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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,683 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Hart Narrator: David Chandler Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2017 ISBN: 9781436101738
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From the masterful New York Times bestselling and two-time Edgar Award-winning author of The Last Child and Down River, comes this tour de force of murder and the dark ripples it sends through a man, his family and community. Jackson Workman Pickens-known to most as Work-mindlessly holds together his life: a failing law practice left to him when his father, Ezra, mysteriously disappeared, a distant wife, and a fragile sister, Jean, damaged by the shared past they've endured. And then Ezra's body is discovered. Set to inherit his father's fortune, Work becomes a prime suspect. But so does Jean. Fearing the worst, Work launches his own investigation, crossing paths with a power-hungry detective, a string of damning evidence, and the ugly rumors that swirl within his small, moneyed Southern town. Desperate for the redemption that has eluded him for so many years and stripped of everything he once valued, Work fights to save his sister, clear his name, and regain the love of the woman to whom he gave his heart so many years before. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 2/6/2014

    " Great book by John Hart! I recommend! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shena Thornton | 1/16/2014

    " It was okay. I kept trying to find something about each character that I could hold onto but it just wasn't there for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracy B. (personal account) Babiasz | 1/15/2014

    " I was hoping to like this better. I think this was the debut--I should check that--of this local author, and maybe my expectations were a bit high. I really liked the plot, and this was definitely a page turner once it got going. And it's always fun to read something that takes place in NC with places I recognize. I like legal thrillers in general. The characters were unique. Not all were very well-rounded, but they were intriguing, memorable people. The flaw for me was in the writing itself. Not necessarily the dialogue, but the writing felt a little like a first-timer. Which it was. I'd be interested in reading a more recent work to see if the writing has changed somewhat. I thought I'd be getting something kind of John Grisham-ish, but while the plot was there, the writing wasn't. Yet. Definite potential. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charlotte | 1/14/2014

    " A very realistic story that will grip you so hard it hurts. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jody | 1/1/2014

    " Great ~ I really enjoyed this one! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherrie | 12/29/2013

    " This book is so riveting I couldn't put it down. I liked how the author kept the pace of the book going. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sterling Kidd | 12/18/2013

    " I enjoyed it start to finish. Stayed up late And got up early to read. Less than 24 hours to finish. I couldn't put it down., "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 12/17/2013

    " As good as the others set in the South with all the Gothic trappings. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenda Mantz | 11/30/2013

    " John Hart is a master of the dramatic exterior. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mv7043 | 11/28/2013

    " This book is a page turner! Read it almost in one sitting while traveling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 11/17/2013

    " I really liked this book!! It was hard to put it down and I loved the style of writing. I'm excited to read another by John Hart! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynette Barfield | 10/24/2013

    " Read all of his so far and can't wait for another. Outstanding talent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 10/24/2013

    " A very good novel. Perhaps one of the best I have read by a former lawyer. John Hart is a good story teller and this book is rather spell binding. I really enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolynn | 9/24/2013

    " One of the back cover comments was that "this reads like a book on fire" and it does :) Great book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 7/11/2013

    " I have read all three books by this "new" author--and this one did not disappoint. I intend to read everything he writes and hope a new book will be forthcoming soon. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melanie Chapin | 8/15/2012

    " Ok, I finished & loved it! I keeps you reading & you don't want to put it down!! You go back & forth on who you think the murderer is & then you're surprise!!! Would recommend to anyone!! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jerald Hoskelis | 5/4/2012

    " Did not like, very slow moving. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shae Johnnson | 1/21/2012

    " Starts out slow, and a bit confusing, but as the reader continues, the pieces start falling together. There are constant twists and turns in this well-written murder mystery. I am loving this author! Hope he writes more books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 11/7/2011

    " This is an intense book that kept me interested until the end. There were parts that were a little slow and sometimes the main character, Work Pickens, is far too self-involved, but generally things were paced well right up until the end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elizabeth Simons | 10/19/2011

    " waste of time. overwrought, unbelievable "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rhonda | 9/25/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book! My husband got upset with me because towards the end, I really could not put it down, not even to talk with him about our upcoming cruise. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pat | 5/22/2011

    " There is a good story here. Written in first person as many good ones are, it lacks a lot of spoken dialogue between the characters. The reader is guided along almost entirely by the main character's naration of the story. I guess that's Hart's style, and it works. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kacie | 5/14/2011

    " Gripping storyline with plenty of twists and turns. Well written, nice ending. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Menofamily | 5/10/2011

    " Usually love 1st novels... this one was predictable and too intense. Checked out his 2nd novel as his thrird was brilliant. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wiggie | 5/8/2011

    " Better than average writing, but still a bit too florid (and way emo) for my tastes. "

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

    " a fast read primarily because you can't seem to put it down. can't wait for the author to write a third. best part is, so far, he is not trying carry any of his characters to a new book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vickie | 4/20/2011

    " Excellent! takes place in Rowan County. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nita | 4/19/2011

    " Grabs you from the beginning. . . "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 4/18/2011

    " A very good novel. Perhaps one of the best I have read by a former lawyer. John Hart is a good story teller and this book is rather spell binding. I really enjoyed it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marge | 4/16/2011

    " This was Hart's first book. I had a hard time getting into it, but was glad I stayed with it to see how it turned out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 4/13/2011

    " thought this would be more courtroom Grishamy drama than lawyer-goes-rouge-detective. a good mystery read, even though the epilogue is unnecessarily long and kinda cliche. specifically for the narrator: could be better and changing tone when going from narrator to character "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 4/12/2011

    " Liked it, but liked Last Child better. But this one was good. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Chuck | 4/3/2011

    " A dark, sordid story about a small town lawyer whose missing father is found murdered. He is in a loveless marriage, his sister is a basket case and his mother died mysteriously. I can be depressed reading the newspaper so I didn't bother finishing this one.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 4/1/2011

    " This is Jon Hart's first novel that led me to read all his subsequent ones. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly | 3/31/2011

    " I wanted to read this because I found Down River first and I loved that novel. King of Lies was good, I enjoyed it, but John Hart has definitely improved his writing skills with each novel. A good read, I was not disappointed. "

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About the Author
Author John Hart

John Hart is the New York Times bestselling author of The Last Child. The only author in history to win the best novel Edgar Award for consecutive novels, he has also won the Barry Award and England’s Steel Dagger Award for best thriller of the year. He was born and raised in North Carolina. For a time he practiced criminal defense law but left to focus on his writing.

About the Narrator

David Chandler is an audiobook narrator who has read numerous titles for William Kent Krueger and C. J. Box, among others.