Red Leaves

Red Leaves

by Thomas H. Cook
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Red Leaves 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
buryuntime More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I've read by this author and I am pleasantly surprised. It didn't look all that great from the description but I was wrong. The authors writing is simply amazing. And the characters were great! I was expecting the same old character stereotypes that you find in most books but this wasn't the case here. But the best thing about this book was the ending. I've never read a book with an ending as surprising as this one-- and it actually scared me it was so shocking. I'll definitely be reading more from this author.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Cook's Red Leaves kept me intrigued and excited to move further into the book with anticipation. He artistically displays each aspect of the situation of a father slowly living through the agony of losing a sense of what he knew to be true in life. Cook offers twists in the plot just as you think it is safe to retire from the book until your next reading. The parallelism between the leaves and Eric Moore's life story is perfectly depicted. Red Leaves is a great book if you are looking for a summer read that has good depth, but easily read and followed. I very much recommend for investigation lovers!
donnareads911 More than 1 year ago
A mystery with as many twists and turns as a Pac Man game. And just when you think you've figured out "who done it", another twist! It's a page-turner. You just won't want to put it down. Not only entertaining, but it makes you think. Thought provoking philosophy. Moral rightousness. Not just a mindless page turner.
MollyMW More than 1 year ago
This is my first Thomas Cook novel. Read in two days. The lead character is everyman. It is a wonderful treat to find such beautiful writing amidst the sea of novels.
eoconnell More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this one and all the novels I have read of his. This story was not only suspenseful it was thrilling, touching, gutwrenching, and had a bit of tragedy in it. A sad but deeply moving story. To me this was a masterpiece!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was captivated from the first page. Mr. Cook writes in a way which does not let you put the book down. The story shows how easily circumstantial evidence becomes 'fact'. It also shows how disturbing a non-communicative family can be. When the book ended, I was NOT ready for it to end.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Cook has such a gift with characters. He knows how to pull you in, and keep you awake until the book is finished. I'm not sure if he's to everyone's taste, but he is really good.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just got Red Leaves yesterday and almost completed the book in one sitting. Cook takes his characters and focuses on family values. He shows you the life of what we consider to be a good family and then slowly starts to chip away at the protective home surrounding them by removing the shingles, taking out the windows, knocking down the walls; until all you have left is complete exposure. By doing this he shows his audience what many may take for granted and that there are no picture perfect families, there are skeletons in everybody's closet and half truths are told many times in the course of our lifetime. It is a chilling book and one of his best. I have read several of his books and while he experimented into different avenues in his previous few books this one takes him back into his pure (and now a bit wiser in my honest opinion)element. You will enjoy this book!!!
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Wonderful writer.
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Calebsmumma More than 1 year ago
This book sounds way better on the back than it really is. It was a fast paced book and it kept you turning the pages but once the cat is out of the bag it's like.....that's it. I could not stand the mother/wife in this book at all. I wished that the husband would have told her to take a hike. It might have been a little better plot if the wife was cheating because it sure sounded like it was going that way. If you are looking for a quick read and don't care what it is I recommend this one.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In the burbs, Eric and Meredith Moore seem to live a happy life together raising their son Keith now a teenager. Neighbors Vincent and Karen Giordano are taking visiting family out so they ask Keith to baby-sit their eight year old daughter Amy, which he agrees to do. These are normal events in a quiet suburban setting.--------------- However, the next morning Eric learns that Amy is missing. The police suspect Keith of foul play. Eric and Meredith insist their son is a good kid and would never harm Amy yet deep down in his gut he at least agrees with the prevailing community opinion that Keith committed an atrocity especially as the days pass, the posters fade, and his son seems different. Eric ponders DNA as his father left the family nearly bankrupt his brother is an alcoholic his sister is dead from a brain tumor and finally his mother issuicidal. He begins to look deeper at Meredith wondering if her tree augments the worst from his with the culmination being they raised a teen killer.-------------- RED LEAVES is more of a family drama than a typical thriller as the audience observes the emotional deterioration of Eric over the course of the story line. While readers will wonder what happened to Amy, Eric¿s darkening look at his family members make the tale as his shell of middle class trust in what he loves erodes away with every gloomy thought he makes. Thomas H. Cook writes a deep dark tale with a finale that will stun readers as behind every so called perfect family lies hidden skeletons that can consume those concealing the truth from themselves and others.---------- Harriet Klausner