At the Stroke of Madness

At the Stroke of Madness

Book - 2003
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FBI special agent Maggie O'Dell is just starting a vacation when she gets a call from her friend, psychologist Dr. Gwen Patterson. One of Gwen's patients is missing on a trip to Connecticut. Can Maggie look into Joan Begley's disappearance?At first Maggie dismisses Gwen's concern. But when the body of a woman is discovered in an abandoned rock quarry in Connecticut, Maggie heads to the small town on "unofficial" business. Soon the shocking news surfaces that more bodies have been discovered, and Maggie is drawn into a case that confounds both local law enforcement and a seasoned criminal profiler like her.But where is Joan Begley? Is she in fact the woman discovered buried in the quarry? Or is she the unwilling guest of a killer obsessed with possessing an unimaginable prize from his victims?
Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : MIRA Books, c2003
ISBN: 9780778325987
9780778320555
0778320553
Characteristics: 378 p

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Dreamstime
Sep 24, 2017

I usually like fairly short chapters given my reading style of short bursts of time. But the short chapters in this book were much too short interrupting the potential for any character development. I found the story predictable and quite lame. The conclusion was very disappointing.

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Natasha95
Jul 08, 2012

Not something I would usually delve in to, however I try to not judge a book by its cover :P I was pleasantly surprised, this book was captivating, with interesting characters and a unique plot - the killer and his motive were surprisingly fresh and I congragulate the author. I finished this in two nights (: Enjoy !

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B_Mammen
Aug 14, 2010

A Maggie O'Dell, FBI Special Agent adventure.

A suspense thriller with lots of twists.

Other books by her are The Soul Catcher, Split Second, A Perfect Evil, One False Move.

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