For ex-FBI profiler Pierce Quincy, it's the beginning of his worst nightmare: a car abandoned on a desolate stretch of Oregon highway, engine running, purse on the driver's seat. And his estranged wife, Rainie Conner, gone, leaving no clue to her fate.
Did one of the ghosts from Rainie's troubled past finally catch up with her? Or could her disappearance be the result of one of the cases they'd been working, a particularly vicious double homicide, or the possible abuse of a deeply disturbed child Rainie took too close to heart? Together with his daughter, FBI agent Kimberly Quincy, Pierce is battling the local authorities, racing against time, and frantically searching for answers to all the questions he's been afraid to ask.
One man knows what happened that night. Adopting the alias of a killer caught 80 years before, he has already contacted the press. His terms are clear: he wants money, he wants power, he wants celebrity. And if he doesn't get what he wants, Rainie will be gone for good.
Sometimes, no matter how much you love someone, it's still not enough.
As the clock winds down on a terrifying deadline, Pierce plunges headlong into the most desperate hunt of his life, into the shattering search for a killer, a lethal truth, and for the love of his life, who may forever be, gone.
©2006 Lisa Gardner; (P)2006 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.
"Gardner keeps the suspense cranked high." (Booklist)
"Sympathetic characters, a strong sense of place, and terrific plotting distinguish Gardner's new thriller." (Publishers Weekly)
My first read of Lisa Gartner and a very pleasent surprise! Equally important from an audiobook standpoint, the narrator does an excellent job bringing life to the characters while providing above average pace and cadence to her read. Add an outstanding storyline with enough twists and turns to keep you listening long after you reach your destination, and you have a winner!
It was entertaining but no reason for me to listen to it twice... there are a LOT of good books out there for me to listen to.
...a great balance of descriptions and action
...couple of giggles... a little laughter is nice.
I've tried to follow Rainie and Quincy through all of the books since they first met up and I really enjoyed this one, just like all of the others. My only disappointment was in Quincy's demeanor - it just didn't sound like him. While there was no doubt that Rainie was "his wife" and he was distraught over her disappearance, he just didn't seem to add much to the investigation. Neither did his daughter Kimberley. Still, loved the story and it kept me quessing and made me tear up at the end (but not a lame ending - don't worry!). Excellent job!
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