house, senior employees of Alemany Cosmetics return with a dark secret. They’ve each received an anonymous, menacing email of only two words: “Never forget”. What’s worse, the message is accompanied by a nightmarish photo attachment showing the bodies of dogs—hung to death from a tree—near the very same farm estate they just visited. When they begin killing themselves, one by one, the connection between the shocking photos and the suicides baffles Barcelona law enforcement and corporate think tanks alike, threatening a terrifying end for everyone involved.
 
Breaking through the insular power structures of these enigmatic executives isn't easy, but Inspector Salgado has his own ways of making those still alive speak up.  As the clock is ticking before another suicide, Salgado is doing all he can to bring the terror to an end.  Meanwhile, his partner Leire, bored on her maternity leave, remains fixated on Salgado’s missing wife, Ruth.  She refuses to give up on a case many—including Salgado—fear is hopeless.
 
Antonio Hill deftly braids these two stories together for a richly layered and darkly chilling thriller about secrets, cover-ups, and devastating lies.    

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

This dark thriller is an amazing debut--acutely observed and meticulously crafted. John Verdon, bestselling author of Let the Devil Sleep
[Salgado] clings like a bull-dog once he sinks his teeth into a case. . . .A master performance that bodes well for this thoughtful series. Alfred Hitchcock Magazine  
Atmospheric . . . The characters are intriguingly complex, and the author skillfully pulls the rug out with a flourish at the end. Library Journal  
Intricate and mesmerizing. Booklist (starred review)
Penetrating, atmospheric. . . . Thoroughly compelling. Kirkus Reviews
Salgado's rich inner life and Hill's talents at plotting and prose bode well for a successful series. Publishers Weekly
A welcome corrective to snow-blindness from too much Nordic noir. . . . Excellent characterization, a sympathetic and engaging protagonist, and plenty of plot twists, with a cliffhanger ending that sets things up nicely for the next in the series. The Guardian
Entertaining. The Times
Hugely impressive. . . . Hill’s book seems to have arrived fully-formed with confidence and authority, peeling back the skeins of deceit and betrayal in a most satisfying fashion. The Independent
Rich, nuanced characterizations distinguish Hill's impressive second thriller featuring Barcelona Insp. Hector Salgado. Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Absorbing and surprising. Wall Street Journal
Extraordinary...The macabre premise is a shocker, but Salgado is the real surprise. New York Times Book Review
“Absorbing and surprising.” Wall Street Journal
“The macabre premise is a shocker, but Salgado is the real surprise.” New York Times Book Review
“Rich, nuanced characterizations distinguish Hill’s impressive second thriller featuring Barcelona Inspector Héctor Salgado.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Mesmerizing.” Booklist (starred review)
“Hill’s atmospheric sophomore entry, a bestseller in Spain, should make you double-check your catalog for the first title, The Summer of Dead Toys. The characters are intriguingly complex and the author skillfully pulls the rug out with a flourish at the end.” Library Journal
“Salgado is one of the more appealing world-weary police detectives in crime fiction—and Barcelona (where the author lives) provides a fresh backdrop for the action. Another strong effort by the Spanish novelist, who again sets us up for the next installment of the series with a tantalizing ending.” Kirkus Reviews
“A welcome corrective to snow-blindness from too much Nordic noir…Excellent characterization, a sympathetic and engaging protagonist, and plenty of plot twists, with a cliffhanger ending that sets things up nicely for the next in the series.” Guardian (London) on The Summer of Dead Toys
“This dark thriller is…acutely observed and meticulously crafted.” John Verdon, author of Let the Devil Sleep, on The Summer of Dead Toys

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Author Bio: Antonio Hill

Author Bio: Antonio Hill

Antonio Hill studied psychology and lives in Barcelona. He is a professional translator of English-language fiction into Spanish and speaks fluent English.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 11.37
Audience: Adult
Language: English