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ISBN: 1455851574 / ISBN-13: 9781455851577

In the Lake of the Woods

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On a lake deep in the Minnesota woods, Kathy Wade comforts her husband John, a rising political star, after a devastating electoral defeat. But it is ... Show synopsis

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  • In the Lake of the Woods (Brilliance Corporation) – Audiobook CD (2012)
    by Tim O'Brien, L J Ganser (Performed by)

    In the Lake of the Woods

    Audiobook CD, Brilliance Corporation
    2012
    English

    ISBN: 1455851574
    ISBN-13: 9781455851577

    When long-hidden secrets about his past come to light, John Wade ? a Vietnam veteran and recent candidate for the U.S. Senate ? retreats with his wife, Kathy, to a lakeside cabin in northern Minnesota. Within days of their arrival, Kathy mysteriously vanishes into the watery wilderness. As a search is begun, several explanations, all of them disturbing, rise to the surface in this unforgettable story about the vagaries of memory, love, and deception. A gut-punch of a novel . . . O?Brien turns the thriller form inside out.? ... Show more

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skyprincess

Not for the Squeamish, One Fantastic Read

by skyprincess on Dec 2, 2008

John's political career is finished after it suffers a devastating defeat when stories of a Viet Nam massacre cover-up surface and are connected to him. John and his wife Kathy escape the ridicule of the public eye to their lake cabin in the deep woods of Minnesota. While at the cabin, Kathy disappears without a trace. Did she leave with her lover, flee alone, or did John, in his increasing insanity, kill her? Or are John and Kathy planning a deep woods escape across the border to Canada to live out their lives in obscurity? The story is told throughout in the voices of others. It is extremely well-written, haunting and near impossible to put down. Not for the squeamish, it is never-the-less, one fantastic read.

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Maggie1

Magic, Reality & the Vietnam War

by Maggie1 on Jan 31, 2008

What really happened to John Wade when he was a soldier in Vietnam? And what really happened to his recently-missing wife, Kathy? O'Brien's book traces John's life from childhood to present, just after John's failed bid at running for Congress. We get snippets of truth and differing perceptions as the people in John's life, from Kathy's distraught relatives to John's childhood acquaintances, offer pieces of the puzzle, sometimes only one line at a time. A great read, but not for someone who needs absolute answers about "what really happened." You'll have to decide for yourself as you read this sometimes graphic and often haunting story.

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