The Bodies Left Behind

The Bodies Left Behind

Book - 2008
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The instant New York Times bestselling thriller from the "master of ticking bomb suspense" ( People ) who created Lincoln Rhyme and Kathryn Dance is "a tour de force ...the suspense never flags" ( Kirkus Reviews ).

When a 911 call from an isolated vacation house on Lake Mondac is cut short, off-duty county sheriff's deputy Brynn McKenzie leaves her husband and son at the dinner table to investigate--and walks into a scene of true horror. A visiting Milwaukee couple has been shot dead. Brynn, quickly connecting with the lone survivor of the carnage, realizes the perpetrators--two professional criminals--haven't left the crime scene. Unable to call for back-up, deprived of her gun and car, Brynn and her charge escape into the hostile wilderness in a terrifying cat-and-mouse chase. Will Brynn be the next victim?
Publisher: New York : Pocket Star Books, c2008.
ISBN: 9781416595625
Characteristics: 512 p. ;,19 cm.


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SPPL_János Mar 13, 2018

A sheriff's deputy responding to a 911 hangup stumbles onto the scene of a contract killing at a remote summer home, propelling her into a desperate cat and mouse chase through the adjacent (fictitious) Wisconsin state park. Deaver strives so hard to keep the surprises coming that he doesn't play fair, giving the characters uncanny abilities to second-guess each other. The undeniable excitement of the nighttime chase, however, gives way to a stultifyingly misguided third act, inexplicably focused on the deputy's family problems, which fails to provide a showdown with the villain or follow through on any foreshadowing.

Dec 03, 2016

Wasn't particularly impressed by this book from Deaver. I don't like plots where the characters come up with totally unbelievable leaps of logic not just once but 2 or 3 times, making you wonder why they didn't make the right decisions in the first place

joseph_34 Feb 10, 2015

It should be a movie because it is one of his most excellent works of art. Jeffery's books, when put to Hollywood, always become a block buster hit movie. This one should be no exception to the rule.

Mar 31, 2014

Anna McCafferty shows her many survival skills, perfect complement to law enforcement. My disapointment was only that it took so long for Deaver to deliver another story with her as protaganist.

Nov 26, 2013

Good mystery/suspense novel. I prefer the Lincoln Rhyme/Amelia Sachs series but I still enjoy any works of Jeffery Deaver.

Jun 22, 2011

Uh-oh. Deaver is either dead-on (!) or badly off the mark. And you guessed it... this is a dud. Dull, plodding, seemingly endless pursuits of two women by two criminals through the wilds of Michigan. The characters aren't well thought out, seem rather shallow, as are the relationships of the murder victims and the female police officer. Feels like a so-so half baked reject that Deaver took off the shelf and dusted off to get another one on the bookstore shelves...

Apr 01, 2011

Contrary to "coolpup" review, I found enough action in this book to lose sleep over! Ties for my Deaver favourite with The Vanished Man.

Jan 20, 2011

Loved it! I don't usually like to read off shoot books, (this is not a Lincoln Rhymes novel), but this was so good and real page turner with some surprises.

Aug 12, 2010

didn't read yet had to return

Jan 03, 2010

Deaver is a master of the cat and mouse game. Hunter and hunted. There is terror, twists and turns, the unexpected; leaves you turning pages.

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