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.
“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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Very enjoyable culmination of Mystery & Koko
Have read the book and liestened to it, Patrick Lawlor's voice is superior to the voice in my head while reading.
Not to give too much away, the confrontation between Tim and the killer at the end of the book is very memorable.
Mr. Lawlor is the voice of the characters, he understands the material. He is the story.
No extreme reaction but I certainly was riveted by it.
I recommend this book to any myestery lovers, but read Mystery and Koko first!!
- 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.
Of our time.
Vietnam was more than a war.
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.