For Will Innis and his daughter, Devlin, the loss was catastrophic. Every day for the past five years, they wonder where she is, if she is - Will's wife, Devlin's mother - because Rachael Innis vanished one night during an electrical storm on a lonely desert highway, and suspected of her death, Will took his daughter and fled.
Now, Will and Devlin live under different names in another town, having carved out a new life for themselves as they struggle to maintain some semblance of a family.
When, one night, a beautiful, hard-edged FBI agent appears on their doorstep, they fear the worst. But she hasn't come to arrest Will. "I know you're innocent," she tells him, "because Rachael wasn't the first...or the last."
Desperate for answers, Will and Devlin embark on a terrifying journey that spans 4,000 miles from the desert southwest to the wilds of Alaska, heading unaware into the heart of a nightmare, because the truth is infinitely worse than they ever imagined.
©2010 Blake Crouch (P)2014 Blake Crouch
would make good TV movie, but it's not feature film material. it's a good thriller, but nothing new in here. well read by Jeff Kafer, I love all his work.
"Some problems in story but gripping anyway"
The storyline was a little hard to swallow but I literally didn't put the 'book' down until it was over. A lot of 'aww come on now" moments when people bounced back from horrific assaults to their bodies, or ventured into life threatening situations w no apparent fear but overall a fun gripping read.
"NOT THE PIECE OF COMFORT PIE YOU WERE LOOKING FOR"
THE BEAUTIFUL THING ABOUT A 12 GAUGE, IS YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A GREAT SHOT.
Extremely entertaining from start to finish. A strong female lead who may or may not be a good guy. A few twists and a mystery that needs solved. This book starts in Arizona goes through Canada and ends up in the middle of nowhere Alaska. It involves a family man lawyer, a former FBI agent, a teenager with Cystic Fibrosis, a rogue special forces group that goes bad, a truck driver and the Alaskan Mob. What's not to like? The rating is a little low in this because some women who didn't read the reviews and who had absolutely no idea what they were getting into rated the book. This is a shoot-em up mystery that involves lots of sex and violence and I don't believe the author has tried to hide that at anytime. It is also written by Blake Crouch, who is famous for this type of book.
THE LEATHERING OF HER FACE
The book has flaws and is a little unbelievable in parts. A father taking his child into some very dangerous situations, one too many twists (as mentioned by other reviewers), people getting the crap beat out of them or frost bitten or chewed up by wolves and then coming back from the dead so to speak to kick ass (as mentioned by other reviewers). For me the entertainment value, the fast pace, the evil characters, and the real feeling of what it might be like to lose a loved one in this way, over shadowed the flaws and kept the book at a five star rating for me. I am really liking the books I have read by Crouch so far and will listen to more. I see too, I believe they have made a series on one of the channels about his Pines series. I hope to catch that.
Jeffrey Kafer does a great job and belongs in one of the top two tiers of narrators.
"Better Than A Good Movie!"
This audiobook is the best of Blake Crouch's I have listened to yet. The narration is outstanding as well. Very intense, suspenseful, yet realistic, you'll be entertained to the end - never ever dull or slow!
Crouch throws you curves you don't see coming even when you expect one! This is a great story, narrated very well.
I'm not able to tell you why Kafer is good - just that he IS. Narrators either make or break a good book...this is a "make."
It is the kind of story that you recall for days or weeks to come.
Listen & Enjoy Blake Crouch. He is now absolutely one of my all time favorite in his genre...thriller, suspense.
"Great, but one too many plot twists"
This book starts fairly slow but picks up the pace rapidly. Once you start its hard to put down ( or stop listening). Having lost his wife and not sure she is dead or alive, Will Innis must run away because he assumes he will be the most likely suspects in his wife disappearance. (Just like the husband in Gone Girl). He is put on the hunt for his wife by a rogue FBI agent and then the action never stops. The plot is highly believable and keeps you guessing.
I would have given this one more star except for the ending. The author insists on one more plot twist (won't give away) that is unnecessary. If I had edited this book I would have cut last chapter. However, this is a great thriller and worth the credit. I would compare it to Gone Girl. Slightly more violent though. I can see this being a movie some day.
The Narration was 5 stars. Narrator handles both men's and women's voices quite well.
"Excellent novel..one of the best mysteries around"
I very much enjoyed listening to this narration of a great mystery. This was one of those books that seem written to be narrated for an audio book and the narrator was the perfect choice for it.
Highly recommended for those who enjoy mysteries
very interesting story
Will he seemed like a real person facing real life situations.
I loved his performance it was great!!! I cannot wait to listen to something else he does
I was scared
I could almost see the people and feel the cold and the heat and the fear. I enjoyed this story and story teller alot
"Fast pace non stop action."
This book captured me from the start.. I love Blake Crouch but this one is my favorite. I did not want the action to end. This book kept you guessing trying to figure out who is really a good guy . This is my summer favorite
Yes, The story was so full of twists that I am sure I have missed some..........
Yes, because I would think I knew what would happen then I would change my mind with every chapter
He sounded great and made the story real
"Jumped The Shark, But fun"
Snowbound had gigantic plot holes, required a large amount of suspension of disbelief (such as why these criminals went to such enormous cost and effort for what was essentially a house of prostitution), and yet was totally fun as I just went along for the ride.
Too many "Huh?" to count, but with engaging characters, an excellent narrator and a fast-moving plot with a cool ending, I really enjoyed it.
This was a good story but parts reminded me of a fast action film, some parts are a little improbable, however, it was an interesting mystery with a surprising ending.
When a new lead in a very cold case arises a man and his daughter set out on a hopeful journey to find their missing wife and mother, who mysteriously disappeared five years earlier. I Think our society has far too many twisted people in it, the depths of human depravity are astounding.
Jeffrey Kafer's narration was done very well and it definitely helped to keep my attention on the story. Good well rounded characters with believable personalities. Fast moving, with thorough but not over done descriptions of places and surroundings.
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