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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.
©1991 Peter Straub (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

“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)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Gerald on 05-16-13

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!!

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Nona's Momma on 06-14-15

Hard to follow

It was an intricate story and quite interesting but I had to keep listening to chapters more than once to keep up with so many details.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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