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Blood Memory (Mississippi, Bk 5)
Blood Memory - Mississippi, Bk 5
Author: Greg Iles
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ISBN-13: 9780743454155
ISBN-10: 0743454154
Publication Date: 11/22/2005
Pages: 767
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 369 ratings
Publisher: Pocket Star
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 7
Brilliant and engrossing mystery! I was on the edge of my seat throughout the entire book! Cat Ferry, a forensic expert finds that she is connected with a recent string of murders.
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Helpful Score: 7
A really gripping mystery. A somewhat "flawed" detective in Mississippi finds the answers to several murders through memories of her own very unhappy childhood.Very well written.
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Helpful Score: 6
This is, hands down, one of the best books I've read in a long time. It's a complex layering of mysteries (one a murder spree) and secrets that slowly is revealed to the reader. Highly recommended; subject matter may be difficult for some (about child abuse).
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Helpful Score: 5
A detective who is struggling with emotional problems while trying to unravel a murder mystery finds secrets buried in her past in this thriller. I loved this book. I got it from the library, then went out and bought it so I'd have a copy to keep. Excellent.
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Helpful Score: 4
Sex, drugs, and murders past and present fill this book. Cat Ferry, forensic odontologist, searches for a serial murderer of middle-aged men and, in the process, has to come to terms with her own troubled past and uncertain future. Tough issues are dealt with in this book; among them, child sexual abuse, so be aware that it's a heavy read.
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Helpful Score: 4
This book provides a chilling look into the struggles of individuals who have been molested. It will keep you guessing who the "bad guy" is throughout the book.
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Helpful Score: 3
Hope for those detectives who are bipolar, alcoholic, pregnant, depressed and sexually abused as children - in the form of spunky and suffering forensic expert "Cat Ferry" who solves the mystery of her childhood trauma.
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Helpful Score: 3
I really enjoyed this book. It has a lot of twists and turns, so it kept me starved for more. Greg Iles is really great!
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Helpful Score: 3
This is a great suspense story. YOu have Cat Ferry returning to her home town fighting not only her own demons but tyring to link a present-day killer to her past. Greg Iles is one author that can keep you reading from start to finish.
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Category: Suspense

Forensic expert Cat Ferry is suspended by a FBI task force when the world class odontologist is inexplicably stricken with panic attacks and blac outs while investigating a chain of brutal New Orleans murders. She returns hoem to Mississippi and the trauma of her father's murder years earlier comes flooding back.
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A little too long, but it kept me interested. The topic is a little hard to take at times (sexual abuse of children).
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Very detail plot and sub plots. I literally spent a Saturday reading this 700+ page book.
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Cat Ferry struggles being an only female FBI agent,but she is good. She struggles agaist physical ills, and male dominance, at times feeling overwhelmed. She's on a case of a string of murders, that seem somehow to be effecting her differently then the others. Cat has to face secrets from her past, even finding blood on her own hands....find out what this is all about.
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Helpful Score: 2
I could not put this book down! I was totally engrossed from start to finish! Yeah, it probably could've stood to be summed up about 100 pages sooner, but it didn't really hinder my enjoyment of the book. The subject matter of childhood sexual abuse and repressed memories is dark, and deeply disturbing, but the storyline is such that you can't help but be sucked in.
The main character, Cat, was a seriously damaged soul and a psychological mess. But, the author did an incredible job of delving into her heart and mind and making you care about her and the problems she faced. It was easy to feel her pain and her desperation for answers concerning her past. A great example of what good character development should be! It's mind boggling to me that this character was written by a man! I was amazed at the depth to which he took the character and addressed certain other issues. Given the scope of her flaws, it was appreciated that she wasn't portrayed as weak and helpless or over-extended to superwoman status. There were other characters like Pearlie and Luke who were also equally intriguing.
While certain parts were pretty predictable, Iles is a master storyteller and it didn't detract much from the story. The fact that it was a two-layered mystery with Cat also assisting the police and FBI in solving a series of murders kept the story balanced and more interesting. It certainly helped that there was a steady flow of action and enough twists and turns to keep me wondering what would happen next!
