Book Reviews of Dead Run

Dead Run
Dead Run
Author: Erica Spindler
ISBN-13: 9781551669144
ISBN-10: 1551669145
Publication Date: 5/28/2002
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 23 ratings
Publisher: Mira
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 5
wow!! This keeps you in suspense until the very end. I just requested another one of her books. Great read.
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Helpful Score: 4
I found my self really liking the character. The plot ran smooth and keep me on my toes.
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Helpful Score: 4
Great book - lots of suspense - couldn't put it down until i knew
what happened
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When Rachel Ames - a pastor living in Key West, Florida - mysteriously disappears after leaving a desperate phone message on her sister's answering machine - Liz Ames travels to Key West to search for her. Within a few days of Liz's arrival, the area is rocked by the suicide of a successful businessman, another disappearance and the ritualistic murder of a teenage girl who Rachel was counselling. Frightened for her sister's safety and well-being, Liz teams up with a former Miami cop - Rick Wells - to uncover the dark and deadly secrets that are poisoning paradise.

This is the first book of Erica Spindler's that I've read and I must say that I really enjoyed it very much. I will certainly keep her in mind as an author for me to read again sometime. I give this book an A!
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Helpful Score: 1
Good suspense. What happened to her sister? Why did a successful banker leap to his death? Why was the teenage girl who befriended Liz murdered? A former cop helps her find out.
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This was an excellent book as are all of Erica Spindler! She keeps you guessing til the very end!
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Probably one of the best of Spindler's books. The twist at the end makes the book even more enjoyable
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A cannot put down thriller.
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Another knuckle biter from Erica Spindler. Read with the lights on~
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This was my first Spindler book and it won't be my last! Dead Run is a page turner that will keep you guessing until the end. If you're in to Suspense Mystery books with a touch of romance this book is for you!
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A little too heavy on the Christianity for this agnostic, but otherwise a terrific thriller!
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Great book, real page turner. I will be on the look out for more books by her.
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This book really held my attention and nice twists. I couldn't put it down.
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This is the first time I've read a Spindler book, it won't be the last. Very good, a real page turner.
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Troubled teenagers, a satanic cult, a serial killer and hurricane-force evil disturb the island paradise of Key West in Spindler's latest chiller. Divorced family counselor Liz Ames relocates from St. Louis to Key West to investigate the disappearance of her sister, Pastor Rachel Howard, who left Liz a mysterious phone message about a teenaged girl, illegal activities and threats to her life. Local police chief Val Lopez does not share Liz's certainty that her sister has fallen victim to foul play, nor is hers the only island mystery confronting police: a wealthy loan officer with deviant tastes has plummeted to his death, a suspected suicide; another bank employee is reported missing before her body washes ashore, a suspected homicide; and just as Liz gets to know her, a teenage girl is brutally murdered and mutilated, her runaway boyfriend the prime suspect. Liz seeks help from Rick Wells, Miami cop-turned-bar owner and close friend of the police chief; Rachel's successor, Pastor Tim; and Heather Ferguson, the blonde bombshell owner of a bikini boutique. Not knowing which locals she can trust, Liz (who's not entirely honest herself) heads into the eye of a hurricane and a classic confrontation between good and evil. Spindler (Bone Cold; All Fall Down) demonstrates the power of faith over satanic forces with campy descriptions of both and embellishes her by-the-numbers thriller with savvy amounts of sex and moral outrage, investigation and confrontation, psychology and romance.
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An excellent mystery! Nice blend of religion, occult, mystery, sex, and romance.
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Really liked this book. Keeps you guessing until the very end. I am looking forward to reading more from this author.
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I'm in trouble, Liz. I've uncovered something . . . They're watching . . . "

That panicked message on her answering machine is the last time Liz Ames hears from her sister Rachel, pastor of Paradise Christian Church in Key West, Florida.

Compelled to uncover the truth about her sister's disappearance, she heads to Key West. Within hours of her arrival a successful banker jumps to his death. Then a teenage girl whom Rachel was counseling is found brutally murdered. The ritualistic style of the killing is hauntingly similar to that used by the notorious "New Testament" serial killer now on death row.

Could the teen's murder be related to Rachel's disappearance? Is a copycat killer at work? And why do the police refuse to help?

