The Absence of Mercy

The Absence of Mercy

A Novel

Book - 2013
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When a brutally murdered teenager is discovered in the woods surrounding a small Ohio town, Dr. Ben Stevenson, the town's medical examiner, must decide if he's willing to put his family's life in danger to uncover the truth.
Publisher: New York : William Morrow Paperbacks, 2013
ISBN: 9780062227379
Branch Call Number: FIC Burle
Characteristics: 334 p. ; 20 cm


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Aug 23, 2015

this book is unreal; one of the better one's I've read in a long time! I wish the author would do a sequel on the characters....

Feb 10, 2014

Not what I expected. I agree about the wordiness. Not a police procedural. A bit predictable and not very good. Not very realistic either.

Dec 21, 2013

Author tried too hard to write pretty language. A story like this doesn't call for poetic descriptions, or attempts at them anyway. He used way too many words. I've read worse writing, more overblown, but he and his editor need to tone it down.

Story is quite good although I guessed what was going on a bit too early, perhaps because of my bad habit of watching the various incarnations of "Law & Order".

4 stars for story, 2 stars for writing.

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