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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (962 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Phillip Margolin Narrator: Deborah Hazlett Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2005 ISBN: 9780060796747
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It's a beautiful summer night in Portland, Oregon. Ami Vergano, a young attorney and single mother, arrives at her son Ryan's little league game with their tenant and new friend, Dan Morelli. When the assistant coach calls in sick, Morelli seems happy to help out.But then one player roughly blocks another and a fight erupts.Before the game ends, Ami witnesses violence that shocks and horrifies her and makes her question everything she thought she knew about Morelli.

On the other side of the continent, ex-mental patient Vanessa Kohler, a reporter for Exposed, a tabloid that specializes in alien abduction stories, watches a piece on television about the little league massacre and quickly places a call to the FBI. For years she's been telling anyone who will listen about a vast government conspiracy to conceal a secret military unit headed by General Morris Wingate, a presidential candidate, and for years everyone has dismissed her stories. But when Vanessa sees Dan Morelli fighting, she believes she's found the key to proving that her theories are true.

Vanessa hires Ami Vergano to represent Morelli, who is charged with attempted murder, and Ami is drawn into Vanessa's paranoid world. Are Vanessa, a former mental patient, and Morelli, a confessed mass murder, telling the truth about one of the nation's most respected soldiers and politicians? Or are their charges the products of two sick minds? Ami has to decide who and what to believe in Phillip Margolin's most exciting and surprising thriller since his breakout bestseller Gone, But Not Forgotten.

Performed by Kristine Sutherland

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Frighteningly plausible…a page turner.”

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

  • “A powerhouse thriller…a relentless gripper…[that] never loses its fiendish hold on the reader’s attention.”

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer

  • “Like the lake of its title, Margolin’s latest suspense novel…is smooth on the surface with tumultuous secrets lurking beneath…Plotting is his strong suit. The artful arrangement of the story’s episodes keeps the suspense high, and the author fills in the puzzle shrewdly, with small pieces from all over the chronology. The surprises keep coming, even after the story settles mostly into a courtroom drama.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Hazlett is a polished performer. Using inflection and never overemphasizing a subtle clue, she breathes life into the characters and keeps in the foreground the murderous intent of this frighteningly plausible plot.”

    AudioFile

  • “It’s a mystery why Margolin, the criminal-defense lawyer turned novelist, isn’t at least as big as, say, John Grisham. Overall he’s a more polished writer, and his stories have an intellectual depth that Grisham’s more formulaic potboilers frequently lack…Margolin touches on some heavy issues: mental instability, perception versus reality, paranoia. But this is a crime novel, not a treatise, and it delivers the goods, with plenty of action, suspense, and danger.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 della | 2/20/2014

    " 3 kata tuk buku ne...'hollywood bgt seh'..tp tetep asek bacanya..ttg konspirasi yg pstnya bikin bingung ne bnrn or imajinasi only sayangnya PM disini lost his touch..unsur surprisesnya n thrillernya ga sbnyk buku2 dia laennya "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea Clark | 2/19/2014

    " I've never read this author and had no expectations. It was a good read by the pool. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dara | 2/19/2014

    " Read this in 2 days...couldn't put it down...but I seem to have that problem a lot! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert Brase | 2/13/2014

    " Lost Lake is one of those mysteries with plenty of who did it to who with what in this whodunit. I liked the twists and turns that are thrown at the reader in such a way as to make the story interesting, without losing the reader somewhere along the trail. Margolin deftly weaves emotion and action together and comes up with a great book. Pick it up and give it a shot, who knows you might like it too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert Dugoni | 1/16/2014

    " Phil Margolin is one of the best at intricate but understandable plotting. I enjoyed this and his other books thoroughly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimmie | 1/15/2014

    " Excellent! Fast paced and interesting storylines. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Beth | 1/15/2014

    " Excellent suspense story about buried dark ops from the Viet Nam era. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Slc-crk | 1/11/2014

    " I forgot I had listened to this book on tape before..so this is the second time I've "read" this book. This is not one of Margolin's better books, but a fun fast "beach" read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lacy | 12/30/2013

    " Decent thriller, though it gets kind of repetitive. It is almost about a secret government offshoot, but not quite. There are hints of The Manchurian Candidate, but it is not even close. The characters are not that likable and the ending feels forced. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Douglas | 12/28/2013

    " Very good. Lots of twists "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Breia | 12/15/2013

    " Another good one by Phillip Margolin. If you have read any of Lee Child's books, the plot is similar to the life of Jack Reacher. I thought the end of the book came together too fast. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vivian | 12/9/2013

    " This suspense novel is definitely not the author's best effort, but interesting characters and a military cover-up made this an easy and enjoyable read for me on a rainy afternoon. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marianne | 11/26/2013

    " Kept me on the edge of my seat. With Margolin one never knows how the story will end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Norannb | 11/26/2013

    " suspense, not too heavy, but very suspensful "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 11/25/2013

    " Surprisingly better than I thought when I started reading. Lots of intrigue and twists. The heroes are definitely flawed yet you find yourself really rooting for them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pam Pitcher | 8/19/2013

    " This book kept me guessing until the very end, I like to be surprised! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 6/29/2013

    " I'm a fan of Margolin and couldn't put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kerry | 6/25/2013

    " I like all of Phillip Margolin's books. He's a good suspense writer. I really enjoy the characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave | 3/12/2013

    " This book got me started. Margolin is very good. "

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

    " Het verloren meer "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 9/3/2012

    " Would actually give it 2 1/2 stars, but gave it the extra 1/2 star since its intent is mass production rather than literary merit. Easy read. A bit cliche. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Davisburns | 8/15/2012

    " Library audiobook; not a bad read, decent narrator. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cynthia Sinsap | 7/15/2012

    " An older story but still a good read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat Phillips | 6/4/2012

    " A General running for President, his crazy(?) daughter, her boyfriend, the non-criminal lawyer set to defend the boyfriend and daughter. Congressman is murdered. Alleged secret army unit. Lots of dead bodies throughout. What more to you want. Good story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Jo Weber | 2/7/2012

    " The book was a little confusing at first, they jumped around in years alot. But, I did enjoy the story. It had a surprising ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathryn Dysart | 1/18/2012

    " Loved Margolin's view of DC! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jen Krans | 8/1/2011

    " Quick read. Not that entertaining, and certainly not thought provoking. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheryl | 5/12/2011

    " Not my favorite genre, suspense thrillers but I did enjoy this one. Good reader. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Douglas | 4/22/2011

    " Very good. Lots of twists "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jen | 1/21/2011

    " Quick read. Not that entertaining, and certainly not thought provoking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Beth | 1/18/2011

    " Excellent suspense story about buried dark ops from the Viet Nam era. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marianne | 10/8/2010

    " Kept me on the edge of my seat. With Margolin one never knows how the story will end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pam | 7/17/2010

    " This book kept me guessing until the very end, I like to be surprised! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Norannb | 6/26/2010

    " suspense, not too heavy, but very suspensful "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katharine | 2/27/2010

    " I read this one several years ago and remember really enjoying it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 12/9/2009

    " Excellent read... Margolin always keep me interested. Loved the plot. I was wondering are they serious or crazy? "

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