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Publisher's Summary

In this thrilling chapter in Faye Kellerman's best-selling series, Rina Lazarus makes a shocking discovery in the woods of her upstate New York community that leads her husband, police detective Peter Decker, through a series of gruesome, decades-old unsolved murders, pointing to a diabolical serial killer who's been hiding in plain sight.

On a bright and crisp September morning, while walking a bucolic woodland trail, Rina Decker stumbles upon human remains once buried deep beneath the forest grounds. Immediately she calls her husband, Peter, a former detective lieutenant with the LAPD, now working for the local Greenbury police. Within hours a vista of beauty and tranquility is transformed into a frenetic crime scene. The body has been interred for years, and there is scant physical evidence at the gravesite: a youthful skeleton, a skull wound, and long, dark strands of hair surrounding the bony frame. As Decker and his partner, Tyler McAdams, further investigate, they realize that they're most likely dealing with a missing student from the nearby Five Colleges of Upstate - a well-known and well-respected consortium of higher learning where Rina works.

And when more human remains are found in the same area, Decker and McAdams know this isn't just a one-off murder case. Short-staffed, and with no convenient entry into the colleges, Decker enlists Rina's help to act as the eyes and ears of campus gossip. Winding their way through a dangerous labyrinth of steely suspects and untouchable academics, Decker, McAdams, and Rina race to protect their community from a psychopathic killer still in the area - and on the hunt for a fresh victim.

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Left me questioning

Rina stumbles upon a skeleton in the woods, opening up cold case after cold case, as Decker and McAdams start digging for answers. Decker does his usual job of asking all the right questions in the right way, as suspect after suspect starts appearing. This installment was somewhat of a reunion, because like suspects popping up, so did old acquaintances and family members from previous books. Without giving anything away, I think I can make the next statement safely, since only readers of the book will understand this last observation. Enjoyable as it was, the ending left me somewhat confused with the overlapping digger.

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Good story...needs a better narrator.

I have trouble with this narrator. Hard to determine who is speaking at times. Great story though!

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Narration ruins the book for me.

It's probably a good book. All the others have been. The narration ruins the whole thing for me. It's just awful. Can't follow it - I keep trying. It might have been better if there had been a female as well.

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Bones indeed

Great story. Suspenseful, keeps you guessing. Love the reader. Want more books from Faye kellerman
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Great series

I just finished listening to the whole series from beginning. I love the way they evolve and teach the Jewish culture as well as give the woman’s perspective. the only disappointing part is that the last three books were read by Mr. Ferrone. His voice would be perfect for the Pendergast novels or a Stephen King book, but they do a great injustice to this series. No ability to tell when a woman is talking. I miss Mitch Greenberg’s wonderful reading of all the books up to the last three.

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Good listen

It was a good book to pass the time while I was home recovering from surgery. The plot had a few winding turns and the storyline could have been a bit shorter. I did like the inclusion of characters from previous novels just to keep the family and friends structure cohesive.

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Narrator was so monotone

It was a good book but the narrator really lost me. Half the time I didn't know who was talking because their was no difference in the tone.

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A Great Read

This book is a winner on every level. Plot - A+ Character Development - A+ Narration of audio book - A +. The only downside is I am always starving when I finish reading. Would love to have dinner with the Deckers!

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Great Book

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this book to a friend. Faye Kellerman is always excellent.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Rina is my favorite character due to her competence in juggling all the demands on her time.

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Disappointment

I expect Faye Kellerman to present sophisticated psychological elements in her books. This book, as much as I could hear of it, was devoid of any depth at all. It is a report of one incident after another and conversations with the head-cop and his young prodigy. Disappointing to wait for Kellerman to really show her
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