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eBook Cyanide Wells ePub

by Sandra Burr,J. Charles,Marcia Muller

  • ISBN: 1590868242
  • Category: Thrillers and Suspense
  • Subcategory: Suspense and Obscurity
  • Author: Sandra Burr,J. Charles,Marcia Muller
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio; Unabridged edition (July 16, 2003)
  • ePub book: 1787 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1133 kb
  • Other: mbr doc lrf lit
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 104

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One of those towns is Cyanide Wells, now an artsy community, whose name comes from the miners' use of cyanide to. .In an unusual, but effective, tag-team approach, Sandra Burr and J. Charles provide an excellent reading of Cyanide Wells.

One of those towns is Cyanide Wells, now an artsy community, whose name comes from the miners' use of cyanide to refine ore and the time the area's water supply was tragically poisoned. To Matthew Lindstrom, that sinister legacy is ironically appropriate for the place he finally expects to find his ex-wife, Gwen. Muller switches the story from two third-person perspectives, that of Lindstrom and Maguire, and Burr and Charles both perform admirably.

The female voices are read by Sandra Burr and the male ones by J. Charles. This is only fitfully successful, but whether because the actors aren't up to it or because the dialogue is unreadable is hard to tell. A mildly entertaining exercise, but never very believable, though the production is slick.

Cyanide Wells book CYANIDE WELLS – VG Marcia Muller – Stand alone Fourteen years ago, Matthew Lindstrom’s wife disappeared and left him a suspect.

In an unusual, but effective, tag-team approach, Sandra Burr and J. CYANIDE WELLS – VG Marcia Muller – Stand alone Fourteen years ago, Matthew Lindstrom’s wife disappeared and left him a suspect for her murder. Now he received an anonymous call saying she’s alive and living in Cyanide Wells.

Pairing performers Sandra Burr and J. Charles proves to be a champion idea as their combined reading gives a depth and richness to this audio of Marcia Muller's compelling thriller Veteran actor J. Charles is also a talented scenic and lighting designer.

CYANIDE WELLS – VG Marcia Muller – Stand alone Fourteen years ago, Matthew Lindstrom’s wife disappeared and left him a suspect for her murder. Muller is a wonderful writer.

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Cyanide Wells by Marcia Muller, Sandra Burr, J. Charles

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Sharon mccone mysteries by marcia muller. Well, you’ve got to like the quiet life, and I do. I live in the country, near a little town called Cyanide Wells. Listen to the silence. So you think Soledad County is really a good place to live? If you want, I’ll sing its praises all the way there.

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A hard, four-hour drive north of San Francisco leads to sparsely populated Soledad County, a combination of spectacular seashore, inland forests, and small towns steeped in gold-mining history. One of those towns is Cyanide Wells, now an artsy community, whose name comes from the miners’ use of cyanide to refine ore and the time the area’s water supply was tragically poisoned. To Matthew Lindstrom, that sinister legacy is ironically appropriate for the place he finally expects to find his ex-wife, Gwen. Fourteen years earlier, her baffling disappearance branded him a murderer and destroyed his reputation and career as a photographer. Suddenly, after all this time, an anonymous phone caller tells him that Gwen is alive - and well aware of what she has done. Matt comes to Cyanide Wells looking for answers...and revenge. Here, where the surrounding thick forest conceals twisted paths and old sins, Matt works to uncover the details of Gwen’s new life. But before he can confront her, his ex vanishes once more. With his future again threatened by suspicion, Matt must join forces with Carly McGuire - a local woman with secrets of her own - and begin a hunt through Soledad’s untamed landscape and an interior geography of betrayal and darkness. There perhaps lies the truth about past crimes and Gwen’s fate...as well as Matt’s own.

