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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,058 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Margaret Maron Narrator: C. J. Critt Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2016 ISBN: 9781436172554
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Edgar Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Margaret Maron has earned a starred review from Publishers Weekly for this small-town saga starring Judge Deborah Knott and her new husband Dwight Bryant, chief deputy of Colleton County, NC.

When local handyman J. D. Rouse is found dead in his pickup truck with a bullet in his head, the mayhem—and the body count—grows. But Dwight launches his own investigation after his son and ex-wife turn up missing from their home in Virginia.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Just when you think matters couldn’t get worse, they most certainly do. Maron brilliantly connects the unconnected, hides one killer in plain sight and tucks another into a most unexpected position.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becki Hager | 2/20/2014

    " Great book....fast paced and suspenseful! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 2/10/2014

    " I listened to this as an audio book. I am a fan of mystery series, when they are well done, and truth be told, picked it up because I had read one of hers previously and I liked the performer (CJ Critt). This is the perfect audio series to commute with. I like that Maron doesn't always put the lead character into harms way. The per-capita murder rate in Colleton County is a bit on the high side (sort of like Cabot Cover, ME), but Maron moves the author to different locations and is able to keep it believable by having the lead character not always directly involved in the major crime. This latest, Winter's Child, is very well done. Multilayered, well told. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeannie | 2/8/2014

    " Very easy read. Good language with some suspense. It is about a police chief and a small town judge. The book has a couple different story lines going that keeps the reader interested. Not a page turner, but good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jo | 2/4/2014

    " these books keep better and better! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annette Meier | 1/31/2014

    " Loved it - this series is wonderful! Offers mystery, love, adventure and makes you smile! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen | 1/29/2014

    " tense story marred by too-easy solutions "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 jackie | 1/29/2014

    " Enjoyable mystery, what happened to his wife and child? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 1/16/2014

    " Enjoyable, this is an easy read. The story helps develop the characters from the series but doesn't have as interesting of a setting as some of her books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kurt | 1/10/2014

    " Love these- my wife says they are like potato chips- you can't have just one. I'm ready to take a break and come back to this series when I'm hungry for chips again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb | 12/28/2013

    " This is the second book in a very entertaining mystery series featuring Deborah Knott. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jocelyn | 12/27/2013

    " Margaret Maron is pretty consistent - fun and easy to read, with an exciting showdown at the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie Howell | 12/25/2013

    " Love those Deborah Knott mysteries! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie Stone | 12/23/2013

    " The 12th book in the Deborah Knott Mystery series. I love her. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mona | 12/16/2013

    " She's finally recognized "the one". But somebody dies... Another great story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alice | 12/9/2013

    " Sad, but kept you on the edge. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marti | 12/9/2013

    " One of the bet yet. I am chomping at the bit to read the next book in the series!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bonnie Elek | 10/20/2013

    " Love this series and will read everything out there on the Debra Knott Series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debby Coan | 9/26/2013

    " well-written, exciting mystery "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 6/24/2013

    " This was the first time I have read this author. It won't be the last. Great story, characters and steady flow of tension. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen | 5/5/2013

    " Deborah Knott #12 "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Smoochys | 4/9/2013

    " Dwight gets a call from his kid to come visit. What was supposed to be a day-trip turns into a mini nightmare for both Dwight and his kid. It's a quick read, but there isn't anything too memorable in the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ginger | 2/14/2013

    " Love this series...probably because the main character is an independent woman around my age...but also because it's set in North Carolina. I always read through this books quickly - they're a nice, easy read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dlorenz56 | 2/3/2013

    " Enjoyed this book, the author is from my area in NC. It was fun to read about our area, but the story was very good too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tamre | 12/25/2012

    " presently reading "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annie | 12/11/2012

    " Maron's mysteries are quick reading and fun southern mysteries. Start at the beginning with Bootlegger's Daughter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 10/11/2012

    " Maron is simply a comfortable read, which is a plus for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debra | 9/3/2012

    " Making a quick trip north to see his son, Dwight, Deborah Knott's new husband, discovers his ex-wife murdered and his son kidnapped. All the loose ends are wrapped up by the book's end, and Cal and his dog Bandit have come to live with Deborah and Dwight--instant family. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Grey853 | 9/1/2012

    " It was an easy read, but not much of a mystery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamie Wyatt | 4/4/2012

    " This is probably my favorite book of hers that I have read. I really enjoyed this story and I loved get a more indepth look into Cal's life and Dwights old life. Great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathie | 6/15/2011

    " Great book. I was surprised that this was the 12th book in a series. Wow! I didn't realize it until I was done. It stood on it's own, without question. Intriguing book, with not just one great plot...but two!! I definitely would like to read more of this series. "

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

    " tense story marred by too-easy solutions "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeannie | 1/1/2011

    " Very easy read. Good language with some suspense. It is about a police chief and a small town judge. The book has a couple different story lines going that keeps the reader interested. Not a page turner, but good. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel | 10/18/2010

    " A bit tame, and had a hard time holding my interest. I think good for an older crowd, or people who want an easy read with little language, violence, sex, etc. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Virginia | 9/11/2010

    " This was a light read, and a completely unbelievable mystery. Good for reading before bed. Not worth keeping, I put it up for trade online. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 12/9/2009

    " This was a good book, it had a good story line. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Priscilla | 12/8/2009

    " The "mystery" was pretty easy to figure out but characters and dialogue always fun. Thanks, Margaret, for another taste of home! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mona | 10/23/2009

    " She's finally recognized "the one". But somebody dies... Another great story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kitty Tomlinson | 9/12/2009

    " Deborah & Dwight, newly married, head to Virginia when first, Jonna, Dwight’s ex-wife, and then his son, Cal, disappear.

    I really like this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marti | 7/29/2009

    " One of the bet yet. I am chomping at the bit to read the next book in the series!! "

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About the Author
Author Margaret Maron

Margaret Maron is the author of more than twenty-five novels and two collections of short stories. Winner of several major American awards for mysteries, including the Edgar, Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity, her works are on the reading lists of various courses in contemporary Southern literature. A native Tar Heel, she still lives on her family’s country farm a few miles from Raleigh.

About the Narrator

C. J. Critt is a veteran of Broadway, regional theater, poetry slams, and solo shows. Hailed “Spoken Word Queen” by the Dallas Observer, Critt is a produced writer-director, an Audie nominee, and a CableACE Award winner.