- File Size: 902 KB
- Print Length: 408 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1533626774
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: June 1, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01GGXAJOG
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #812,662 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Your Memberships & Subscriptions
Harbinger: Wake-Robin Ridge Book 3 Kindle Edition
|New from||Used from|
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Customers who bought this item also bought
About the Author
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
This time around Mac and Rabbit become involved in a twenty-year old cold case at the request of their friend Sheriff Wardell. Although the revelations aren’t fully disclosed until the end of the book when the main characters and villain collide in an explosive final, Ms. Meara does a brilliant job of relaying how guilt can slowly push someone over the edge. The legend of Ol’ Shuck, a mythical black dog known as a harbinger of death is used to great effect for a heightened sense of the supernatural.
I hope there are more books to come in this wonderful series, as I have definitely become a devoted fan. Excellently crafted and engagingly told, this is a novel you won’t want to miss!
put them down once I pick one up.
Just like all of her novels Harbinger was a page turner. I hate to see her books end.Can
Romance, mystery, and a little Stephen King expertly woven together.
I just finished the Wake-Robin Ridge series and enjoyed each of the trio.
I am planning to read her other series soon.
Top international reviews
20 years later, Sheriff Wardell asks if Mac and his adopted son, Rabbit, will consider reviewing the unsolved cold case in the hope that maybe Rabbit’s gift of the Sight might bring something new to light where conventional methods failed.
Rabbit is keen to help bring closure to a family torn apart by the girl’s disappearance, and Mac, along with a less than keen Sarah, agree to support him as he learns more about how to use his extraordinary talents. It isn’t all plain sailing, and sometimes downright painful and challenging, but with his impressively developed sense of justice, Rabbit is tenacious, and as he meets more of those involved, ever more determined to find an answer to the mystery that ripped a family apart.
Once again, Meara brings us an insight into the nature of the villain, a man haunted by disturbing dreams of a giant black dog – Ol’ Shuck, the harbinger of death. As his fabricated life falls apart – like his sanity – we get a good look at what formed him into the monster he became. I found myself by turn appalled, and then saddened that a child should be shaped into such a twisted creature he never really stood a chance of becoming a worthwhile human being.
No cardboard cut-out baddies here!
Meara excels at taking local legends and incorporating them seamlessly into her stories, alongside the charm of her expanding main cast: Rabbit, Mac, and Sarah, along with Sheriff Wardell and his family. Once again, I was enthralled and propelled through this book without pause, and right on into the next one.
Well, Marcia's done it again! This book is another amazing tale that weaves together believable characters - some of whom you come to love like part of your own family - and a plot line that twists and turns with menace, love and a touch of the supernatural. Once more, it's Rabbit who delights with his original take on things, his idiosyncratic speech and his innate, uncomplicated goodnessand sensitivity. His adopted family are also beautifully drawn and their handling of their remarkable son is touching and quite wonderful.
There is real psychological insight in here that makes the characters- good and bad- understandable and real and this is what gives the book another of its strengths. These aren't cardboard stereotypes and you get inside their heads and know what makes them 'tick'. I can't be the only person who has identified with some of the good AND the bad thoughts in here!
It's a fine, punchy finale to the series and I shall go now and look for another Marcia Meara book to take its place; whichever one I go for it's got a lot to live up to...
Fast forward to 2014 on Wake-Robin Ridge. It’s been a quiet time since the Cole family expanded to four, with the addition of baby Branna, but now Sheriff Raleigh Wardell has asked Mac for help, while hoping Rabbit might come up with something as well. The Sheriff has never forgotten the twenty year old cold case of missing Sissy Birdwell and he hopes between them they can at last solve the mystery.
Cadey Hagan has been having the same nightmare, of being chased by a huge black dog with fiery eyes, repeatedly for the past twenty years. Despite his persona of a decent, upstanding citizen and the deacon of the Light of Grace Baptist church, the dream wouldn’t release it’s hold and was even becoming more frequent. Cady mistakenly believed that as long as he appeared to be caring and considerate, a good man, then that’s what he actually was, regardless of the truth in his heart.
The story is told in part from Sarah’s perspective, the rest in the third person, as it has from the beginning of the series and it works well. Rabbit is trying desperately to control his increasingly expanding gift. His ability to sense, and see, things others can’t is sometimes overwhelming. It’s a huge burden for a child to carry but Rabbit is committed to doing all he can for Sissy and her mother. He has his friendship with Finn as a balance, when they are just two boys having fun, but Sarah and Mac can’t help worrying about him.
The Ol’ Shuck legend is worked into the story very effectively. When a person’s life is shallow and everything they are and do revolves around appearances, guilt can take on a life of it’s own. Cadey Hagen’s personality conveys this perfectly.
The descriptions of the area are wonderful, and as always, very visual. The dialogue is relevant to each character, and they are all realistic, fully developed and vividly drawn, Rabbit is as loveable as ever. The narrative is well paced and as it unfolds the suspense increases culminating in a dramatic climax.