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3.76  ·  Rating details ·  7,279 Ratings  ·  776 Reviews
Zwei Frauen gejagt von einem eiskalten Mörderduo

In einer Polizeistation in Wisconsin geht ein unverständlicher Notruf aus einem einsam gelegenen Ferienhaus ein. Obwohl Brynn McKenzie dienstfrei hat, geht sie der Angelegenheit nach und gelangt als Erste an den Schauplatz eines grausamen Doppelmordes. Beinahe zu spät bemerkt die Polizistin, dass sich außer einer verängstigte
Paperback, 512 pages
Published October 18th 2010 by Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag (first published 2008)
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Jeffery Deaver writes really good thrillers and I had high expectations form this book. I thoroughly enjoyed most of the book and while in the beginning I had made up my mind that the novel merits a four star. Only towards the end I decided that this one is going to get a three star.

This is a stand alone thriller where the protagonist, Deputy Brynn responds to a 911 call from an isolated vacation house only to come across two cold-blooded killers- Hart and Compton, who had killed the couple in t
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Cathy DuPont
Aug 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Every time I was steered one way, Deaver within a page or two, steers me another way.

Bad guys turn with the turn of a page, into good guys. Same with good guys.

And this was throughout the book including the last page.

I've read a couple of Jeffery Deaver's novels but due to this one, I'm increasing my consumption because it was so, so good.
Aug 08, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
One to be read only if (a) you've nothing much else to read and (b) someone else paid for it and left it on a train....

Amazing research work perhaps, but the story fails on so many levels as soon as you start thinking about it (I know, that's always a dangerous thing to do with authors who churn out so many books in such a short period, but I just can't help it).

Someone else here mentioned the repetitive nature of the chase through the forest - and another person commented on the weird ability
May 02, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime
Stand alone thriller that ultimately struck me as rather lazy. The protagonist is a female police officer in a small town. She has the standard type family problems with a few gaps in her past where the author can insert things of interest to move the story along later in the book.
She is responds to a routine looking call out in a remote area of her patch. She finds two bodies and disturbs two miscreants. She manages to lose gun, cell phone, access to car etc and picks up a stray female who hap
K.D. Absolutely
Solid storytelling. After all, Jeffery Deaver is not called "master of deception" for nothing.

Basically, a "cat-and-mouse" story but Deaver was very clever to put in twists and turns that you would find this book hard to put down. What makes this suspense thriller engaging is that the detective is a woman named Deputy Brynne McKenzie and she has another woman as companion mouse Michelle a sort of bystander because she happened to be in the crime scene when the deputy responded to 511. The two la
Feb 17, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library
This was the first Jeffery Deaver book that I have read, and it will definitely not be the last. I found myself engrossed in this book from the beginning, and I did not want to put it down. I enjoyed the suspenseful storyline, and was surprised by a couple of unexpected plot twists. Brynn McKenzie was a great heroine, a strong, resilient sheriff's deputy whose intrepid acts in her professional environment do not carry over into her personal life. I also enjoyed the character of Brynn's husband, ...more
Nov 17, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Normally I enjoy Jeffrey Deaver's work. Unfortunately in The Bodies Left Behind he let me down. The book begins when an off-duty deputy stumbles into a "hit" that seems connected to a union organizer.

Our heroine quickly finds herself on the run from the hitmen and meets up with another woman in the woods who presents herself as a house guest of the victims who managed to escape after wounding one of the gunmen.

The bulk of the book follows their efforts to elude the criminals and flee through the
Aug 05, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Kathleen by: the gullible who want a thriller
I was pretty disappointed with this. JDeaver has a great talent for twists & typically does research (or so it seems to me)so his details ring true.
Not this time.
City hitmen & country cops found their way thru state park forests at night - bumping into clues in the most amazing ways. Oh, and they could see amazing distances (at night, no special scopes) some that I would be hard pressed to pick out in the Daytime.
And rattlesnakes are just NOT going to be active in WI in April. Not.
Chris Neal
May 13, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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This one was very unlike the Jeffery Deaver I'm used to. It wasn't as exciting, suspenseful, or interesting as his books usually are. In fact, it was downright boring and VERY slow in some parts. About 70 percent of the book just feels like it's dragging. I understand the whole "cat and mouse" hunting thing will mostly be description, but there are ways to write a book like this more interesting (see Dean Koontz's "Intensity").
This? Fairly uneventful and just tedious a bit. Plus an ending that f
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#1 international bestselling author of over thirty novels and three collections of short stories. His books are sold in 150 countries and translated into 25 languages. His first novel featuring Lincoln Rhyme, The Bone Collector, was made into a major motion picture starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. He's received or been shortlisted for a number of awards around the world.
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