The Boy Who Shoots Crows

The Boy Who Shoots Crows

Book - 2011
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A riveting new psychological thriller from a "a masterful storyteller" ( New York Times Book Review ).

Yesterday, a local boy went missing in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. Transplanted painter Charlotte Dunleavy was used to seeing him go into the woods, rifle in hand, to shoot at crows. Suffering from the debilitating aftereffects of a migraine, Charlotte is shrouded in a fog of pain and barely remembers the details of the day, just splinters of memory, as if they were a dream-but nothing concrete enough to help the local sheriff in his search.

Outside of Charlotte's windows, the woods are peaceful, the play of light and dark among the leaves offering her inspiration for her art. But the truth can penetrate even the deepest shadows of a forest-and a killer's mind...

Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2011.
Edition: Berkley Prime Crime trade paperback edition.
ISBN: 9780425243466
Branch Call Number: SIL
Characteristics: 356 pages ; 21 cm

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MCLOWO032
Jun 26, 2017

I disliked this novel. I really disliked the characterization of one of the main characters, Charlotte, because I felt like her feelings came from nowhere real. She was an unrealistic character, there was nothing real to back up how she felt and acted. After reading 219 pages, I got sick of all the repetition, and I read the end, the denouement of the mystery, and felt sickened and said to myself: " This could only have been written by a man! " If you are a woman and/or a feminist, you might want to skip this one. I didn't believe anything at all about the end. It just sickened me, and made me wish I had taken my own advice, and not read the book at all. I feel that only a man, could have written so unconvincingly about his main woman character, and believed such a maudlin, unrealistic ending.

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