Wednesday, January 28, 2009
THE BODIES LEFT BEHIND
TITLE: THE BODIES LEFT BEHIND
AUTHOR: JEFFREY DEAVER
When an emergency phone call to a sheriff's department in a small town in Wisconsin is cut short, deputy Brynn McKenzie goes to investigate. Not really expecting to find anything, she is shocked to find the bodies of the couple who own the house, murdered.
But worse is to come. The two men who are there don't want any witnesses and Brynn finds herself fleeing into the woods together with a woman who has survived the murders.
Without her phone or her weapon, in woods she barely knows, in the middle of the night with a woman who is more of a hindrance than a help, Brynn has to trust her instincts just to survive.
But are her instincts good enough, or is there too much going on she doesn't know anything about?
This turned out to be a very good thriller. I didn't think I was going to like it very much, initially though. The whole track through nature reminded me a bit too much of an earlier Deaver book: THE EMPTY CHAIR. And the expected twists and turns didn't really kick in until later in the story. But, when they did, they took all my reservations away and made me once again, love a Jeffrey Deaver thriller.