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Burnt Offerings
Michael Lister
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Burnt Offerings

3.76 of 5 stars 3.76  ·  rating details  ·  59 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Michael Lister is one of the finest writers going. Ever since I came across "Double Exposure", which was one of the finest books I've ever read, I never miss a new Lister. Burnt Offerings deals with religion, the Holocaust, true love, fanaticism and so much more. Ii's a true page turner. I feel it's his best book since Double Exposure and one you definetly will want to rea ...more
Published 2012
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For Professor Daniel Davis and his friend Ben Greene this late September morning is the time for good natured give and take and a run along some abandoned railroad tracks in the heart of the North Florida Wildlife Preserve. The running for Daniel is not just exercise but as a means of escape from nightmares of his past. The same is true of his job these days as he has isolated himself by teaching online courses from his isolated home and working on various projects.

The problem is as Ben stops an
This was my first exposure to Michael's work, and I loved it! This story has so many layers, and Michael does a masterful job peeling them back one by one. At first I wasn't sure about his choice of present tense, but after a chapter or so I started to enjoy it, and now I think it just wouldn't be the same story written any other way. Characters, dialogue, settings, descriptions, it's all fantastic. Can't wait to read more of his books.
Laurie Kirkland
Kept me reading

it really kept me interested and kept me reading to know what happened next. I enjoy twists and turns that I never see coming. This book had those too. I'm not one to pick apart a book on it's nearness to truth or facts but this one probably had a few. There was some "creepiness" too but I still enjoyed it. I would recommend this read to someone who likes a good serial killer thriller read.
Charlene Childers
Burnt offerings is one that will for sure make you wonder if anyone is going to make it out alive. This book kept me on my toes thinking what's actually going to happy next. I could not quite figure it out at first but once I got into it I really enjoyrd trying to figure out if anyone was going to make it out Alice
An interesting serial killer mystery/investigation, unwrapped slowly but satisfyingly. Definitely clever and well thought-out. I just couldn't get over the punctuation choice for dialog. Plus, I've been absurdly busy with Ingress shard season, so it took a little longer than usual. God, I'm so tired. Fucking shards.
Anne Englehart
Compelling and riveting.

Was hard to put down. Keeps you going.
There are one or two slow spots, but a good read overall.
Dawn Peterson
This book by Michael Lister makes you want to lock your doors and look over your shoulders. The twist and turns never stop. Michael does a great job of bringing to forefront of our minds the ugly past of this world while entertaining us with the craziness of todays world.
Harris Guilmette
Plot deserves a five, but the style deserves a two. Lack of quotation marks very irritating and continually confuses speaker as well as the constant "he says" "she says" which even results in speaker confusion and in several instances, plot errors.
Liked the story, but the ridiculous way of quoting dialogue throughout the entire book is incredibly distracting.
Alison Reeder
A very good book. Had me hooked till the end.
Great read I couldn't put it down
Not bad. I finished it which a lot for Lister.
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