In a beautiful world, murder is always ugly…
Recently returned from his last case in Ireland, elite forensic psychologist and criminal profiler Dr Alexander Gregory receives a call from the French police that he can’t ignore. It’s Paris fashion week and some of the world’s most beautiful women are turning up dead, their faces slashed in a series of frenzied attacks while the world’s press looks on.
Amidst the carnage, one victim has survived but she’s too traumatised to talk. Without her help, the police are powerless to stop the killer before he strikes again – can Gregory unlock the secrets of her mind, before it’s too late?
Murder and mystery are peppered with dark humour in this fast-paced thriller set amidst the spectacular Parisian landscape.
Hysteria is the second instalment Dr Alex Gregory series which is narrated by actor Hugh Dancy. With it only being 6h 47m long I actually listened to this in one day. I loved the fact that it is a shorter audio compared to what I normally listen to.
After loving the first book in the series I couldn’t wait to get stuck into this and catch up with Dr Alexander Gregory. In this story we are transported to Paris and follow a case that is set around Paris fashion week. With women turning up dead one victim manages to survive the attacks but cannot remember a thing! With the help of Gregory can she unlock the answers?!
LJ Ross draws a perfect picture of Paris, in fact this story took me back to my college days when I studied Fashion and I visited there. It certainly brought back some memories.
I must admit this is the first time that I have listened to an audio all in one sitting! It is very very addictive. The style of the story is very similar to DCI Ryan Mystery. So there is plenty of mystery in this. I did however miss the darker side that the author brought to the first book, Imposter. And also the character development after that NO WAY ending! Something which I am dying to know more about.
Hugh Dancy has done a wonderful job of bringing the characters to life. You wouldn’t know it is one narrator with all the accents he brings to this audio. Which I found very entertaining making me feel like I was watching it on TV.
This is another addictive read which I highly recommend.