Book Reviews of Hard Truth (Anna Pigeon, Bk 13)

Hard Truth (Anna Pigeon, Bk 13)
Hard Truth - Anna Pigeon, Bk 13
Author: Nevada Barr
ISBN-13: 9780399152412
ISBN-10: 0399152415
Publication Date: 3/24/2005
Pages: 336
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 93 ratings
Publisher: Putnam Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
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reviewed Hard Truth (Anna Pigeon, Bk 13) on + 10 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Thought this book was good, but much more graphic than the others that I've read in the series. A little too much violence/ blood-and-gore for my tastes.
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Helpful Score: 1
An Anna Pigeon book. She must find out what is behind the mysterious appearance of two missing girls who seem to be controlled by something.

A good read.
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Helpful Score: 1
Another Anna Pigeon mystery. This time set in the Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado.
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I love Barr's Anna Pigeon mysteries and this one was no exception. However, this was much darker than her previous books and the 'ick factor' was present throughout much of the story. I am anxious to see what happens next with Anna and where she'll end up next time around.
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Helpful Score: 1
As always set against the background of a National Park, I would have given this book another star had there been just a little less to it. The main plot is quite good and the welcome introduction of a disabled camper and her aunt made me wonder if perhaps there was another series in Barr's future. There are two subplots, however, and both seem artificially tied into the main book - sometimes with confusing results. Well worth the read, but if you are new to the series, go back and start with the older books.
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I'm so glad that Anna is back in the mountains! This book was darker than her previous work, she really keeps this one on a knife's edge. Then tension is extraordinary, the last quarter of the book kept me glued to the pages.
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Another good story by Nevada Barr, this one set in Rocky Mountain National Park.
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Excellent Nevada Barr fare.
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The latest addition to this great series but more gory than most, a little too much so for my taste.
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Another great Anna Pigeon mystery. This book is a bit darker than most in the series.
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Anna Pegion mystery series...Tough as nails park ranger...love her books
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As always, Nevada Barr has produced another page turner. Can't put it down for long, until the last page is read.
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I love all of the Navada Barr books and this is as good as expected.
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I was a little disappointed that I 'knew" who the killer was fairly early on in the book. I changed my mind a few times throughout the book, but my initial guess was right. I really enjoyed the scenery in the book. The descriptions of the area are great!
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I couldn't put this book down. It was a gripping read. Now I need to hunt down the rest of her books. Definitely worth the time and the lost sleep!!!!
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Not her best.
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Another great Anna Pigeon mystery. A Fun Read
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A very good book that keeps you guessing!
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One of Nevada Barr's best Anna Pigeon books......I enjoyed it very much....I great read
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Once you get started reading this book, it's hard to put it down. Anna Pigeon takes up her new post in the Rocky Mountain National Park. Heath Jarrod, an angry quadriplegic, meets two young, nearly naked and injured girls who have been lost for weeks. The story that links them together will tug at your heart, chill your blood and keep you guessing.
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Great Mystery as usual. Stayed up until 3am, couldn't wait to finish it.
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Anna Pigeon assumes her new post a District Ranger for Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. Soon after, two of three missing children missing from a religious retreat re-appear, and Anna's investigation brings her face-to-face with a paranoid sect....and unspeakable evil.
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Good suspense
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As always, she keeps one involved in the mystery. Good book!
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I found this book to be very well written and one that held my interest throughout the reading.
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Very good. Lots of twists and turns, will keep your attention and keep you guessing until the very end. Love aLL of Nevada Barr's books and the Anna Pidgeon series is excellent, good mystery, and great interesting locations. Her writing takes you to all sorts of beautiful locations and is so vivid, you really feel like you are there also.
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Very good , lots of action , enjoyed readinf anything Nevada Barr writes.
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A real page turner.
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Another well written, edge of your seat thriller by Nevada Barr. Fabulous descriptions of the territory, and complex characterizations of the personalities make this another memorable read.
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Ranger Anna Pigeon, Nevada Barr's series heroine (High Country, Flashback), meets her match in this engrossing new thriller set in Rocky Mountain National Park. Heath Jarrod is a climber now confined to a wheelchair after an accident that left her crippled, angry and depressed: "For a few months after the fall, she'd played Christopher Reeve, pretending to be as optimistic, as cheerful, but she was a lousy actor and ... she'd rung down the curtain. The first of many curtains." But there's a second act in her future that begins when two terrified, half-naked little girls stumble out of the woods and into Heath's "handicamp"--they've been missing for weeks, but are too traumatized to tell Heath and then Anna where they've been, or what happened to the third girl who disappeared with them. Beth, the younger, wins Heath's heart; with Anna, she pursues an investigation that leads to a bizarre, quasi-religious cult that's set up its headquarters just outside the park's boundaries, and the youth group leader who'd taken the girls into the wilderness and returned without them. Is Robert Proffit the gentle, spiritual man Anna's seasonal law enforcement agent Rita Perry thinks he is, or a twisted rapist and probable killer whose prayers for the innocent girls in his charge mask his evil nature?
The mysteries keep piling on, as one gruesome discovery leads to another, and Heath begins to realize that even though she's lost the use of her legs, the same tenacity that made her one of the world's leading mountaineers has even more rewarding summits to achieve.
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Read it in one day - it was tough to put down.
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Just days after marrying Sheriff Paul Davidson, Anna Pigeon moves to Colorado to assume her new post as district ranger at Rocky Mountain National Park. When two of three children who'd gone missing from a religious retreat reappear, Anna's investigation brings her face to face with a paranoid sect and unspeakable evil.
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Just days after marrying Sheriff Paul Davidson, Anna Pigeon moves to CO to assume her new post as district ranger at Rocky Mtn National Park. When 2 of 3 children who'd gone missing from a religious retreat reappear, Anna's investigation brings her face-to-face with a paranoid sect and unspeakable evil.
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Anna Pigeon is still working in the parks, Rockie Mt this time, and still finding more than her share of trouble lurking in the bushes. Very suspenseful with an unlikely co-heroine and too much action for Anna to even call Molly. Kept me guessing and awake turning pages.
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I really have enjoyed this series. Not only do you get the mystery, you also get a great insight into our national parks!
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I think I enjoyed the writer as much as the book. This author has
been around enough and read enough to keep the story and reader's
attention.
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"A page-turner in the finest sense,with a villain so evil,he'll make the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end" -The Associated Press
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Just three days after her wedding to Sheriff Paul Davidson, Anna Pigeon moves from Mississippi to Colorado to assume her new post as district ranger at Rocky Mountain National Park where three girls have disappeared during a religious retreat. Two of the children reappear a month later, clad only in filthy underwear and claiming to remember nothing of the intervening weeks. The girls are frightened and traumatized, but they forge a bond with the pair of campers who discover them--a wheel-chair-bound paraplegic and her elderly aunt.
With the reappearance of the children comes an odd and unsettling presence in the park, a sense of disembodied evil and unspeakable terrors; small animals are mercilessly slaughtered, and a sinister force seems to still controll the girls. As Anna investigates, she finds herself caught up in the machinations of a paranoid religious sect bent on protecting their secrets and keeping the girls sequestered from law enforcement and psychiatric help.
Following the trail of the many suspects, especially that of the cult's intense youth-group leader, Anna comes to find the force against which the children's minds have been broken. This evil has the eyes of a visionary and the soul of the devil. Anna will discover the truth--even if it kills her.
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Another good one in the series!
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The story opens with Heath Jarrod (a paraplegic forty-one year old who has not come to terms with her disability that left her dependent on a wheelchair for her mobility) setting up camp with her aunt Gwen and dog Wiley.

