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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,915 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nevada Barr Narrator: Dan John Miller Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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With 13 , Nevada Barr, New York Times best-selling author of the award-winning Anna Pigeon novels, has written a taut and terrifying psychological thriller. It carries the reader from the horrifying 1970s murder spree of a child - dubbed Butcher Boy by a shocked public - in Rochester, Minnesota, to Polly, the abused daughter of Mississippi trailer trash, to post-Katrina New Orleans.
In Jackson Square in the French Quarter a tarot card reader told Polly Deschamps she would be a success. Thirty years later, Polly is a respected professor of literature with good friends and her own home - a safe life for her and her two daughters.

Butcher Boy, released on his 17th birthday, shook the snow from his boots and headed south.
New Orleans, a Mecca for runaways then and now, offers sanctuary but never forgiveness.

When Polly falls in love with Marshall Marchand, a restoration architect who is helping to rebuild her adopted city, shadows of the past rise out of the poisoned ground of New Orleans as thick and deadly as the toxic waters of the flood.
Like history, some crimes are doomed to repeat themselves. Evil stays the same, only the victims' names change. As two broken pasts collide in an uncertain present, Polly is determined that her children's names will never be on that list. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Marge | 2/14/2014

    " This was quite different from Barr's Anna Pigeon books that I like so much, but this one was liked as much or more. The dark side of the author comes out in this book of a child convicted of killing his family. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Peggy | 2/7/2014

    " I had two sweet little old ladies who were sisters on my plane. They told me how much they love Nevada Barr so I picked this one up at random. Not what I was expecting! I was interested in the characters but she jumped around so much it was confusing. I knew very early on who the bad guy was but it was interesting to see how she resolved the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Diane | 1/30/2014

    " More intense and scary than the Anna Pigeon mysteries, but very good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Shirley | 1/27/2014

    " Had not ever read a "one-off" of Nevada Barr previously. Usually reading her Anna Pigeon books. This, while having a very dark theme, and a fairly easy to determine ending, was still a good read. Another good picture of life in New Orleans. "

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