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Parting Shot: A Thriller

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  283 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
Local television reporter Sam Stevens is consumed by his failing marriage and, more than that, by the psychological harm his wife is doing to their ten-year-old son. As Sam covers a once-in-a-lifetime story---one that has turned Webster County into bedlam but is at last providing Sam with an opportunity for media stardom---he suddenly sees an even better chance: to solve h ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published June 13th 2006 by Minotaur Books
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Peter Bylone
This was a bit of mindless fun to read. A quick page turner that didn't require much reflection, it doesn't force you to make any connections that it doesn't make explicitly clear. I don't know what you call an ending that has a big reveal that is totally irrelevant to the story, but this one has one of those, also. I think it was clever and original enough to keep me interested, and the pacing was brisk. Would make a fine beach read for those who like a little bit of murder/suspense with your S ...more
Brian O'Leary
serial sniper, a bit different of a take on the serial killer idea
Agnes (BeaderBubbe)
Ray...Joe....Sam....Tommy........Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer. Way too much time in the mind of one, trying to be one....but is Ray one? And Sam...great way to get rid of a wife. And whats with Tommy, his son, who does not say a word...whats in his mind? And all being tracked by Sheriff Wyatt..who has alot on his mind. A bit draw out for me and not the ending I was expecting. More explaining needed and less getting into everyone's mind....
Verna L Dickson
Jul 03, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great story

I can't imagine how J. Stone can keep coming up with one story after another each one so very different with amazing twists and turns.You always have to get to the very end before it all comes together.
Donna Halloran
I have no idea what to say here... I was mostly hating the book. Then the end... with a totally and completely unexpected twist... I just... I didn't like the characters... as people... yuck! So that always makes it hard
B. Shaun Smith
Had a good ending that the book stumbled to. Used a lot of 'he' and 'she', which was confusing at times. Especially when you have four male characters. Felt the author was lazy in wanting to insert the characters names. The way the book was formatted for e-book did not help either.
Ruth Graybill
Jul 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good reading.

This is a story with a lot of twists and turns.I picked it to read because I. like the author and the way he thinks. You will never be able to guess the ending no matter how good you are at figuring out endings to
mysteries. Happy reading!
Linda Dunlap
Just okay. Not as good as Stones usual fare.

Too many twists and turns for me. No character I could like. Didn't have the authors usual smooth touch. Maybe a different editor.
John W
Jun 29, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great plot. But a little too verbose!
Katherine Decker
Jul 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
So many twists and turns. Inside the mind of a serial killer. An excellent thriller
May 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Story takes you for a ride and as it wraps up and comes full circle, returns you home at the doorstep. Enjoyed the suspense of it.
Apr 15, 2013 rated it liked it
Started out a little slow but then it was hard to put the book down. The ending was incredible
Gail West
Jan 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good read

Couldn't put this book down. Kept me on the edge of my seat. If you like a good story, try this one.
judy pierson
Jul 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition


unexpected twist and turns
couldn't wait to finish it. what a story teller Jonathan Stone is!! This is a great read.
Edward Smith
Aug 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
a tense thriller all the way. Ddi not expect that ending at all. Enjoyed it but just not expected.
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Jonathan Stone, author of the Julian Palmer novels, is a graduate of Yale University, where he was a Scholar of the House in Fiction Writing and twice won the English Department's John Hubbard Curtis Prize for Best Imaginative Writing. He works in advertising and lives in Connecticut with his wife and two children.
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