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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,758 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeffery Deaver Narrator: Holter Graham Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2008 ISBN: 9780743579933
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The New York Times bestselling master of suspense is back!

When a night-time call to 911 from a secluded Wisconsin vacation house is cut short, off-duty deputy Brynn McKenzie leaves her husband and son at the dinner table and drives up to Lake Mondac to investigate. Was it a misdial or an aborted crime report?

Brynn stumbles onto a scene of true horror and narrowly escapes from two professional criminals. She and a terrified visitor to the weekend house, Michelle, flee into the woods in a race for their lives. As different as night and day, and stripped of modern-day resources, Brynn, a tough deputy with a difficult past, and Michelle, a pampered city girl, must overcome their natural reluctance to trust each other and learn to use their wits and courage to survive the relentless pursuit. The deputy's disappearance spurs both her troubled son and her new husband to action, while the incident sets in motion Brynn's loyal fellow deputies and elements from Milwaukee's underside. These various forces race along inexorably toward the novel's gritty and stunning conclusion.

The Bodies Left Behind is an epic cat-and-mouse chase, told nearly in real-time, and is filled with Deaver's patented twists and turns, where nothing is what it seems, and death lingers just around the next curve on a deserted path deep in the midnight forest. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • "A master of ticking bomb suspense.” 

    People

  • “Nothing is as it seems in The Bodies Left Behind, Jeffrey Deaver's quintessential can't-put-it-down thriller…One of the most entertaining thrillers of the year.” 

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Deaver, who has written one excellent thriller after another, is such a good puppet master that he makes us believe whatever he wants us to believe, even things that are false, without telling us a single lie.…We are completely at Deaver’s mercy.” 

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “A tour de force…the suspense never flags…Deaver has no rivals in the realm of sneaky plot twists.” 

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “A few twists will catch some readers by surprise.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month for November 2008
  • Winner of the 2009 International Thriller Writers Award for Best Novel
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patricia | 2/13/2014

    " I would recommend The Bodies Left Behind - plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tuesday's Child | 2/7/2014

    " I really enjoy reading books by this author.This was a good book, but not his best.3.5 stars. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chrissy Gowers | 2/3/2014

    " Story was very slow moving. It would pick up and you would expect something to happen but then it would drag again. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jenny | 2/2/2014

    " A good Deaver book but definitely not one of his best. Or maybe I'm just being overly harsh because I miss Lincoln and Amelia! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 1/26/2014

    " A good thriller with a chase through the woods, double and triple crossing and a really good cop. Definitely a summer read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna | 1/25/2014

    " This is a typical thriller in which you know what's going to happen but you don't know exactly how. I was initially put off by how predictable the characters and vocabulary were, but as I read I became interested enough in the story itself to forget about the semantics and enjoy it. This is a good choice for anyone who wants a simple but exciting read that you don't have to think too much about. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Boo Whichard | 1/25/2014

    " great fast read....ending not what expected "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joy | 1/18/2014

    " page turning - hard to put down "

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

    " A good read, nice twist that kept me guessing "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 1/1/2014

    " Super easy read and a little suspenseful. Lots of twists so that was fun. Good book for some Thanksgiving weekend relaxation. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Holly | 12/28/2013

    " A book of Garrett's that I picked up and flew through. Entertaining but not the best Deaver book ever. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annice | 12/10/2013

    " Very suspenseful, kept me reading all day until I finished! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan | 10/27/2013

    " A fast moving read; somewhat unbelievable, but there were surprises all the way through. I enjoyed reading this on vacation. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Raquel | 9/19/2013

    " I normally depend on Jeffery Deaver for a good read. I couldn't wait to get to the end of this book. I kept trying to like it, but it kept trying to get good, and fizzling. The ending was anti-climactic and weak, yet a relief. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lbd | 5/20/2013

    " Not a Lincoln Rhyme novel. Good mystery, and some intrique that you don't quite expect. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne Ritchie | 11/14/2012

    " Great book!!! Loved it! Never a dull moment! Will suggest to friends!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ronnie | 11/11/2012

    " VERY good book!! Will definitely be reading another Jeffery Deaver novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dennis | 10/6/2012

    " This book deffinately held my interest throughout. The ending is shaping up to be great, "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 6/12/2011

    " So many twists and turns. You think the story is headed in one direction and then Deaver throws in a new angle to keep you guessing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cory | 6/4/2011

    " Not a bad thriller. Mostly takes place in the woods, which adds to the suspense. The plot has a nice unforseen twist later in the book. But the ending is kind of lame, after all the excitement and drama in the forrest. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mickey | 5/25/2011

    " Enjoyably convoluted plot, set in an overpopulated deserted wilderness. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mason | 5/18/2011

    " This was a stand alone book from Deaver. It was okay, but I have enjoyed his other books more. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Angela | 5/5/2011

    " This was a book club book. It was okay. Now I can say I've read a Jeffrey Deaver book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stefanie (fromgermany) | 5/3/2011

    " Took me too long to get into this book, got better in the middle, but the end was too long again "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gloria | 4/25/2011

    " Great thriller. Always twisting and turning. I can see this turning into a movie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 4/15/2011

    " Listened to it on CD in car on two long trips. Pretty exciting, lots of
    twists and turns. Tough female cop. "

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

    " Jeffrey Deever always has something up his sleeve! Another surprise that I just didn't see coming. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marian | 2/14/2011

    " Good suspense about a hit gone wrong at a lake house. A couple of good twists. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dion | 1/27/2011

    " 7/10
    The twists and turns work so well while you're running through the woods, but not so much when you emerge! "

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About the Author
Author Jeffery Deaver

Jeffery Deaver is an award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of mystery and crime novels. His novels have won the Nero Wolfe Award, three Ellery Queen Readers’ Awards, a British Thumping Good Read Award, and the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger and Short Story Dagger awards from the British Crime Writers’ Association. His The Bodies Left Behind was named Novel of the Year by the International Thriller Writers Association. The Cold Moon was named the Book of the Year by the Mystery Writers Association of Japan, as well as by Kono Mystery Wa Sugoi magazine. The Japanese Adventure Fiction Association awarded The Cold Moon and Carte Blanche their annual Grand Prix award. His novels have hit bestsellers lists around the world, including the New York Times, London Times, Los Angeles Times, the Milan Corriere della Sera, and Sydney Morning Herald. He received his BA in journalism from the University of Missouri and has a law degree from Fordham University. Since becoming a full-time writer in 1990, he has written over thirty-five books. Some of his novels have been made into films, including The Bone Collector starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie.

About the Narrator

Holter Graham, award-winning audiobook narrator, has appeared in many films, including Fly Away Home, Stephen King’s Maximum Overdrive, and Hairspray. His television credits include Army Wives, Wasted, Damages, and Law & Order, among others. Graham is the winner of twelve AudioFile Earphones Awards.