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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (363 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rick Riordan Narrator: Tom Stechschulte Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2015 ISBN: 9781456124373
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Shamus, Anthony, and Edgar Award–winning author, Rick Riordan is the master of Texas suspense. After his daughter dies from a heroin overdose, Chadwick vows to save other children from the same mistake. But when young Mallory, a friend of the family, heads down the same destructive road, Chadwick is forced to face the past and deal with ugly truths.

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  • “His voice is fresh yet sure, with insights so trenchant they nearly provoke tears. And Riordan’s characters, even the minor ones, are achingly believable. And the action proceeds realistically from the strengths and flaws of the characters, with some sucker punches from fate thrown in.”

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arubadawn | 2/17/2014

    " I like Rick Riordan's youth books better but this was still good "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Joleen | 2/11/2014

    " Rick Riordon wrote adult books before his Percy Jackson set. I love the Percy Jackson's (written for kids) really well. I thought that he adult books would be great too and maybe some are but this one was full of the "f" word over and over and I just couldn't take it anymore. I only got about 50 pages in and quit. I hope his other adult ones are better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gretchen Lindsey | 2/4/2014

    " Different than his current style ... but, if you like Rick Riordan, it's worth the read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gretchen | 1/27/2014

    " Complicated and riveting. I read it in two days. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tessa | 1/22/2014

    " Good Suspense. Real Page turner "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy Kee | 1/19/2014

    " A good story but I found his writing a little difficult to read at times. This was the first Rick Riordan book I have read. His writing style in this book often left me feeling like he had no rhythm and flow to the prose and the frequent choppiness made it hard to read at times. But I did enjoy the story, though I would have liked to see a little more about how Mallory faired in the aftermath of the events. Maybe he was leaving it open for a sequel with her in it? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emma | 1/18/2014

    " Not what I expected from his writing but I was pleasantly surprised. It was definitely a thriller! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff Cadoff | 1/12/2014

    " Nice mystery. Some telegraphed plot, and a number of nice twists. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 1/11/2014

    " I read this book in less than 24 hours! Very absorbing, and with a great twist at the end that made me almost want to start right back at the beginning to read it again knowing what i knew by the end. Although this author also writes children's books, this is definitely an adult novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alan | 1/10/2014

    " Dark and depressing, lots of twists and turns. I'm almost surprised I finished it. Well written, but.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Freya | 1/8/2014

    " It is rare that I find a book that I can't "figure out" quickly. This one kept me guessing all the way through - great hints, ideas, possibilities..but nothing substantive until the end. Fun! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicky | 1/3/2014

    " Absolutely amazing thriller/mystery. I had no idea who the bad guy was until all was revealed. I highly recommend this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 1/1/2014

    " Very good, exciting. Kept me surprised right up until the very end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Beckie | 12/24/2013

    " I was extremely impressed with the Percy Jackson Series, so I wanted to read an adult-oriented novel by Rick Riordan. I was very disappointed. I think he found his place in the writing world with children's books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eileen | 12/18/2013

    " A solid mystery with a twist I didn't see coming at the end. A good read but not a great page turner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tina | 12/11/2013

    " I loved this book. I could not guess who the culprit was until the end. I loved the characters and the way that Riordan brought then forward, yet kept them hidden at the same time. It's a great read "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Orangesue | 11/27/2013

    " Depressing subject. Choppy writing. I felt like there were a number of holes in the story and it was not a smooth read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan Hays | 8/11/2013

    " Very odd plot - unlike his other works. Kind of hard to follow, and vaguely unsatisfying. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melanie | 5/10/2013

    " Definitely not YA. The book is not an easy read, but the writing can be compelling and immersive enough for me to finish it in a day. Some parts of it felt choppy. Plotting was twisty, intricate. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicky | 4/19/2013

    " I always enjoy Rich Riordan's books. The premise of the book is rather unlikely, but Riordan is such a great writer that you can ignore that and enjoy the ride. I highly recommend this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Holly | 1/15/2013

    " I loved this book - it kept me guessing until the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 11/10/2012

    " Not a book for kids, like his more famous ones. But a good read with some twists. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan 2 | 10/5/2012

    " Very suspenseful, not at all like the Percy Jackson series in YA. The character development was great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 8/10/2012

    " Complicated plot, some surprises--I will read more of his suspense. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 5/9/2012

    " Really good non-series mystery. The clues and characters kept me on my toes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Petesea | 1/24/2012

    " The death (overdose or suicide, you decide) of an only child casts a pall over 2 families and a small private school over the following 10 years. I am not sure if the motivation of the protagonist Samuel is believable. I did want to keep reading once I was into it to see whodunit. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kay A. Kennedy Stapleton | 12/4/2011

    " just ok. I figured out the 'twist' really early on...thought it was kind of contrived. "

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About the Author
Author Rick Riordan

Rick Riordan is the New York Times bestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, the Kane Chronicles, and the Heroes of Olympus. He is also the author of the award-winning Tres Navarre mystery series for adults. For fifteen years, he taught English and history at public and private middle schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Texas and was honored him with the St. Mary’s School’s first Master Teacher Award.

About the Narrator

Tom Stechschulte has narrated well over a hundred audiobooks and has won sixteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. He won the prestigious Audie Award in 2009 and has been a finalist for the Audie in 2005 and 2011. As an actor, he has been seen in eleven Broadway shows as well as numerous television and film shows, including the remake of The Manchurian Candidate.