Hard Truth (Anna Pigeon Series #13)

Hard Truth (Anna Pigeon Series #13)

by Nevada Barr
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Overview

Hard Truth (Anna Pigeon Series #13) by Nevada Barr

Just days after marrying Sheriff Paul Davidson, Anna Pigeon moves to Colorado to assume her new post as district ranger at Rocky Mountain National Park. When two of three children who'd gone missing from a religious retreat reappear, Anna's investigation brings her face-to-face with a paranoid sect--and with a villain so evil, he'll make the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101133873
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/07/2006
Series: Anna Pigeon Series , #13
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 35,779
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Formerly an actress and a park ranger, Nevada Barr is now an award-winning and New York Times–bestselling novelist and creator of the Anna Pigeon mysteries, and numerous other books and short stories. She lives in New Orleans with her husband and various pets.

Hometown:

Clinton, Mississippi

Date of Birth:

March 1, 1952

Place of Birth:

Yerington, Nevada

Education:

B.A., Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, 1974; M.A., University of California at Irvine, 1977

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Hard Truth (Anna Pigeon Series #13) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Never heard of Nevada Barr until late fall of 2013. So far I've read 6 of her books, all with Anna Pigeon the ranger. Really enjoy the character (like Kinsey Millhone), and like the national park settings. I've been to some of them so it's very entertaining.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've read all of Nevada Barr's 'Anna Pigeon' books thus far and thoroughly enjoyed them all. The book had some different twists that had me turning the pages as fast as I could read. I only wish the main character hadn't been whisked away to a new park on her honeymoon. I liked the idea that Anna finally found a soul mate and would have liked to seen more of that side of the character. All in all, the book was a great read and I had a hard time putting it down.
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LissZawr More than 1 year ago
I very much enjoy Nevada Barr's writing. Her subject matter is always interesting, often to the point I have to remind myself that what I am reading is a fictional story. Often times, today, she could have pulled from local news headlines. She has tackled subjects in previous novels that are the stuff of every parents nightmares. In this one, she goes much further down dark roads. I had no clue as to the identify of the villain before the moment of reveal. The subject matter, involving children is not for the faint of heart. Nevada's writing brings terrifyingly chilling descriptions and you are right there with her in the moment. As the story ended, I was breathless with revulsion and terror. Once a recovered from the story, I realized that to evoke such a strong reaction is the sign of an exceptional writer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this story, but more at the beginning and middle than the end. I like the plot because it wasn't as easy to figure out as usual, but I felt that the ending was drawn out way too long. It got tedious and seemed over-done. Still a really good book though. Stephanie Clanahan
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I was surprised to find some negative reviews. Yes, this book was pretty creepy, pretty dark... but I was completely surprised by the end which is exactly what I love in a mystery novel. I loved it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In Hard Truth, Anna Pigeon tackles the cold-blooded evil of a psychopathic mind, both of a serial killer and also of a sexual abuser. At the same time, she battles her own challenges, foisted into a demanding role as the new district ranger in Colorado, away from her home base in Mississippi and her three-day-old marriage to the loving and supportive Sheriff and Pastor Paul Davidson. Can she maintain respect, manage loneliness, and figure out what¿s going on in the face of a confusing set of bizarre circumstances? This one started slow for me. I guess I need to have the intrepid Anna Pigeon, Park Ranger Extraordinaire, in the story as soon as possible. That way, I can vicariously live a dramatic life of adventure through her. However, in this story, she took a while arriving. I needed to know how things were going with her: her work, her pets . . . her love life. However, this Anna Pigeon mystery turned out to be a dynamite story. And, of all the books in this series, probably it is the one with the most heart. By the end of the novel, I was cheering for all the women who had been transformed through facing the hard truth in their lives. I also appreciated learning about how abusers captivate and control their victims. This story also showed much more of Anna¿s tender-hearted side, probably because she was juxtaposed against such evil. In addition, as the story unfolded, I began to sympathize with the secondary heroine in the story, much more than I expected, until, by the end, I felt so grateful that she had resolved her difficult issues. I felt encouraged as she found her own power. The twist near the end really surprised me. I had no idea who the perpetrator of the crimes could be. Usually, I¿m making intelligent guesses, one of which turns out to be the right one. In Hard Truth, the real murderer wasn¿t even on my list. Of all the Nevada Barr mysteries, this one was the most difficult to stay with because of its very difficult subject matter. However, I found it, in the end, to be worth it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really couldn't put this book down. Have read all Nevada Barr's books and thought this was the best yet. It was both suspenseful and thought-provoking. Also had a couple of very humorous moments. I am looking forward to her next book.