Hard Truth, Volume 37

Front Cover
G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2005 - Fiction - 324 pages
163 Reviews
Just three days after her wedding to Sheriff Paul Davidson, Anna Pigeon moves from Mississippi to Colorado to assume her new post as district ranger at Rocky Mountain National Park, where three young girls have disappeared during a religious retreat. Two of the children emerge a month later, clad only in filthy underwear and claiming to remember nothing of the intervening weeks. The girls are traumatized but forge a bond with the pair of campers who discovered them - a wheelchair-bound paraplegic and her elderly aunt.

With the reappearance of the children comes an odd and unsettling presence in the park, a sense of disembodied evil and unspeakable terror: small animals are mercilessly slaughtered and a sinister force seems to still control the girls. As Anna investigates, she finds herself caught up in the machinations of a paranoid religious sect determined to keep their secrets and the girls sequestered from law enforcement and psychiatric help.

Following the trails of the many suspects, especially that of the cult's intense youth group leader, Anna discovers the force which has destroyed the children's minds. Here in the park, evil has the eyes of a visionary and the soul of the devil. Anna will discover the truth-even if it kills her.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
24
4 stars
66
3 stars
47
2 stars
19
1 star
7

I really love Nevada Barr and her style of writing. - Goodreads
Yuck, yuck, yuck - the plot killed me! - Goodreads
They are all entertaining, easy to read books. - Goodreads
Nevada Barr's writing style is becoming more evil. - Goodreads
... because the ending is sort of like that. - Goodreads
Excellent writing to actually give me goosebumps! - Goodreads

Review: Hard Truth (Anna Pigeon #13)

User Review  - Ellen Thielen - Goodreads

This one had it all!! Suspense, action, strong characters, and the beautiful setting of Colorado! Read full review

Review: Hard Truth (Anna Pigeon #13)

User Review  - Christi Nash - Goodreads

Im a huge fan of Anna Pigeon but this is my least favorite thus far. I give it three stars because it was well written enough to keep me up reading, wanting to finish this book, and yet I found it to ... Read full review

About the author (2005)

Nevada Barr is the award-winning author of twelve previous Anna Pigeon mysteries, including the New York Timesbestseller High Country.

Bibliographic information