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Eye of the Beholder The corpses of six young women are found lined up ''like sides of beef'' in a college auditorium basement, each mutilated in a distinct, grotesque...Eye of the BeholderMystery and Thriller, True Crime The corpses of six young women are found lined up ''like sides of beef'' in a college auditorium basement, each mutilated in a distinct, grotesque...2007-07-13Putnam
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Eye of the Beholder

Genre: Mystery and Thriller, True Crime; Author: David Ellis; Publisher: Putnam

The corpses of six young women are found lined up ”like sides of beef” in a college auditorium basement, each mutilated in a distinct, grotesque fashion. Prosecutor Paul Riley sends a psycho handyman (who’s apparently inspired by a rock song) to the gas chamber for the crimes. But his work, and David Ellis’ lively thriller, are just getting started. Sixteen years later, another maniac — or is it the same one? — gets cracking on verse 2 of the grisly ditty. (Note to the squeamish: It features a chain saw.) Is the womanizing tycoon to blame? The shifty prof? A Russian thug? Riley himself? The plot goes berserk toward the end, but Eye of the Beholder never loses steam. B