Iles is a favorite author of mine, and while I haven't read all of his books, each one leaves me eagerly looking for the next one
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Helpful Score: 1
I think this is one of the best suspense novels I have read this year, it has many turns a twists and keeps you guessing tilt he end. I highly recommend it.
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A GREAT book.....all 780 pages of it!
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An amazing story of a woman's triumph against her demons. I can't say all the specific demons or it will give away major plot lines away. Thoughful, well developed, with a satisfying ending.
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Couldn't stop reading this book! Forensic expert gets caught up in a cold case that involes her own memory and her own Mississippi family, while a serial killer stalks New Orleans.
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Catherine Ferry is a Forensic Odontologist who suffers a breakdown while investigating a crime scene. She goes home to recuperate when she discovers a bloody footprint in her childhood bedroom when Luminol is accidentally spilled on the carpet.
Excellent reading,suspenseful and the main character is wonderful.
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Very engrossing, lots of tension. I found the plot moved at a good pace most of the book, and the characters fit well with each other and the story.
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Buried in this massive book are two compelling mysteries - a serial murder case set in New Orleans, Louisiana, and a more personal family drama set in Natchez, Mississippi. While both stories interested me and were well written, I found myself wondering whether a third of the book could have been cut without compromising the plot. That said, the story illustrates well the issues of repressed memory, child abuse, family secrets and revenge.
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Couldn't put this one down until I finished it....
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I literally could not read this one fast enough, and all the cliches about keeping someone up past their bedtime and not being able to turn the pages fast enough actually do apply to this one. Be prepared to want to read non-stop!! It is rare that I say that about ANY book, but this one was definitely one of those!
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Greg Iles is becoming one of my favorite authors! I absolutely love his books! This one is definitely adult oriented (like most of his books). But it's such a great story.
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I thought this book was great. It kept me wanting more at the end of every chapter.
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My nose was in this book from beginning to end. I really liked it. I would recommend this book to anyone.
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Greg Iles at his best! Our heroine, Cat Ferry, is dealing with deep-rooted trauma from her childhood that would leave most of us incapacitated, but she forges ahead to unravel the secrets from her past. Fast-paced, heart-breaking at times and hard to put down! I highly recommend this one.
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Others may not like the subject but it is a great read...nice and thick and last a while...sometimes I read books at one sitting but this one lasted a while and I enjoyed the read.
Nancy
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I've read a lot of books in my time and I have to say that this is one of the best. I cannot imagine how I missed this author, but I am in the process of rectifying that situation by ordering all his books."Blood Memory" is truly a page turner, and I warn you you'll be reading far into the night. You won't be disappointed.It is a five star book.
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Great murder mystery.
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While I did like this book quite a lot it was an emotionally difficult read.
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This was an excellent book. Iles keeps you in doubt (as always) and you have no idea who the killer is until you read it.
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Blood Memory is a very powerful, riveting book. I listened to it on Audio and couldn't wait to get back on the road to continue the story. It deals with repressed childhood sexual abuse memories. Greg Iles has throughly researched this topic.
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I love Greg Iles books, he is a really good author, and this was one of his top notch ones.
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Another excellent novel from Greg Iles.
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This is my first book by G. Iles. He is a great writer. He has full character development, keeps you guessing all the way. Intricate plot. Will definitely be reading more of Mr. Iles. Highly recommended.
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Excellent story, and Cat Ferry is my favorite of all his female characters to date!! Iles delivers again, no surprise there!
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Awesome, awesome, awesome. Could not put this book down for a minute. Leaves you guessing till the end.
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Not his best--of course, Greg Iles at his worst is still head and shoulders above the crowd, but I think he was a little burned out from writing The Footprints of God when he did this one.
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A forensic odontologist working on a case in New Orleans has personal problems causing panic attacks. Reaching her breaking point, she decides to go to her hometown to try to regain control. An accidental spill of some of her chemicals reveals bloody footprints. She begins searching for answers to determine if these footprints are associated with her father's murder when she was 8 years old. Really enjoyed this book.
