Time-Warner Audio Books
Date: July 2003
Reviewed: Audio Cassettes
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Notes: E: Violence, Language
Life With Crows
Pendergast Series, # 4
Preston and Lincoln Child
Life With Crows is anything but the mild-mannered book about
art that its title suggests. This is, instead, a murder/thriller
that will leave you thinking about the book long after you finish.
Medicine Creek, Kansas, was drowsing in the summer sun when its
small-town peace was shattered by a brutal murder. A woman was found
dead in a corn field. Her naked and mutilated body was laid out
in a circle of trampled corn. Arranged around her were twenty-four
crows, each skewered with an arrow, which was then planted upright
in the ground.
could have done the horrible crime? Medicine Creek had fewer than
four hundred people. Could one of them be the killer? Since everyone
knew everyone else, it didn't seem likely, but it was obvious the
killer knew the area well.
Agent Pendergast it was obvious this was no ordinary killer. Few
men, let alone women, had the strength to do what had been done.
Pendergast also thought it obvious the killer would strike again.
And, so he did. Each time the body was found arranged in a different
way. Each victim died in a different way. This was not the pattern
of a serial killer, but Pendergast knew it was the same person.
He had to find him, and fast.
With Crows hurls you headlong through this wildly twisting plot.
Then it slams you into a brick wall of shock when the thoughts behind
the strange tableaus are revealed.
me, the audio version, though abridged, made a good story even better.
Reader Rene Auberjonois has a gift for giving each character a different
voice. From the sheriff's growl to the soft, southern drawl of Pendergast,
each character becomes a distinct part of the whole. Pick up a copy
of Still Life With Crows and enjoy!
Reviews of other titles in
The Cabinet of Curiosities, #3 [audio
Still Life With Crows, #4 [book]
Brimstone, #5 [audio
Dance of Death, #6 [book]
Book of the Dead, #7 [audio]
Wheel Of Darkness, # 8 [book]
Cemetery Dance, #9 [book]
Fever Dream, #10 [book]
Cold Vengeance, # 11 [audio]