Niceville (Google eBook)

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Random House LLC, Jun 12, 2012 - Fiction - 400 pages
27 Reviews
Something is wrong in Niceville. . .  
A boy literally disappears from Main Street.  A security camera captures the moment of his instant, inexplicable vanishing. An audacious bank robbery goes seriously wrong: four cops are gunned down; a TV news helicopter is shot and spins crazily out of the sky, triggering a disastrous cascade of events that ricochet across twenty different lives over the course of just thirty-six hours.
Nick Kavanaugh, a cop with a dark side, investigates. Soon he and his wife, Kate, a distinguished lawyer from an old Niceville family, find themselves struggling to make sense not only of the disappearance and the robbery but also of a shadow world, where time has a different rhythm and where justice is elusive. 
. . .Something is wrong in Niceville, where evil lives far longer than men do.
Compulsively readable, and populated with characters who leap off the page, Niceville will draw you in, excite you, amaze you, horrify you, and, when it finally lets you go, make you sorry you have to leave.
Read the first thirty-five pages.  Find out why Harlan Coben calls Carsten Stroud the master of “the nerve-jangling thrill ride.”


Now with an excerpt from Carsten Stroud’s next book, The Homecoming.
  

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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

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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 explanation....it had all the markings of a suspenseful ... Read full review

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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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Contents

Rainey Teague Doesnt Make It Home
Cokers Afternoon Required Some Concentration
Delia Cottons Afternoon Was Hard to Explain
Kate and Nick Connect
How Things Were Going for Merle Zane
Cokers Shift Ends Dramatically
Danziger Consults with the Feds
Nick and Beau Find Time to Reflect
Coker Sorts the Wheat from the Chaff
Kate Puts Dad on the Hook
Bock Meets Chu and Chu Meets Bock
Lenore
Byron Deitz Motivates His People
Nick and Beau Get Word
Danziger Checks
Lemon and Rainey Meet Again

Coker and Danziger Complicate Things
Byron Deitz and Thad Llewellyn Disagree
Merle Zane Rides the Blue
Nick and Beau Open a Door
Bock Gets More Consequences Than He Can Handle
Byron Deitz Really Dislikes the Chinese
Morgan Littlebasket Comes to Regret
Nick Drills Down
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CARSTEN STROUD is a New York Times best selling writer of fiction and nonfiction, including the true-crime account Close Pursuit. His novels include Sniper’s Moon, Lizardskin, Black Water Transit, Cuba Strait, and Cobraville. He lives in Toronto and is currently working on his next novel.

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