Niceville

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Century, 2012 - Fiction - 385 pages
30 Reviews

When ten-year-old Rainey Teague disappears on his way home from school in idyllic Niceville, Detective Nick Kavanaugh traces the boy to his last sighting - staring into the window of old pawn shop in town. CCTV shows Rainey there one minute and then gone the next. In the days that follow, any hope Rainey's family has of finding him alive starts to fade but then Rainey is found - alive but in a coma, and there's no telling when, or if, he'll ever wake up...

One year on, Kavanagh is still haunted by the case. And now another member of the town - this time an elderly woman - has been reported missing. It's as though she vanished into thin air. Once again, Kavanagh's on the case and, as he starts to dig back through the town's history, he can't help but notice that Niceville has a much higher than average number of stranger abductions...

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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

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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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About the author (2012)

CARSTEN STROUD is a New York Times bestselling writer of fiction and nonfiction. His novels include Sniper's Moon, Lizard Skin, Black WaterTransit, Cuba Straight and Cobraville. He lives in Toronto with his wife.

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