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Forty Words for Sorrow


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ISBN13: 9780425206928
ISBN10: 0425206920
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When the decomposed body of 13-year-old Katie Pine is found in an abandoned mine shaft, Detective John Cardinal is vindicated. He'd kept the Pine case open, and was demoted for his zeal. But Katie isn't the only youngster to disappear in the Canadian town of Algonquin Bay. Cardinal is allowed to reopen the files on three other lost kids. When another youth goes missing, he sees a pattern that screams "serial killer."

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Giles Blunt wrote for television in New York City before returning to Toronto three years ago. He is the author of Forty Words for Sorrow and The Delicate Storm.

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Harriet Stay, January 19, 2011 (view all comments by Harriet Stay)
This was the 2001 winner of the CWA Silver Dagger Award so it was not a 2010 publication, but I read it last year, at last, and so pleased I did. It takes place in Algonquin Bay, Ontario, Canada, where Blunt depicts the atmosphere to the point I felt I needed to put on my coat. He draws vivid characters, all of them, none perfect, all fallible, with a mix of good and evil, conflict and compassion.

Detective Lisa Delorme brings word to Detective John Cardinal that a body has been found in an abandoned mine shaft. As Cardinal had insisted back in December, thirteen-year-old Katie Pine was not a run-away, but still missing are three more teens. And so their investigation begins. In a parallel story, we are introduced to another teen, Keith London, and follow him through his ordeal when he innocently meets-up with Edie and Eric ... not sane people as you'll discover.

I found the story plausible and scary; the writing superb. This may not be to everyone's reading pleasure but over the years I've convinced myself I'm reading fiction and I'm reading for the writing. I don't understand why I waited so long to read this and Blunt's other books. My TBR stack is getting unruly.
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Blunt, Giles
Berkley Publishing Group
Serial murderers
General Fiction
Mystery fiction
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
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from 12
8.04x5.20x.99 in. .67 lbs.
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