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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (166 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bret Lott Narrator: Dick Hill Publisher: Dreamscape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Huger Dillard Series Release Date: January 2012 ISBN: 9781611203615
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While most of the residents in the wealthy, historic Charleston enclave of Landgrave Hall are asleep at two-thirty in the morning, Huger Dillard and his father, “Unc,” are heading, via jonboat, to the adjoining golf course. Blinded by a terrible accident that killed his wife, Unc prefers to practice his golf game when no one is watching. But before anyone can even tee off, Huger makes a grisly find: a woman’s body, anchored deep in the mud at the water’s low tide.

The discovery sets off a chain of events that puts Huger and his family up against secret military forces, old friends, longtime neighbors, lost loves, and shadowy global networks. The only thing connecting them all is Landgrave Hall, and the treacherous reason why this area is so important to so many people.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A critique of class distinctions and outmoded laws…with a particular noirish kick.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “This literary thriller of the first order grippingly deals with current events while revealing the secrets, ambitions, loves, and fears of a family that readers grow to cherish.”

    Library Journal

  • “Reading this book is like listening to good music—as you reach the end, you want to start all over again.”

    Ridley Pearson, author of In Harm’s Way

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sherri | 2/18/2014

    " The pacing of this book seemed uneven. Too slow at first and too abrupt as the mystery unraveled. Nonetheless, I liked the prose and Huger's voice, so maybe I'll give Lott another try. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stuart Kimball | 2/18/2014

    " perfect sequel to the also excellent The Hunt Club "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 2/16/2014

    " Not as good as Hunt Club, but also less vulgarity and bad language. I didn't find Huger as believable, or his voice as compelling. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Misteeyed | 2/7/2014

    " For a suspense novel, there was no suspense. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 2/4/2014

    " Gripping and well-written. It kept me guessing right up until the end. I love the setting, and the descriptions of the marshy tidal creeks around Charleston are so evocative. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz | 1/29/2014

    " Good read - did not see the end coming! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 LindaD | 1/22/2014

    " I was a bit surprised at the twist near the end. I like that it was not obvious from the beginning. I hardly read reviews anymore because I like being surprised and forming my own pictures from my reading. I think it stems from my childhood - was very disappointed when my brother told me about santa clause before I was ready! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tonya | 1/20/2014

    " Thanks for the first read. I really like the book,anything wrote about a town I love is a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ned | 1/15/2014

    " First half of the book is very slow reading. The last half makes up for it. I will give the author another chance because I liked his sense of humor and the absurd. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lynn | 1/1/2014

    " 240 pages that could have been condensed into twenty! WAY too much boring, repetitive detail. Also, read more like a teen/tween novel than an adult novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thom Satterlee | 12/29/2013

    " The second in what I hope will be a long series of literary mysteries by a writer I admire. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 12/24/2013

    " Not as good as The Hunt Club, but I liked it. I would still love more in this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bank | 12/21/2013

    " A lot of potential, but again a book is flawed by the need to drag an international twist into what should be a local story . I loved the writing though . "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori Tatar | 12/17/2013

    " There is a nearly surreal sense of place in "Dead Low Tide". The characters are sublimely developed...you really know these people. Lott offers completely unexpected turns throughout, even for avid readers who almost always know what is coming next. This one will keep you guessing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nancy | 12/3/2013

    " A bit too much naval gazing lead to a meandering plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim Riddle | 12/3/2013

    " Nice and twisty. I enjoyed the book and like the author. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sheryl Thompson | 11/16/2013

    " I couldn't finish it. Just couldn't keep my interest. Maybe just cuz not my normal genre to read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Doris | 11/7/2013

    " Set in Charleston, SC...familiarity with the setting breeds interest in the mystery. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carol Sharkey | 10/11/2013

    " This is my last of this author Just don't like his style "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Beverlytripp | 8/13/2013

    " Found it sometimes a little confusing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Molly | 8/5/2013

    " Captivating narration drew me in from the start, but in the end it wasn't enough. I quit listening at 96.5%, because life is just too short. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Violet | 7/5/2013

    " I was disappointed I did not find this an interesting read. I was to chapter 10 by the time the tempo of the book picked up to keep my interest. I checked this book out of the local library, I would recommend anyone who wishes to read this book do the same, save your money. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Kay | 5/6/2013

    " Set in the Low Country of South Carolina, this exciting novel explores the workings of family & society when a woman's body is found in the swamp. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samantha Colson | 12/5/2012

    " Lovethe charleston setting with a twist. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Greg | 11/11/2012

    " This was a very odd book. It had so much potential but fell flat in so many ways. It felt as though a committee wrote the book and didn't reject any ideas. There were far too many meaningless distractions. I really enjoyed the "chase scene." I am not able to recommend this book to my friends. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffany Numbers | 7/5/2012

    " A good thriller...not what I expected at all. I enjoyed the all of the characters in the story, you got a great introduction to them. Just when you started to turn a corner, and thought you knew the out come...ha! There is a twist. He keeps you guessing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter | 6/4/2012

    " I listened to this book. A little slow to start and then picked up momentum. Had a interesting twist mid way through the book. The ending didn't provide the mom enough justice/revenge. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 2/10/2012

    " Subtle writing style. Took a while to get into plot. Nice twist at end for a mystery. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bill S. | 1/19/2012

    " Slow to get started. Not much in the way of suspense. Skip it unless you're a Bret Lott fan. "

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About the Author

Bret Lott is the New York Times bestselling author of over a dozen books. His work has appeared in, among other places, the Yale Review, the New York Times, the Georgia Review, and in dozens of anthologies. Born in Los Angeles, he received his BA in English from Cal State Long Beach in 1981, and his MFA in fiction from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 1984, where he studied under James Baldwin. From 1986 to 2004 he was writer-in-residence and professor of English at the College of Charleston, leaving to take the position of editor and director of the journal the Southern Review at Louisiana State University. Three years later, in the fall of 2007, he returned to the College of Charleston and the job he most loves: teaching. His has served as Fulbright Senior American Scholar and writer-in-residence to Bar-Ilan University in Tel Aviv, Israel, spoken on Flannery O’Connor at the White House, and is a member of the National Council on the Arts. He and his wife, Melanie, live in Hanahan, South Carolina.

About the Narrator

Dick Hill, named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, is one of the most awarded narrators in the business, having earned several Audie Awards and dozens of AudioFile Earphones Awards. In addition to narrating, he has both acted in and written for the theater.