Thursday, 8 November 2018

Book review : The Bodies Left Behind - Jeffery Deaver

When they set off for a carefree weekend in their remote Wisconsin lakehouse, chilling out after the stress of a week at work, the couple of city slickers have no idea that they are heading towards their doom. This double murder is the element that will bring unsuspecting off-duty cop Brynn McKenzie into not just her own worst nightmare, but also a race for survival over hostile terrain.

Teaming up with a female escapee, Brynn sets out into the deserted national park surrounding the crime scene, trying to make her way to safety on the highway or in a ranger's office. As well as the natural dangers of the park, coming from the cold and the landscape, the women have to outrun and outfox the killers who are ruthlessly on their tracks.

It's a tense, action-packed drama, with Brynn opening up to her new protegee as their adventure continues, revealing details about her unsatisfactory relationship with her son and new husband. Brynn seems to be just like a kitty with nine lives, dodging bullets and other dangers with barely a scratch to show for them, which may not be hugely realistic but is nevertheless exciting and spine-tingling to read. 

It's an interesting and ruthless read, which will have you relentlessly chewing your fingernails as you progress !

star rating : 4.5/5

RRP : £7.99

  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks (29 Oct. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340994037
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340994030
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 3.2 x 19.8 cm


  1. I am getting quite a list of books to buy and read from your reviews! Thank you.

  2. I love Jeffrey Deaver. We've got all the Lincoln Rhyme series. I haven't read this one so I shall be adding it to my TBR list :)

  3. Don't think I've heard of this book, but will keep an eye on it, it does sound riveting.

  4. Sounds great

  5. I love Jeffrey Deaver, I have this on my Kindle along with about 20 other books to read when i can find time to do some serious reading.


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