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When Maine game warden Mike Bowditch is tasked with shooting invasive feral hogs that are tearing up the forest in his district, he makes a horrific discovery - a dead baby buried in a shallow grave.

Even more disturbing: Evidence suggests the infant was the child of a young woman who was presumed to have died four years earlier - after she disappeared from a group rafting trip.

As Bowditch assists the reopened investigation, he begins to suspect that some of his neighbors aren't who they seem to be. When violence strikes close to home, he realizes that his unknown enemies will stop at nothing to keep their terrible secrets.

Mike Bowditch has bucked the odds his whole career, but this time the intrepid warden may have finally followed his hunches one step too far.

©2017 Paul Doiron (P)2017 Macmillan Audio

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Brilliant

Few authors can leave you deeply satisfied, and yet longing for more. Paul Doiron is one of those rarities.

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Another great installment

Paul Doiron has written another great installment for the Mike Bowditch series. He brings to life all the beautiful scenery as well as the evil that surrounds it. Henry Leyva, as usual brings it all to life, he IS the voice of Mike Bowditch. I highly recommend this book and series, and suggest you start with the first in the series.

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Addictive Series

This is the best of the Mike Bowditch stories so far. I love the world Paul Doiron has created. I am not from Maine and reading these stories makes me want to visit and see where the novels are set.

Mike is loveable, like a puppy. Most of the female characters are strong and tough -- like cacti. They are prickly and contentious. Interesting, but I would not like to get close to them.

The narrator is almost perfect. I can't imagine Mike having any other voice. If only he would look ahead a bit and not put pauses in the wrong places. I think he often pauses at the end of a written line, so it results in readings like,"He got out [pause] of the car. It's a bit disconcerting.

I do highly recommend this series. Start at the beginning.

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Struggled to finish it..

Narration was the best part of this book. I found it juvenile and message ridden. The author seems more bent on portraying a feminist point of view than telling a story. The whole book seemed to be a fumbling attempt at "this is what women want to hear".

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Another engaging Mike Bowditch story

I love the setting of these stories. The author paints a picture of Maine and its resident characters that is at times beautiful and quaint, but sometimes appalling and deeply disturbing. With Mike’s never ending quest for trouble, the reader is carried along on an interesting and sometimes wild ride. Definitely entertaining.

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Another good Doiron mystery

In fact, this is one of his best and I've read them all. I was so caught up in the story, I got out a Maine map to find our location. This one kept me guessing until near the end, very compelling.

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good story but kind of predictable. <br />

was a few steps ahead of the main character at times figuring out what was going to happen next. Still a good story and narrator and fast-paced story.

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Summertime in Maine

Mr Doirin's books about Mike Bowditch and Maibe have grown on me. There is always a slow growing suspense in his books. Knife Creek is no different. Readers have watched Mike grow up as a Game Warden. These provide a view of Maine few of us know. Here we fibd Mike still struggling with his life with Stacy but continuing to learn his job and use his innate talent with wildlife. A dead baby takes him to a date with death trying to find a young girl missing for 4 years. All the old characters are here with some fascinating and often scary new ones. Readers will walk along this trail with Mike page by page as the tale gets more and more frightening but the endubg is very satisfying. I look forward to the next installment. There is so much warmth, humor and affection for this character and a desire to know more about his life in Maine and trouble he will lead us into next. Mr. Doiron never disappoints.

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My favorite of the series.

I have enjoyed all the books in this series, but this one is my favorite. The mystery was compelling and I like that the main character is maturing as the series continues.