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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (191 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jane Haddam Narrator: David Colacci Publisher: Dreamscape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Gregor Demarkian Series Release Date: October 2011 ISBN: 9781611204766
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Twelve years ago, Chester Morton disappeared from his hometown in Mattuck, New York, leaving no trace and never to be heard from again. For the past twelve years, his mother has kept the search for her son alive, paying for a billboard overlooking the local community college, putting up new flyers every week, hounding every law enforcement agency she can get to listen. Her determination has made his disappearance very high profile but it’s also been damaging to her family, her children and to herself.

Now, Chester’s body is finally found, hanging from the very billboard that has been advertising his disappearance. Chester’s corpse, however, is recent, meaning Chester had been alive, somewhere, until very recently. Under pressure and with limited resources, the local police turn to Gregor Demarkian, a former FBI agent and frequent consultant on such cases, to try and unravel the truth buried within this very complex and tragic case and find out once and for all what really happened all those years ago.

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  • “The re-creation of the fishbowl that is small town life is pitch-perfect and shaded by a chilling glimpse of human darkness.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meg Benjamin | 2/18/2014

    " Haddam is on her stride here--the mystery is intricate and difficult to unscramble. Gregor and Bennis remain happily married, and a new character--a driver--is introduced who I hope will come back in future books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ilyssa Wesche | 2/5/2014

    " I was glad that the bennis/Gregor romance was set aside for this one (did I miss the wedding or was it between books?). And I like the new more forceful Gregor. The story was good though I got a little confused at the end. This one will keep me reading the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathleen | 2/5/2014

    " Somehow I had fallen behind in reading this very well done series by Jane Haddam, so I was glad to find two I had missed. I always enjoy the main characters in this Gregor Demarkian series and as usual, Haddam does a nice job with the plot and theme. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 1/24/2014

    " If you don't mind a plot that is improbable to the point of being irritating, this is a well written mystery in what I consider to be the "classic" style (as in before mysteries had to be either cozies or thrillers). Really, other than the plot, this was very well done. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alayne Campbell | 1/22/2014

    " This is the first book I've read by this author, who has written 25 others featuring Armenian-American detective Gregor Demarkian. While I found the plot kind of dragged, the characters were well-drawn and compelling. The author's insights into Armenian-American and Albanian cultures was intriguing and I might read more of her books for that reason alone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 1/18/2014

    " Gregor Demarkian is called away from Cavanagh St to help a weird town in upstate NY solve a very convoluted case of suicide/murder of a prodigal son. Trailer trash, a witchy mom, and a thoroughly inept police force gum up the works. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dru | 1/11/2014

    " I could not get past the first 50 pages. I wish I could have, but I kept putting it down wanting to read other books. Finally after three weeks, it was time to return it to the library and I did so without hesitation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheila Beaumont | 1/3/2014

    " The latest in an outstanding mystery series, this book, like the others, features an excellent whodunit plot, fine writing, depth of character and ideas, and layers of meaning throughout. Highly recommended for those who enjoy well-crafted, thoughtful traditional mysteries. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 12/27/2013

    " Sorry the language is so bad I can't wholly recommend it, as I know it is off- putting. The plot, however was very unique and I will definitely want to read more Gregor Demarkians. Jane Haddam tells a good story! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 George Donigian | 12/20/2013

    " Another Demarkian mystery, though not set in Philadelphia. Many delightful plot twists with hints and red herrings along the way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 12/4/2013

    " I like that we get insights into other characters - the author is really great at hooking the reader into the stories of the minor characters and making them feel like they are major parts of the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pat | 12/1/2013

    " Love the Demarkian books! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jenna | 10/22/2013

    " The story sounded interesting, but the writing style/characters never quite captured me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joy | 9/15/2013

    " picked it up recalling previous enjoyment of gregor demarkian series..disapperance found hannging on billboard...today with detective hesitant using technology.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 6/17/2013

    " I love this series -- I probably couldn't tell you the mysteries, but I want to live in Gregor Demarkian's neighborhood and hang around with his friends. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 1/8/2013

    " Solid addition to the serious - would have liked a bit more insight into the characters "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 11/30/2012

    " Haddam's books are always very good; this one is no exception. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Marnie | 11/22/2012

    " I cannot read a book that has so many spelling errors! Might have been an interesting story, but the quality is poor. Didn't finish. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy Schultz | 8/30/2012

    " Hard to follow all the characters, but somewhat compelling story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 6/26/2012

    " This was my first book from Jane Haddam and therefore also my first in the Gregor Demakian series. I really enjoyed it. The characters were well-developed, the small-setting was interesting, and the story kept me guessing until the end. I will definitely read more in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catherine Woodman | 6/20/2012

    " This is a bit unusual for the Gregor Demarkian series--he is openly short tempered with people, and more distracted than usual--perhaps owing to the illness of his friend who is about to be 100 years old. Still, a good read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phyllis | 3/29/2012

    " I really like the Jane Haddam, Gregor Demarkian books this one shows Gregor leaving Philadelphia again to solve a small town, larger small town mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 2/29/2012

    " Gregor is one of my favorite detectives. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alicek | 1/4/2012

    " Book was good but not a favorite "

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About the Author
Author Jane Haddam

Jane Haddam is the pen name of Orania Papazoglou. She was born in and still lives in Connecticut. She has worked as a teacher and magazine editor in addition to writing over twenty novels, two of which were nominated for an Edgar Award. She was married to mystery writer William L. DeAndrea until his death in 1996. Their son, Matt DeAndrea, is also a writer.

About the Narrator

David Colacci is an actor and director who has directed and performed in prominent theaters nationwide. His credits include roles from Shakespeare to Albee, as well as extensive work on new plays. As a narrator, he has recorded more than one hundred audiobooks, earned eight AudioFile Earphones Awards, and been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award. His narration of The Suspect was named one of AudioFile’s Best Audiobooks of 2007.