Slipknot (Jane Bunker Series #1)

Slipknot (Jane Bunker Series #1)

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Slipknot (Jane Bunker Series #1) by Linda Greenlaw, Sandra Burr

Green Haven, Maine, is as far from the heat and violence of her past as Jane Bunker could hope for. When she trades in her career as a big-city homicide detective for a new job as a marine insurance investigator, Jane thinks that a fresh start in this sleepy seaside town will finally allow her the peace and quiet that she’s been craving.

But when the town drunk washes up on shore - with the back of his head smashed in - Jane realizes that Green Haven is not the quaint sanctuary she’d thought it was. The townspeople don’t think the tragedy is anything more than a drunk’s long walk off a short pier, but once Jane discovers the sordid details of the dead man’s past, it occurs to her that this just might be one local problem she knows a lot about, from her former life in Miami.

And down there they call it murder.

Unable to resist the lure of one last investigation, Jane makes it her business to find some answers. Though normally a woman of few words, Jane manages to talk herself into every corner of Green Haven, and in a small town like this, it isn’t long before the wrong person finds out that she’s been asking the right questions. In Green Haven, all answers lead to the ocean - and when Jane finds herself at sea, in the ferocious grip of an almost perfect storm, she has the chilling realization that her life may well be in the hands of the very murderer whom she’s been seeking.

Filled with an off-the-wall cast of eccentric characters headed by the unstoppable (and relentlessly thrifty) Jane Bunker herself, Slipknot is a riveting fiction debut made truly outstanding by Greenlaw’s inimitable voice, unerring ear for all things maritime, and talent for combining humor with edge-of-your-seat suspense.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501298134
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 08/25/2015
Series: Jane Bunker Series , #1
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Linda Greenlaw is the author of the bestsellers The Hungry Ocean, All Fishermen Are Liars, and The Lobster Chronicles. She is the world's only female swordfish captain and was a primary source for the book, The Perfect Storm. She has been listed in Vanity Fair's "Hall of Fame," and is currently featured in the Discovery Channel's Swords: Life on the Line.


Isle au Haut, Maine

Place of Birth:

Stamford, Connecticut


B.A., Colby College, 1983

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Slipknot 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent reading, well written and keeps you attention. Plan to read more of Linda Greenlaw's work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thought it was about the and slipknot r.i.p
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Author should stick to non-fiction! The plot, characters, theme & setting are not well developed, so it's pretty boring. by aj west
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katieoscarlet More than 1 year ago
This was a great page turner and read at one sitting. While reading this novel I constantly pictured the odd ball characters and how this would be directed and portrayed by actors on the big screen. This would a good movie I thought with the exception of the lame ending. Throughout the novel the narrator referred to "her mentor" but this character was never really established however. Great book for someone who likes a good story and has time because you will not want to put it down.
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melicole More than 1 year ago
I love a good whodunit and this was a good one. It wasn't dramatic, just a nice easy read. The characters were down to earth, everyday people. Just when I thought I'd figured it out, I'd realize no, I hadn't. It wasn't that the ending was shocking, it was just that it could have been anyone, none of whom would have been surprising. It was hard for me to put down.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book starts out pretty good. The plot then becomes so unbelievable it's a waste of time to finish the book. This book is sitting at home and I can't bring myself to throw out a book; however, in good faith I can't donate the book to the library either and have someone as disappointed as I was.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Just finished the book in three days, could not put it down till I found out how it would end. I have read every book Linda Greenlaw has written and enjoyed them all. Life long resident living in Maine I could understand how such matters happen! Plus Linda Greenlaw graduated from Coly College in Waterville, Maine, so you know she has to be talented!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jane Bunker wants a quieter, more sedate life. She accepts an entry level position as an insurance investigator, leaving behind the violence and murder in her Florida job as a homicide detective. Along with the lazy, hazy everyday life of the small Maine fishing village, she finds murder, conspiracy, and arson some trade off. Linda Greenlaw couples her skills as a seafaring captain with knowledge of the people who take a living from the ocean¿s harvest and introduces us to the grit and underlying currents of seaport life and those who live it. Good characters good plot good action and suspense very good read. Reviewed by Wanda C. Keesey
Guest More than 1 year ago
Let me begin by saying I don't have much patience for crummy books, but this one didn't get tossed. I haven't read any of Greenlaw's books before, so I didn't know what to expect. This book was not up to the standards of other mystery writers I've read, but I give Greenlaw credit for trying. I didn't much care for Jane, her main character-I didn't care for how much was made of her tight-fistedness, which borders on real stupidity sometimes the male characters seem interchangeable, and the few females seem to be dismissable except for the coffee-shop waitress, who just needs a little bit more personality in order to be a great character. I wonder how much insurance investigation work is available in such a small town-unless she gets assignments further afield, it's likely that her penny-pinching will come in handy. I liked the older couple who are Jane's landlords and 'adopted' parents, though I had my suspicions about them, which I thought was a good way of making the reader wonder 'whodunit'. Most of the action is unrealistic, though-it was hard to believe some of the situations Jane was in. Still, it's not a total waste of time, and maybe her next book will be more polished and pulled together.