Desert Places

Desert Places

A Novel of Terror

Book - 2004
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Baker & Taylor
Novelist Andrew Thomas finds his peaceful life transformed into a nightmare by a mysterious killer who has framed him for the murder of a young woman whose body is buried on his property, covered in Andrew's blood.

McMillan Palgrave
Greetings. There is a body buried on your property, covered in your blood. The unfortunate young lady's name is Rita Jones. In her jeans pocket you'll find a slip of paper with a phone number on it. Call that number. If I have not heard from you by 8:00 P.M., the police will receive an anonymous call. I'll tell them where Rita Jones is buried on your property, how you killed her, and where the murder weapon can be found in your house. (I do believe a paring knife is missing from your kitchen.) I strongly advise against going to the police, as I am always watching you.

Dear Reader: Please keep the light on tonight. What happens next will scare you. Guaranteed.

In one of the most chilling debuts of the year, Blake Crouch tells a tale that shatters the boundaries of fear. Caution: You've Been Warned--Read at Your Own Risk!

Andrew Z. Thomas is a successful writer of suspense thrillers, living the dream at his lake house in the piedmont of North Carolina. One afternoon in late spring, he receives a bizarre letter that eventually threatens his career, his sanity, and the lives of everyone he loves. A murderer is designing his future, and for the life of him, Andrew can't get away.

An edge-of-your-seat thriller, Desert Places introduces the American public to a new suspense writer who will be scaring us all for years to come.


Blackwell North Amer
Andrew Z. Thomas is a successful writer of suspense thrillers, living the dream at his lake house in the piedmont of North Carolina. One afternoon in late spring, he receives a bizarre letter that eventually threatens his career, his sanity, and the lives of everyone he loves. A murderer is designing his future, and for the life of him, Andrew can't get away.

Baker
& Taylor

Novelist Andrew Thomas finds his peaceful life transformed into a nightmare by a mysterious killer who has framed him for the murder of a young woman whose body is buried on his property, covered in Andrew's blood, and who threatens to turn Andrew over to the police unless he does what his unknown adversary wants. A first novel.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, 2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312286446
0312286449
Branch Call Number: FICTION CROUCH
FICTION CROUCH
Characteristics: viii, 280 p. ; 22 cm

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RobertELPL Feb 23, 2017

The mood throughout the book is definitely on the dark side. I will say that the story is slow to build up and takes a bit to get going, but worth the wait. I personally didn't find it as gruesome and horrific as it claims to be, but I may very well be jaded.
Crouch's characters will cross paths... Read More »


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rakeshseathu
Jun 23, 2017

A fast paced novel, nothing more to add. Fine for a quick read.

RobertELPL Feb 23, 2017

The mood throughout the book is definitely on the dark side. I will say that the story is slow to build up and takes a bit to get going, but worth the wait. I personally didn't find it as gruesome and horrific as it claims to be, but I may very well be jaded.
Crouch's characters will cross paths with J.A. Konrath's Jack Daniels if you are reading that series too.

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MeReneG
Aug 05, 2011

The secondary title is right on the mark: this is definitely a novel of terror. It's fast-paced, well-written, and takes some very dark turns. I'm definitely looking forward to reading the sequel (Locked doors).

bookfanatic1979 Jun 30, 2011

I started this series at the urging of a patron, who thought I might enjoy Crouch as much as I do his good friend J.A. Konrath. Crouch is just as twisted as Konrath, without losing sight of the plot as some of Konrath’s later novels seem to do. Having said that, I do not think I will be reading the next in the series. Just didn’t do it for me.

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RobertELPL thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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