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  1. says:

    Mason Cross writes brilliant and compelling thrillers, and Presumed Dead had me reading non stop until I finished the novel This is the 5th in the Carter Blake series, a man who has a specialism in locating people who do not want to be found Blake finds himself in Bethany, Georgia after acquiescing to a request to look into David Connor s claim that he saw his sister, Adeline, in Atlanta This seems highly unlikely, Adeline was the last victim of The Devil Mountain serial killer, who between 2 Mason Cross writes brilliant and compelling thrillers, and Presumed Dead had me reading non stop until I finished the novel This is the 5th in the Carter Blake series, a man who has a specialism in locating people who do not want to be found Blake finds himself in Bethany, Georgia after acquiescing to a request to look into David Connor s claim that he saw his sister, Adeline, in Atlanta This seems highly unlikely, Adeline was the last victim of The Devil Mountain serial killer, who between 2002 and 2003 was responsible for the murder of 9 people The MO was consistently two bullets in the head with a.38 gun, the killer was never caught, and there is speculation as to why that might be the case The town of Bethany has ostensibly consigned these events to history and no one wants to be reminded of it, so Blake faces hostility on his arrival More concerning is that the P I Connor had previously employed ended up shot dead in an apparent carjacking Is Blake going to be able to stay alive and get to the truth Blake is not the only one interested in the killings, so too is Dwight Haycox, a deputy sheriff carrying out a covert investigation Deputy Isabella Green lost her father to the serial killer, leaving her haunted by nightmares ever since She finds herself connecting with Blake, working closely with him as the past seems to rear its head in the present withmurders that echo the MO of the killer It does not take long for Blake to discover that the carjacked death of the PI links to another death in Atlanta Blake finds himself arrested for murder, it seems that there are those in the Sheriff s department who are only too happy to lay the recent deaths at the door of an outsider Blake s client, David, is viewed as a oddball and loner, prime suspect material but Blake is convinced of his innocence And why has the search for Adeline sparked these present day killings Blake and Green find themselves thinking the unthinkable when it comes to suspecting who is behind the murders, something that brings them closer to danger.Mason Cross writes a suspenseful and atmospheric thriller, full of an undercurrent of fear and menace that pervades the novel Blake is a charismatic central character, matched by the fearless and determined Isabella Green, as they battle ruthless forces that have no intention of facing any form of justice This is a twisted tale, as secrets and deceptions slowly come to be revealed, with a terrific ending If you like fast paced thrillers with great plots and writing, then this book will be just your cup of team A fantastic, thoroughly engaging, and entertaining read that will have you turning the pages fast in your quest to find out exactly what is going on Many thanks to Orion for an ARC


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    Serious love for this thriller set in small town America As usual, Mason Cross gets everything right a missing girl, thought dead but now seen alive A serial killer, thought dead but maybe on the loose again Suspicious small town cops Carter Blake, the kind of intelligent, methodological investigator that is a genuine pleasure to spend time with All this in an isolated mountain community where people are dying once again and nobody wants to talk about it It s brilliantly paced and plotted Serious love for this thriller set in small town America As usual, Mason Cross gets everything right a missing girl, thought dead but now seen alive A serial killer, thought dead but maybe on the loose again Suspicious small town cops Carter Blake, the kind of intelligent, methodological investigator that is a genuine pleasure to spend time with All this in an isolated mountain community where people are dying once again and nobody wants to talk about it It s brilliantly paced and plotted, with enough layers to make working it all out a real challenge.Still, I saw the clues you put in Mr Cross, but I didn t think you d go that dark That ending Whoa.ARC via Netgalley


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    Carter Blake Number 5Four books in a row readTHENAdeline Connor was the Devil Mountain Killer s final victim After she was gunned down, the murderer disappeared and the killing spree ended.NOWCarter Blake has been hired to do what he does best to find someone But this time he s hunting a dead girl Adeline Connor s brother is convinced she s still alive A gripping mystery of the Devil Mountain Killer returning to haunt a beautiful quiet town.Good, strong, believable characters, an in Carter Blake Number 5Four books in a row readTHENAdeline Connor was the Devil Mountain Killer s final victim After she was gunned down, the murderer disappeared and the killing spree ended.NOWCarter Blake has been hired to do what he does best to find someone But this time he s hunting a dead girl Adeline Connor s brother is convinced she s still alive A gripping mystery of the Devil Mountain Killer returning to haunt a beautiful quiet town.Good, strong, believable characters, an intriguing story line and a nice twist in the end of the tale.Carter Blake is doing what he does best looking for someone Only this time, the person he is looking for is presumed dead A friend from his past asks him to get involved with the case of a long missing girl, presumed to have been murdered But her brother is convinced he s seen her alive.Here Carter Blake finds a great adversary in particularly Deputy Isabella Green, who ends up working closely with Blake.With each book you learn just a little about Carter Blake, also learn about the author Mason Cross, just hints of his love of music, brought into Carter s character.This is the first book I would feel that is a real whodunnit mystery as well as the usual Carter Blake thriller.I guessed some of the later story, but not all the twists.A great book just a fraction behind book 3, the best in the series


