The Scarecrow

The Scarecrow

Audiobook CD - 2009
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Forced out of the Los Angeles Times amid the latest budget cuts, newspaperman Jack McEvoy decides to go out with a bang, using his final days at the paper to write the definitive murder story of his career.

He focuses on Alonzo Winslow, a 16-year-old drug dealer in jail after confessing to a brutal murder. But as he delves into the story, Jack realizes that Winslow's so-called confession is bogus. The kid might actually be innocent.

Jack is soon running with his biggest story since The Poet made his career years ago. He is tracking a killer who operates completely below police radar--and with perfect knowledge of any move against him. Including Jack's.
Publisher: New York : Hachette Audio, [2009]
Copyright Date: ℗2009
ISBN: 9781600245749
Branch Call Number: Audiobook FIC Conne
Characteristics: 10 sound discs (660 min.) : digital ; 12 cm
Additional Contributors: Giles, Peter 1971-


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Aug 13, 2018

This one is kind of dog.

The main character is painfully slow in understanding what's going on and it's probably more with the POV switching than anything. Connelly's a good writer but waiting for your character to catch up to what the antagonist has already done makes the protagonist seem dull-witted.

A lot of good ideas, but not nearly as well executed as his Bosch novels.


Sep 26, 2014

Connelly is awesome but I enjoy the McEvoy novels the least.

Jun 30, 2013

After a bit of a slow start, the story really picks up about half way through disk 3 and keeps you wanting to know what is going to happen next, right up until the end of the story!! Very suspenseful, well thought out and delivered plot. Really liked this one--9 out of 10 for me.

Jul 19, 2011

Good plot twists & suspense. Well researched & very believable.

Jul 28, 2010

This will keep your attention. 7 of 10 for me.

Jul 24, 2009

Easy to understand why this thriller's atop the NY Times bestseller list. The well paced plot of twists and turns is worthy for any lover of good suspense. 9 of 10 stars

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