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"Haunting. . .Wonderful. . .Vivid and Memorable. . .A Book That Is Just About Perfect." -- -- Denver Post
"Nevada Barr writes with a cool, steady hand about the violence of nature and the cruelty of man." -- -- The New York Times Book Review --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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- ASIN : B0024CEY3G
- Publisher : Berkley (September 2, 2003)
- Publication date : September 2, 2003
- Language : English
- File size : 1992 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 324 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #41,076 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I enjoyed some of her unique metaphors, sprinkled here and there. For example, "she...let the silver of the evening sink into her soul", of boys illegally throwing frisbees in the park, she said that she would not cite them because she did not want to interfere in other people's practice of their religion. Or this: "The sky had cried itself out the night before and smiled down clear and warm." Along with short but vivid descriptions, naming species, of the vegetation and animals, to someone familiar with the region, which I am not, this would evoke a strong sense of reality, of connecting with the story, the events.
However, about 40 pages from the end, when the second action event began, she completely lost me as far as reality is concerned. Turning the heroine into Wonder Woman, doing what is probably physically impossible, especially given her lack of experience, is doggone jarring and disruptive of the story.
And it would be nice if the reader had a smidgen's chance of figuring out who the villain was before she sprung this on the reader out of the blue. The evidence needed to figure this out simply was not presented in context.
I’m looking forward to the next book!
What I like about Anna is that she never shirks anything. She'll cheerfully retrieve a dead body, answer an SOS call on a foggy night with no back up, grapple with a miscreant twice her size, or throw herself into a dive that she knows could kill her.
Anna, although a loner in most ways, has a certain talent for friendship. I loved her gossipy conversations with the blind dispatcher who knows everything that's going on in the park. She has a charming relationship with the secretary from her last posting. And Anna’s long distance conversations with her sister Molly are very entertaining. Anna drinks too much, Molly smokes too much, and both worry about the other’s self-destructive behavior.
The murder mystery is quite complex. There are so many scandalous shenanigans going on among park personnel and associates, that Anna is hard pressed to discover which scandal will lead her to a suspect. The FBI agent on the scene complicates matters in an interesting way.
The underwater denouement was almost too tense to bear. But I got through it – to order the next book in the series. I'm finding these books addictive.
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I will download the other books in the series as they remind me a little of the Joe Picket books by CJ Box. The National Parks background, the development of a character, their friends and family are similar but Anna is a far gentler character, who is still trying to come to terms with the loss of her husband.
None of the extremes of Joe Picket but both are fascinating people, who work in amazing locations. I loved Anna for her feminist qualities, her relationships with Molly, her NYC based sister and with her strong female best friend - Christine. I truly enjoyed reading about her thought processes, how her brain collates information, digests it, then utilises her ability to “read” the emotions and foibles of others to solve the puzzles in her life.
Off now to read book three in the series.