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    A BOOM book I read it then at the end my heart went BOOM.Hey look I ve loved this series since the start, in my honest opinion Presumed Dead is the best one yet and that is actually quite the achievement but it s true This was a pretty perfect read from start to finish, sending Carter Blake after a missing girl who may or may not be dead and may or may not be the victim of a serial killer who may or may not be dead Phew It s quite the rollercoaster ride let me tell you.Add to that small to A BOOM book I read it then at the end my heart went BOOM.Hey look I ve loved this series since the start, in my honest opinion Presumed Dead is the best one yet and that is actually quite the achievement but it s true This was a pretty perfect read from start to finish, sending Carter Blake after a missing girl who may or may not be dead and may or may not be the victim of a serial killer who may or may not be dead Phew It s quite the rollercoaster ride let me tell you.Add to that small town blues, a suspicious Sheriff,death, a bit of action and some cliff hanging shenanigans and you are onto a good thing Then we have perhaps one of the best endings in a thriller novel I ve come across for AGES I was all HA Brilliant.Oh beautifully written too An intelligent thriller with clever twists and multi layered characters I m sure I ve said that before but it bears saying again.I think we can safely leave it at Highly Recommended but you can add some puppies or kittens if you like.Highly Recommended.Boom


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    Mason Cross writes fast exciting thrillers somewhere between Tim Weaver David Raker missing persons investigator and Lee Child with the Jack Reacher series dur loner investigating suspicious and frequently dangerous situations Carter Blake describes himself as a Locating Consultant finding people who don t want to be found In Presumed Dead he is approached by David Connor who believes that his sister Adeline was not the Devil Mountain killer s final victim but rather she is alive and wel Mason Cross writes fast exciting thrillers somewhere between Tim Weaver David Raker missing persons investigator and Lee Child with the Jack Reacher series dur loner investigating suspicious and frequently dangerous situations Carter Blake describes himself as a Locating Consultant finding people who don t want to be found In Presumed Dead he is approached by David Connor who believes that his sister Adeline was not the Devil Mountain killer s final victim but rather she is alive and well and he knows this to be true because he has seen her He has managed to convince Carter Blake that there may be some truth in his wild assertion so Blake makes the trip south to Lake Bethany in hope of an early resolve.What follows is a fast exciting ride as Blake attempts to be accepted, into this rural community, by a suspicious population and police force who do not welcome the interference of outsiders It soon becomes clear that a killer is still active and as the body count mounts the lines between the past and present become increasingly blurred Mason Cross performs the very skilful task of shielding the real killer until the final pages and that disclosure is nothing short of ingenious Many thanks to netgalley and the publisher Orion for a gratis copy in return for an honest review and that is what I have written


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    I m back to saying WOW What a fantastic book It s beautifully written, with well fleshed out characters I cared very much for The pace was just right, with tension mounting as the story progresses I think it was a real challenge for Carter to figure out who was telling him the truth in Presumed Dead and even MORE of a challenge for this reader Brilliant storytelling And, oh my gosh, the last couple of chapters left me feeling totally stunned My only disappointment with this book was that I m back to saying WOW What a fantastic book It s beautifully written, with well fleshed out characters I cared very much for The pace was just right, with tension mounting as the story progresses I think it was a real challenge for Carter to figure out who was telling him the truth in Presumed Dead and even MORE of a challenge for this reader Brilliant storytelling And, oh my gosh, the last couple of chapters left me feeling totally stunned My only disappointment with this book was that it had to end I wanted to read , ,


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    Disappointing and sluggish crime fiction in an otherwise dynamite series featuring Carter Blake, a specialist in finding people who don t want to be found Blake is basically working as a private detective in a missing person serial killer hunt here but it s three stars for the ingenious twist ending


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    I would like to thank Netgalley and Orion Publishing Group for an advance copy of Presumed Dead, the fifth novel to feature location consultant Carter Blake.In 2002 3 the Devil Mountain Killer claimed nine known victims in and around the small Georgian town of Bethany and then disappeared Adeline Connor was the last presumed victim but her body was never found Recently her brother David believes he saw her in Atlanta and hires Carter Blake to find her And then the killings start again in Beth I would like to thank Netgalley and Orion Publishing Group for an advance copy of Presumed Dead, the fifth novel to feature location consultant Carter Blake.In 2002 3 the Devil Mountain Killer claimed nine known victims in and around the small Georgian town of Bethany and then disappeared Adeline Connor was the last presumed victim but her body was never found Recently her brother David believes he saw her in Atlanta and hires Carter Blake to find her And then the killings start again in Bethany.I thoroughly enjoyed Presumed Dead which is a high octane read with some clever twists I was so engrossed by it that I read it in one sitting, unwilling to put it down There are plenty of OMG I didn t see that coming moments and enough action to leave you breathless It is told mostly alternately by Carter Blake in the first person and Deputy Isabella Green in the third It makes for an interesting read when the narrator changes midway through an event fortunately each chapter is labelled with the narrator I don t think I ve seen this approach before but it works really well as it gives two interpretations Carter Blake, man of mystery as this is not his real name, has a chequered past which is not really explained in this novel as it has been explored previously As I have read some of the preceding novels and know about it I m not best placed to judge if the reader would benefit from this knowledge or not My impression is that the novel will work as a stand alone as the story is complete with a slightly baffling protagonist He is a likeable, reasonable man until he isn t as there s steel at his core.Presumed Dead is a great read which I have no hesitation in recommending


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    Mason Cross is one of my new old favorites Yes, that s an oxymoron but it fits.There are some authors that I ve been reading for many years, King, Doyle, Connelly, Sandford, Deaver, Poe, Maron, Braun and many others Some feel out of favor Patricia Cornwell, James Patterson, Lisa Scotoline for example Still others are new favorites Kristoff, Hearne are but two of those.I came across Cross name about 5 years ago and I wait anxiously for every new Carter Blake book Cross came on like gang bu Mason Cross is one of my new old favorites Yes, that s an oxymoron but it fits.There are some authors that I ve been reading for many years, King, Doyle, Connelly, Sandford, Deaver, Poe, Maron, Braun and many others Some feel out of favor Patricia Cornwell, James Patterson, Lisa Scotoline for example Still others are new favorites Kristoff, Hearne are but two of those.I came across Cross name about 5 years ago and I wait anxiously for every new Carter Blake book Cross came on like gang busters in The Killing Season and hasn t missed a step since That s very true of this novel.Blake was given a name of a man by an old, old friend, a man whose sister was the last of the Devil Mountain Killer s victims or was she The man insists that he saw his sister in Atlanta Wishful thinking Maybe, but Blake can t let it rest until he finds out the truth.But then in the small town of Bethany, Georgia things begin to happen, killings with a modus operandi mirroring the horror of 15 years earlier And Black is right in the sights of the Sheriff and his deputy well, at least one of them There s also Isabella Green, another deputy who becomesthan someone helping Blake But be warned Blake doesn t have a good history of lasting relationships You ll have to READ THE BOOK to find out how this one goes Who lives, who dies Again you ll have to READ THE BOOK to find out, no spoilers from me Blake is a character that has depth and history You need to read the series in order for the most part to understand that history And his name is not Carter Blake But that s not a spoiler, you learn that from the very first in The Killing Season Adventured, lots of bang bang shoot em up, peril and redemption to an extent If that s your cup of tea and you aren t familiar with Carter Blake then you re missing out


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    This is the first book that I ve read by Mason Cross, and I really enjoyed it Blake is asked to track down a girl who everyone thinks was killed fifteen years ago all except her brother who hires Blake When Blake visits the local Sheriff he s warned off the case and told the last guy who was asked to find Adeline, ended up dead This doesn t stop Blake from heading out and looking for Adeline and when people start getting killed, it makes himdetermined to find out what s going on Depu This is the first book that I ve read by Mason Cross, and I really enjoyed it Blake is asked to track down a girl who everyone thinks was killed fifteen years ago all except her brother who hires Blake When Blake visits the local Sheriff he s warned off the case and told the last guy who was asked to find Adeline, ended up dead This doesn t stop Blake from heading out and looking for Adeline and when people start getting killed, it makes himdetermined to find out what s going on Deputy Green is helping Blake, much to the Sheriff s disgust, and together they try and work out who is carrying out the killings This is a gripping read and the end will have you on the edge of your seat Thanks to Orion and NetGalley for the opportunity to read this book


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Presumed Dead Mason Cross Is A Fast Paced, High Octane Thriller Writer Simon KernickTHENFifteen Years Ago, An Unidentified Killer Terrorised Northern Georgia, Killing Hikers With Two Shots From A Pistol, Before Disposing Of The Bodies Along The Remote Trails And In The Rivers In The Vicinity Of Blood Mountain.The Killer Was Never Brought To Justice.NOWCarter Blake Has Returned Home For The First Time In Many Years The Visit Stirs Old Memories, Including A Girl From School Who Vanished Without A Trace.Blake Runs Into The Mother Of The Girl, Who Mentions A Case She S Come Across In Georgia, Where Someone Is Convinced Their Relative Is Still Alive, Fifteen Years On.Adeline Connor Was The Blood Mountain Killer S Last Suspected Victim She Vanished Without A Trace.So Why Is Her Brother So Convinced She S Still Alive One Of The Best New Series Characters Since Jack Reacher Lisa Gardner