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The Lesson of Her Death

Jeffery Deaver

Average Review Rating Average Rating 7/10 (1 Review)
Book Details

Publisher : Coronet

Published : 1994

Copyright : Jeffery Deaver 1993

ISBN-10 : PB 0-340-61055-7
ISBN-13 : PB 978-0-340-61055-8

Publisher's Write-Up

Detective Bill Corde looks down at the beautiful face of the murdered girl in the mud, and cannot know that his own life is about to turn into a terrifyingly real nightmare.

For the girl's killer is now on the trail of Corde and his unsuspecting family. His wife. His teenage son. His imaginative but vulnerable daughter, Sarah.

Sarah - who alone knows the identity of the man who took away the life of the girl... the man who may be responsible for further deaths.

And the lesson Bill Corde is about to learn - the lesson of her death - is an education no one will forget.

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Review by Chrissi (310701) Rating (7/10)

Review by Chrissi
Rating 7/10
This was not one that I enjoyed as much as some of Mr. Deaver's other work. Perhaps reading it straight after The Devil's Teardrop, it seemed a poorer by comparison, but if read in a different order it may be valued a little more highly for its own content.

The book is set in a small town with Detective Bill Corde investigating the death of a student from the local college. Bill's life is complicated by his family circumstances, his daughter has learning difficulties and is having problems with school, although his son appears to be doing well.

The student who died appeared to be an outgoing young lady who kept her love life to herself, and finding her lover would answer many of the questions arising from the investigation.

Unfortunately there is another death, another female student also dies in a gruesome manner and Corde has to cope with the investigation while being hampered by people trying to pass the deaths off as unrelated to prevent the area being labelled as having a serial killer, but Corde knows that the death is the same as the first.

With his attention occupied by the case, Corde does not notice that his daughter is acting strangely, talking about characters that have not been part of her world previously, if only he had taken more notice...

Well written, but for me the subject matter was not of quite such interest, but all the same a darn good thriller.
Chrissi (31st July 2001)

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