Time of Departure

Time of Departure

Book - 2016
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Florida state prosecutor Claire Talbot is as tough as they come, and not everyone loves her for it. Newly promoted Felony Division Chief, Claire has about as many jealous detractors as she does supporters. Some colleagues are openly skeptical about her youth, her abilities, and even her gender. When a highway project construction crew unearths two skeletons in a common grave, Claire reopens an investigation into a string of abductions that took place before she was born. While researching the file, she meets retired cop Marc Hastings, who once worked on the case. He maneuvers his way into the investigation -- and into Claire's life. Marc has an uncanny familiarity with Claire's habits, and she begins to realize that not all is as it seems. The detective urges Claire on, mysteriously convinced that only she can solve the case. Together, they unearth more graves. But then, disaster strikes ... and Claire finally discovers what Hastings knew all along. It's a secret almost too shocking for a sane mind to grasp. The key to the killings may lie deep in Claire's own past. But what if Claire's past lies in her future?
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2016
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781410489791
Characteristics: 549 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
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Mar 17, 2017

This is a debut novel. It is one of the weirdest, most bizarre murder mysteries I had ever read. I LOVED IT! Okay, the language and writing could be a little more sophisticated, which is what I am used to in British whodunits I often read; however, the imagination and creativity the author brings to the genre is off the charts. I highly recommend as an intriguing, un-put-downable, fast read. I almost pulled an all-nighter to finish it, but, at 60 years of age I just don't have the stamina!

Nov 03, 2016

If the protagonist was a little less self centered I could have gotten to chapter 3.

Aug 09, 2016

This is a great book. I enjoyed every chapters. It started like many criminal investigation on serial murders but then something happened and you are transported on an unexpected path. Just an amazing thriller

jeezlouise7 Apr 16, 2016

This is an excellent read! I wanted to finish it in one sitting but on the other hand, I didn't want it to end! One of those.... Loved it. I, too, wish we had access to more of his books. I understand a new book will be released this November 2016. Really hoping our Library is able to obtain a copy.

Mar 05, 2016

Excellent book. I had to re read it right away to see again how it all fit together. Highly recommended. I wish we had other books by this author.


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