Death from the Woods

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Berkley Prime Crime, 2001 - Fiction - 279 pages
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Named Francers"s Best Thriller of the Year, Death from the Woods is a twisted suspense story that introduces readers to one of the most engaging and complex characters in years-Elise Andrioli, a thirty-ish Parisian who becomes the silent witness to a strange little girlrs"s frightening talehellip;"A premise like no other animates this increasingly creepy talehellip;Elise Andrioli [is] quadriplegic, mute, and blindhellip;Left briefly alone in her wheelchair in a suburban park, Elise (who can still hear) becomes the helpless confidante to Virginie, a troubled child who whispers to Elise fragmented information about a still-at-large serial killer of young boyshellip;Elisers"s panicked efforts to communicate what she knows are expertly juxtaposed against taut, suggestive characterizations of acquaintances who variously intrude on, and gradually expand, Elisers"s worldhellip; A beautifully constructed tale that grows scarier by the page."-Kirkus Reviews

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"Death from the Woods" is the name given to a serial killer who strangles and maims young boys and then discards their bodies in the forest. The unlikely key to solving the mystery in this French ... Read full review


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Aubert is widely considered to be France's most talented female thriller writer.

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