Niceville: Book One of the Niceville Trilogy

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jun 12, 2012 - Fiction - 400 pages
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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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Snappy writing, crisp dialogue, a creepy setting. - Goodreads
The writing itself is exemplary in its crackle and wit. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Alicia Nieman - Goodreads

By nature I am a reader, not a writer, and I like it that way. I must say something about this novel, though. Read it. This was a real page-turner! Absolutely descriptive and imaginative; and the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nora - Goodreads

Way too many characters and I didnt like one of them :) Read full review

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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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