The Scarecrow

The Scarecrow

A Novel

Book - 2009
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Forced out of the Los Angeles Times amid the latest budget cuts, newspaperman Jack McEvoy decides to go out with a bang, using his final days at the paper to write the definitive murder story of his career. He focuses on Alonzo Winslow, a 16-year-old drug dealer in jail after confessing to a brutal murder. But as he delves into the story, Jack realizes that Winslow's so-called confession is bogus. The kid might actually be innocent. Jack is soon running with his biggest story since The Poet made his career years ago. He is tracking a killer who operates completely below police radar--and with perfect knowledge of any move against him. Including Jack's.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316166300
Branch Call Number: MYS F CON
Characteristics: 419, 14 p. ; 24 cm


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Jan 10, 2019

An enjoyable read.

Sep 09, 2016

Fair but not great. Not one of Connelly's best. A bit of a departure from his smash hit Harry Bosch/Mickey Haller series.

Aug 03, 2016

Very exciting. Wondered if they would ever make the connection.

Dec 20, 2013

I do not understand all the admiration for this book. Too many boring details about IT stuff. Many complaints about today's journalism. And then, of course, always powerful FBI. Not interesting book. Barely finish reading it.

Oct 19, 2013

And easy quick read - sometimes blazingly fast...but I thought it had a weak ending and some "implausible" convolutions. Even if all fiction were implausible it ought not to seem that way when one reads it. But all in all, a pleasant day looking for the killer.

Aug 29, 2013

Good read

Jun 05, 2013

Enjoyed the details of newsroom politics and current defeat by digital media, as well as the techno-geeks and their desert data center.

Apr 09, 2013

Good but not among his best. I don't find McEvoy as memorable as guys like Mickey Haller and Harry Bosch.

Feb 08, 2013

Easy to understand why this thriller?s atop the NY Times bestseller list. The well paced plot of twists and turns is worthy for any lover of good suspense. 9 of 10 stars

lovetwolive Jun 25, 2012

This was a very good book. Mysterious. It had me at the edge of my seat wanting to know when would he catch this 'bad guy'.

It's a good book but not one of his best.

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lovetwolive thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over


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