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The Late Man

2.90  ·  Rating Details  ·  30 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
North of Wichita, Kansas, an ordinary field sits beside a narrow dirt road. An unknown, and perhaps unidentifiable, body lies there, the apparent victim - and the first in several years - of a local serial murderer. In James Preston Girard's deceptively spare yet thoroughly harrowing novel, this ugly death will draw to it three intriguing and sympathetic characters, each d ...more
Published November 1st 1994 by Onyx (first published October 10th 1993)
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May 31, 2014 Aldwin rated it did not like it
One of the worst novels I've read. Really. I admit I was enticed by the glowing reviews in the cover, one saying that this is probably "the mystery of the year". Perhaps, the real mystery here is, did they read the book from cover to cover before they made these reviews?

I was dismayed that I painstakingly trudged along to see what the ending was. Unfortunately, the mystery was left hanging and you never knew who the serial killer was. Or I may have missed something as I spent almost 3/4 of the
Dec 15, 2013 Phoenix rated it really liked it
Well it is really a mixed bag. The plot is stimulating and well developed. I read this story several years ago and came back to revisit it. I do not like to give standard "he did that," "she said that" type of reviews because it can spoilt it for those who have not read it before. Suffice it to say there are a lot of subtle twists and turns that keep the adventure going and the ending has a nice twist surprise.


Unfortunately I have no idea who does, or did the editing at Signet group
Sep 10, 2010 bette rated it liked it
Little different...had its good moments
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