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by Deon Meyer
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Contemporary
  • Author:
    Deon Meyer
  • ISBN:
    0340822651
  • ISBN13:
    978-0340822654
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  • Publisher:
    Hodder & Stoughton (June 14, 2007)
  • Pages:
    416 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Contemporary
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    1300 kb
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    1200 kb
  • Rating:
    4.2
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    174
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Deon Godfrey Meyer is a South African thriller novelist, writing in Afrikaans. He has also written numerous scripts for television and film. Meyer was born on 4 July 1958 in Paarl.

Deon Godfrey Meyer is a South African thriller novelist, writing in Afrikaans. He matriculated in 1976 at the Schoonspruit High School in Klerksdorp. He studied at Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education where he studied for a BA with English and History as majors

This moving, expertly constructed story of a broken man’s redemption is bound to win awards. John Dugdale, The Sunday Times, London

This moving, expertly constructed story of a broken man’s redemption is bound to win awards. John Dugdale, The Sunday Times, London. My name is Benny Griessel and I am an alcoholic. Hello, Benny," said thirty-two voices in a happy chorus. Last night I drank a whole bottle of Jack Daniels and I hit my wife. This morning she kicked me out of the house.

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I read a couple of Deon Meyers books some time ago and lost interest in them.

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From rising South African thriller writer Deon Meyer, a gripping suspense novel about revenge, forgiveness, and the race to catch a trained killer. A young woman makes a terrible confession to a priest. An honorable man takes his own revenge for an unspeakable tragedy. An aging inspector tries to get himself sober while taking on the most difficult case of his career. From From rising South African thriller writer Deon Meyer, a gripping suspense novel about revenge, forgiveness, and the race to catch a trained killer.

Matthew Lewin enjoys Deon Meyer's taut thriller Devil's Peak, which gets to the heart of the new South Africa. Devil's Peak reflects the country's spiralling crime rate and particularly the dramatic increase in child rape, which is influenced by the pervasive myth that it can cure men of Aids. Its two powerfully drawn protagonists work their way towards each other over the course of the novel, with the author giving expert tugs to the reins to keep them on course.

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Left of Devil’s Peak lay the suburbs. A 747 came in over the Tyger Berg and its shadow flashed over him in an instant. Deon meyer series: Benny Griessel.

From rising South African thriller writer Deon Meyer, a gripping suspense novel about revenge, forgiveness, and the race to catch a trained killer. A young woman makes a terrible confession to a priest. An honorable man takes his own revenge for an unspeakable tragedy. An aging inspector tries to get himself sober while taking on the most difficult case of his career. From this beginning, Deon Meyer weaves a story of astonishing complexity and suspense, as Inspector Benny Griessel faces off against a dangerous vigilante who has everything on his side, including public sympathy. A gruesome abuse case has hit the newsstands, and one man has taken it upon himself to stand up for the children of Cape Town. When the accused is found stabbed through the heart by spear, it's only the beginning of a string of bloody murders - and of a dangerous dilemma for detective Griessel. The detective is always just one step behind as someone slays the city's killers. But the paths of Griessel and the avenger collide when a young prostitute lures them both into a dangerous plan - and the two find themselves with a heart-stopping problem that no system of justice could ever make right.

Drelalen
I have rated a quite a few Crime/Suspense books 5 Star lately. I surely need to revise those ratings. Deon Meyer's Benny Griessel has set a new benchmark for me.

An alcoholic down and out detective isn't exactly a glamour hero, but unassuming Bennie systematically carries on, he makes mistakes, he stumbles back into alcohol while under stress but at the end of the day he delivers only to .........

Well I leave that for you to read.

He is also taken in and fooled by a character in the story.

Being a South African Resident I can identify closely with the characters, the political and social back ground.
Modimeena
I read a couple of Deon Meyers books some time ago and lost interest in them. Decided to try more recent ones and bought Devil's Peak as one.

Other reviewers discussed the story line which I try not to do to any extent in my reviews. The theme is child abuse. This book gives a related case a different twist at a fast moving pace. The book is written by jumping back and forth between scenarios involving different characters which of course ultimately merge. I normally don't like that style of writing which more and more authors seem to do these days, likely to fill pages. However, it works well in this book.

The book also sheds more light on the main character's personal challenges, in particular, his battle with alcoholism per his career and personal life.

There was enough diversity in this storyline, a lot of action and different twists and turns to make this, in my view, one of the best books, I've read in some time. I find it interesting that the number of reviews for Meyer's subsequent book (Thirteen Hours) far exceeds this one in numbers and in my mind this book tops that in many ways.
Daiktilar
The author managed to make you feel for the main character while telling a very good story. It is believable and made you feel part of the action. The build up from the beginning to the end of the book, the author keeps you wondering and never lets up. The way each chapter falls into place as you read on makes the book o real page turner. Cant wait to read about the detectives next adventure.
Fohuginn
I've read all this author's works published in this country, and found them to be consistently top notch. In this book, he carries three plot lines through it dealing with complicated people that you find sympathetic. The author uses them to deal with major issues such as prostitution, alcoholism, and unsympathetic bureaucracy, as well as looking at some social issues mentioned in previous reviews. When the plot lines are meshed, it's done in an understandable and logical fashion leading to a satisfactory ending. The book is an exciting read. The protagonists are imperfect people with their own demons with whom they struggle. It is recommended highly and especially to those who wish to explore this South African's very original novels.
Hugighma
Excellent read. This was my third Deon Meyer novel and I will read more. His character development and plotting are quite good. And I love the way he weaves in characters from other books. You begin to feel like you actually know these people. Learning some things about another culture is also interesting.

While I would highly recommend this book, there were a couple of things that bothered me. Does every cop have to be "damaged" and either an alcoholic or a recovering alcoholic? Can we have at least one protaganist that takes his or her coffee with cream and/or sugar? Black coffee and hard drinking seem to be required.
Thabel
Deon Meyer is a master storyteller. This is the 5th book of his that I've read and they are all different. The way he weaves his story and the intriguing plot - I found it difficult to put the book down. I'm a South African and I love the way the author makes use of familiar places, street names and typical South African products or even the languages used, including slang or common terminology. I can't wait to start on my next Deon Meyer book.
krot
I am now hooked on Deon Meyer's books. I have read 3 so far and found all of them exceptionally readable and difficult to put down. I initially avoided them because living in South Africa I thought I would find reading a crime book set in this country with an alcoholic detective would be too depressing but that is not the case for me anyway. Well written and the detective (Benny Grissel) very likable.
This was my first Deon Meyer book and wow it certainly did not disappoint. Excellent storyline keeps you glued to the "pages" you simply cannot wait to continue reading to see what happens next. Being South African I loved the local aspects of the book visualizing the familiar places mentioned and having a chuckle at the local lingo. I think Deon Meyer is an absolutely brilliant author with an amazing writing style I look forward my next book with great enthusiasm.