Blood Memory(CD)(Unabr)(Libr) Audio CD – Audiobook, CD, Unabridged
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In his ninth book, Iles returns to the Deep South, an old Natchez mansion to be exact, where 31-year-old Catherine Ferry, a forensic specialist, retreats after panic attacks interfere with her work on what appears to be a string of serial killings. No sooner does she arrive than she discovers that the facts of her privileged if troubled youth in the house, where black servants still cater to the whims of Cat's racist, iron-willed grandfather, are an elaborate fiction. In her quest for the truth, especially about the brutal death of her father, she opens the door to a disturbing family history that puts her at both physical and emotional risk--and, eventually, leads her to the doorstep of an unusual serial killer. Iles' dialogue leaves something to be desired this time around ("I have to keep digging until I uncover the truth. If I don't, I'll go mad"), and a heavy dose of melodrama (Cat, a longtime alcoholic with bipolar disease, goes cold turkey when she discovers she's pregnant) gets in the way of the mystery. Still, this provocative tale of twisted lives and dark, agonizing secrets delivers enough atmospheric suspense to keep Iles' many fans entertained till the last page. Stephanie Zvirin
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About the Author
Greg Iles was born in 1960 in Germany. He founded the band Frankly Scarlet, plays guitar for the Rock Bottom Remainders, and is the New York Times bestselling author of nine novels, including Blood Memory and 24 Hours. He lives in Natchez, Mississippi.See all Product Description
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Blood Memory is about a woman involved in the investigation of serial murders, when she finds out her family is involved in some way, starting from when she was a child. The protagonist is believable; you want to find out her secrets as much as she does.
It’s a disturbing read, but if you’re unfamiliar with the horrors of sexual abuse, it’s a learning experience, although I wouldn’t read it again; it’s a thriller meant for a long airplane ride or similar break.
The author writes the following before the story begins:
"This novel is dedicated to those women who realize in the dead of night that something is wrong, and has been for a long time. More than most, they know that Faulkner’s words are true: “There is no such thing as WAS–only IS. If WAS existed, there would be no grief or sorrow.” You are not alone."
This dedication is much more poignant after you finish the book.
Not in the same genre as Footprints of God but VERY good!
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What can I say -- I'm a fan. This novel doesn't disappoint and I love the characters and also the central theme -- get it, read it and then move on to the next great Greg Iles... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Jilla Lonsdale
I was unaware of the lasting trauma a person feels after being sexually abused. Read it. You will enjoy itPublished 15 months ago by judy
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