Comments

Brightfury Brightfury
Received this book new to replace a lost one from the library. Price was great and saved a lot rather than paying replacement value to library. Thank you.
Broadraven Broadraven
I'll fully engrosed with this mystery. Can't wait to see how it ends.
Nalaylewe Nalaylewe
Instead of a Sharon McCone mystery, Marcia Muller has crafted a very different kind of mystery than normal. The result ultimately works in that it keeps the reader tuning the page but this reader certainly missed Sharon.
Fourteen years ago, days before they were to be divorced, Gwen Lindstrom vanished. As happens in most cases where disappearance and/or foul play is suspected, suspicion quickly fell on the unlucky spouse. In this case, it was Mathew Lindstrom that became an object of law enforcement and media interest. The fact that he initially lied to police about his whereabouts didn't help. That mistake brought increased police scrutiny in his small town and eventually national media interest. The resulting investigations and media presence destroyed his life, as he knew it.
Eventually, several years later, he wound up in Vancouver, British Columbia running a small charter boat business. That is until he got an anonymous call telling him that his wife is alive and happy while living well in Cyanide Wells, California. Before hanging up, his caller assures him that she knew full well what she was doing when she vanished leaving him to be investigated for her murder and enjoyed it.
Matt packs up everything and hits the road to Cyanide Wells. He has to see her for himself and he wants a confrontation with her as well as photographic evidence of her existence so that he can clear his name. While he gets a few pictures, before he can do much more, she flees from the area and takes her young daughter with her. Her lover, Carly McGuire is just as devastated as Matt was years ago. The two unite to find Gwen, her child, and the answers to several mysteries regarding Gwen as well as trying to figure out what is the cause of several seemingly unrelated strange events in the small town.
This is a slow moving book that alternately switches in point of view from Matt to Carly and back again. At times this shift is very disconcerting because the shift comes at times involving the few allegedly intense scenes. The shift is jarring and each time it happens the reader is reminded of how shallow this book is and that it is not a Sharon McCone mystery.
Some character development is involved but mostly this is tale of how little we know of the past or even the real present thinking or actions of the ones we love. Instead of being used to build characters, these contrary tidbits of information are just used as words to replace existing information. Our understanding of the makeup of the shallow characters is changed but after all is said and done, the same shallow characters remain.
These facts along with the fact that this mystery is not only slow to unravel but fairly obvious from about the midpoint on the work on make this an average read at best.
Globus Globus
This is my first Muller book and it was not a great start. I was engaged at first and read rapidly making mental notes of the characters and locales so I could absorb the details and emerse myself in the story. Halfway through the book it occurred to me that things were not coming together. The secondary characters never moved to the forefront. But most disappointing was the ending. The book just stopped. There was not a final wrap-up where the police and the surviving characters reflect on the past or project the future. This is not a spoiler, but be aware that it is never explained why Ardis acted like she does. She has no personality beyond the way Carly, her lesbian partner, and Matt, her ex-husband, see her. Even her daughter has remarkably little to say about her. The book would have been so much better if the focus had been the complex Gwen/Ardis and included her thoughts and point of view. Why was she so restless and uncomfortable to the point that she rearranged the lives of other people? What made Ardis so endearing that others wanted to protect and keep her - except her parents? Was it her sexual orientation, her sexual confusion, or, as I suspect, did sex have nothing to do with it?

What was the deal with the mayor and the developer about the gold? That subplot was never fully developed and not resolved, and in the end the fate of the property was not discussed. It made no sense and added nothing to the story, although it could it could have if done differently. What was the point of the focus on the gay couple? I thought the book was going to be about gays and pro-gay life, but I got little insight into the lives of rich gay couples and their children. Whatever sensitivity the character Ardis brought to her articles about gays was certainly missing from Muller's book.

In conclusion, I would have to say that this book was like the character Matt, spying on Ardis and Carly through the lens of his camemra. We saw bits and pieces of various characters lives, stepped in and then out, but without knowledge and understanding. Hollow observation. Shallow read. Provocative only if you have a vivid imagination.
HyderCraft HyderCraft
In a departure from her Sharon McCone series, Marcia Muller takes us on a journey into fictional Soledad Country. Matt Linstrom, a college instructor and part-time photographer, was leading a pretty idyllic life or he thought. One day his wife announces she wants a divorce and the next day she is gone without a trace. He is implicated in her disappearance. After being alienated from family and friends, losing his business, his job, and most of his possessions, he starts a new life in a new place. After fourteen years, he gets a call telling where his ex-wife is. Matt starts a journey to Soldad County and to self-discovery. A gripping mystery ensues in Soledad County. I don't want to give anything away, so I will leave it at that.
One of the strengths of CYANIDE WELLS is that Muller swaps viewpoints of two characters. At first, neither seemed to be a totally sympathetic character, but after allowing us into their thoughts, we get to know them and sympathize with their plights. I liked the more rural, isolated setting of the story. It lent a lot of atmosphere to the story. If I had any quibble about the book is that the ending was a little too evident, but the page-turning aspect to the story countered any problems I had with the ending.
Marcia Muller can always be counted on for a well-plotted story with compelling characters. I appreciate the need for series authors to take a break and write an occasional stand-alone book. CYNIIDE WELLS is a nice effort from Marcia Muller.