Trade Ed. Simon & Schuster Audio 2003
CS ISBN 074353333X $26.00 Four cassettes
CD ISBN 0743533348 $30.00 Five CDs
Lisa and Chris Northon go on a camping trip. Later that night, Lisa rushes to friends, telling them she shot Chris in self-defense after he beat and tried to drown her. She claims she shot him while running from him; however, Chris's body is found zipped in his sleeping bag, the bullet having hit him directly between the eyes. Oregon detectives suspect they're looking at homicide but have little evidence to prove it. While the abridgment eliminates most of the letters, journal entries, and graphic forensic details, Blair Brown's intelligent reading keeps the listener in thrall. Her clear, unemotional presentation of this grim story turns it into chilling drama. S.J.H.
(c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 04]