Book Reviews of The Barrens

The Barrens
The Barrens
Author: Rosamond Smith, Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN-13: 9780786710386
ISBN-10: 0786710381
Publication Date: 7/25/2002
Pages: 320
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.

3.2 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Carroll Graf Publishers
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
An eerie, suspenseful tale of a serial killer, centering on the abduction of a young woman in a wealthy community in New Jersey. A psychological thriller that moves at a quick pace to a surprising conclusion.
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Helpful Score: 2
I prefer author's upstate New York locations, but this New Jersey location fitted the story. Like all of Oates's books, the whole thing comes together at the end. Also like her books, it is the characters and their emotions that intrigue the reader. Not my favorite of her books, but well written and certainly a worthwhile read.