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A good thought provoking book.
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This was my first Iles book...EXCELLENT!! I went on to read several more of his..this is the best so far!! Highly recommend!
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Greg Iles does it again.... Greg from time to time makes me wonder why I am reading his material... but again... he has pulled it off... this book is excellent. One of his best.
It is right up there with 24, still my favorite
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My husband loved this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Awesome!
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I really thought this was a good read. The main character is a forensic dentist...and is involved in discovering a serial killer. Other secondary plots and characters are very interesting.
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Forensic expert Cat Ferry is suspended from an FBI task force when the world-class odontologist is inexplicably stricken with panic attacks and blackouts while investigating a chain of brutal New Orleans murders. Returning to her Misissippi hometown, Cat finds herself battling with alcohol, plagued by nightmaries, and entangled with a married detective. Then, in her childhood bedroom, some spilled chemicals reveal two bloody footprints...and the trauma of her father's murder years earlier comes flooding back. Facing the secrets of her past, Cat races to connect them to a killer's present-day violence. But what emerges is the frightening possibility that Cat herself has blood on her hands.......
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It is so hard to believe that this was written by a man. His feeling and depth of his characters are amazing. Iles's has somehow found a way to put together a page turner about the unspeakable acts humans do to each other with a twist of science.
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Another great read from Greg Iles!
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Very good read.
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excellent read
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Fascinating story as always from this author!
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Greg Iles at his best. I couldn't put this one down!
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good book - love this author
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Great book,lot of twists and turns.
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If you like greg iles you'll like this although I don't think it is his best book.
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Make sure that your cd player is compatible with mp3 cds!
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This was a really gripping story. I loved that it was unabridged and 16 discs long. Made my commute to work and a long weekend trip more interesting having it to listen to.
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Another great thriller by Greg Iles.
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awesome story. Catherine was sexually abused as a child but has blocked that out and now as a really messed up adult she starts remembering. with all the trauma in her personal life she is also dealing with a serial killer. This story keeps you guessing and with Catherine being such a stonge person its not weird/sad even though its dealing with sexual abuse. Its more about her finding out why shes messed up and fixing it.
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This ISBN is unabridged on 16 compact discs. Held my interest all the way through and surprised me at the end, though the story is pretty gruesome!
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Catherine "Cat" Ferry is a forensic odontologist, a specialist in bite marks and the clues they provide. Her latest case involves a disturbing murder in New Orleans. When another victim dies in the same shocking way-raising fears that a serial killer is at large--Cat blacks out over the victim's mutilated corpse. Suspended from the FBI task force, plagued by nightmares, and at odds with her married lover, Cat finally reaches her breaking point. She retreats to her hometown of Natchez, Mississippi, but her family's secluded antebellum estate provides no sanctuary. When some of Cat's forensic chemicals are spilled in her childhood bedroom, two bloody footprints are revealed. Cat's father was murdered when she was eight years old, but she always believed the crime occurred in the garden outside their home. When she attempts a forensic reconstruction of the decades-old crime, both she and the FBI realize that the murders occurring now in New Orleans are intimately bound up with Cat's family and her past.
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Reads fast. Lots of twists and turns. Main character is twisted, but not unlikable.
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Excellent, in-depth storyline. Troubled main character, likable. Unfolds at a good pace.
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i finally picked up this book and read it. it really is a page turner that you cant put down. just be aware without spoilers, that the subject matter is very intense. The subject matter almost made me wish i hadnt started reading it but I couldnt stop til I had read it all!!!
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bloob memory grabs you right from page one and carries you straight through the night. cat ferry is ilse's most appealing charactor to date,
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I greatly enjoyed this book, although I could guess what was going to happen before it happened.
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Lots of twists, a good read.
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A great story!
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very good book. I enjoyed reading it and would recommend to others.
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terrific
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mark this book did not finish. i am usually a big fan of this author and when the story of a forensic odentologist came along i knew it was for me. but then it winds it's way to incest and sexual abuse. i have trouble reading about this subjet
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Couldn't put it down...
