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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (168 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Judith Guest Narrator: Mark Bramhall Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2004 ISBN:
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The New York Times best-selling author of Ordinary People crafts a gripping, character-driven novel of suspense that explores the fragile dynamics of family in the aftermath of tragedy.

Taking as part of her inspiration a baffling true-life crime that has gone unsolved for more than three decades, Judith Guest achieves in this absorbing new suspense novel an extraordinary combination of page-turning mystery and intimate, emotionally charged family drama.

The Tarnished Eye takes readers to the community of Blessed, in northern Michigan, and introduces us to Sheriff Hugh DeWitt, a man still grieving for his infant son, who died of SIDS a few years earlier. Meanwhile, up the road from the DeWitts, in one of the rich summer cottages, Paige Norbois grieves for a lost love of her own. Married to a stern and unresponsive man, Paige wills herself to stay in the marriage and sacrifice her own feelings for the sake of her children's stability. But when an unimaginable tragedy strikes, anyone's dreams of stability in Blessed are abruptly destroyed. Paige, her husband Edward, and their four children are found brutally slaughtered in their home. Sheriff DeWitt, deeply moved by the murder scene, must find answers to a string of troubling questions. Who was the man with whom Paige was having an affair? What about the business partner who was stealing from Edward's firm? And, above all, what sort of trauma could fuel a person's capacity for such hate-driven violence?

Judith Guest, with her own untarnished eye and finely nuanced prose, delivers a powerful and poignant work of suspense fiction.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ellen | 2/9/2014

    " Beach read. Characters are not well defined. Sappy in places. It is a murder mystery and follows the typical timeline for this type of book (intro detective with some personal flaw/problem/unfortunate life event, horrible crime, attempt to find killer, twists, solve, detective as hero, detective fixes aspect of personal life, the end.) But as this type of book goes, not a bad read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marla Sommer | 1/28/2014

    " This is from the author of Ordinary People. I didn't find this book "gripping" or all that suspenseful, but entertaining all the same. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Greer | 1/7/2014

    " This novel is riveting. It's a murder mystery based on a true story; it's by the author of 'Ordinary People.' I think I read this in about 5 hours and couldn't put it down. Books rarely snare me like that anymore. I highly suggest this one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maughn Gregory | 1/4/2014

    " A pretty-good murder mystery -- good enough to listen to in the car. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Terri | 12/16/2013

    " Could not get interested in this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebekkila | 12/14/2013

    " This book was a quick read. The story was very intriguing considering this was based on a real life cold case file. The end came very quickly, almost as if the author didn''t know what to do with all the story lines and just ended it quickly "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gwen | 12/5/2013

    " Any chapters with Hugh and his wife seemed out of place to me. I would have preferred the book more without that piece. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lorna | 11/22/2013

    " Loved this murder mystery about a family of six that is murdered and how it ties in with young women in a nearby town who are being raped and murdered. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mightymite | 10/9/2013

    " I really wish Judith Guest wrote more books. This mystery was outstanding. I don't want to give any of it away, except to say it is a very interesting study of serial murders versus multiple murders as it juxtaposes those situations. Highly recommend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara Lamers | 9/7/2013

    " By the author of _Ordinary People_. The novel takes place in Ann Arbor, MI and is loosely based on real events. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolyn | 4/12/2013

    " Creepy it's based on a true story of a murder in Michigan. Of course it's a person you don't suspect until the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 9/17/2012

    " Good read. I didn't see the ending coming, which is always fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alisa | 8/23/2012

    " Very strange story but I wanted to keep reading to find out what was next... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Corey | 6/22/2012

    " A page--as they say---turner "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joellen Wood | 5/6/2012

    " read again 11-23-12 - just as good as the first time I read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marsha | 1/31/2012

    " Two sets of multiple murders plague Sheriff HUGH DEWITT as he finds links between them in this moody story which takes place in Michigan. It was not as engrossing as I had hoped. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristi Staker | 7/18/2011

    " Darn mystery books. Good up until the author decides for the investigator to figure 'who done it' but without any clues for us to go on. Good story up until that point. Would make an excellent Lifetime movie. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Allison | 6/25/2011

    " A pretty run-of-the-mill beach read - no remarkable character development. A quick adventure down mystery lane. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danielle | 5/30/2011

    " Couldn't put this one down! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Susan | 5/11/2011

    " I was disappointed. I read about half of it, but found myself wishing I was finished or had never started. I don't force myself to finish books because there are so many great books out there. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pandora | 5/9/2011

    " Just an ok story - a little slow and at the end when you find out what happens, I didnt really care. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 lynn | 4/28/2011

    " Read this fictional account of a true story: an unsolved murder in a small vacation town in northern Michigan. The authoir stuck to the majority of the evidence while applying her own theory of who may have committed this brutal crime. A typical summer read type of style. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marla | 10/17/2010

    " This is from the author of Ordinary People. I didn't find this book "gripping" or all that suspenseful, but entertaining all the same. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebekkila | 7/30/2010

    " This book was a quick read. The story was very intriguing considering this was based on a real life cold case file. The end came very quickly, almost as if the author didn''t know what to do with all the story lines and just ended it quickly "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mightymite | 3/3/2010

    " I really wish Judith Guest wrote more books. This mystery was outstanding. I don't want to give any of it away, except to say it is a very interesting study of serial murders versus multiple murders as it juxtaposes those situations. Highly recommend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alisa | 9/26/2009

    " Very strange story but I wanted to keep reading to find out what was next... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maughn | 9/11/2009

    " A pretty-good murder mystery -- good enough to listen to in the car. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Susan | 4/1/2009

    " I was disappointed. I read about half of it, but found myself wishing I was finished or had never started. I don't force myself to finish books because there are so many great books out there. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marsha | 3/15/2009

    " Two sets of multiple murders plague Sheriff HUGH DEWITT as he finds links between them in this moody story which takes place in Michigan. It was not as engrossing as I had hoped. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mom | 10/29/2008

    " I loved this book. Took a few pages to hook me but then I
    couldn't put it down. Dandy murder mystery with likeable characters and some nice writing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristi | 9/22/2008

    " Darn mystery books. Good up until the author decides for the investigator to figure 'who done it' but without any clues for us to go on. Good story up until that point. Would make an excellent Lifetime movie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy K. | 5/6/2008

    "
    This is a great mystery, will keep you guessing.
    Be prepared. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Allison | 3/31/2008

    " A pretty run-of-the-mill beach read - no remarkable character development. A quick adventure down mystery lane. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danielle | 2/22/2008

    " Couldn't put this one down! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 1/7/2008

    " This novel is riveting. It's a murder mystery based on a true story; it's by the author of 'Ordinary People.' I think I read this in about 5 hours and couldn't put it down. Books rarely snare me like that anymore. I highly suggest this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barb | 8/29/2007

    " Based on an unsolved homicide that took place in Michigan in 1968. Lots of stock characters, troubled pasts, makes the book seem like one you may have read before.

    A good read
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 8/14/2007

    " By the author of _Ordinary People_. The novel takes place in Ann Arbor, MI and is loosely based on real events. "

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About the Author

Judith Guest is the author of the novels Errands, Killing Time in St. Cloud (with Rebecca Hill), Second Heaven, and Ordinary People, which was adapted for film and won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1980.