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Publisher's Summary

New York Times bestselling master of suspense Jeffery Deaver unveils the secrets of a marriage when a husband decides to investigate his wife’s death in this gripping short story.

Jon Talbot is a history professor who makes sense of the past by examining facts. He also knows how to speculate about the what-ifs. Jon’s doing both following the death of his wife, Pax. Driving home late from a volunteer assignment, she plunged off a mountain highway and died. The police find nothing suspicious about the facts: a deer in the road, a blown tire, a broken neck. But the what-ifs are leading Jon down a twisting trail of secrets. After five years of marriage, he is finally getting to know his wife.

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Good Quick Listen

I liked the plot on this one. The book had a couple of elements that are particularly interesting to me. I thought it was well done for a shorter story. The characters are mostly likable but I liked them even more based on what they did/who they were at the ending. This is not edge-of-your seat exciting but easily kept my interest.

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Great story

Love Jeffery. This was on the sweeter side for his writing but it still had me guessing. My mother who is not a mystery person loved the story. The reader was clear and sounded relaxed.

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Good read

It was a good storyline. It kept me entertained! I'll read more from the author.

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Great Reading

Easy to understand reading. Attention keeping story. Recommend to others. Kept me up to finish.

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Skip it

Sorry to say that This book was
Very boring, couldn’t get into it, managed to finish it though

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Nice surprise ending

Really enjoyed this book. It had just enough suspense & not too much drama. I liked the fact that there was no sex & no foul language. Very well written wholesome story.

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Good short story

It held my interest and it had some funny moments too! I enjoyed it a good listen

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Great short story.

Jeffrey Dealer never lets you down.
Narrator was awesome.
I don't usually listen to sorties but I will
rethink that now. On to more Deaver shorts!

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Line of sight

Great audio. Terrific plot and though there is an early guess here as to suspect, the twists and turns keep the mystery just long enough to surprise the reader with the ending.

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Brilliant!

This was one of those stories that keeps you guessing, and makes you think. I really loved it.

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Really Enjoyed

Well narrated, good twists and turns as we expect from a Jeffery Deaver book