Mark Twain wrote: Schoolboy days are no happier than the days of after life, but we look back upon them regretfully because we have forgotten our punishments at school, and how we grieved when our marbles were lost and our kites destroyed-because we have forgotten all the sorrows and privations of that canonized epoch and remember only its orchard robberies, its wooden sword pageants, and its fishing holidays.

Book Review

The Goodbye Man
by Jeffery Deaver

#2 in Colter Shaw

Category:  Suspense

Average Rating:  5.0

In this twisty thriller from the New York Times best-selling master of suspense, reward-seeker Colter Shaw infiltrates a sinister cult after learning that the only way to get somebody to go in.

In the wilderness of Washington State, expert tracker Colter Shaw has located two young men accused of a terrible hate crime. But when his pursuit takes a shocking and tragic turn, Shaw becomes desperate to discover what went so horribly wrong and if he is to blame.

Shaw's search for answers leads him to a shadowy organization that bills itself as a grief support group. But is it truly it a community that consoles the bereaved? Or a dangerous cult with a growing body count?

Undercover, Shaw joins the mysterious group, risking everything despite the fact that no reward is on offer. He soon finds that some people will stop at nothing to keep their secrets hidden...and to make sure that he or those close to him say "good-bye" forever.


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Rating:  5

Colter Shaw is a very compelling and likable protagonist with an unusual profession. Deaver is a master at drawing the reader into the story and this one is no exception. But the thing that impresses me most about Deaver's stories, this one included, is his impeccable research and attention to detail. The Goodbye Man is a twisty, suspenseful story that stands alone well, although it's set up for the next book in the series.

Again, Kaleo Griffith narrates this second audiobook in the series, and as with the previous audiobook, his performance is quite satisfactory. He gives distinctive voices to the characters, but he's not always consistent and some of the character voices are too similar to really be distinctive. Nonetheless, this is a great story in audio.

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