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This is Iles best book by far.
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Great entertaining read!
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764 pages of 1st class thriller.
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Haunted by her childhood and plagued by nightmares Cat Ferry faces a present day killer. Good read
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I loved this book. Couldn't put it down and that's something with a 700 page book.
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fun, fast moving, interesting surprises
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Some memories live deep in the soul, indelible and dangerous, waiting to be resurrected...Forensics ixpert "Cat" Ferry is suspended from an FBI task force when the world-class ondontologist is inexplicably stricken with panic attacks and blackouts while investigating a chain of brutal New Orleans murders. Returning to her Mississippi hometown, Cat finds herself battling alcohol, plagued by nightmares, and entangled with a married detective. Then, in her childhood bedroom, some spilled chemicals reveal two bloody footprints....
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Great book! Fast paced, completely sucks you in. Lots of action, mystery, and twists. I'll definitely read this author again.
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A disturbing but absorbing book.
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Forensic expert is suspended from an FBI task force when she is stricken with panic attacks and blackouts while investigating a chain of brutal murders in New Orleans. Eventually she begins to remember happenings from her childhood.
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This is a book on repressed memories, and the subject is not light.
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Not his best, but certainly worth the read
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GREAT READ KEEPS YOU GOING LATE INTO THE NIGHT
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Wow, I loved this book. It was a big book but I flew through it. I couldn't put it down. A couple books by this author I couldn't get into but that was not the case with this one. I had this book in my hands every chance I could get.
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Great thriller...keep me so interested the whole time- just loved it!
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This book contains the fears and the truths of many families in America. If you are skittish about child molestation, do not read this book, however, if you want the real truths of what has happened in the world today, read on.
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Getting to know Cat the odontologist with her panic attacks and blackouts remind you of real life the secrets that she uncovers can destroy her or make her stronger .you decide as you are pulled into the mystery. i hope you enjoy it as much as i did.
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I love Greg Iles - each of his books are great reads and this is not exception. Meatier than your average lady forensic mystery adventure!
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couldn't put this one down. the whole forensic odontologist/child abuse angle was amazing.
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once i started reading i couldn't put it down. i'll be reading other books by this author!
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This was so suspenseful - kept me guessing until the end. Lots of little twists. It's the first I have read from Greg Iles, and I will definitely be back for more!
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I have always enjoyed Greg Iles' novels; I enjoyed this one also.
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Very captivating -- can't put down.
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very hard to put down..great book
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This is really a juicy, action packed read. Iles at his best.
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This is a wonderful book ... Keeps you reading to the end.
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This book was SO GOOD that I could not put it down and it is a FAT paperback. My priorities were definately switched around when I started it.
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Great book Iles, always writes books that you can not put down!
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Fantastic book about a forensic expert and murder.
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All of his books are excellent!
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Greg Iles is awesome! A great read.
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From Publishers Weekly
Iles's previous thriller, 2003's provocative The Footprints of God, featured an omnipotent supercomputer and an on-the-run duo racing around the globe from North Carolina to Jerusalem. This time, Iles returns to more familiar ground: Natchez, Miss.; New Orleans; and the Mississippi delta, where a serial predator has been killing middle-aged men. Forensic odontologist Cat Ferry, an expert on teeth and the damage they can inflict, is called in by the New Orleans PD to explain the bite marks found on the bodies. Cat, the alcoholic granddaughter of Dr. William Kirkland, owner of the sprawling Malmaison estate and the richest, most powerful man in Natchez, has solved previous murders with her married detective lover, Sean Regan. This time, though, she's pregnant with Sean's baby, and this plus the discovery of old bloody footprints hidden in the carpet fibers of her Malmaison childhood bedroom threaten to plummet her into the depression that's plagued her since she was 15. She thinks one footprint might be hers, made on the night her father died of an ill-explained gunshot wound. Iles weaves in dark strains of child sexual abuse and the resulting repressed memories as Cat searches for the serial killer and for answers about her father's death. This overlong novel lacks the scintillating originality that made Iles's last outing so memorable, but he ties up all the loose ends in an exciting climax.
