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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,448 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nevada Barr Narrator: Joyce Bean Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Just three days after her wedding to Sheriff Paul Davidson, Anna Pigeon moves from Mississippi to Colorado to assume her new post as district ranger at Rocky Mountain National Park, where three girls have disappeared during a religious retreat. Two of the children reappear a month later, clad only in filthy underwear and claiming to remember nothing of the intervening weeks. The girls are frightened and traumatized, but they forge a bond with the pair of campers who discover them - a wheelchair-bound paraplegic and her elderly aunt.

With the reappearance of the children comes an odd and unsettling presence in the park, a sense of disembodied evil and unspeakable terrors: small animals are mercilessly slaughtered, and a sinister force seems to still control the girls. As Anna investigates, she finds herself caught up in the machinations of a paranoid religious sect bent on protecting their secrets and keeping the girls sequestered from law enforcement and psychiatric help.

Following the trail of the many suspects, especially that of the cult's intense youth-group leader, Anna comes to find the force against which the children's minds have been broken. This evil has the eyes of a visionary and the soul of the devil. Anna will discover the truth - even if it kills her. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Christie | 2/20/2014

    " The premise of this AP mystery was a recent move to Rocky Mountain to take a district ranger job. When she arrives, she finds that 3 children have been long missing in ROMO's moutainous terrain, and their LDS-like parents aren't even actively looking for them. Main characters included a recently paralyzed rock climber and her Dr./aunt, and a young male youth group leader. I have to say I was disapppointed in this one. It seems that the author Barr has truly mastered the building-up-suspense and plot-developing aspects of her mystery novels, but in the last couple books I wasn't entirely thrilled with how she sealed the deal. Frankly, I found this ending truly unenjoyable and less than climactic. Once I realized what was happening, I just wanted to get it over with. I think I am going to take a hiatus from reading AP mysteries. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Joanna | 2/18/2014

    " I can't believe I couldn't remember reading this book when I was adding the Barr's to my "read" list. I did though, and wow did it come rushing back while leafing through it at trusty B and N. Excellent tension, good read. I really enjoy this series. This one got a little rough for me with the victims but it really was a good addition to the series. Now I can start Winter Study! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Dick Gullickson | 2/10/2014

    " 3.5 This probably fits in pretty well with our recent Norwegian and Swedish mystery reading since it is equally dark. A serial killer poses as a park ranger in Rocky Mountain National Park and kidnaps three girls from a polygamist commune. The warped killer violence is definitely Scandinavian in tone and is atypical for Nevada Barr. This one is a good fit to Rocky Mountain National Park. The excellent descriptions of backwoods beauty make you want to go there (after they have locked up all of the serial killer park rangers). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jill | 2/9/2014

    " I found this Anna Pigeon novel very enjoyable. "

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