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9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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I absolutely love John Hart. His writing style, the mystery, the characters. Everything about all three of his books I love. This was the first one I stumbled upon, in the BARGAIN section! I don't know why because had I known how good it was I certainly would have paid ...
I absolutely love John Hart. His writing style, the mystery, the characters. Everything about all three of his books I love. This was the first one I stumbled upon, in the BARGAIN section! I don't know why because had I known how good it was I certainly would have paid full price! The book caputures the reader from the beginning and the twists and turns soon start to take you on a wonderful journey, sitting on the edge of your seat the whole time. Hoping to figure out the end, and at the same time rooting for the main character. A must read. Adam Chase leaves his hometown after a terrible accusation is made, murder. Even though he is aquitted of the crime almost everyone looks at him with judging eyes, thinking he did it. When Adam returns from NY reluctant to come back to the town that no longer welcomes him, but to help a friend, people start turning up dead. And so the story takes on a exciting plot of twists and turns. Adam must solve this mystery, and he doesn't care what it takes.

posted by Mal_FL on May 17, 2010

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3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Lukewarm

I selected this book, because it got the 2008 Edgar, an award bestowed to the best mystery novel written in the US in a given year. The story unfolds about a string of crimes related to a rich family of rural North Carolina, there are many possible perpetrators and many...
I selected this book, because it got the 2008 Edgar, an award bestowed to the best mystery novel written in the US in a given year. The story unfolds about a string of crimes related to a rich family of rural North Carolina, there are many possible perpetrators and many motives behind. The plot is complex and twisted, creatively crafted, superb, but the author was not skillful enough to create a writing style that matches the quality of the plot so as to release the magic that captivates readers to really enjoy and finish the book in no time. Outstanding plot. Boring writing style

posted by manugw on April 2, 2011

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  • Posted May 8, 2010

    John Hart wrote 3 books so far. King of Lies, Down River and The Lost Child. This review is more about The Lost Child than Down River.

    Of the three, I actually started Down River first but set it aside after 50 pages. Than I read The Last Child (3rd book) and it was excellent,dude! Than I started King Of Lies and didn't finish... the first 2 weren't that great. Both weren't as accomplished as the third book which is understandable. Both were written in the first person and wallowing in family sentimentality, just didn't come off as mystery-thrillers. The Last Child was a real turn-around. Look out Harlan Coben... John Hart's literary talent really flowers in this one too. The Lost Child is as good a mystey-thriller or better than Turow, Grisham or Cornwell. So, sort of luke-warm on King Of Lies and Down River but terrific on The Lost Child.

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