Book Reviews of Dead Wrong

Dead Wrong
Dead Wrong
Author: Mariah Stewart
ISBN-13: 9780345483393
ISBN-10: 0345483391
Publication Date: 11/2/2004
Pages: 416
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 22 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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I absolutely love this series. What a great author! Mariah Stewart is one of my favorite authors. She comes up with the greatest plots, characters and settings. Her books always keep you interested from beginning to end and there is always several twist and turns throughout each book. If you love a good mystery you will love this book and series.
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Loved this series! Fast moving.
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Archer Lowell, Curtis Alan Channing, and Vince Giordano share a jail holding cell waiting for the law to process them when all hell breaks loose as someone escapes custody. To pass time while the complex is totally shut down, the trio discusses why they are here when the conversation turns to who would they like to kill. They agree that to be successful they would have to exchange victims like the Hitchcock and DeVito movies did.
Not long afterward a serial killer appears murdering three females with the same name M. Douglas as listed in order in the phone book. Next on the list is court appointed children?s advocate Mara Douglas. Her sister FBI profiler Dr. Anne McCall calls in a favor owed her by FBI agent Aidan Shields. She wants Aidan to protect her sibling. However, Aidan wants to refuse as he wants to go into guilty seclusion following the death of his brother on his last assignment. Still for Anna he will do what he cam to keep Mara safe. Moving in with her in her Philadelphia area home, Aidan and Mara fall in love, but he fears if something happens to her he will die too.

The first of Mariah Stewart?s ?Dead? books is a stupendous serial killer romance starring two wonderful lead characters. The twist of who performs the killing is provided in plain sight yet the audience will wonder whether Strangers on the Train really occurred. Fans of tense thrillers that never let up until the climax will know that this novel is dead on in exciting action and a breathtaking romance.
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I really enjoyed reading this book by Mariah Stewart. I'm planning to read others in the series.
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Very good!! I'll be looking for more of this author's books
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very good read. I could not put it down.
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Quick read with romance and suspense. Good beach book.
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I love a good mystery and this is about as good as it gets
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Trio of prisoners make a pact to kill each other's most hated people.
It is linked to the books Dead Certain and Dead Even by the same author. I enjoyed all three books.
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This is part of the Dead series. It was a great series. All four books are a must read.
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UNPUTDOWNABLE STORY.
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good Mary Stewart murder mystery
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This book was hard to put down, and I look forward to the sequel.
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loved this book. very ejnjoyable read!
debbie
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GOOD BOOK. I'VE FOUND ANOTHER GREAT AUTHOR!!!
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Very good book, here is another book I would read again! Murders to people whose name was in a phone book, looking for just one woman!
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First time I've ever read this author. It's very good. It was extremely hard to put down.
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My firt Mariah Stewart read - I'd definitely read her again.
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This is the first of Stewart's DEAD series. The other books in the series are Dead Certain and Dead Even. She is an interesting thriller writer writing quick page-turners.
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The is a great book with a lot of suspense. The first in Mariah Stewart's Dead Trilogy. It doesn't have a whole lot of romance though. No love at first sight and I don't even recall the word Love being used. You knew almost from the start who the bad guy was but this does not take the suspense away from the book because it was part of the plot not because the author has no clue how to maintain the mystery. I will definitely read the next in the series.
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Love this series. Didn't give up until had them all, couldn't put down until finished. now on to the next series!
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Enjoyed the book very much
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Wonderful book...can't wait to read the rest in the series!
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Reviewer: Susie Rigsby "(suz44@mchsi.com)" (Eldorado, IL USA) -

This is not your typical mystery--whodunnit--type novel. And this author doesn't get into a lot of romance either. But even though I pretty much could read between the lines early on about the romance part because, well, let's face, any time a good looking FBI "hunk" is staying with a beautiful woman, we all know what to expect. That's life in the writing world, or so I think. But the story flowed well and kept you wondering when the killer was going to strike next and if he was going to find Mara. This is my first novel to read for this writer. My buddy at the book store put me on to this author, telling me I had to read the trilogy on this one. So I've just finished DEAD WRONG and now I'm getting ready to read DEAD CERTAIN. I love a good mystery read where I have to figure out who the bad guy is. In Dead Wrong, we already know who the bad guy is, and that makes this book a little different. Instead of trying to figure out "who", you're trying to figure out "what" he's going to do next. The plot was good, the characters were strong and the story flowed very well. Spike, the dog, even added to it. I recommend this one and I'm looking forward to the next two, Dead Certain and Dead Even. Mariah Stewart has a lot of talent. I'll be watching for her next published novels.
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love all of her books
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Another good book from Mariah Stewart, I enjoyed this story. Barb
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Channing is out of prison and carrying out his part of the deal to kill Giordano's enemies. But he kills the wrong Mary Douglas and must try again. Very good story and series
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3 murder victims with the same name,and the star of the book is next on the list!
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Part of the Mariah Stewart's "Dead" Series, this book stars FBI Agent Aidan Shields who is tring to prevent the murder of Mara Douglas, the sister of FBI profiler, Anne Marie. Mara is bizarrely put on a "murder hit list" by three Cons in jail who exchange names of people they wish to have murdered.
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It was inescapably chilling, as if the murderer was methodically working his way down a page torn from the phone book. The three victims brutally killed in their own homes had one thing in common: they were all listed as M. Douglas. The fact that Mara Douglas is next on the list has her jumping at shadows, until FBI agent Aidan Shields shows up to make sure she doesnt become the fourth victim.

