Book Reviews of Among the Missing

Among the Missing
Among the Missing
Author: Richard Laymon
ISBN-13: 9780843947885
ISBN-10: 0843947888
Publication Date: 10/2000
Pages: 400
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 91 ratings
Publisher: Leisure Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 6
a detective searches for a brutal killer. Don't want to give away too much of the book. If you know Layman and his work then you need no introduction. This story is mostly dialogue and moves very fast.
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Helpful Score: 6
Awesome, this is the best book so far. I really liked the ending.
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Helpful Score: 5
Lots of sex & gore which is typical Laymon. Although it wasn't a bad read, it was hard to take the characters seriously. Found it almost laughable how his lead female character, a police officer, could still manage to run around either shirtless or naked while in hot pursuit of the killer.
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Helpful Score: 3
This one turned out to be much better than I thought it was going to be. The twist at the end certainly took me by surprise! I honestly didn't see it coming and I think it saved the book as a whole, since it seemed a bit more crass than the other Laymon books that I have read. Still, all of his books are fast reads and definitely entertaining page-turners.
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Helpful Score: 2
Quick easy read, but look out there are some very sexy sex descriptions, the gore isn't as bad as some of his books and the characters just seem funny and easy going
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Helpful Score: 2
At 2:32 in the morning a Jaguar roars along a lonely road high in the California mountains. Behind the wheel sits a beautiful woman wearing only a skimpy, revealing nightgown. She's left her husband behind. She's after a different kind of man - someone as wild, daring, and passionate as herself. The man she wants is waiting for her...with wild plans of his own.
The man waits patiently in the woods. When the woman stops to pick him up, he suggests they go to the Bend, where the river widens and there's a soft, sandy beach. With the stars overhead and moonlight on the water, it's an ideal place for love. But there will be no love tonight. In the morning a naked body will be found at the Bend - a body missing more than its clothes. And the man will be waiting for someone else.
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Helpful Score: 2
GREAT BOOK !!!!! I am so glad I finally decided to read this book that had been sitting on my shelf for months... I had never heard of this author before and took a chance and am I ever glad that I did! What an exciting book this was....read it all in one day!!! Could not put it down and the big twist at the end I sure did not see coming and I generally am very good at closing in on a "twist"....but this one really surprised me! If you want a good read.....little gory in parts....but that is why people read mystery/thrillers ....for the scare factor and sometimes gore is part of it. Try this book!
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Helpful Score: 2
I'm a huge Laymon fan and have read most of his books, this one was disappointing. It meanders a lot and is lacking a lot of the stuff that I enjoy in his other books. It's not a bad thriller I guess but not a very good Laymon book in my opinion. I don't think he knew where this book was going while he was writing it and it's like he just randomly decided to throw in twists here and there.

Personally I'd say skip it with so many other awesome Laymon choices.
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Helpful Score: 1
richard laymon stays consistant with writing at least a good book, some great. this one was his funniest yet i've read.i give it 4 out of 5 stars.
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This book is so good I could not put it down.
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Helpful Score: 1
Laymon doesn't disappoint...although I will admit there isn't nearly as much violence, gore, etc in this book as there are in some of his other books. Still a good read for Laymon fans.
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A Richard Laymon Horror novel. A little bit off the beaten path for this author. It is more of a murder mystery with plenty of blood and gore, and a little dark humor.
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love everything laymon writes!
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The man waits patiently in the woods. When the woman stops to pick him up, he suggests they go to the Bend, where the river widens and there's a soft, sandy beach. With the stars overhead and moonlight on the water, it's an ideal place for love. But there will be no love tonight. In the morning a naked body will be found at the Bend-a body missing more than its clothes. And the man will be waiting for someone else.
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At 2:32 in the morning a Jaguar roars along a lonely road high in the California mountains. Behind the wheel sits a beautiful woman wearing only a skimpy, revealing nightgown. She's left her husband behind. She's after adifferent kind of man-someone as wild, daring and passionate as herself. the man she wants is waiting for her...with wild plans of his own. Another great Richard Laymon Story, you either love them or hate them.
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Great Book!
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I just finished reading.It is excellent!you will not be able to put it down!
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From Publishers Weekly
The shocking discovery of a woman's body naked and headlessDalong the shores of the Silver River in Sierra County, Calif., sets off a series of interrelated events that will have readers guessing about the killer's identity until the final pages of this thriller. The small-town suspects are many, including the victim's husband, Professor Grant Parkington, who has a reputation for fooling around with his students; Bass Paxton, whoDalong with girlfriend Faye Everett (with whom Parkington once had an affair) found the body; and Merton LeRoy, a gay ex-convict who sells drugs and turns tricks inside a van parked down by the river. At the center of the investigation are Sheriff Rusty Hodges and his hotshot female deputy and daughter-in-law, Mary, nicknamed "Pac" because of her father's allegiance to football's Green Bay Packers. The murder occurs almost immediately, and Laymon (Bite, etc.) devotes the rest of his book to the search for the killer, rarely detouring from his primary aim except to throw in an occasional provocative story twist or a bit of gratuitous sex and gore. Outside of Hodges, few characters are worth rooting for, as all of them display despicable qualities. But such flaws make Laymon's one-track story more intriguing and more realistic. (Nov.)
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'AMONG THE MISSING is strikingly different. From the chilling opening...we are plunged into a disturbing world of twisted psychopathology' -- THE TIMES More reviews for Richard Laymon: 'No one writes like Laymon and you're going to have a good time with anything he writes' Dean Koontz 'This author knows how to sock it to the reader' THE TIMES If you've missed Laymon you've missed a treat' Stephen King --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Richard Laymon is awesome! If you like horror, you will not be disappointed!
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very suspenseful. This is great author--largely unknown in the US but well known in Europe.
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Pretty good
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Like King & Koontz, Laymon is a master of thrilling novels.