Silent Witness - Audio Cassette - Abridged Author:Boyd Gaines (Narrator), Richard North Patterson Almost thirty years have passed since Tony Lord left Lake City. Thirty long years dedicated to putting the past -- the brutal murder of his girlfriend, Alison Taylor, and his own acquittal of the crime -- behind him. Married, a father, and a successful defense lawyer in San Francisco, Tony Lord has run as far from Lake City as he can. — But the p... more »hone call requesting his return -- and the circumstances surrounding it -- is enough to make the ghosts of Tony?s past live again. The trigger is the murder of another young woman -- that of 16-year-old Lake City High School track star Marcie Calder, last seen alive with Sam Robb, her coach and Tony's childhood friend.
With this stunning new novel of psychological drama and suspense, Richard North Patterson has done it again. Silent Witness is a drama of rivalry and betrayal, the darkest recesses of love and friendship, and the tenacious grip of the past on all our lives.
I don't know if it was this abridgement that's to blame, but this is the most disappointing of all the Richard North Patterson I've ever read (listened to). Sometimes you can enjoy an abridgment on tape just as much as an unabridged, or reading the whole book, but this isn't one. Maybe the unabridged version would leave a different impression. Not recommended, and I like Richard North Patterson!