Lost Lake

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Written By: Phillip M. Margolin

Narrated By: Kristine Sutherland

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: March 2005

Duration: 5 hours 36 minutes

Summary:

It's a beautiful summer night in Portland, Oregon. Ami Vergano, a young attorney and single mother, arrives at her son Ryan's little league game with their tenant and new friend, Dan Morelli. When the assistant coach calls in sick, Morelli seems happy to help out.But then one player roughly blocks another and a fight erupts. Before the game ends, Ami witnesses violence that shocks and horrifies her and makes her question everything she thought she knew about Morelli.

On the other side of the continent, ex-mental patient Vanessa Kohler, a reporter for Exposed, a tabloid that specializes in alien abduction stories, watches a piece on television about the little league massacre and quickly places a call to the FBI. For years she's been telling anyone who will listen about a vast government conspiracy to conceal a secret military unit headed by General Morris Wingate, a presidential candidate, and for years everyone has dismissed her stories. But when Vanessa sees Dan Morelli fighting, she believes she's found the key to proving that her theories are true.

Vanessa hires Ami Vergano to represent Morelli, who is charged with attempted murder, and Ami is drawn into Vanessa's paranoid world. Are Vanessa, a former mental patient, and Morelli, a confessed mass murder, telling the truth about one of the nation's most respected soldiers and politicians? Or are their charges the products of two sick minds? Ami has to decide who and what to believe in Phillip Margolin's most exciting and surprising thriller since his breakout bestseller Gone, But Not Forgotten.

Performed by Kristine Sutherland

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  • Wanda Weinberger

    This a great book it is exciting and good to listen to while you are driving

  • Jean

    This was an interesting story that started out more of a human interest story but quickly turned into political intrigue. Good court room drama. The reader was excellent.

  • Theresa

    It was a good book to listen to. I liked it a lot. Not the best I've listened to, but I would recommend it. You will enjoy it, it keeps moving and keeps your interest up. It's easy to keep straight and has a good ending.

  • Nanette

    I loved, loved, loved this book. I liked the story line and the characters. Not sure why others thought it was too long or boring. I thought is was a great listen and worth my time.

  • Ann

    Too predictable. I feel fortunate that I did not listen to the unabridged version. Five cds was enough for me. A very simple plot which one might find in a made-for-tv movie.

  • Greysy Valdes

    Man, this book bored me to tears. I could not even finish it. The reader was as uninteresting as the book. Wish I could have back the 2 hours I spent on it.

  • Ed Jacques

    This was my first book by the author and I have no regrets. The book had a good pace and some interesting characters. I thought the author did a good job developing the characters going into the right amount of detail for each. I like the way he tied up all the loose end as the story progressed. The listener is not left wondering too much but just enough to keep you interested. I felt a bit lost at the end wondering what happened to the main character, but not enough to be disappointed. I thought the narrator did a great job. She did not overplay the voices of the characters but seemed to have a good grasp of the emotions she needed to interject. Her reading of the book added to my enjoyment of it for sure. Worth the listen.

  • Texas Reader

    On the whole, I definitely think this book is worth a read (or a listen). The writing was formulaic, but not condescending. The story flowed well, and the multiple plot elements came together nicely. I don't want to be spoiler for anyone, so I'll just say that the book ties up neatly in a nice bow that I can't believe would happen in real life. I found that I really didn't care about the characters all that much, and it felt really necessary for me to do so here. I didn't. I was unimpressed with the narrarator.

  • Anonymous

    This book was as exciting as most of Phillip Margolin's books, but the only thing I didn't like about it was the ending left you wondering about what exactly would be the relationship between the two main characters.

  • Lee Werley

    It was an exciting book and keep me on the edge of my chair. I sometimes paint while I'm listening but on this one I really wanted to concentrate so I put my brush down and just listened. Good story and battle between good and evil.