The Scarecrow

The Scarecrow

A Novel

Book - 2009
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Newspaperman Jack McEvoy decides to use his final days at the LA Times to write the definitive murder story of his career. Focusing on the case of Alonzo Winslow, a 16-year-old drug dealer in jail after confessing to a brutal murder, Jack realizes that Winslow's so-called confession is bogus and that the real killer is operating completely below police radar--and with perfect knowledge of any move against him.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316166300
0316166308
Branch Call Number: CONNELLY M
Connelly, M
PS3553.O51165 S27 2009
Characteristics: 419, 14, ; 24 cm

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harrybosch
Sep 09, 2016

Fair but not great. Not one of Connelly's best. A bit of a departure from his smash hit Harry Bosch/Mickey Haller series.

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tjensen1
Aug 03, 2016

Very exciting. Wondered if they would ever make the connection.

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Pisinga
Dec 20, 2013

I do not understand all the admiration for this book. Too many boring details about IT stuff. Many complaints about today's journalism. And then, of course, always powerful FBI. Not interesting book. Barely finish reading it.

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bette108
Oct 19, 2013

And easy quick read - sometimes blazingly fast...but I thought it had a weak ending and some "implausible" convolutions. Even if all fiction were implausible it ought not to seem that way when one reads it. But all in all, a pleasant day looking for the killer.

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Bokan
Aug 29, 2013

Good read

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jgraham48
Jun 05, 2013

Enjoyed the details of newsroom politics and current defeat by digital media, as well as the techno-geeks and their desert data center.

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roadhockey
Apr 09, 2013

Good but not among his best. I don't find McEvoy as memorable as guys like Mickey Haller and Harry Bosch.

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nitetraino
Feb 08, 2013

Easy to understand why this thriller?s atop the NY Times bestseller list. The well paced plot of twists and turns is worthy for any lover of good suspense. 9 of 10 stars

lovetwolive Jun 25, 2012

This was a very good book. Mysterious. It had me at the edge of my seat wanting to know when would he catch this 'bad guy'.

It's a good book but not one of his best.

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nanscot
Feb 25, 2012

I really enjoyed this book, a few twists and turns and kept me wanting to read more!

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