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My husband and I love Greg Iles. The book is 700 some pages and I didn't want it to end.
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Such a book!! Wow!!
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Iles's previous thriller, 2003's provocative The Footprints of God, featured an omnipotent supercomputer and an on-the-run duo racing around the globe from North Carolina to Jerusalem. This time, Iles returns to more familiar ground: Natchez, Miss.; New Orleans; and the Mississippi delta, where a serial predator has been killing middle-aged men. Forensic odontologist Cat Ferry, an expert on teeth and the damage they can inflict, is called in by the New Orleans PD to explain the bite marks found on the bodies. Cat, the alcoholic granddaughter of Dr. William Kirkland, owner of the sprawling Malmaison estate and the richest, most powerful man in Natchez, has solved previous murders with her married detective lover, Sean Regan. This time, though, she's pregnant with Sean's baby, and this plus the discovery of old bloody footprints hidden in the carpet fibers of her Malmaison childhood bedroom threaten to plummet her into the depression that's plagued her since she was 15. She thinks one footprint might be hers, made on the night her father died of an ill-explained gunshot wound. Iles weaves in dark strains of child sexual abuse and the resulting repressed memories as Cat searches for the serial killer and for answers about her father's death. This overlong novel lacks the scintillating originality that made Iles's last outing so memorable, but he ties up all the loose ends in an exciting climax.
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This was a gooooood book! It was the kind that makes a person want to keep turning the pages. It was filled with just the right amount of suspense and mystery to keep your attention. I have been enjoying Greg Iles' books and so far he hasn't let me down. This one was no exception. If you are thinking about listening to this book, I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did. It was a great way to spend the day.
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Harrowing
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Wow, this book took me totally by surprise! Several twists that eventually brings the reader back to our heroin, Cat Ferry, and her childhood deep in the south. There seems to be two different storylines going on, but in the end, Cat, with the help of her married lover, a homicide detective, bring the stories together. A great read.
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Some memoried live deep in the soul, indelible and dangerous waiting to be resurrected......Forensic expert "Cat" Ferry is suspended from an FBI task force when the world-class odontologist is inexplicably stricken with panic attacks and balckouts while investigating a chain of brutul New Orleans murders. Returing to her Mississippi hometown, Cat finds herself battling with alcohol, plauged by nightmares, and entangled with a married detective. Then, in her shildhood bedroom, some spilled chemicals reveal two bloody footprints.....and the truma of her father's murder years earlier comes flooding back. Facing the secrets of her past Cat races to connect them to a killer's present day violence. But wht emereges is the frightening possibility that Cat herself has blood on her hands...............
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Some memories live deep in the soul, indelible and dangerous, waiting to be resurrected ... Forensic expert "Cat" Ferry is suspended from an FBI task force when the world-class odontologist is inexplicable stricken with panic attacks and blackouts while investigating a chain of brutal New Orleans murders. Returning to her Mississippi hometown, Cat finds herself battling with alcohol, plagued by nightmares, and entangled witha married detective. Then, in her childhood bedroom, some spilled chemicals reveal two bloody footprints ... and the trauma of her father's murder years earlier comes flooding back. Facing the secrets of her past, Cat races to connect them to a killer's present-day violence. But what emerges is the frightening possibility that Cat herself has blood on her hands ...
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Some Memories live deep in the soul, indelible and dangerous, waiting to be resurrected. Forensic expert "Cat" Ferry is suspended from an FBI task force when the world-class odontologist is inexplicably stricken with panic attacks and blackouts while investigating a chain of brutal New Orleans murders. Returning to her Mississippi hometown, Cat finds herself battling alcohol, plagued by nightmares and endtangled with a married detective. Then, in her childhood bedroom, some spilled chemicals reveal two bloody footprints..and the trauma of her father's murder years earlier come flooding back. Facing the secrets of her past, Cat races to connect them to a killer's present-day violence. But what emerges is the frightening possibility that Cat herself has blood on her hands...