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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,909 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard North Patterson Narrator: Ken Howard Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Christopher Paget Series Release Date: April 2003 ISBN: 9780739303825
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Ricardo Arias is found dead, the gun still wedged in his mouth. It looks like suicide, but the physical evidence strongly suggests murder. The police investigation uncovers an estranged wife, Terri Peralta; an ugly custody battle over their six-year-old daughter, Elena; heated charges of child abuse; and a murder suspect: San Francisco defense attorney Christopher Paget.

Paget has motive--it's his son accused of abusing Elena, his political plans for the future put at risk by the dead man's accusations, and his alibi that is dangerously threadbare.

And the shocking revelations that threaten to explode in the courtroom may remain hidden forever...by Chris Paget's refusal to testify on his own behalf...by Elena's tangled loyalties...and by dark secrets that some desperately wish to keep silent....


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Quotes & Awards

  • A chilling success...Richard North Patterson is one of the best in the business. Time
  • Masterful...Eyes Of A Child hooks us early on...and dazzles us with courtroom strategies right up to the very end. San Francisco Chronicle
  • A taut nail-biter...[that] provides the thrill of a legal hunt. USA Today
  • A main selection of The Literary Guild©

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Noelle | 2/8/2014

    " This is an unbelievable read - one of my first Richard North Patterson books!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 lunaticprophet | 2/5/2014

    " **** Characterizations are on point! One of the best courtroom 'scenes' I've ever read. Excellent book. Will look for more from this author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terry | 1/22/2014

    " Another great suspense novel by Patterson. Kept you guessing all the way through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe O'c | 1/19/2014

    " Excellent; Continuing characters: Chris Paget, Caroline Masters; lawyer accused of killing girlfriend's ex goes on trial; lots of twists. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dee Dee Lear | 1/15/2014

    " love this author! easy reads...suspense, little romance "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff Dickison | 1/10/2014

    " This is an excellent book. It works both as a murder mystery courtroom drama and as a look at childhood abuse: mental, physical and sexual. You will figure out the mystery fairly easily, but it is so well written you will enjoy it anyway. Recommended! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherry | 1/8/2014

    " Patterson is one of my favorite suspense writers, and he didn't disappoint me on this one. As usualy, he is masterful at building his story, and the intensity of the courtroom drama in EYES OF A CHILD kept me engaged from start to finish. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carys | 12/24/2013

    " I absolutely loved this book. This author's books can be quite long, but definately worth it and he makes 700 pages seem like 300. Very surprising climax to the story and the characters are brilliant. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jodi | 12/21/2013

    " I couldn't put the thing down. My emotions were entirely in it; I was ready to jump off my bed and into the book to slap this guy around. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 12/3/2013

    " What I remember most from this book was how much I hated the bad guy. I've never hated the bad guy so much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet | 12/1/2013

    " More interesting in the beginning and I kinda lost interest during the court trial. It was a surprise as to who the murderer was. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shanyn | 9/28/2013

    " OK story, book could have been edited down. A little too long. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anjo Bacarisas II | 7/1/2013

    " intellectual read. it makes me think about the moral dilemma lawyers have to face. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peg | 6/4/2013

    " When I was in my courtroom, crime, mystery phase of reading Richard North Patterson was one of my favorite writers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julia Mckay | 1/27/2013

    " One of the first books I read by Richard North Patterson and I have been sucked in as a fan ever since. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melanie Chabrol- | 1/5/2013

    " i have to thank my friend for introducing me to Richard North Patterson, and although his chapters are longer than James Patterson it kept on flowing by twice as fast and the story behind it was amazing "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara Hamel | 1/2/2013

    " Another great one from RNP!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer Lovell reichard | 12/13/2012

    " Awesome! Couldn't wait to read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolyn Neyer | 10/16/2012

    " Richard Nort6h Patterson does a very detailed account of the trial involving the main characters and he has some very unusual twist. A very good read--it will keep you guessing an wondering up to the very end The characters were very well developed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nilu | 10/12/2012

    " ...a very slow read but a superbly woven thriller "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deb Stephens | 10/8/2012

