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A very well written story, holding the reader in a gripping mood of suspense throughout.
Lush and musical, it's the perfect vehicle for his tales of buried sin and hidden guilt which often take place in the oldest and most haunted parts of our country.
Given the quality of writing, I might have responded a bit more favorably with fewer pages.
I like Thomas Cook's style: I like how he immerses you in a "place", I like how his plots have a haunting quality that stick with you, I like the psychological twists... Read morePublished 12 months ago by E. Hetzel
This book by Cook is a wonderful read. It shows what can happen with the best of intentions. I can see why he has witten and sold many books in the past. Read morePublished 18 months ago by J. Robert Ewbank
It would be tempting to criticize rather than to review "Master of the Delta.
The tone of the storytelling was much grander, in the end, than the story itself, as it turned... Read more
I ENJOYED MOST OF THE BOOK. I WAS A TEACHER AND COULD RELATE TO THIS TEACHERS ENDEAVOR. I AM NOT SURE HE DID IT FOR THE RIGHT REASONS BUT, I THINK HIS LONELY HEART WAS IN THE... Read morePublished on July 1, 2011 by BONFOGLIO
What can I say, it was written by the master: Thomas H. Cook. I've NEVER read a book by him that I couldn't wait to get back to. Read morePublished on June 28, 2011 by Jude
I chose this book because it got a red-star review from Publisher's Weekly. And I am pleased to report that it really did turn out to be a good choice. Read morePublished on April 1, 2010 by The Lit Witch
I bought this book because of a positive review in the NY Times. In the future I will be more cautious about recommendations therein. Read morePublished on September 9, 2009 by George M Woods
It took a long time for me to warm up to this book. I don't know why; it's not that the subject (evil) disturbed me. It's not that the main characters weren't well developed. Read morePublished on August 28, 2009 by Mel's Reviews
Maintaining a mood of foreboding tension is far from easy, but the author manages to do this from beginnning to end, the ultimate revelation coming on the last page. Read morePublished on August 10, 2009 by F. J. Masterman