- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Ballantine Books Inc.; Reissue edition (15 July 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 034554076X
- ISBN-13: 978-0345540768
- Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 2.3 x 19 cm
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,074,719 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
False Positive (Detective Cooper Devereaux) Paperback – 28 Jun 2016
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Praise for False Positive
"A fast-moving thriller . . . Readers who like defects in their heroes will love this guy, who knows he's not as good as he'd like to be. The final twist comes just as all finally seems well with the world. A dark, enjoyable novel. One of [Andrew] Grant's better works."--Kirkus Reviews
"Engrossing . . . Action-driven, the book's pace never stops until the startling conclusion, which will chill to the core."--RT Book Reviews (Top Pick!)
"An adrenaline-fueled thrill ride that will have your head spinning and your heart pounding."--Joseph Finder "High stakes, high tension, and nonstop action . . . Hang on and enjoy this smart, original, and fast-paced adventure."--Hank Phillippi Ryan "Relentless, twisty, and blistering fast, it's a book you don't dare start at bedtime."--Sean Chercover "A whizbang of a novel with just the right dose of smart-ass."--Chelsea Cain "Breathtakingly fast-paced."--Harlan Coben "A perfect thriller--smart, fast, and blazing with nonstop surprises."--Robert Crais From the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Andrew Grant is the author of RUN, False Positive, and False Friend. He was born in Birmingham, England. He attended the University of Sheffield, where he studied English literature and drama. He ran a small independent theater company, and subsequently worked in the telecommunications industry for fifteen years. Grant and his wife, the novelist Tasha Alexander, live on a wildlife preserve in Wyoming.
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With False Positive Andrew introduces us to Cooper Devereaux a detective in Birmingham AL, who is called back from suspension to investigate a case involving a missing 7 year old child. He is paired with a new partner Jan Loflin who herself is recently back from a long undercover case.
Without getting too spoilerish it is not a simple missing child case and throughout the investigation things are discovered that no-one could have foreseen.
It's a great book it had me gripped from the start and didn't let me go until I got to the ending. Which gave me the creeps.
Can't wait for False Friend, (the next one in the series)
Det. Cooper Devereaux has been called back from suspension to partner with relative newcomer Jan Loflin, investigating the disappearance of a 7-year-old boy. Did the parents murder the boy? If he was kidnapped, why have there been no ransom demands? While the case brings up events in Devereaux’s own past, Loflin seems to be investigating both the case, and her partner.
The book starts with very short chapters that jump between characters and file information on Devereaux, and include cliff-hanger chapter endings. This does improve as we get further into the story.
The characters are interesting; Devereaux who carries a lot of past around with him, Loflin whose motives are suspect. They are an interesting combination, but somewhat stereotypical. While Jan seems to be a “by-the-book” cop, Devereaux style is more “what book?”. However, Jan’s insecurity and gullibility does become a big tiresome until you understand what motivates it. Each develops and becomes both more complex, and more interesting, as they story progresses. One can appreciate who Devereaux’ PDST is woven thru the story.
Grant does have a good voice—“Devereaux had always thought of the fourth floor conference room as the place where enthusiasm went to die.” He does do a very good job of conveying the stress under which the parents of a missing child would be.
“False Positive” is an exciting read, full of wicked twists all the way to the end, although the final twist was rather predictable. Still, if you’re looking for an escapist read for a weekend, or airplane trip, here it is.
FALSE POSITIVE (Pol Proc-Det. Cooper Devereaux-Alabama-Cont) – G+
Grant, Andrew – 2nd in series
Ballantine Books – Jun 2016
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