A Maiden's Grave Author:Jeffery Deaver Eight vulnerable girls and their helpless teachers are forced off a school bus and held hostage. The madman who has them at gunpoint has a simple plan: one hostage an hour will die unless the demands are met. Called to the scene is Arthur Potter, the FBI's best hostage negotiator. He has a plan. But so does one of the hostages-a beautiful te... more »acher who's willing to do anything to save the lives of her students. Now, the clock is ticking as a chilling game of cat and mouse begins.« less
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Loved this book, but it would definitely be R-rated as a movie for violence and some really intense scenes. It reminded me of some of the really great hostage stories, mixed with that classic Deaver twisting and turning throughout.
Although I love the Lincoln Rhyme series, this is one of Jeffery Deaver's better books. It is suspenseful until the very end. If you enjoy any of Deaver's other books, you will thouroughly enjoy this one. Make sure you have time to read -- once you get past halfway in the book, you will not be able to put it down.
This thriller had its moments, but it started SLOW and then the plot just didn't work for me, I think the author was reaching way too far with all of the adversity, it was too much, a fiction book is just that, but in this one too many liberties were taken.