Once Shadows Fall

Once Shadows Fall

A Jack Kale and Beth Sturgis Thriller

Book - 2015
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"After years of paying her dues on the force, Beth Sturgis has earned her place as a detective for the Robbery-Homicide division of the Atlanta PD. Now, she's heading up a major manhunt for a potential serial killer who's working his way inward from the outskirts of the city. The copycat elements in the first crime scene lead Sturgis to retired FBI agent Jack Kale, who was responsible for apprehending and nearly killing the murderer known as the Scarecrow, the same Scarecrow who appears to be this new killer's terrible inspiration"--Dust jacket flap
Publisher: New York : Crooked Lane Books, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781629533834
1629533831
9781629534848
1629534846
Branch Call Number: MYS Dani
Characteristics: 346 pages ; 25 cm

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mrsleuth72
Jul 01, 2018

I have read many books of this type. I liked this book; however, there are two comments I feel compelled to make.
One, I don't like it when publishers "mislead" readers. The word THRILLER is splashed on the front cover. Okay, so the culprit will most likely be revealed well before the end. Instead, the culprit/killer is revealed near the end. In my opinion, the book should have been labeled as a mystery, not a thriller.
Splitting hairs, I hear some people saying. Maybe. But I have spent over forty years in the writing field as a writing instructor and freelance writer/author, and I know that reader expectations are very important. Also, there were numerous typos, missing words, and wrong words in some sentences that muddled the meaning of the sentence. Where was the editor?
Second point: the publisher, Crooked Lane, chose a printer who did not do a good job of binding the book. When I checked out the book and opened it for the first time, it almost split in half. The binding was loose and it was literally coming apart. I let the library staff know about it. The book is only three years old.

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pbschneider
Jun 23, 2018

Well Done, thoroughly enjoyed

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KAREN S HARRIS
Mar 28, 2016

I really enjoyed & would recommend. Writing, characters, story line are excellent. Looking forward to his next

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