He focuses on Alonzo Winslow, a 16-year-old drug dealer in jail after confessing to a brutal murder. But as he delves into the story, Jack realizes that Winslow's so-called confession is bogus. The kid might actually be innocent.
Jack is soon running with his biggest story since The Poetmade his career years ago. He is tracking a killer who operates completely below police radar--and with perfect knowledge of any move against him. Including Jack's.
©2009 Michael Connelly; (P)2009 Hachette
I found myself listening to The Scarecrow every possible minute. It was hard to turn it off. I finished it in less than a week.
First, let me say I'm a big Michael Connelly fan. I've read all of his books, and consider him as the best thriller/mystery writer in the business right now. Having said that, I was a bit disappointed in the The Scarecrow. Maybe it was the dual storyline: decline of the newspaper busines, and serial killers on the loose. At some point, I became more interested in the newspaper side of it than the hunt for the Scarecrow. That's a cardinal sin for a thriller writer.
Also, the author should have consulted some real experts in the hosting business and web technology, as there were several errors on the technical side that were a bit distracting.
However, its still a worthwhile read, and better than most of the genre today.
Variety...the spice of life! I read a variety of genres. From historical fiction, to murder mystery, to vampires and on to teen fiction.
this was a good book that was interesting and full of suspense. worth the read/listen. Glad to see Jack McEvoy back in action.
This book was a great listen. I kept wanting to get into the car just to listen to it. The way in which Connelly draws you into the web of secrecy is fantastic. The characters come alive for you. Especially Jack and the evil guy.
This book is worth reading just for the insight into how dangerous it is to put one's information into the new online social networks! Listening as the "bad guys" found out everything they needed to know about a victim made me stop and assess just what info of mine a good detective could piece together.
Connelly as always has a good story and good characters, and this book is certainly no different. Now I just have to wait for the next one.
This was a real "page turner." The Poet is one of my favorites and this return of Jack and Rachel was just as intriguing...Well done..great ending!
Excellent story . . . good reader. Connelly remains a great story teller. And his insight into current day newsrooms is tack on.
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