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At the Stroke of Madness (A Maggie O'Dell Novel - Book 4)

At the Stroke of Madness (A Maggie O'Dell Novel - Book 4) [Kindle Edition]

Alex Kava
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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"'Move over Patricia Cornwell, Kathy Reichs and Karin Slaughter' (Guardian)

'O'Dell could be Reacher's long-lost twin' (Lee Child)

'Reads like collaboration among Michael Crichton, Agatha Christie and Jeffery Deaver, orchestrated by James Patterson' (Bookreporter on Exposed)

'Not for the faint of heart.' (Peter Robinson)

'Kava's writing is reminiscent of Patricia Cornwell in her prime' --Mystery Ink

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FBI Special Agent Maggie O'Dell is just starting a vacation when she gets a call from her friend, psychologist Dr. Gwen Patterson. One of Gwen's patients is missing on a trip to Connecticut. Can Maggie look into Joan Begley's disappearance?

At first Maggie dismisses Gwen's concern. But when the body of a woman is discovered in an abandoned rock quarry in Connecticut, Maggie heads to the small town on "unofficial" business. Soon the shocking news surfaces that more bodies have been discovered, and Maggie is drawn into a case that confounds both local law enforcement and a seasoned criminal profiler like herself.

But where is Joan Begley? Is she in fact the woman discovered buried in the quarry? Or is she the unwilling guest of a killer obsessed with possessing an unimaginable prize from his victims?

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1906 KB
  • Print Length: 378 pages
  • Publisher: MIRA (1 Sep 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0068SQIEK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #25,751 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Alex Kava is the author of more than thirteen bestselling novels, nine of which feature her series heroine Maggie O'Dell. A former PR director, Alex dedicated herself to writing full-time in 1996.

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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Better than the last one. 23 Nov 2004
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I DID find myself page turning on this one as there was a deadline for murder! It was good, but still not believable really as the dialogue was still a bit un-real and the characters still not identifiable as normal people.
It was a good book to while away the hours but a book in which you forget all about the plot just a few days after you've read it. A good money earner for Alex Kava but not a mainstay in thriller fiction by any means! If you normally read Ruth Rendell or P.D.James don't buy this book, unless you want a rest from cerebral thrillers. This is a 'Thriller for the masses.'
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
I was lying in bed and when i finished reading it i was stunned and i shouted wow! my partner was next to me snoring!
This book is full of twists and turns until the very end, your be amazed.
Alex kava is excellent!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good continuity, could be longer 29 Jun 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The characters continue to develop from her other Maggie O'Dell books. I liked the story and wanted it to continue a little longer!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable read 3 Jun 2014
As usual Kava's O'Dell series is readable and enjoyable. The characters individual story lines continue to be developed whilst they pursue a serial killer. Not the best in the series but a good read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!!! 11 Oct 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book had me gripped, right to the end!!! Can't wait to read the next book in the series, Kindles are great!
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5.0 out of 5 stars review for at the stroke of madness 21 Sep 2013
By kim c
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Another excellent alex kava book. Could not fault the book, an amazing page turner, that you cannot put down until then end!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 21 Aug 2013
By Rebecca
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A brilliant book, really enjoyed it, great ending, would recommend to people who enjoy investigation and murder books, fantastic author.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Alex Kava collection. 27 July 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Not one the better ones but still ok.

Maggie O'Dell series so if you like to read a series completly read it & enjoy.
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