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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (345 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thomas Cook Narrator: Brian Hutchison Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2010 ISBN:
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Edgar Award-winning author Thomas H. Cook spins a riveting tale about one man's struggle to cope with staggering loss. Until his son was kidnapped and murdered, George Gates was a globe-trotting travel writer. Now he writes boring articles by day and broods at night. But when a retiring cold-case detective piques his interest with details of a missing writer, he feels compelled to discover her fate.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 2/18/2014

    " Kind of confusing but still interesting . . . dark "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/17/2014

    " I'm not totally sure what this book was about...kind of still a mystery to me. And not a super intriguing one. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jean | 2/14/2014

    " "Ghost" story told by small town reporter connects his young son's murder with a woman's disappearance in the same small town years earlier "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cindy Smith | 2/2/2014

    " I like a little ambiguity, but this book is just annoying. the quality of the writing kept me from giving it a one star. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Shiloh | 2/1/2014

    " I can't believe I wasted my time reading this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ian | 1/21/2014

    " I realy like Thomas H. Cook's writing but this novel was a big disappointment for me. The main narrative is written in the first person with Cook's usual air of melancholy and sense of regret, but the story within a story (written by the eponymous Katherine Carr) is too cryptic and not only hard to decipher but hard work to read too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cherilyn | 1/6/2014

    " Hmmm. What to say about this one... It was a little slow to get into for me and I do not think I felt the intensity of the MC's grief that some readers did. That said, I did enjoy the story structure and once I got fully into it, the story seems to pick up. I liked the supernatural elements and the ending in particular was satisfying. Overall, I'd borrow this one but probably not buy it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherry | 12/24/2013

    " I just whipped through this book, it was so wonderful. I was just swept up in it. I want books to capture me & take me away and this story did just that. But a word of warning; this is a sad story. There are vicious terrible things that happen in it. Mr. Cook does not pull any punches at all. Very dark and grim and at times it breaks your heart. I loved it though. Very much. One of the best writers out there. He should win every award, and everyone should read his books. He just has a way of transporting you into the story. I recommend it very highly, and though I'll probably regret it, I've already passed on my copy so someone else can enjoy the tale. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tracy Habbershon | 12/22/2013

    " Oh, how I wanted this book to go somewhere. The potential was there, but it never really came through. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 12/19/2013

    " Pretty good! Not my normal genre, but I was pretty into it. BUT - if you like to read right before going to sleep you should know there is a LOT of creepy stuff in here. TRUE creepy stuff - the protagonist talks about dozens of real, dreadful cases of torture and murder. Pretty scary stuff. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura Mallard | 12/15/2013

    " This was a good book but the story was very disjointed and at the end I didn't feel that there was a satisfactory resolution. Very odd. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 H.N. | 10/22/2013

    " I wish I could give this 3 and a half stars - it's not quite a four-star read due to hitting me over the head with it's theme, but it was a well-framed story-within-a-story-within-a-story read, a very interesting and twisty book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rick McNeely | 10/5/2013

    " Lurid, muddled, story-within-a-story-within-a-story ad nauseum about a murder, an unexplained disappearance and the World's Greatest Pity Party. Enough child-kidnap-torture-murder schlock to annoy even the SVU crowd. Gag. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelley Kassa | 4/18/2013

    " Wow! A stay-up-all-night book I'm still thinking about. I won't say any more... too big a chance to spoil. Just wow! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Librarian2191 | 3/23/2013

    " A confusing story within a story with a equally confusing ending that requires thinking about. The whole strains the "suspension of disbelief." Perhaps it's just that it is so different from anything else I've ever read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Verena | 7/16/2012

    " Loved it. A wonderful, bizarre mystery. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joanne | 5/4/2012

    " This book confused me - it is three books in one and none of them very clear - including the ending. I am not anxious to recommend it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 1/11/2012

    " Many stories/mysteries interwoven. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Thomas | 10/30/2011

    " I was expecting a good mystery, but found the book is full of torture and despair with only a hint of hope based on a vague, undefined supernatural force. It was written well enough to keep my interest and to keep reading, but left me feeling empty. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Allison Herman | 3/24/2011

    " I just couldn't get into this book. I tried, with no luck. It's the story of a writer who begins to unravel a mystery about a woman who has gone missing from his hometown. Pieces of his own life are woven into the story. It sounded interesting, but it did not hold my attention. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Librarian2191 | 2/13/2011

    " A confusing story within a story with a equally confusing ending that requires thinking about. The whole strains the "suspension of disbelief." Perhaps it's just that it is so different from anything else I've ever read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Carey | 1/30/2011

    " This was one of those books I start, get bored with, but HAVE to finish because I finish every book I start. I thought it might get better by the end, but it didn't. I didn't really understand it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tracy | 1/22/2011

    " Oh, how I wanted this book to go somewhere. The potential was there, but it never really came through. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gail | 10/19/2010

    " This story of a man's search for the murderet of his son and for the missing Katherine Carr intriqued me, but in the end I didn't really understand the author's and what had really happened. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 8/21/2010

    " I'm not totally sure what this book was about...kind of still a mystery to me. And not a super intriguing one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kerry | 6/3/2010

    " It was easy to read but a little too depressing and out landish idea for me. It was hard to put down till the end when I started to see where it was heading and started to lose interest "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 4/7/2010

    " Although I was a little disappointed with the ending of this book, I'm still giving it 5 stars because I was so glued to every page. Definitely going to read more books by this author! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rick | 3/8/2010

    " Lurid, muddled, story-within-a-story-within-a-story ad nauseum about a murder, an unexplained disappearance and the World's Greatest Pity Party. Enough child-kidnap-torture-murder schlock to annoy even the SVU crowd. Gag. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cindy | 3/3/2010

    " I like a little ambiguity, but this book is just annoying. the quality of the writing kept me from giving it a one star. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Allison | 3/1/2010

    " I just couldn't get into this book. I tried, with no luck. It's the story of a writer who begins to unravel a mystery about a woman who has gone missing from his hometown. Pieces of his own life are woven into the story. It sounded interesting, but it did not hold my attention. "

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About the Author

Thomas H. Cook was born in Fort Payne, Alabama. He has been nominated for the Edgar Award seven times in five different categories. He received the best novel Edgar for The Chatham School Affair, the Martin Beck Award, the Herodotus Prize for best historical short story, and the Barry for best novel for Red Leaves, and has been nominated for numerous other awards.

About the Narrator

Brian Hutchison is a professional theater actor who has appeared in numerous Broadway, off-Broadway, and regional plays. He lives in New York City.