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3.48 out of 53.48 out of 53.48 out of 53.48 out of 53.48 out of 5 3.48 (29 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bryan Gruley Narrator: Rich Orlow Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2009 ISBN:
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Bryan Gruley's debut mystery has received starred reviews from publications such as Booklist and Publishers Weekly. Disgraced reporter Gus Carpenter returns home to his small town and becomes embroiled in a murder investigation. 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 Charlotte | 2/12/2014

    " A little slow to get started and a little rushed at the end but the middle was great! Definitely a fun mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bea | 2/9/2014

    " I will look for more books in the future by Bryan Gruley. This was an interesting story with lots of twists and turns. I got to pulling for Gus and was glad to find that he had some good friends despite his troubles. This book had good believable characters, the kind you want to know. Enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 2/7/2014

    " loved it. Very interesting that I read this book that was written in 1998, with everything going on at Penn State. The only issue I had with the book was that there were a lot of characters to keep straight. Read the book in a few sittings, it hooked me and I wanted to figure out the whole puzzle, had to keep myself from reading the last chapter as I sometimes do. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill Mazzola | 2/4/2014

    " I just enjoyed the hell out of this book. It got its hooks into me and wouldnt let go - finished it in a day. - can't wait to read Gruley's second novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 1/31/2014

    " The author nails small-town life, but it's definitely the very dark side of that. It may have been a little longer than it needed to be, but it was an excellent portrayal of small town journalism and it had a complex mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicki Otis | 1/31/2014

    " Excellent start to a new series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 1/28/2014

    " Really liked the story. A little too much detail on the hockey games. Probably would have rated this 3 and half stars if option. Would definitely read another book by this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pamela | 1/26/2014

    " Pretty good first mystery. I like the characters and the story. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jenn | 1/5/2014

    " Yawn. Slow to start, far too much detail about things that don't really add to story, and I saw what was coming a long way off. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peggy Parsons | 11/19/2013

    " I surmised the coach's problem early on, but not the "who done it and why." Hope you like hockey. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathryn McCary | 11/17/2013

    " Gritty, and not an easy read--but I believed in every minute of it and cared very much what happened. And I want to know the recipe for the pie. . . "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 10/24/2013

    " 3.5 stars for me. It was a little slow in the beginning. The second half really picked up and I enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 10/21/2013

    " A solid first mystery with interesting characters and plot twists. Gruley really captured the small town atmosphere plus the obsession with hockey which shaped or influenced so many lives. I look forward to reading more about Gus Carpenter and the residents of Starvation Lake. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Baumann | 6/26/2013

    " Take the northern Michigan setting and throw hockey into the mix and this mystery made for an enjoyable read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marla Sommer | 4/4/2013

    " Good mystery set in rural Michigan. Unfortunatly due to my line of work, I able to figure out the mystery long before the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gail Chall | 2/15/2013

    " Well-developed story and a great read. It had me tapping my iPad very fast to turn the pages as I eagerly awaited the outcome of the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 KayLee | 11/18/2012

    " (4.5-5.) WOW! I never expected to love it so much! :D "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mel | 10/18/2012

    " Well written. He captures the way that no one is perfect, but some of us are evil. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marge | 7/23/2012

    " This story, set in northern Michigan, gets better as it goes along. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dottie | 3/17/2012

    " A mystery.....but a little too much hockey background for me "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carole | 1/1/2012

    " A good mystery, especially if you're a hockey fan. Kept my interest "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane | 10/18/2011

    " Very good story about Gus Carpenter, a former hockey player turned journalist who returns to his home town. Gus is now the newspaper editor and investigates the death of his hockey coach. Interesting twists, with some troubling subject matter. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katherine | 6/10/2011

    " I read this book and had high hopes because of feedback from 4MA. I liked it. Good writing and characters and so on. I did figure it out quite early, and some of the delay in finally figuring things out seem heavily manufactured. But, I'll happily read another. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marge | 6/5/2011

    " This story, set in northern Michigan, gets better as it goes along. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 4/25/2011

    " 3.5 stars for me. It was a little slow in the beginning. The second half really picked up and I enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suellen | 4/23/2011

    " I probably would have rated this book a 3, but all the Michigan and hockey references really brought it home for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn | 4/11/2011

    " The first in the series. Despite telling me more about hockey - goaltending in particular - than I ever wanted to know. it's a gripping thriller and wonderful treatment of small-town working-class life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 4/8/2011

    " Take the northern Michigan setting and throw hockey into the mix and this mystery made for an enjoyable read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 3/15/2011

    " Very good story, hard to keep track of all the characters and nicknames. A must read for hockey lovers! "

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About the Author
Author Bryan Gruley

Bryan Gruley is reporter at large for Bloomberg News and the former Pulitzer Prize–winning Chicago bureau chief of the Wall Street Journal. He has won the Anthony, Barry, and Strand Awards and was nominated for an Edgar Award for best first novel. He lives with his wife in Chicago.

About the Narrator

Rich Orlow is a film, television, and voice actor. Among his audiobook narrations are The Outsider by Jimmy Connors, House Rules by Jodi Picoult, and Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger.