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Dark Places (Dark Places Of The Earth Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Jon Evans
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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You're hooked. Evans contrives to slip the necessary specialist net-head detail into the plot without being boring or patronising. He can also pin down a character with a few details deftly brushed in. . . The characters are delightfully delineated by their speech patterns . . . beautifully controlled . . . Not the least satisfying aspect of this pacy thriller for the 21st century is the way things go on happening until the last page. (The Times)

You're hooked. Evans contrives to slip the necessary specialist net-head detail into the plot without being boring or patronising. He can also pin down a character with a few details deftly brushed in. . . The characters are delightfully delineated by their speech patterns. . . beautifully controlled. . . Not the least satisfying aspect of this pacy thriller for the 21st century is the way things go on happening until the last page. (The Times)

'A clever interesting read that you can take your time over. One can only hope that this, the first novel by Jon Evans, is not the last.' - (Bolton Evening News)

In this haunting, suspense debut, Evans takes the reader on a page-turning adventure (Publishers Weekly)

An original two-way hunt with moments of real suspense scattered across the wildest reaches of the planet (Hector Macdonald)

A taut thriller . . . He keeps you guessing and leaves you with the uncomfortable realisation of just how plausible all this could be. A real page-turner (Ms London)

TRAIL OF THE DEAD is engaging, disturbing, and relentless - an impressive debut novel. (C.J. Box, award-winning author of WINTERKILL and TROPHY HUNT)

This is a stunning debut novel from a thriller writer to watch . . . a breathtaking thriller (Western Daily Press)

TRAIL OF THE DEAD is engaging, disturbing, and relentless - an impressive debut novel. (C.J. Box, award-winning author of WINTERKILL)

I was completely gripped. As the plot unfolded, I found myself constantly surprised. Jon Evans's plotting is excellent, and he has obviously travelled widely - all the details are clearly authentic and I found myself interested in the locations as much as the plot. The internet aspect of the story was intriguing, and at the end all the strands were tied up perfectly. I never wanted to put the book down. (Emily Barr)

I was completely gripped. As the plot unfolded, I found myself constantly surprised. Jon Evans's plotting is excellent, and he has obviously travelled widely - all the details are clearly authentic and I found myself interested in the locations as much as the plot. The internet aspect of the story was intriguing, and at the end all the strands were tied up perfectly. I never wanted to put the book down, and I was almost glad I was ill, so I had the chance to read it quickly. (Emily Barr)

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Off the beaten track. On the trail of a serial killer. A stunning debut backpacker thriller for THE BEACH generation.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 428 KB
  • Print Length: 338 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0060594233
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008I6JUG8
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
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Hi! Jon Evans here, the author of TRAIL OF THE DEAD (aka DARK PLACES), THE BLOOD PRICE, INVISIBLE ARMIES, THE NIGHT OF KNIVES and THE EXECUTOR. For far, far more than you probably ever wanted to know about me, see my web site at rezendi.com.

