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Without Warning by David Rosenfelt
Review by Joseph B. Hoyos
Minotaur Books Hardcover  ISBN/ITEM#: 9781250024794
Date: 25 March 2014 List Price $25.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK

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In the small, isolated town of Wilton, Maine, a dam breaks. Fearing that the contents of a time capsule--buried five years ago--have been damaged, Police Chief Jake Robbins has it unburied. A man's skeleton is found on top of the capsule. His killer has planted predictions inside the capsule, some of which have already come true. One of them involves the murder of Jake's unfaithful wife, Jenny. It becomes obvious that her lover, Roger Hagel, didn't stab her to death. Soon, a vicious serial killer begins making more predictions come true by slaughtering, one by one, everyone around Jake and making him appear responsible.

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Product Description: Years ago, Katie Sanford's husband was convicted of the murder of Jenny Robbins, then died himself in prison. It's a small town and memories are long, and Katie and Jenny's husband, Chief of Police Jake Robbins, have had to work at putting the tragedy behind them. But it's all brought up again in the wake of a hurricane which has just wreaked havoc on their quiet Maine town. Since its founding, Wilton has had a quaint tradition of creating a time capsule every fifty years, and the storm unearthed the most recent capsule. As the editor of the local paper, Katie joins Chief Robbins to supervise its opening. Neither of them is prepared for the macabre set of predictions, dating back to months before Jenny's murder, that they find inside. Someone predicted her death, as well as eleven other tragedies, which are still occurring even long after the death of Katie's husband.

At last, after all these years, Katie has reason to hope that her husband might not have been guilty of Jenny's murder after all. But as she and Jake race to stop the next predictions from coming true, they find themselves caught in a terrifying mind game with no rules...and life or death consequences.

In Without Warning, David Rosenfelt has written another tightly plotted thriller that will hold readers in its grip from the opening page all the way through to the stunning conclusion.

(Source: Minotaur Books)

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