cover image The Kill Room

The Kill Room

Jeffery Deaver, read by James Snyder, January LaVoy, and Edoardo Ballerini. Hachette Audio, unabridged, 12 CDs, 13.75 hrs., $39.98 ISBN 978-1-61969-636-5

Deaver returns to his popular Lincoln Rhyme series with this latest installment that finds Rhyme and his partner heading to the Bahamas to investigate the murder of an American citizen by the United States government. Narrated by the trio of Jay Snyder, January LaVoy, and Edoardo Ballerini, the novel comes to life via a series of inspired performances, each as convincing and entertaining as the last. Snyder shines in the lead role, but LaVoy and Ballerini also bend and twist their vocal cords to realistically portray the book’s characters. This is a thoroughly enjoyable listen. A Grand Central hardcover. (June)