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Kay D. said:
A mesmerizing mystery, full of twists and turns as the murder of a young girl takes the investigating detective back to his childhood in the same location, the woods where he survived an encounter that led to the disappearance of his two best friends.
posted Sep 23, 2009 at 5:01PM
Laura P. said:
This book was good but ultimately disappointing. It seems to lead you on with certain asumptions that never pan out. I finished it but only to find out whodunnit.
posted Dec 1, 2010 at 9:45PM
A big and very well written book. The story is indeed complex, and, like life, doesn’t have an uncompromised happy ending. Be aware that it did win an Edgar for best first novel for that year.
posted Feb 3, 2011 at 1:13PM
Chilling, atmospheric mystery of past and present horrors. It is as focused on Detective Ryan as the case itself, a slow build you can sit with for a while and contemplate little by little as it reveals itself to you. One of the most intelligent mysteries I’ve read in years.
posted Jun 17, 2013 at 2:46PM
I read this years ago when it came out and I’ve read it again since. I absolutely loved it and all her books. The follow up book, The Likeness, is even better!
posted Jul 12, 2013 at 9:31AM
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Investigating the murder of a 12-year-old girl at an archaeological dig; finds a connection between the present-day murder and the disappearance of two of Rob's best friends 20 years ago.