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John Hart (1) (1965–)

Autor(a) de The Last Child

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7 Works 7,403 Membros 514 Críticas 22 Favorited

About the Author

John Hart was born in Durham, North Carolina, in 1965. He graduated from Davidson College with a degree in French Literature. He later earned graduate degrees in accounting and law. He has written several books including The King of Lies, Down River, The Last Child, and Iron House. He has received mostrar mais several awards including the best novel Edgar Award for consecutive novels, the Barry Award, and England's Steel Dagger Award for best thriller of the year. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Séries

Obras por John Hart

The Last Child (2009) 2,295 exemplares
Down River (2007) 1,447 exemplares
The King of Lies (2006) 1,266 exemplares
Iron House (2011) 1,033 exemplares
Redemption Road (2016) 791 exemplares
The Hush (2018) 350 exemplares
The Unwilling: A Novel (2020) 221 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1965-10-02
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Durham, North Carolina, USA
Locais de residência
North Carolina, USA
Educação
Davidson College
Ocupações
novelist

Membros

Discussions

GROUP READ: Iron House (SPOILERS, BEWARE!) em The 12 in 12 Category Challenge (Maio 2013)
GROUP READ: Iron House (General, spoiler-free) em The 12 in 12 Category Challenge (Janeiro 2012)
Group Read - Down River em The 11 in 11 Category Challenge (Julho 2011)

Críticas

This is a book that you will not want to put down once you start reading it. Because of other obligations, I had to put the book down; although, I certainly didn't want to. do so.
Adrian Wall is being released from prison after 13 long years for a crime that one detective (Elizabeth Black) did not think he had committed. A young boy Gideon sneaks out of his house, hops a train and goes to a bar where most released prisoners stop. Gideon believes that Wall killed his mother and now he wants revenge.
The book has enough mystery to keep one guessing until the very end; there's possible romance and enough crookedness to keep everyone intrigued.
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travelgal | 67 outras críticas | Apr 11, 2024 |
this was a well written mystery, particularly considering it was a first novel. Characters were somewhat developed, plot had some twists and turns. I must say , though, that I didnt particularly enjoy it. It was noir, which I usually like, but I found it difficult to like the protagonist. spoilers follow-
His dad kills his mom, he hushes it up- ok
he watches the girl get raped, he's a child, what do I expect him to do
he cheats on his wife- well -its ok- she was cheating far worse
he gets a dog , even though he knows that his last dog was forced to live entirely in the backyard by his trampy wife
his friend the private detective brings a couple of women along to their meeting, seemingly so they can sleep with them, even though he knows the guy is married, again, he knows him so seemingly something he was open to in the past?
he marries his wife rather than the woman he loves, but keeps the other woman hanging on and drops by for emotional support and sex when he wants it
the one person who is really nice to him, the doctor, he borrows his car so he can leave the area, therefore opening up the doctor to a charge of abetting
Supposedly he loves his sister, I guess that's something
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cspiwak | 52 outras críticas | Mar 6, 2024 |
Three stars means I Liked It.. yeah, that' about right. This will be a fun summer movie when it's optioned. The characters are all right (though the women are really really really one-dimensional, and worse in the audiobook voicing); the plot is pretty predictable, but the pacing is fantastic. It's enjoyable with these limitations.
 
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patl | 76 outras críticas | Feb 29, 2024 |
Thriller
 
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BooksInMirror | 76 outras críticas | Feb 19, 2024 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
7
Membros
7,403
Popularidade
#3,300
Avaliação
3.9
Críticas
514
ISBN
310
Línguas
15
Marcado como favorito
22

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