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An Isolated Incident
An Isolated Incident
Author: Susan R. Sloan
ISBN-13: 9780446519489
ISBN-10: 0446519480
Publication Date: 2/1998
Pages: 455
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 19 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books Inc
Book Type: Hardcover
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When the fifteen-year old daughter of the richest man on the island is found brutally slain in a dumpster, everyone is a suspect. But one man stands out...
Susan Sloan has done it again. A classic whodunit with a twist, and a last minute surprise ending. Definitely edge-of-your-seat!
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Keeps you guessing, very interesting, i liked it a lot, I thought i knew who did it twice and at the end it was not any of the two.
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A terrific muder mystery that also deals with issues like how racism and gossip ruin a small town. The ending left me stunned!
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One of the best murder/mysteries I've ever read. Kept me in doubt and guessing till the very end. Easy read, chapters flowed well. Published in 1998, but better than the "cookie-cutter" who done its they put out now, this one is special.
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Great book, well written. Lots of twists and turns, and best of all...a GREAT surprise ending! There were times in this book when I gasped out loud I was so taken by surprise! I am definitely going to be reading more by this author!
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This was a really good book. Very suspensful
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A story about secrets....within families, relationships, and communities....a story of prejudice, blindness, and the kind of evil that honest men & women help , unwitttingly, to protect
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The vicious murder of a 15-year-old girl shakes the residents of Seward Island, Washington to their very souls. The victim is wealthy, beautiful, and of the sweetest disposition imaginable, and absolutely no one in the tranquil community of Seward Island can imagine the lovely teenager has any enemies who would do her any harm. As the police begin the arduous search for suspects, the murder takes the people of Seward Island somewhere else: into the realm of their darkest prejudices and worst fears, to eventually reveal a very human evil living in their midst.

I absolutely loved this book! This is the first book that I have ever read by Susan R. Sloan, and I must say that the plot was filled with intricate twists and turns that kept me totally engrossed. I thought that the writing was absolutely brilliant and I give An Isolated Incident an A+! I will certainly be looking for more books by Susan R. Sloan to add to my Wish List.
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very well written without descriptions to irritate you, will keep you guessing and unless you can figure it out (which I did) then it will be at the very end to reveal the murderer---don't peek!
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VERY GOOD READ, KEPT ME INTERESTED
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This is an excellent murder mystery. I thought I had the killer figured out (and it wasn't the man they arrested), but I was wrong. Definitely a surprise ending, but not a good one.
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Good read
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"This book is a well-written suspense. I thought I had the mystery figured out in the first two or three chapters and was reading to verify that I was correct. The author never once loses sight of making the reader believe that the police are on the right track, that the real killer has been released on a technicality, that the sniper has a good motive even though he is legally wrong. The identity of the killer is not revealed until the last paragraph- but when the reader reviews the clues, the solution is airtight. I couldn't put the book down." amazon review
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Really didn't know "who done it" until the last page - excellent!
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Keeps you guessing until the end. A good read
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Good read--surprise ending.
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This is the first time I read a book by this author I will be on the lookout for more. This one I did not want to put down.
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a suspenseful and provocative thriller
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Good book will keep you reading!
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This is a very suspenseful novel. The characters pull you in and you cannot read it fast enough, however the end to me did not answer all of my questions and left me feeling short sided.
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A whodunit which is a little different. A teenage girl is murdered and the police quickly zero in on an obvious suspect. A lot of time is given to the two main police officers and their developing relationship, the opinion of the townspeople, whose comments we read in the newspaper, and how the case is affecting the various people involved. In the end, the "isolated incident" might not be so isolated after all.
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The daughter of a prominent family has been murdered, her body rolled in a carpet and thrown in a dumpster.While the police are on a search for suspects, it takes the people somewhere else: into their darkest
prejudices and their worst fears and to a very human evil living in their midst.
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great whhodunit
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very good book
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Pretty good. I would recommend it.
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I thought this was very predictable.
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Seward Island is a tranquil community in the heart of the Puget Sound. But now, the daughter of a prominent family has been found murdered, her bloodied body rolled into a carpet and thrown into a Dumpster. While the killing sends police on a search for suspects, it takes the poepl of Seward somewhere else: into their darkest prejudices and their worst fears, and to a very human evil living in their midst.
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Good murder mystery. Ending is an "Oh My God!!" ending.
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Abridged and read by Ed Asner.

Great story, a good abridgement, and Ed Asner does a fabulous job as the narrator (like that is any surprise!) The murder of a well liked local teen from a prominent family shakes up close knit Seward Island. The police chief and new detective recently returned to her home town begin a romantic relationship as the circumstantial evidence piles up against a well liked history teacher. Lots of interesting, suspicious characters and lots of suspense. At only 3 hours long, this set of tapes really made my drive go by quickly.