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Publisher's Summary

On a hot summer night in 1980, two-year-old Audrey Culter was snatched from her bedroom and never seen again. Twenty-six years later, her brother, Sammy, fatefully crosses paths with the man the police failed to convict for her abduction and murder. A few weeks later, that man is dead, murdered.Private attorney Jason Kolarich is engaged to defend Audrey's brother. But can he trust the people who hired him? Why are they paying for Sammy's defense and why do they want the case heard so quickly? Why, when Kolarich's investigations lead the police to a buried cache of children's bodies, do they kidnap his brother and threaten his life? And finally, what is Kolarich's own connection to the case?
©2009 David Ellis; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"A well-written, surprising, completely original gem. The best suspense novel I've read in a while." (James Patterson)
"A fresh take on the legal thriller, crackles with unexpected twists - like Patricia Highsmith with an extra shot of adrenaline." (San Francisco Chronicle)
"Who does he think he is - John Grisham? The answer has to be - yes, with any luck. Ellis certainly writes as well as his Georgia colleague, and his plotting is certainly sharper." (Chicago Tribune)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Paul Mcgraw on 09-19-12

A Very Solid Crime Story

The plot is very interesting. I have only listened to one other Ellis book, but it, like this book, offers a BIG surprise at the end that changes ones entire perspective of events in the story. I will most assuredly be reading more of the work of David Ellis, because I love a plot with a good twist!

Luke Daniels does a great job with the characters, and in particular manages to create a solid bond between the listener and the protagonist. Not an easy job as the book is very plot/action heavy and the protagonist is not written as a very appealing individual.I like the fact that Ellis does not feel compelled to make his characters perfect people, to me that makes them more believable, but sometimes his characters are hard to like.

Overall, a well crafted, solid crime story performed well by Daniels.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Kristin on 12-21-09

Story not bad, Didn't like the reader

The story was pretty good. However, I found the narrator's speech to be distracting and stilted.

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