Ninth and Nowhere

Ninth and Nowhere Review

Seven strangers. Two hours. One tragic moment of violence that changes everything.

In this electrifying short story by New York Times bestselling suspense master Jeffery Deaver, the destinies of seven strangers intersect in ways no one sees coming. It looks like just another gray March morning in the tough urban district nicknamed Nowhere when seven lives converge: a young man intent on buying a gun; the gangbanger who cuts him a deal; a by-the-book police officer on a last patrol; an advertising executive keeping secrets from her husband; a veteran haunted by a combat death; a single dad in a bitter custody battle; and a sharp-looking businessman en route to a new job he desperately needs. Any one of them could have a dark motive. Any one of them could be walking into a trap. When the fog lifts, it will all be much clearer—that a single, shattering act of violence has marked each of them forever.

Title:Ninth and Nowhere
Edition Language:English

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  • Zoeytron

    We all do it.  Jump to conclusions, make a snap decision, rush to judgment.  Don't do that here or you will be all kinds of wrong.  Heroes and miscreants.  Beggars and thieves.  A maddening buzz...

  • Carol

    Fate can be a killer when you're headed to NINTH AND NOWHERE. 52 pages - Seven characters - Assess each one - Solve the mystery......if you can. Remember....Sometimes all is not what it seems! Good L...

  • Bill Lynas

    While Jeffery Deaver's novels are usually very well written his short stories are a bit hit & miss. Ninth and Nowhere is a decent entry, though not a classic. Deaver builds up some good characters, ea...

  • Tam_ the_ med_bookie

    The first part was really bizarre. The characters are not that interesting as they should be to keep the story going. The story picked up real fast in the later half with relatable characters.But this...

  • Carlissa

    I started to listen to the audio, but didn't get very far. I could tell that it just wasn't my type of story....

  • Monnie

    If Jeffery Deaver wrote it, I want to read it. Yes, even if it's a short story - probably my least favorite form of literature (save poetry by Emily Dickinson, but that's a story for another day). It ...

  • Darcy

    I really liked this one. What I liked best about it was how much I was surprised by what really happened. With how things were laid out I totally thought I knew what was going to happen, instead I was...

  • Gloria ~ mzglorybe

    3.5 stars Deaver packed a lot into such a small offering. My first impression was not a good one as it opens with the gang bangers and their street talk. Too bad the author started there. That turned ...

  • Don Lazarus

    A Fast ReadThis is a fast moving story. Many very different people from completely different backgrounds were immerging on one particular place in a large American city.What happens next changes some ...

  • Jay Clement

    9-2019. A quick novelette from the redoubtable Mr. Deaver. Lots of plot threads are tossed into the air, and Deaver expertly throws them all together in a satisfying manner. ...