Love hurts. But the truth can kill...A breakneck page-turner from the 'Mississippi crime master' (Mirror) and No.1 New York Times bestseller. Laurel Fields, perfect wife of Dr Warren Fields, living in a perfect house in a beautiful town, is pregnant. But is the baby her husband's - or her lover's? One morning she returns home and finds Warren ...
Love hurts. But the truth can kill...A breakneck page-turner from the 'Mississippi crime master' (Mirror) and No.1 New York Times bestseller. Laurel Fields, perfect wife of Dr Warren Fields, living in a perfect house in a beautiful town, is pregnant. But is the baby her husband's - or her lover's? One morning she returns home and finds Warren waiting for her. When she looks down from his unshaven face, she recognises the piece of paper lying on the coffee table - a letter from her lover Danny that she'd hidden inside a book. Then she sees the gun in her husband's hand. It's going to be a long day: for the Fields family, for Danny, for the police. Because this is not the only secret in town.
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This is a long book as compared to most current
mystery/fiction go. Such books have to be written
extremely well, never dull. Third Degree is just
such a book. Mr. Isles developes very strong characters engaging in real, and sometimes frightening activities.
Mar 19, 2010
love this book and have started collecting greg iles....
Jan 1, 2008
Is this Iles?
A sorry excuse of a book from a fine writer. You will be trying like the devil to find yourself caring for either of the main characters, a husband and wife, who are both so shallow you will be left very disappointed. Self centered characters who apparently care not a bit about the children in their lives . I have enjoyed many of Iles books and they are page-turners but I could not really even get the feeling I was reading one of this author's books. Rather smutty content that has not been needed in his other writings also. An author I generally go out and buy without reading any reviews disappoints this time.
Publishers Weekly, 2007-12-24 David Colacci's narration rises above Iles's potboiler material to deliver an entertaining, and at times exciting, story. When Warren Shields finds an unsigned love letter to his wife of 12 years, she refuses to identify the writer. Crazed with jealousy and armed with a gun, Warren, who is harboring a secret of his own, takes his wife and their two children hostage until she reveals her lover's name. Things escalate when the police lay siege to their home. Iles deals out one unbelievable plot element after another, but no matter how coincidental or farfetched the situation, Colacci keeps the story moving and breathes truth into the most improbable proceedings. Even though the characters continually make decisions and react in ways that defy logic, he brings a reality to them through the solid commitment of his performance. Simultaneous release with the Scribner hardcover (Reviews, Oct. 15). (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Publishers Weekly, 2007-10-15 While not as twisty as True Evil (2006), bestseller Iles's new thriller injects both depth and novelty into a genre convention-the jealous husband who's tipped off to his wife's infidelity. When Laurel Shields, a 35-year-old mother of two, discovers she's pregnant, she can't be sure her physician husband, Warren, is the father. Meanwhile, Warren is in trouble with the IRS. Laurel believes his obsessive search for a document in their Athens Point, Miss., home is related to a federal Medicaid fraud investigation focusing on his medical partner, Kyle Auster. As the Feds prepare to swoop down on Warren and Kyle's office to collect the evidence of false billings and bribes to patients without any actual illnesses, Warren takes Laurel and their two children hostage. Iles squeezes every drop of suspense out of the prolonged standoff between the doctor and the police. While the ending may be a little too pat to be plausible, Iles avoids turning Warren into a cliched bad guy by making his descent into madness understandable. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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