    " This author puts Grisham to shame... so many twists and turns. Great story teller & this is one fantastic book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 4/23/2012

    " This was a great read. Did not want to put it down. I think there is one to read before this one, but I did not need the history from the first book to enjoy this novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul Dinger | 3/15/2012

    " Like Degree of Guilt, this effort is fairly predicatable, yet it does have interesting characters and does manage to hold your interest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 lynn | 2/6/2012

    " Working my way through Patterson's earlier books. This one is part of a series which seem to bring in common characters. A tale of a divorce with abuse, politics and unfounded slanderus allegations. Somewhat oif an unpredictable twist near the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn | 7/24/2011

    " Do not start this book unless you have the time to finish it because you will not want to put it down. It has been years since I read it, but I remember starting to read it about 9 PM one evening and finished it before I got ready for work the next morning. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary King | 7/22/2011

    " Lots of meaness. A book I could not put down though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherry | 5/15/2011

    " Patterson is one of my favorite suspense writers, and he didn't disappoint me on this one. As usualy, he is masterful at building his story, and the intensity of the courtroom drama in EYES OF A CHILD kept me engaged from start to finish. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jean | 3/6/2011

    " Eyes of A Child
    Richard Patterson
    ***
    Good beach read, with lots of “gripping” dialogue and plot, but plenty of stereotypes and predictable outcomes. If your heartstrings are tugged by little girls in danger and manly blonde millionaire attorney types this will suit you.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 lunaticprophet | 1/11/2011

    " **** Characterizations are on point! One of the best courtroom 'scenes' I've ever read. Excellent book. Will look for more from this author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Westbankmama | 1/3/2011

    " Like most of Patterson's books, this was very intense, but enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phil | 10/26/2010

    " This is a good read and hard to put down. Good story line with excellent court room drama. The only complaint has to do with the unnecessary political commentary that this writer can't seem to resist. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mignon | 7/5/2010

    " Wow, that was bad. One of those books wherein all the characters can read all the other characters' emotions by looking deep into their eyes. From now on, my least favorite literary technique. And what the hell is copper-colored hair? Shiny brown? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 lynn | 5/19/2010

    " Working my way through Patterson's earlier books. This one is part of a series which seem to bring in common characters. A tale of a divorce with abuse, politics and unfounded slanderus allegations. Somewhat oif an unpredictable twist near the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolyn | 5/5/2010

    " Richard Nort6h Patterson does a very detailed account of the trial involving the main characters and he has some very unusual twist. A very good read--it will keep you guessing an wondering up to the very end The characters were very well developed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deb | 2/5/2010

    " This author puts Grisham to shame... so many twists and turns. Great story teller & this is one fantastic book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peg | 2/1/2010

    " When I was in my courtroom, crime, mystery phase of reading Richard North Patterson was one of my favorite writers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jodi | 1/24/2010

    " I couldn't put the thing down. My emotions were entirely in it; I was ready to jump off my bed and into the book to slap this guy around. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 K1d2 | 1/15/2010

    " This is the third book in this series of four. Like book two, this one is long and likely won't be as quick of a re-read as I would like, but if it's like book two, it'll keep me turning the pages.
    ---
    It did take me longer than I'd expected, but this was the best one so far. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tajma | 9/23/2009

    " I'm sure it served its purpose at the time. Nicely plotted. "

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About the Author
Author Richard North Patterson

Richard North Patterson is the New York Times bestselling author of The Devil’s Light, In the Name of Honor, The Spire, and a number of other bestselling and critically acclaimed novels. Formerly a trial lawyer, he was the SEC’s liaison to the Watergate special prosecutor and has served on the boards of several Washington advocacy groups. Patterson has appeared on such programs as the Today show, Good Morning America, Hardball with Chris Matthews, and Buchanan and Press

About the Narrator

Ken Howard, the Tony and two-time Emmy Award–winning actor, was a working member of the Screen Actors Guild for over forty years before being elected the national president in 2009. He has narrated more than thirty bestselling audiobooks.