|Publish Date:||Aug 2009|
|Number of Pages:||512|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.74|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||4.0 x 7.75 x 1.25|
Jeffery Deaver, the author of eighteen other novels of suspense, has been nominated for three Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America & is a two-time recipient of the Ellery Queen Readers Award for Best Short Story of the Year. A lawyer who quit practicing to write full time, he lives in California & Virginia.
Verdict: In what might be the start of a new series, Deaver gives readers an intricate and exciting chase drama set in the dark woods of a Wisconsin state park. Recommended for popular fiction collections.
[See Prepub Alert, LJ 7/08.] - Background: Responding to a suspicious 911 call, Deputy Kristen Brynn McKenzie stumbles on two hit men at the scene of a double murder. Surviving the attack is a young woman whom Brynn must get to safety. The women are tracked through the night as they try to make their way to a phone or to the nearest highway. Each new plan to reach help seems to be anticipated by the hit men, and at every turn Brynn must outwit the heavily armed pursuers. Deaver's newest heroine possesses the strength that fans loved in Amelia Sachs (The Bone Collector) while exhibiting a spirit and independence all her own.-Amanda Scott, Cambridge Springs P.L., PA
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The master of the "thrill ride between covers" ( Los Angeles Times) delivers a suspenseful cat-and-mouse tale that unfolds in real-time and gives a harrowing look at the consequences of heartless evil.
When a 911 call from a secluded Wisconsin vacation house is cut short, off-duty deputy Brynn McKenzie leaves her husband and son at the dinner table and drives up to Lake Mondac to investigate—and walks right into a nightmare when she stumbles upon the scene of an atrocious, gruesome murder. Brynn realizes that the perpetrator hasn’t left the crime scene yet, but it’s already too late to call for backup—dense woods surround the house, and there is nowhere for her to run but into the hostile Wisconsin wilderness.
The Bodies Left Behind is filled with Deaver’s signature twists and turns, where nothing is what it seems, and death lingers just around the next curve on a deserted path deep in the midnight forest.
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