Retail pak Random House Audio 1999
CS ISBN 0553526359 $25.00 Four cassettes
Rachel Storrow, a detective in a small Maine police force, is following in the footsteps of her father, who was chief when he committed suicide 18 years ago. As Rachel learns more about an unsolved murder from his time, she begins to suspect her brother Billy's involvement. Pursing the investigation, Rachel begins to suspect and distrust people she has known all her life--including her brother. Patricia Kalember maintains the consistency of the characters who reappear after the shift of two decades, helping the listener make this shift in time. Her ability to evoke the essence of the characters' emotions and inner thoughts heightens the sense that these awful events are just repeating themselves. The point of view shifts often, and Kalember accommodates these changes of tone skillfully. Regional accents, though scarce, are on target. Kalember and Blanchard ratchet up the tension for a gripping conclusion. M.A.M. © AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 00]
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