The first installment in the Andrew Z. Thomas Series and a prequel to Crouch's and Konrath's thriller Stirred...
Greetings. There is a body buried on your property, covered in your blood. The unfortunate young lady's name is Rita Jones. In her jeans pocket you'll find a slip of paper with a phone number on it. Call that number. If I have not heard from you by 8:00 P.M., the police will receive an anonymous call. I'll tell them where Rita Jones is buried on your property, how you killed her, and where the murder weapon can be found in your house. (I do believe a paring knife is missing from your kitchen.) I strongly advise against going to the police, as I am always watching you.
Andrew Z. Thomas is a successful writer of suspense thrillers, living the dream at his lake house in the piedmont of North Carolina. One afternoon in late spring, he receives a bizarre letter that eventually threatens his career, his sanity, and the lives of everyone he loves. A murderer is designing his future, and for the life of him, Andrew can't get away.
Dear Reader: Please keep the light on tonight. What happens next will scare you. Guaranteed.
©2004 Blake Crouch (P)2014 Blake Crouch
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"LIONSGATE NEEDS BLAKE"
I'm simply in love with the entire series, the narrator made me have to stop listening, cause I thought I was looking at TV, couldn't get any darn work done. What a great listen, kudo;'s to you both. used one credit then had to purchase the others out right, but they were worth it
"Hooked from the beginning"
Yes, because it's original and hard to forget.
The beginning of the story.
His tone and ability to disguise his voice without becoming annoying.
Can't say without revealing bits of the story so I won't commit :-)
Sorry..love Blake Crouch, but this work is too gruesome for me to finish (I have 8 hours to go). Narration is good.
"Too much strong language!"
I don't like the strong language... I love the plot & the story, if Blake would just leave out the filthy language!
I really enjoyed this book. I think that Blake Crouch and Eric G. Dove are paired nicely with their style of each of their crafts. I think that Blake did a good job with establishing the seriousness of the violent capacity of the characters without being unnecessarily disgusting about it. I thought the sexual abuse scene was a bit too graphic though. Still loved the book overall. ~JTC~
"Book > Narration"
I did enjoy this book, and I look forward to the rest of the series, but I am just not sure why the author chose the narrator that he did. I'm sure Mr. Dove is a fine narrator for some kinds of books, but I felt as if he were reading a text book a lot of the time. There just wasn't much life or emotion in his reading. Everything was told as a matter of fact, rather than trying to convey the emotion that I felt the author was going for. Just my opinion.
"One of the Best Mysteries I've Read!"
Blake Crouch is one of my favorite authors. In Desert Places there is much more of a suspenseful mystery going on. The protagonist is perfect as are his cohorts. Not saying it's not creepy, but still a new favorite . For fans of suspense, a must listen !
"Too sadistic for me"
I'm not into dark, psychotic storylines, although the audio sample intrigued me. Some of the acts of stalking seemed super human.
"Great story line, can't wait to read the next one!"
One of those you can't stop thinking about! A on the edge of your seat story!
"I LIKED THE SICK TWINS one"
Poor Andy ..... He should have just shot these guys - but no novel in that!
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