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by Keith Peterson

Michael North and Susannah McGill share a vision of an evil scarred man, who has a part in the frigthening intertwining of the unknown and violent pasts that haunt the two lovers
Download Scarred Man, The epub
ISBN: 0385266146
ISBN13: 978-0385266147
Category: Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Author: Keith Peterson
Language: English
Publisher: Doubleday; 1st edition (December 1, 1989)
Pages: 278 pages
ePUB size: 1692 kb
FB2 size: 1898 kb
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 604
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I picked up this book because a friend recommended it as having the most perfect story opening. Mike is invited to his boss's idyllic Christmas party at his home away from the big city. He plummets into a romance with the boss's daughter, Susannah. Everything is better than he could have imagined until the night everyone shares stories to pass the time. Mike tells one about a man with a terrible facial scar, who is hunting a victim in some made-up town, and Susannah, the woman Mike most hopes to impress, freaks as if he has viciously offended her. She leaves the next morning without explanation or apology. It was just a ghost story. Why did she react this way? Since he can't stop thinking about her, he drives to her college dorm to try to make up to her, and when he arrives on campus, his headlights pass over a man crossing the road--a man with a terribly scarred face.

Was Mike's story actually a work of his imagination? Did he read it somewhere and forget it was true? But even if it is true, what does it have to do with Susannah? Many details refuse to add up until Mike can hunt them all down, sort fact from fiction, and determine whom he can trust.

This is a fun read, more of a mystery than a thriller. And it isn't a ghost story, though it may feel like one in spots.
"Scarred Man" kept me guessing, w/ lots of twists & turns along the way..The chracters were amusing as well as believable & interesting.
As always, my only complaint w/Andrew Klavan books is I can't put them down!
this book delivered. Tight plot, surprise twists, and very compelling characters.
Somewhat confusing story. Starts out like it wants to be a ghost story and wanders around family secrets and who is brother and sister and who is who.
Very disappointing wrap-up and ending. Just not a satisfying read.Later Klavan books are better written.
I received this through the Amazon Overdrive program so it was almost a free read - except for the library bond payments in my property taxes.
To start with the plot is unbelievable. The murderer of a husband and wife and their maid keeps track of the two young children who escaped the massacre. The killer suddenly reappears 20 years latter to kill both surrivors as possible witnesses, even though a local handyman confessed and was convicted of the crime and is about to be executed for another murder he committed. Go figure. This is an early work by author Andrew Klavin. I've read some of his latter works, which were quite good. This one though is not good at all. It's hard to follow, the writing is clumsy and too many things are unexplained and don't make sense. The ending was oh give me a break predictable, complete with hero and heroine trapped in a basement and the house set on fire by the bad guy. It takes an entire chapter for the author to try to explain this mess of a story.
An enjoyable and pretty quick read, although the "pretty quick" comes from not really wanting to put it down. Reading it gave me that slightly disconcerted feeling I've had before when reading Drew Klavan's stuff, and that's why I come back, even though I'm not a big reader of thrillers.
I'd recommend this book to all who love all the elements of a good mystery...drama, suspense, love and family - whatever form it takes. Fast reading and hard to put down.
"The Scarred Man" is a great book which was written under a pen name by Andrew Klavan, author of "Don't Say a Word", "True Crime", and "The Animal Hour."
Like "The Animal Hour", this is a surprising creepy book that almost crosses genres from mystery to horror.