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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (924 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Giles Blunt Narrator: James Daniel Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The John Cardinal Series Release Date:
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When the badly decomposed body of thirteen-year-old Katie Pine is found in an abandoned mine shaft, John Cardinal is vindicated. It was Cardinal who’d kept the Pine case open—insisting she was no mere runaway—and Cardinal had been demoted to the burglary squad for his excessive zeal. But Katie Pine isn’t the only youngster to have gone missing in the rural town of Algonquin Bay, and Cardinal is now given the go-ahead to reopen the files on three other lost kids. When another youth is reported missing, he begins to see a pattern that screams “serial killer.” Meanwhile, the brass have partnered him with Lise Delorme, newly shifted to homicide from the Office of Special Investigations, and Cardinal can’t help but wonder if she’s been sent to keep tabs on him. A guilty conscience makes him think so. Superbly paced, with fully-fleshed characters and utterly convincing police detail, Forty Words for Sorrow is also a novel of place that transcends the genre. Blunt puts us in a small Canadian town in the dead of winter and makes us feel the cold, then turns the cold into a metaphor for the destruction of young lives. Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Vivian | 2/14/2014

    " I really had high hopes for this series since the author's books get such rave reviews. However, I was sorely disappointed. The story started off well, but once the kniller is named half way through, the book lost its momentem. I was so bored, I gave up two thirds of the way into the book, and have added the rest of the books in the series that I own to the donation pile. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Elena | 2/11/2014

    " This is one of my favorite books. It's a murder mystery with a very strong protagonist who sets the tone for a series. I didn't like the rest of the series as much, but that's probably because I am so in love with this book. It's just chilling in all the right ways and places. I love it. It's also interesting because it is set in Canada and I was not familiar with their police force before reading this. I can't say enough good things about this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Julie | 2/3/2014

    " Grisly, compelling serial murder thriller set in Ontario, Canada. This is a dark & troubling book which includes torture. Great writing, great pace, great characterization. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Michael | 1/26/2014

    " Pretty good thriller. Not too much mystery, once the "villain" is revealed the books, in my opinion slows down. It didn't keep the mystery long enough. Still a decent read. "

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