When Deon Meyer’s Thirteen Hours won the Barry Award for Best Thriller, one of international crime fiction’s most electrifying writers finally began to get the American attention he so richly deserves. With seven novels published in twenty languages (all available on audio from HighBridge), Meyer has set countless hearts racing with gripping stories that mix the violence, politics, natural beauty, and history of his native South Africa.
In Thirteen Hours, homicide detective Bennie Griessel struggled to solve the murder of an American girl, find her missing friend, and avoid drinking again, all in a single day. In Seven Days, Griessel is given another nearly impossible task. Two police officers have been shot, and the department has received an e-mail from the shooter alleging a cover up in a cold case. He threatens more violence until the case is solved.
The case in question is the murder of Hanneke Sloet, an ambitious lawyer stabbed to death in her luxury apartment. There’s no apparent motive and no leads, just a set of nude photographs and an ex-boyfriend with a rock-solid alibi. Then more policemen are shot and the pressure mounts. Can Bennie solve the case and stay sober? Seven Days is a gripping adventure by a fantastic writer at the top of his game.
About the Author
DEON MEYER lives in Durbanville in South Africa with his wife and four children. Other than his family, Deon’s big passions are motorcycling, music, reading, cooking and rugby. In January 2008 he retired from his day job as a consultant on brand strategy for BMW Motorrad, and is now a full time author. Deon Meyer’s books have attracted worldwide critical acclaim and a growing international fanbase. Originally written in Afrikaans, they have now been translated into several languages, including English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Russian, Finnish, Czech, Romanian, Slovakian, Bulgarian, Japanese and Polish.
SIMON VANCE is a prolific and popular audiobook narrator and actor with several hundred audiobooks to his credit. An Audie® Award-winner, Vance was recently named "The Voice of Choice" by Booklist magazine.
“Superior prose and characterization. . . . Meyer balances the personal and professional adroitly, with a solution reminiscent of Peter Lovesey at his twistiest.”
“Vance confidently and skillfully controls the pressing pace and creates memorable voices for both major and minor characters in this densely populated crime thriller. . . . Recommend this audio based on strength of plot and Vance’s skillful delivery.”
“A strong mystery.”
“Deon Meyer takes listeners out of their comfort zones with this complex story of murder and revenge in modern South Africa. British narrator Simon Vance confidently takes on the challenge of delivering the intertwined stories.”
“Meyer’s writing is wonderful, as always, and his characters are so well drawn that the reader/listener gets to know them intimately. . . . [Vance’s] meticulous attention to getting each character’s voice just right, as well as keeping the voices consistent, make the listening experience breathtaking.”
—Sound Commentary [starred review]