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Blood Hollow | [William Kent Krueger]

Blood Hollow

After 17-year-old Charlotte Kane, the beautiful, brilliant, and brooding daughter of a rich widower, disappears on a drunken New Years' Eve snowmobile ride, a raging blizzard soon snuffs out all search efforts. When her body is found during the spring thaw four months later, preliminary evidence implicates her ex-boyfriend: Ojibwe bad-boy Solemn Winter Moon. But then a second Charlotte Kane turns up dead, and Cork isn't sure of anything any more.
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After 17-year-old Charlotte Kane, the beautiful, brilliant, and brooding daughter of a rich widower, disappears on a drunken New Years' Eve snowmobile ride, a raging blizzard soon snuffs out all search efforts. When her body is found during the spring thaw four months later, preliminary evidence implicates her ex-boyfriend: Ojibwe bad-boy Solemn Winter Moon. But then a second Charlotte Kane turns up dead, and Cork isn't sure of anything any more.

© William Kent Krueger; (P)2007 Recorded Books

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    Debbie Toney, Alabama 07-14-13
    Debbie Toney, Alabama 07-14-13 Member Since 2009

    Retired CFO, Army wife, Mom of five, Grandma of six, two sons who served in combat, love to read books that reflect my values and faith, love mysteries, historical, military stories, and books that don't waste my time . . . if it doesn't have an ending that was worth the wait, I'm not a happy camper.

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    "Best in Series so far, after the first one! Wow!"

    This is book number four in the Cork O'Connor series, and so far they have all been excellent. My husband and I have listened to all four together, so they are definitely for both men and women. The twists and turns in this one are REALLY unpredictable . . . we were guessing until the very end . . . The story begins with the murder of a beautiful young high school girl . . . You will find yourself wanting to learn more and more about her and her family . . . and you will grab all that is close to you and treasure it, fear for it, and wonder, "what, who is out there that would hurt a kid?" Some of the reviewers are critical of this book, saying it is overly "religious" . . . I did not find that to be true at all. In fact, since the beginning of the series, ex-sheriff, Cork O'Connor has been pretty much open and honest about his "crisis of faith" since leaving the Catholic church, where he grew up, went to school, and even served as an altar boy. If readers were paying attention, this theme of "examining the heart" has been there all along. The story line has included the church, priests, and a very faithful and grounded sister-in-law, Rose, who lives in the house with Cork and Jo and helps to raise their three kids. The moral compass which has been Cork's guide from day one has been from God . . . a God that is plenty big enough to allow Cork to question His existence . . . I love the inclusion of the spiritual stories of the Indians, who know God on a very personal level . . . so whatever you call God . . . even when you deny His existence, He always brings you around . . . This book in no way "preaches" to anyone. It leaves readers to their own conclusions. It isn't "goody goody" or even full of theology. So if anyone is offended, maybe they should check to see who that voice is that is speaking to them . . . These books are mysteries/thrillers which include all areas of the lives of their characters. To exclude this one area would just be dicing up the story. Can't wait for book five!!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ronna United States 08-22-13
    Ronna United States 08-22-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Winter snows leave a body in the spring thaw!!"

    Cork O'Conner is now the ex-sheriff of Aurora, Minnesota, but when a young high school girl goes missing one New Year's Eve, and shows up dead in a snow mobile crash in the spring thaw, Cork finds himself in the center of the investigation. A young "bad boy" Ojibwa, Solemn, seems to be the most likely suspect for his former girlfriend's murder. Cork believes he's innocent, and besides Cork has a soft spot for the boy because of his connection to the Ojibwa man who basically raised Cork.

    The new sheriff, and much of the towns folks would just as soon convict the "Indian" and close the case. Things get more complicated when Solemn claims to has seen and heard Jesus speak to him. Then miracles begin happening in the town, and people come from all around to be "healed". Through all these distractions, Cork must sift through all the possible people who might have had cause to kill the girl.

    William Kent Kruger develops interesting characters and situations to creat a mystery that is very original. Clues, answers, and surprises develop very naturally within this continuing saga of the O'Conner family and the people of Aurora. This is a colorful and thoroughly interesting series that lines up with the likes of C J Box and Craig Johnson. Krueger is a writer that can take a seemingly simple story and develop intrigue beyond the average writer. I become more engrossed with his writing with each of his books!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Roger webster, TX, United States 12-22-10
    Roger webster, TX, United States 12-22-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Great Book"

    This is one more great book by William Kent Krueger. I could not put this one down.

    Roger

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    P. Minor Indiana/USA 12-31-07
    P. Minor Indiana/USA 12-31-07 Member Since 2002
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    "Good story but..."

    I liked the story line. There were plenty of twists and turn in the plot. But the overly forced religious opinion was too much for me and totally ruined the experience of listening to the story. I felt like I was being preached at and manipulated to accept the author's religious views. If all his other books have the same overbearing religious bent, I won't be buying them.

    9 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Vickie Oakley andalusia, al 03-08-14
    Vickie Oakley andalusia, al 03-08-14 Member Since 2011

    book keeper

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    "Krueger is always a good story teller"
    What made the experience of listening to Blood Hollow the most enjoyable?

    There are so many aspects of Krueger's writings that make his stories enjoyable. The characters, the story line, etc.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Rose's willingness to help out. I just love Rose's character.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When it finally clicked in Cork's brain who dun it.


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    Kitty Reno, NV 09-05-13
    Kitty Reno, NV 09-05-13 Member Since 2002

    I am rarely seen without my headphones on and my iPod clipped on my waist. I love my books.

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    "Love this series"

    I hope that more people give this series a chance. I am so glad that I did.

    I hate to give anything away when talking about a book, I think that the fun of reading/listening to a book is the surprise about everything that is inside the cover.

    I just know that I am so glad that I gave this series a chance...

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    Mary Kingston, OK, United States 08-01-13
    Mary Kingston, OK, United States 08-01-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Love the story, writing and the narrator."
    Would you listen to Blood Hollow again? Why?

    I wouldn't mind listening to it again, but I normally don't.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like all of the characters but I love the calm way Cork deals with everything.


    What does David Chandler bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I like his voice and the way he reads the book.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    definately


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait to listen to the next one..

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    MickeyMarie Narnia 06-22-13
    MickeyMarie Narnia 06-22-13 Member Since 2003

    I read so I can write

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    "Kruger does not disappoint"

    So far this series has kept me excited and interested. His mysteries are always well written and unique. The entire O'Connor family is fully involved in the series and adds good personal interest and background for the mysteries. Cork O'Connor is an imperfect guy who makes a just right hero. Worth the credit

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Pamela Lakewood, WA, United States 05-28-13
    Pamela Lakewood, WA, United States 05-28-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Ambivalent"

    I started with the first Cork O'Connor book and have very much enjoyed WKK's writing and his characters. This was the first one about which I have been less than enthusiastic. The characters and mystery plot were, in my opinion, hampered by the attempt to bring religion into it.

    I wasn't expecting such a leap. There had been sufficient prior mention about certain characters' beliefs to individuate the characters and their points of view. It was disappointing for him to start diving so deeply into that theme. If it continues and especially if it increases, these novels will cease to be mystery novels to me. If these turn into Cork's quest for the existence of a god, I won't read any more of them.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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