- Paperback: 496 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (21 July 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0007432437
- ISBN-13: 978-0007432431
- Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.5 x 19.8 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 299 g
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 238,146 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This story begins with people who are flawed and have personal trials and tradgedies to overcome. The main characters, Claire Elliot and her son Noah have tried to begin anew after the death of Claire's husband to lymphoma. Noah is having difficulty and hates being uprooted from his home and friends in Baltimore and moved to a remote lakeside community where outsiders are viewed suspiciously. Claire is a family practice physician and has bought the practice of the recently deceased local doctor.
Then the violence starts. Teenagers are becoming uncontrollable and are fighting each other. Soon the killings start. A boy in Noahs class shoots his teacher and several students. Another boy slaughers his family.
Claire learns that this has happened before. Fifty two years ago, another teen slaughtered his family. The indians of the local area won't live near the lake and Claire learns that their indian name for the lake is Stream of Slaughter.
While this is happening, Claire is running into opposition from at least one doctor from a nearby town. Then there is a letter being sent to her patients asking them to question their decisions to continue to see Claire as their doctor.
The problems esculate, while Claire tries to find out the cause.
There are betrayals, twists and turns. I couldn't put the book down once I started it.
I recommend this book to anyone who loved fast paced adventure that doesn't skimp on character development.
like ALL her books there are some words of caution to new readers. Don't start reading at night if don't want to be up all night looking for a good place to break. There aren't any, all her books will keep you at the edge of your seat. The best way to read her books is to start at the beginning of a long weekend and enjoy the the ride
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