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For Will Innis and his daughter, Devlin, the loss was catastrophic. Every day for the past five years, they wonder where she is, if she is - Will's wife, Devlin's mother - because Rachael Innis vanished one night during an electrical storm on a lonely desert highway, and suspected of her death, Will took his daughter and fled.
Now, Will and Devlin live under different names in another town, having carved out a new life for themselves as they struggle to maintain some semblance of a family.
When, one night, a beautiful, hard-edged FBI agent appears on their doorstep, they fear the worst. But she hasn't come to arrest Will. "I know you're innocent," she tells him, "because Rachael wasn't the first...or the last."
Desperate for answers, Will and Devlin embark on a terrifying journey that spans 4,000 miles from the desert southwest to the wilds of Alaska, heading unaware into the heart of a nightmare, because the truth is infinitely worse than they ever imagined.
©2010 Blake Crouch (P)2014 Blake Crouch
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By Jim "The Impatient" on 05-03-15

NOT THE PIECE OF COMFORT PIE YOU WERE LOOKING FOR

THE BEAUTIFUL THING ABOUT A 12 GAUGE, IS YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A GREAT SHOT.
Extremely entertaining from start to finish. A strong female lead who may or may not be a good guy. A few twists and a mystery that needs solved. This book starts in Arizona goes through Canada and ends up in the middle of nowhere Alaska. It involves a family man lawyer, a former FBI agent, a teenager with Cystic Fibrosis, a rogue special forces group that goes bad, a truck driver and the Alaskan Mob. What's not to like? The rating is a little low in this because some women who didn't read the reviews and who had absolutely no idea what they were getting into rated the book. This is a shoot-em up mystery that involves lots of sex and violence and I don't believe the author has tried to hide that at anytime. It is also written by Blake Crouch, who is famous for this type of book.

THE LEATHERING OF HER FACE
The book has flaws and is a little unbelievable in parts. A father taking his child into some very dangerous situations, one too many twists (as mentioned by other reviewers), people getting the crap beat out of them or frost bitten or chewed up by wolves and then coming back from the dead so to speak to kick ass (as mentioned by other reviewers). For me the entertainment value, the fast pace, the evil characters, and the real feeling of what it might be like to lose a loved one in this way, over shadowed the flaws and kept the book at a five star rating for me. I am really liking the books I have read by Crouch so far and will listen to more. I see too, I believe they have made a series on one of the channels about his Pines series. I hope to catch that.

Jeffrey Kafer does a great job and belongs in one of the top two tiers of narrators.

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By horsestuff on 01-27-15

Some problems in story but gripping anyway

The storyline was a little hard to swallow but I literally didn't put the 'book' down until it was over. A lot of 'aww come on now" moments when people bounced back from horrific assaults to their bodies, or ventured into life threatening situations w no apparent fear but overall a fun gripping read.

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By John on 11-12-16

Good. worth a read. but not the best

would make good TV movie, but it's not feature film material. it's a good thriller, but nothing new in here. well read by Jeff Kafer, I love all his work.

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By Amazon Customer on 04-13-16

Exciting right to the end !

Exciting and different, keeping you hooked to the very end.
Brutal and frightening too but I did enjoy it

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