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Random House Australia, 2012 - Married people - 383 pages
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A young boy's disappearance from teh sleepy southern hamlet of Niceville sets off a series of events that will ultimately expose the dark secret festering below the town's pleasant exterior.One fine spring day in Niceville, a leafy village in the Deep South, a young boy named Rainey Teague disappears on his way home from school. What makes this event even more disturbing is that he seems to have literally disappeared - security camera footage captures the moment of his instant, inexplicable vanishing. The search for the boy is led by ex-Special Forces veteran Nick Kavanaugh, now a detective with the local police and no stranger to lowlifes and their criminal hijinks. In the nightmare time that follows Rainey's disappearance, Nick and his wife, Kate, a family practice lawyer, find themselves drawn into a shadow-world between life and death where they ultimately make the discovery that what lies beneath Niceville is a malevolent power, darker and older than the ancient mountain forest surrounding its source: a 1000-foot-deep pit known as Crater Sink.

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The ending was just in a word, cheesy. - Goodreads
Snappy writing, crisp dialogue, a creepy setting. - Goodreads
The writing itself is exemplary in its crackle and wit. - Goodreads
... perfect writing. - Goodreads
Even the ending didn't intrigue me. - Goodreads

Review: Niceville (Niceville #1)

User Review  - Andrea Weis - Goodreads

I had such high hopes for this book after reading the reviews and the first chapter really pulled me in. A boy vanishes into thin air with no had all the markings of a suspenseful ... Read full review

Review: Niceville (Niceville #1)

User Review  - jo - Goodreads

oh, i liked this book so much. so so much. it's not the story, really, but the characters, and the hard-boiled sassiness. perfect writing. this is a book about men -- the women are few and far in ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Carsten Stroud is the author of the "New York Times" bestseller "Close Pursuit" & the award-winning "Sniper's Moon", both set in the world of the NYPD. He lives in Thunder Beach.

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