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eBook Red Leaves download

by Cook Thomas H.

eBook Red Leaves download ISBN: 1905204132
Author: Cook Thomas H.
Publisher: QUERCUS; Open Market Ed edition (2006)
Language: English
Pages: 304
ePub: 1745 kb
Fb2: 1882 kb
Rating: 4.7
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Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Thrillers and Suspense

Thomas H. Cook (born September 19, 1947) is an American author, whose 1996 novel The Chatham School Affair received an Edgar award from the Mystery Writers of America.

Thomas H. Thomas H. Cook was born in Fort Payne, Alabama, and holds a bachelor's degree from Georgia State College, a master's degree in American History from Hunter College, and a Master of Philosophy degree from Columbia University.

This is my first time reading Thomas H. Cook, and I really liked his writing

This is my first time reading Thomas H. Cook, and I really liked his writing. This one is relatively short (289 pages) and keeps your interest, so it's perfect for reading over the course of an autumn weekend. I found it tragic, moving, heartrending, and mysterious.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Eric Moore has a prosperous business, a comfortable home, a stable family life in a quiet town.

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Thomas H. He has been nominated for an Edgar Award seven times in five different categories. Cook received the Best Novel Edgar, the Barry for Best Novel, and has been nominated for numerous other awards.

Read Red Leaves, by Thomas . ook online on Bookmate – A father questions whether his son could be guilty of a terrible crime in this gripping, beautifully written devastating thriller (Harl. ook online on Bookmate – A father questions whether his son could be guilty of a terrible crime in this gripping, beautifully written devastating thriller (Har. A father questions whether his son could be guilty of a terrible crime in this gripping, beautifully written devastating thriller (Harlan Coben). Cook is one of the world’s most respected crime writers. He won an Edgar award for his novel The Chatham School Affair and has been shortlisted for the award six times, most recently with Red Leaves, which was also shortlisted for the Duncan Lawrie Gold Dagger award. Cook lives with his family in Cape Cod and New York City. Books by Thomas H. Cook.

He is the undeniable master of character development, forcing the reader to draw from his own bank of life's characters. Reading his books is more than reading a novel, it is taking an adventure. It takes a little while to shake off the reality woven into the pages.

Comments: (7)
Blackbeard
This book shows us the writing of Thomas Cook at the quality level of "Instruments of Night" and "The Chatham School Affair," In this book, we see the author give us his take on what seems to be a new sub-genre of mystery-thriller fiction - the "How Well Do You Know Your Kid" tale. Fans of "Defending Jacob" will see new twists and turns and added complexity.

This is an exciting read. The writing, of course, is top notch. And the plot gives enough bafflement, surprises, and sharp turns to please any devoted mystery fan. Could teenage Keith really be guilty of an abhorrent crime? Or is it all a misunderstanding? How far should parents trust their kid? Does the father even know him at all?

This book is dark - but no where near as dark as "Instruments of Night" so there is no threat to your sanity to read it. Definitely enjoyed this one 5-STARS worth.
Lanin
I can usually tell within the first few sentences of a book whether or not I'm going to like it...this book grabbed my attention immediately. I could not put it down. I read all but the last twenty pages in one night, and I only stopped then because I had worked all day and could not stay awake any longer. I woke up the next morning and finished it. It kept me guessing right up until the very end. I loved it and hope other readers will enjoy it as much as I did.
Bearus
I was hoping for a good mystery with a complicated plot, but the mystery was secondary to the destruction of a family brought about by unfounded suspicions, lack of communication. I skimmed the book trying to find the mystery line which didn’t carry the day for me.
Defolosk
One could accuse Eric Moore of being naive. All the signs of family distress were there. A mother's suicide, a wife's disinterest, a Name-is-Earl-type brother, a lethargic, distant and loner fifteen year old son. But Eric lives in dream world. He thought his family was "normal." not exceptional, just normal.

But Eric's about to see the light. The harsh glare of reality, strobe-like, piercing like a laser. The female child his son Keith was babysitting goes missing, is presumed dead. And the cops think Keith did it.

Page by page Eric's world slowly crumbles. At first, he stands by his son, then as police and community suspicions grow, he begins to question his son's every facial expression, every word, every movement. He looks to his own upbringing for guidance and sees parallels: the dysfunctional relations of his parents, his brother's strange relationship to their dead sister -- the shattering of happy family myths.

Eric stares at happy family pictures, sees misery masks everywhere.

Meanwhile, the search for a little girl drags on, as does the hunt for the person who snagged her. And the girl's family becomes more desperate.

If this book doesn't win an award, the judges didn't read it. I ruined a night of sleep pounding through its pages, and the lessons I learned will live with me. Anyone with a teenager should read this book. It's about trust, confidence, innocence, and what happens when these values are lost.
Vushura
What I liked most about this book is that it is about a situation that is almost normal - well, not normal exactly, but it's something that could happen to most anyone. The protaganist is a regular guy who could be me...or you. The central situation that develops is common enough.

As a result, as things are happening I found myself asking 'what would i do in that situation or with such and such information?' Is the lead character (and the other characters, to some extent) behaving 'right'? Are they doing what a reasonable person would do?

It is kind of interesting because you participate in the story in perhaps a more active way than a normal book where the situations are pretty far out there and characters are nothing like you.

At the same time, despite being sort of 'normal', the story isn't at all boring. Instead, Cook is able to keep the suspense and intrigue high throughout.

The whole effect is quite engaging and kept me flipping pages pretty quickly.

Of course like most of his books, the story is reasonably bleak and sort of depressing. His characters tortured and pained in various ways. And there's ample tragedy. Not a lot of happy talk.

Still I highly recommend and it keeps me solidly on the Thomas Cook train.
Anayalore
A mystery, a psychological drama, a fantastic book about families and feelings. Every word rings true to something you have felt. I hate to read soapy tales but the emotions in this book are touchingly real as they carry you along. The climax of the story comes somewhere a little before the end of the story but the end is even more satisfying and uplifting. The only mystery is why this book is not a best seller?

You love mysteries, this one is quite different but will match the best ones you have read. Even if you dont read mysteries, this is one book I can recommend highly for a satisfying read.
Keel
A little slow at times, but worth the read. I never saw the ending coming. It's been two days since I finished it and I still can't stop thinking about it. One of the best endings I've ever read.
Wonderful way with words. Great story. One of the few books I hated to let go. You think you know but one never knows until the very end what will happen. Just really great writing and reading.