The Chemistry of Death

The Chemistry of Death

Large Print - 2007
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Three years ago, David Hunter moved to rural Norfolk to escape his life in London, his gritty work in forensics, and a tragedy that nearly destroyed him. Working as a simple country doctor, seeing his lost wife and daughter only in his dreams, David struggles to remain uninvolved when the corpse of a woman is found in the woods, a macabre sign from her killer decorating her body. In one horrifying instant, the quiet summer countryside that had been David's refuge has turned malevolent--and suddenly there is no place to hide. The village of Manham is tight-knit, far from the beaten path. As a newcomer, Dr. Hunter is immediately a suspect. Once an expert in analyzing human remains, he reluctantly joins the police investigation--and when another woman disappears, it soon becomes personal. Because this time she is someone David knows, someone who has managed to penetrate the icy barrier around his heart. With a killer's bizarre and twisted methods screaming out to him, with a brooding countryside beset with suspicion, David can feel the darkness gathering around him. For as the clock ticks down on a young woman's life, David must follow a macabre trail of clues--all the way to its final, horrifying conclusion.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2007, c2006.
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9780786293490
Characteristics: large print
525 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.


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Nov 04, 2016

I like this author's writing style and although the plot is not amazing, the main character is very interesting and definitely worth following

akarenina Mar 10, 2012

I just skimmed the last 100 pages because of the torture of and violence against women. Too distasteful. I will not read this author again.


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