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The bodies left behind [sound recording] : [a novel]
Deaver, Jeffery.
Adult Fiction DEAVER

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From Publishers' Weekly:

Usually a strong plotter, bestseller Deaver (The Bone Collector) fails to deliver on the promise of this stand-alone thriller's nicely creepy opening. When two masked men break into the isolated lakeside weekend house of Steven Feldman, who works for the Milwaukee Department of Social Services, and his wife, Emma, an attorney who may have stumbled on union corruption in the course of some corporate research, Steven has just enough time to phone 911 before the intruders shoot him and Emma dead. That interrupted plea for help brings Deputy Brynn McKenzie, who possesses a set of predictable emotional baggage (an abusive ex-wife, a troubled teenage son), to the scene. A protracted and less than suspenseful game of cat-and-mouse between McKenzie and the hired guns responsible for the murders ensues. A few twists will catch some readers by surprise, but the pacing and characterizations aren't up to Deaver's best. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

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 (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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