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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (11,020 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Connelly Narrator: Peter Giles Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Forced out of the Los Angeles Times amid the latest budget cuts, newspaperman Jack McEvoy decides to go out with a bang, using his final days at the paper to write the definitive murder story of his career.

He focuses on Alonzo Winslow, a 16-year-old drug dealer in jail after confessing to a brutal murder. But as he delves into the story, Jack realizes that Winslow's so-called confession is bogus. The kid might actually be innocent.

Jack is soon running with his biggest story since The Poet made his career years ago. He is tracking a killer who operates completely below police radar--and with perfect knowledge of any move against him. Including Jack's. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • The Scarecrow, a return to form for Mr. Connelly and his sharpest book since The Lincoln Lawyer, pivots energetically among its subplots, often returning affectionately to the newspaper world.”

    New York Times

  • “Connelly always has been frank about his admiration for Raymond Chandler. It's a high bar to set for oneself, but he comes as close to clearing it as any mystery writer of his generation.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “With its ingenious story line and the twisted brilliance of the creeps involved, The Scarecrow holds its own.”

    Washington Post

  • “Crime fiction at its best.”

    Miami Herald

  • “A nail-biting thriller…With every switch between McEvoy’s voice and the villain’s, Connelly ratchets up the tension. This magnificent effort is a reminder of why Connelly is one of today’s top crime authors.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Connelly nails the death-of-newspapers theme…[he] builds tension expertly, using dramatic irony to its fullest, screw-tightening potential. Even confirmed Harry Bosch fans will have to admit that this Harry-less novel is one of Connelly’s very best.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Connelly has done it again. Reporter Jack McEvoy, the hero of Connelly’s earlier novel, The Poet, is back in a chilling new mystery...Connelly here tackles [his] subject head-on while juggling an intricate mystery at the same time. He wisely focuses on McEvoy to tell the story, with the occasional interlude from the mastermind behind the attacks, making the narrative terrifying and compelling at the same time.”

    Library Journal

  • “Connelly…keeps the twists coming and provides…background expertise…on the hard business of hard news.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Connelly hits it out of the park with one of the best thrillers of the year…Peter Giles brings a skilled and intimate feel to his reading without losing the chilling momentum; at one point he relays a beautifully built scene that contains one of the best ‘gotcha’ moments in some time.”

    Publishers Weekly (audio review)

  • #1 New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Alyson | 2/13/2014

    " I haven't read a Micheal Connelly book I didn't like. Always a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jerri | 2/11/2014

    " I love Michael Connelly books so I'm sure I'll like this one as well . I did enjoy reading it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Don | 2/9/2014

    " I enjoyed reading "The Scarecrow" but it was not one of Connelly's better books. It didn't come close to the brilliance of "The Poet " "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Thomas | 2/3/2014

    " This book was awesome and scary at the same time, with all the things that we do on the internet now, its amazing how vulnerable we could be to someone that really wanted to track us. "

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