An unspeakable act has ripped apart the peaceful town of Bakersville, Oregon and the usually friendly, calm residents are in uproar, demanding that justice be done. But although a boy has confessed to the horrific crime, evidence shows he may not be guilty. Officer Rainie Conner, leading her first homicide investigation, is caught up in the ...
An unspeakable act has ripped apart the peaceful town of Bakersville, Oregon and the usually friendly, calm residents are in uproar, demanding that justice be done. But although a boy has confessed to the horrific crime, evidence shows he may not be guilty. Officer Rainie Conner, leading her first homicide investigation, is caught up in the controversy. It's hitting too close to home, bringing back memories of her own past and her worst nightmares. But she has to find the real killer...With the help of FBI profiler Pierce Quincy, Rainie comes closer to a deadly truth than she can imagine. Because out there in the shadows a man watches her and plots his next move. He knows her secrets. He kills for sport. He's already brought death to Bakersville and forever shattered the community. But what he has really come for is Rainie - and he won't leave until he has destroyed her...
This book is an engaging adventure through the aftermath of a horrible tragedy. The characters are believable and make you want to know more about them. This book is well written and easy to read.
Feb 18, 2008
Twists and Turns! Can't put down!
This author I love so much. She does it again. You suddenly find yourself in Bakersville, OR. You are apart of the action from the get go. The heart pounding call about a shooting. You are transported to the scene, rivited. Can't put down until the end. A classic who dunnit. Is it really the boy? You'll have to read more to find out. They keep you enthralled til the very end.
Lisa Gardner has characters that come up through out her series. It makes it seem like you know the characters as well as your best friends by the time you go through most of the series.
Publishers Weekly, 2001-01-08 In her new thriller (following The Other Daughter), Gardner deftly probes the psychology of school shootings while developing a cast of complex, compelling characters. Rainie Conner initially joined the small-town police force in Bakersville, Ore., to escape the ghosts of her past. When she responds to a call from the local school and discovers students screaming, bodies lying inert in the rooms and one young boy holding two guns, however, Rainie find herself leading a controversial investigation and struggling to contain her childhood memories. The fact that the boy is the son of the town sheriff, Rainie's superior and friend, only intensifies the pressure Rainie endures from members of the community, the FBI and the media. Although she tries desperately to do her work amid the growing criticism, Rainie begins to question her own fragile psychological stability. Fortunately, she finds solace in the arrival of the gentlemanly Pierce Quincy, an FBI profiler with a sharp mind and a soft shoulder. The duo eventually reach the conclusion that someone else must be responsible for the massacre, someone who may have recruited the boy to do the shootings. A suspenseful, curl-up winter read, this thriller teems with crisp, realistic dialogue and engaging characters. (Feb.) Forecast: Even though Gardner has only three titles under her belt, her adept use of language and her strong characterizations will ensure her a broad, loyal following. Readers won't be disappointed to learn that Special Agent Pierce Quincy will reappear in her next offering, which is still untitled. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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