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Gripping easy read 21 Feb 2005
Format:Paperback
Didn't expect much from this book as picked it up from a bargain bucket in local shop. However it wrecked all my sunday plans to meet with friends. Very easy to read and a fantastic story. The main character is very likeable, an original and exciting serial killer, jam packed with shock and suspense and if that wasnt enough it tickles the travelling tastebuds to as it takes place over four continents. So what are you waiting for order your book now and when it arrives cancel your life for a day, unplug the phone, put a public health quarantine sign on the door and enjoy with no interruptions. Best of all plenty of opportuities for a sequel so if you know Jon Evans tell him to get writing now.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great First Novel 18 Sep 2004
By Frase
Format:Paperback
A great first novel, written in a very clear prose style which allows us to believe in the main character. Also our main character is fallable and even fairly 'normal'. The action takes place across the world, but even so its more believable than a lot of thrillers I have read lately. I don't normally read a lot of crime fiction, but if there is more like this out there, then I will!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great first novel 3 Aug 2004
By Bar.
Format:Paperback
I picked this up last weekend on the cheap in an Asda store and finished it monday night.
I think that the guy like the hero in his book is Canadian and that this is his first solo novel. It's impressive stuff and when he writes about Brits, Kiwis etc it is with affinity and knowledge often missing from American writers.
As a keen walker and half wanabee trail walker myself the setting and cast of the tale resonated but I think even those who never leave the car/bus/tube will still appreciate the tale and how it is woven around the events, locations and characters therein.
It avoids too many ovious plot turns and also anything too ridiculous, whilst keeping up a good pace which dispenses with extraneous detail though still sets the scene.
Overall I thoroughly enjoyed this and it is one of the better books I have read for quite some time. I had been waiting for a new Dominic Martell novel and this filled the space nicely albeit briefly which is high praise from me.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally gripping first novel 7 Oct 2004
Format:Paperback
If you want to feel tired in the morning because you were sitting in bed reading until the wee hours, then keep this book on your bedside table. The story is not only gripping, but also extremely realistic and accurate as far as the Internet-related parts are concerned (the rest too, probably, but I'm no expert in travel matters). Not only is this a hugely impressive piece of work, also the door is left open for an equally gripping sequel with the same potential for spreading it over multiple continents. Well done Jon Evans!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very good read 15 May 2014
By Lyn
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Very original story line - quite different and had me gripped from the beginning - I would definitely recommend and made me get some more books from same author.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! 11 Mar 2014
By julesmm
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I couldn't put this down from the first page to the last. It kept the suspense right to the end
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4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable! 9 Mar 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
There are so many books being written. I tend to read books that I can learn something from, May it be knowledge or author's experience s in life! This book offered me just that! So from this point of view, I like the book very much. But in terms of the plot it is average! One of another murder plots.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Unique and fantastic 22 Dec 2013
By Sarccy
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A backpacker mystery novel.

It was amazing, the plot was believable and I loved the characters.

I can't really say a lot without giving anything away.

I am not a back packer and the author manages to explain them without feeling like an information dump. It pulled me into the backpacker world and I loved every second of it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Trail of the Dead - brilliant!
I bought this book because I have read it before and fancied reading it again. This is a fantastic book! It gets straight into it from page 1! Read more
Published 7 months ago by ally
5.0 out of 5 stars Mrs Peril
I picked this up for free and it's been on my Kindle for a few months - I wish I'd got round to reading it sooner, because once I started, it was utterly compelling and I needed to... Read more
Published 12 months ago by F Phillips
4.0 out of 5 stars Good story
Liked the unusual storyline, maybe could of kept the killers identity secret a bit longer. Definitely worth reading though. Enjoyed it.
Published 13 months ago by Evonne Scott
2.0 out of 5 stars Dated Tech.....
I have marked this down an extra star because the computer technology is dated - even a non-techy like me knows that floppy disks and Windows 95 are pretty old hat, and as the... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Scotty
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Story
This is not a story I would have expected to like. It's about backpacking, computers and serial killing - none of which are really my thing but the main character is easy to like... Read more
Published 14 months ago by cherryred
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Read
This was very well written and unlike many, the author had come up with some original ideas. Although I haven't had the good fortune to travel to the places described I enjoyed... Read more
Published 15 months ago by STEVE ORMSTON
4.0 out of 5 stars Gripping story
Although the first part is not very exciting, it gets so much better after that. The storyline keeps you on your toes. Wouldn't want to read it before going travelling though.
Published 17 months ago by Anna
4.0 out of 5 stars Avid rrader
Really enjoyed this book as it was that little bit different. Sounds as though the author had first hand experience of that life.shall read more of his work
Published 18 months ago by Unknown
5.0 out of 5 stars Compulsive read
The story hooked me with the first line and kept me gripped the whole way - and I loved the last line of the book. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Ghengiz Jones
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