Anna Pigeon is a Ranger in Rocky Mountain Park, where three middle-school-aged girls have gone missing. In the opening chapter, two of them walk out of the backcountry barefoot, terrorized and stripped to their underwear.

Clearly, we're looking at here is a sexual psychopath.

But the girl's parents are members of a religious sect and the girls are quickly taken back to the commune before they reveal anything but a few details.

The story is well written even it is based about graphic child abuse and cruelty by the kidnapper. Anna Pigeon has developed into a caring Ranger trying her hardest even risking her own life to rescue these children.
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This was interesting to listen to. The suspense was good and the story moves at a fast pace.
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A great mystery series
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good read
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LOTS OF TWIST AND TURNS,YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT'S GONNA HAPPEN OR WHO'S GONNA BE THE CULPRIT,ENJOYED THIS ONE,READ IT IN A DAY AND HALF.
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Just 3 days after her wedding to Sherriff Paul Davidson, Anna Pigeon moves from MS to CO to assume her new post as district ranger at Rocky Mtn National Park, where 3 girls have disappeared during a religious retreat. 2 of the children reappear a month later, clad only in filthy underwear and claiming to remember nothing of the intervening weeks.
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Three days after her wedding to Sherrif Paul Davidson, Anna Pigeon moves from Mississippi to Colorado to assume her new post as District Ranger at Rocky Mountain National Park, where three girls have disappeared during a religious retreat. Two of the children reappear a month later clad only in filthy underwear and claiming to remember nothing of the previous weeks.
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Another good Anna Pigeon series book. Nevada Barr writes great murder mysteries with good character development. Highly recommend.