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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (442 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: S. J. Rozan Narrator: William Dufris Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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From the critically acclaimed, award-winning S. J. Rozan comes her finest novel to date—an explosive novel about the corrosive power of secrets and corruption in a small town.

In the middle of the night, private investigator Bill Smith is awakened by a call from the NYPD. They’re holding fifteen-year-old named Gary—Bill’s nephew. But before Bill can find out what is going on, Gary escapes custody into the dark night and unfamiliar streets. Bill, with the help of his partner Lydia Chin, tries to find the missing teen and uncover what it is that led him so far from home. Tracking Gary’s family to a small town in New Jersey, Bill finds himself in a town where nothing matters but high school football, where the secrets of the past—both the town’s and Bill’s own—threaten to destroy the present. And if Bill is to have any chance of saving Gary and preventing a tragedy, he has to both unravel a long buried crime and confront the darkness of his own past.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Rozan delivers strong characters, deft plotting, and a hard-driving narrative…Don’t miss this one.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “S.J. Rozan is an author whose reputation and prowess have been growing in tandem. …she is now a real player on the scene, poised for bestsellerdom.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “William Dufris is in terrific form in this intricately made thriller…This twisting and layered story builds to its powerful conclusion.”


Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Rebecca | 2/19/2014

    " I liked the characters in this and the dialogue made me laugh several times but I have only rated it 3 stars because I felt the pace dropped off a number of times in the book, most significantly around the beginning of the second third. Also I felt that the ending wasn't a proper conclusion. As this is part of a series of books, it was difficult to grasp Lydia and Bill's relationship without knowing their background, so that was occasionally annoying. However I did like the plot (though it was quite stereotypical the characters made it readable - though there were several "macho men" which were slightly repetitive) and based on the writing style I would read more S.J. Rozan books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Elizabeth | 2/11/2014

    " Just finished this one. Excellent noir-ish mystery with a compelling detective and a fascinating, dark portrayal of the happy suburbs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by farmwifetwo | 2/4/2014

    " I'm glad I discovered this author now not when this book was out. Waiting 5yrs for the next installment.... too long. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Gordon | 2/2/2014

    " Hackneyed detective fiction. The characters are unlikeable caricatures. It contains nothing amusing or enlightening. "

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About the Author

S. J. Rozan is the author of the acclaimed novel Absent Friends in addition the Lydia Chin/Bill Smith series, including Winter and Night, which won the Edgar, Nero, and Macavity Awards for Best Novel, and was nominated for the Shamus, Anthony, and Barry Awards. Born and raised in the Bronx, she is an architect in a New York firm and lives in Greenwich Village.