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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: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2008 ISBN: 9780743579957
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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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abigail Pankau | 2/15/2014

    " Very good thriller up to the last 100 pages, but quite an exciting page-turner until then. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 2/10/2014

    " I find Deaver an erratic author. His books range from almost boring to quite good. This is one of his more enjoyable ones. The plot twists make sense and work well. The heroine is capable and quite likeable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne Girouard | 1/31/2014

    " Really twisty thriller. It's a cat and mouse hunt through a dangerous forest and just when you think everything's OK Deaver throws in not one twist, but several. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 1/27/2014

    " Got the usual from Deaver in this book: something very good! I love his mysteries. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mama | 1/23/2014

    " Fast paced, unpredictable mystery which would make a good movie "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 1/23/2014

    " I love Jeffery Deaver books. This one was a bit hard to get into, but once in, it was a great read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dina | 1/21/2014

    " Excellent book. Looking forward to reading more from this author. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Betty | 1/16/2014

    " Easy read but not that great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Conrad | 12/24/2013

    " Interesting characters and plot development. Nice twists "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kirstin | 12/1/2013

    " I absolutely LOVED this book and it is definitely my favorite Jeffery Deaver book so far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tina | 11/10/2013

    " I liked this book. The mystery was good and it keep me interesed. The end was drawn out a little long. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sashi | 11/3/2013

    " I am becoming a big Jeffery Deaver fan. Edge of your seat, gripping stuff. Good characters too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 10/18/2013

    " This book was one that I didn't want to put down! Great read, with many, many twists and turns. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dona | 9/2/2013

    " One twist and surprise after another - amazing! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arwen Fowler-jonsson | 8/9/2013

    " Deaver delivered a book with constant twists and turns..It never stops until the end..Really liked this one!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jody | 7/22/2013

    " so far so good, another good mystery writer for me and I'm stoked! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathryn | 1/28/2013

    " Edge of your seat reading! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicky | 12/1/2012

    " Loved this book. This was my first time reading this authour and he didn't disappoint. I was gripped from beginning to end. This is one of those books you just can't put down. I don't want to say anything about the plot as I always give something away lol. All I can say is it's amuse read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorie | 8/25/2012

    " Dandy suspense, quite a page turner, hardly gives you time to take a breath. Audio verstion I listened to was quite good. Could give it 4 stars but feeling stingy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Purple Iris | 7/16/2012

    " I really loved this. I'll have to read another one of his. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 4/21/2012

    " This was a great book, It was my first Jeffrey Deaver book and I am hooked "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maya | 4/10/2012

    " Part one was a big long, but you absolutely cared about the characters so it was hard to put down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 3/12/2012

    " Not one of my favorite Deaver books. The story kinda wore me out almost all taking place as a hunt in the woods for 2 women by the criminals. Lots of good twists. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathi | 2/12/2012

    " Dawn's right about the dialog, pretty annoying. But the story was thrilling and full of twists. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julia Schoenberger | 11/26/2011

    " Typical easy-read from Deaver. Good airplane book. "

  • 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.