Aidan has been out of commission since an undercover operation went bad more than a year ago. Back on the job, his razor-sharp instincts are returning. But it will take all of Aidans wits to stay one step ahead of the elusive killer who has engaged him in a deadly gamea game in which Maras life is the prize. A game only one can win . . .
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Another good Mariah Stewart book.

It was inescapbly chilling, as if the murderer was methodically woking his way down a page torn from the phone book. The three victims brutally killed in their own homes had one thing in common: They were all listed as M. Douglas. The fact that Mara Douslas isnext on the list has her jumping at shadows, ntil FBI agent Aidan Shields shows up to make sure she doesn't become the fourth victim.
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Three prisoners, awaiting their turn to appear before a criminal court judge, are placed in the same holding cell. They begin a macabre fantasy discussion about revenge and a fool-proof, risk free plan for murder. What if? What if you could "snuff" three people when you get out of jail? Who would you choose to kill? Now one prisoner is free.

Three women have been consecutively, brutally raped and murdered in a suburban Philadelphia college town. All three had their names listed in the telephone directory as M. Douglas. As chilling as it is to contemplate, it appears that the killer is working his way down a phone book page and methodically selecting his victims in order of their listing. If this trend continues, Mara Douglas, a court-appointed children's advocate for the Department of Children and Youth Services, could be the next woman targeted for death.

Mara's sister, Annie, a psychiatrist and profiler for the FBI, convinces her dear friend and almost brother-in-law, Special Agent Aidan Shields, to accept an undercover job to protect her sister. He is on leave recovering from serious wounds inflicted months ago while on duty. It takes a lot of convincing, but finally Shields accepts.

Mara, an extremely independent woman who lives alone with her Jack Russell Terrier, Spike, is most unhappy with the idea of a live-in body guard, even one as handsome as Aidan. And even if he does cook while she is at work and walk her dog too.
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Enough to make your phone unlisted!
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I liked this book. A killer is going down a page of the phone book, and FBI agent Aiden Shields is trying to stop the next murder from happening.
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It was inescapably chilling, as if the murderer was methodically working his way down a page torn from the phone book. The fact that Mara Douglas is next on the list has her jumping at shadows until FBI agent Aiden Shields shows up. THe killer has engaged Aiden in a dealy game, in which Mara's life is the prize.
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It was inescapably chilling as if the murderer was methodically working his way down the phone book. The three victims has one thing in common , they were all listed in the phone book as M. Douglas. The fact that Myra Duglas is next on the list has her jumping at shadows. FBI agent Aidan Shields shows up to make sure she doesn't become the next victim
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Three devious prisoners vow murderous revenge. Now the first is free.
Three victims brutally killed in their homes had one thing in common:They were all kisted as M. Douglas. Mara Douglas is next on the list, until FBI agent Aidan Shields shows up. But it will take all of Aidan's wits to stay one step ahead of the killer who has engaged in a deadly game. A game only one can win.
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Three devious prisoners vow murderous revenge. Now the first is free.

It was inescapably chilling, as if the murderer was methodically working his way down a page torn from the phone book. The three victims brutally killed in their own homes had one thing in common: they were all listed as M. Douglas. The fact that Mara Douglas is next on the list has her jumping at shadows, until FBI agent Aidan Shields shows up to make sure she doesn't become the fourth victim.

Aidan has been out of commission since an undercover operation went bad more than a year ago. Back on the job, his razor-sharp instincts are returning. But it will take all of Aidan's wits to stay one step ahead of the elusive killer who has engaged him in a deadly game--a game in which Mara's life is the prize. A game only one can win . . .
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It was inescapably chilling, as if the murderer was methodically working his way down a page torn from the phone book. The three victims brutally killed in their own homes had one thing in common: they were all listed as M. Douglas. The fact that Mara Douglas is next on the list has her jumping at shadows, until FBI agent Aidan Shields shows up to make sure she doesnt become the fourth victim.

Aidan has been out of commission since an undercover operation went bad more than a year ago. Back on the job, his razor-sharp instincts are returning. But it will take all of Aidans wits to stay one step ahead of the elusive killer who has engaged him in a deadly gamea game in which Maras life is the prize. A game only one can win .