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Random House Australia, 2012 - Married people - 383 pages
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A young boy's disappearance from the 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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User Review  - MrLloydSpandex - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed Niceville. Mystery/Horror is my kinda book. I assumed it'd have been a straightforward kidnapping, I didn't realise ghosts were involved when I purchased it. Maybe if I'd known that I ... Read full review

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User Review  - DJRMel - LibraryThing

t sense of place, a couple well developed characters and three distinct plots that never ever come together. They cross each other only through brushes of characters, and that makes for three under ... 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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