The Throat : Blue Rose Trilogy

  • by Peter Straub
  • Narrated by Patrick Lawlor
  • Series: Blue Rose Trilogy
  • 27 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Tim Underhill, now an acclaimed novelist, travels back to his home - town of Millhaven, Illinois after he gets a call from John Ransom, an old army buddy. Ransom believes there’s a copycat killer on the loose, mimicking the Blue Rose murders from decades earlier - he thinks his wife could be a potential victim. Underhill seeks out his friend Tom Pasmore, an aging hermit who has attained minor celebrity as an expert sleuth, to help him investigate.
They quickly discover that Millhaven is a town plagued by horrifying secrets and there is a twisted killer on the loose who is far more dangerous than they ever imagined. Expertly tying together the events of Koko and Mystery, The Throat proves Peter Straub to be the master of the suspense novel.


What the Critics Say

“Terrifying psychological horror... Rich in detail and character.” (The Plain Dealer)
“Disturbing... Satisfying entertainment.... A bloodstained tapestry of stunning emotional power.” (San Francisco Chronicle)
“A classic mystery novel.... Deft, impressive.” (The New York Times Book Review)


See More Like This

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Very enjoyable culmination of Mystery & Koko

Would you consider the audio edition of The Throat to be better than the print version?

Have read the book and liestened to it, Patrick Lawlor's voice is superior to the voice in my head while reading.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Throat?

Not to give too much away, the confrontation between Tim and the killer at the end of the book is very memorable.

What about Patrick Lawlor’s performance did you like?

Mr. Lawlor is the voice of the characters, he understands the material. He is the story.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No extreme reaction but I certainly was riveted by it.

Any additional comments?

I recommend this book to any myestery lovers, but read Mystery and Koko first!!

Read full review

- Gerald "Have always loved to read. Life is busy, marriage, work, the kids. Time is limited. My commute is now listening to my books. Heaven!"

A Book worth reading.

If you could sum up The Throat in three words, what would they be?

Of our time.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Vietnam was more than a war.

Any additional comments?

This is a complex book that for baby boomers is an interesting read. The Vietnam war is an integral part of the plot, and the book shows that in the name of "war", we can lose our way, that we can sacrifice our values for not a goddamn thing.

Read full review

- Kevin

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-30-2011
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio