The Spire

The Spire

Large Print - 2009
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Mark Darrow grew up in a small Ohio town with no advantages beyond his intelligence and athletic ability. Thanks to the intervention of Lionel Farr, a professor at Caldwell College, Darrow became a great trial lawyer. Now Farr asks his protg for a life-altering favor -- a scandal has threatened Caldwell, and he wants Darrow to consider becoming its new president. Darrow accepts, but returning to his alma mater opens up old wounds. It's been sixteen years since he discovered the body of Angela Hall at the base of the bell tower known as The Spire. His best friend, Steve Tillman, was convicted of the crime. Back at Caldwell, Darrow suspects that the case against Steve left crucial unanswered questions. Darrow starts investigating, and is now certain that the real murderer is still at large. And when another mysterious death occurs, Darrow realizes that his own life is at risk.
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., 2009.
Edition: Center Point large print ed.
ISBN: 9781602855526
1602855528
Characteristics: 479 p. (large print) ; 23 cm.

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Mar 12, 2015

The Spire was rather dull and plodding for the most part. Patterson's usual suspense building was absent. He seemed to view the story as an afterthought. Much of it was predictable and boring, especially the Taylor-Darrow romance. Please! Even the ending was predictable and not very suspenseful (the bell swinging back and forth was a pitiful attempt). I spotted Farr as the killer early on (maybe a quarter of the way into the book). This was certainly not one of north-patterson's better books. Is patterson losing his edge?

kodibyrd Oct 22, 2009

Another of my favourite authors. I loved this latest book and it was able to keep my attention all the time.
I would recommend to anyone who likes a good mystery

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