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Saturday, 18 February 2012

Desert Places Book Review

Publication Date: December 28, 2004
Genres: Fiction, Thriller
Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Minotaur Books
The book kept the reader on the edge of their seat on every page they read and would be enjoyed by crime lovers.
It is mid may at Andrew Thomas’s lake house property he is close to finishing his latest book; the house is located 15 miles north of Charlotte.
Andrew Thomas is a famous author, 2 of his books have been adapted into movies, and he was engaged to a woman called Karen but now he lives alone, he also has his own agent named Cynthia Mathis, his best friend Walter Lancing lives across the lake from Andrew but they can see each other’s houses, the only family member Andrew keeps in contact with is his mother Jeanette, Andrew’s farther passed away and Andrew hasn’t heard from his brother in 13 years.
Andrew has nearly finished his latest book when he receives a letter saying
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. You have one day to call that number. If I have not heard from you by 8:00 p.m. tomorrow (5/17), the Charlotte Police Department will receive an anonymous phone call. I'll tell them where Rita Jones is buried on Andrew Thomas's lakefront property, how he killed her, and where the murder weapon can be found in his house. I hope for your sake I don't have to make that call. I strongly advise against going to the police, as I am always watching you.
At first he thinks it’s just harmless fan mail but he couldn’t be any more wrong. Andrew surcomes to temptation and desire so he goes out in search of the body, he finds the note in the pocket of the victim on one side of the paper is a phone number and on the other “you are the only flower of meditation in the wilderness”. Andrew calls the phone number and after the fourth ring someone answers, “You had blood work done by Dr Xu. They misplaced a vial.” “I stole that vial some is on Rita Jones’s white T-shirt the rest is on the others”.
4 stars out of 5

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