For answers, Liz turns to Rick Wells, a former Miami cop who worked the fringes of the "New Testament" investigation. Together they peel away layers of deception to reveal a terrifying adversary and the unspeakable evil at the heart of this island paradise.
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This was fast paced but not one of my favorites. It seemed predictable.
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About good and evil. In Key West where murders are coming at a faster pace the murderer is not known till the end of the book.
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Very good. Not my favorite Spindler, as the religious overtones of the book were not my style, but I would still reccomend it.
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Not a bad thriller novel that does well with the twists and turns. I liked the character development, despite it being a bit obvious.
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Excellent book.
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Her sister has disappeared,and everyone thinks she is a little looney tunes when she goes to find her.
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Really good plot!
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Spindler's book just keep getting better and better.
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One of the best romantic suspense novels I've read!
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Another great Spindler book. The story is about a woman who sister has vanished in Key West. As she searches for the truth about her disappearance she is helped by Rich, a former Miami cop. They uncover a socitey called "The New Testament" and it ties to a serial killer who is on death row. Was the wrong person convicted or it is a copycat? Good read!
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Very good book. Was a real page turner for me. Another side of "paradise".
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this book is spell binding.
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It book had me guessing till the very end...
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Solid characters, a great setting and a good plot. I quite enjoyed reading this, it was fast paced and kept me turning the pages.
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i'm in trouble,liz, i'uncovered something they're watching. that message is the last one liz hears from her sister rachel.
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Good solid characters, good plot, keeps your interest throughout the book
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Fun, fast read. Typical Spindler. If you haven't read her books, give them a try. You are sure to get hooked on them!
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loved it
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very well written to the end

although you might be able to figure out part of it(which I did) it doesn't take anything away from the story and just keeps you reading until you are finished
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A panicked message from Liz Ames sister Rachel, a pastor of a church in Key West, and her dissapearence(Rachels) sends Liz down to the Keys to find out what really happened. What she finds is murder and mayham, a cop and a bartender who are friends and a disfiguerd mute. Can she trust anyone, will she end up like her sister? Great storyline.
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This book is a thriller about a woman trying to solve the murder of her sister. It sounds interesting, but I haven't had a chance to read it yet.
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A panicked message on her answering machine is the last time Liz Ames hears from her sister Rachel, pastor of Paradise Christian Church in Key West, Fl
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from the back cover:

"I'm in trouble, Liz. I've uncovered something... They're watching..."

That panicked message on her answering machine is the last time Liz Ames hears from her sister Rachel, pastor of Paradise Christian Church in Key West, Florida.

Compelled to uncover the truth about her sister's disappearance, she heads to Key West. Within hours of her arrival a successful banker jumps to his death. Then a teenage girl whom Rachel was counseling is found brutally murdered. The ritualistic style of the killing is hauntingly similar to that used by the notorious "New Testament" serial killer-now on death row.

Could the teen's murder be related to Rachel's disappearance? Is a copycat killer at work? And why do the police refuse to help?

For answers Liz turns to Rick Wells, a former Miami Cop who worked the finges of the "New Testament" investigation. Together they peel away layers of deception to reveal a terrifying adversary-and the unspeakable evil a the heart of this island paradise.
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By the author of BONE CHILD--
"I'm in trouble, Liz. I've uncovered something . . . They're watching . . ."
That panicked message on her answering machine is the last time Liz Ames hears from her sister Rachel, pastor of Paradise Christian Church in Key West, Florida.
Compelled to uncover the truth about her sister's disappearance, she heads to Key West. Within hours of her arrival a successful banker jumps to his death. Then a teen-aged girl whom Rachel was counseling is found brutally murdered. The ritualistic style of the killing is hauntingly similar to that used by the notorious 'New Testament' serial killer now on death row.
Couild the teen's murder be related to Rachel's disappeaance? Is a copycat killer at work? And why do the police refuse to help?
For answers, Liz turns to Rick Wells, a former Miami cop who worked the fringes of the 'New Testament' investigation. Together they peel away the layers of deception to reveal a terrifying adversary--and the unspeakable evil at the heart of this island paradise.
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"I'm in trouble Liz. I've uncovered something...they're watching..."

That panicked message on her answering machine is the last time Liz Ames hears from her sister Rachel, Pastor of Paradise Christian Church in Key West, Florida.

Compelled to uncover the truth about her sister's disappearance, she heads to Key West. Within hours of her arrival a successful banker jumps to his death. Then a teenage girl whom Rachel was counseling is found brutally murdered. The ritualistic style of the killing is hauntingly similar to that used by the notorious "New Testament" serial killer--now on death row.

Could the teen's murder be related to Rachel's disappearance? Is a copycat killer at work? And why do the police refuse to help?

For answers, Liz turns to Rick Wells, a former Miami cop who worked the fringes of the "New Testament" investigation. Together they peel away layers of deception to reveal a terrifying adversary---and the unspeakable evil at the heart of this island paradise.
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not for me