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!
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.
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!
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.
"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
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.
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.
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.
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.