Ed since then the stress on Dr Shields has steadily ratcheted up But Laurel has problems of her own uickly returning to the bedroom she locks herself in the master bath opens a home pregnancy testing kit and fearfully tests herself PREGNANT
announces the digital readout Laurel closes her eyes as though absorbing news of a death then uickly the digital readout Laurel closes her eyes as though absorbing news of a death then uickly the evidence She is not sure who the father is Summoning all her strength she walks death then uickly the evidence She is not sure who the father is Summoning all her strength she walks the kit Too long and seemed really rushed and drawn out at the same time Rushed bc you don t ever find out what happens to most characters and drawn out bc there was TMI in other parts And lots of unnecessary information too Like all the hoopla about porn and cracking the passwordweird book I got through about a hundred pages of this book and realized I really didn t care what happened to this characters and I was totally uninterested in toughing it out to get to the end there are too many other good books to read to invest in something I m not enjoying I ve enjoyed Mr Iles books before but this one didn t grab me at all I even flicked forward a few hundred pages to see if there was any indication of the situation getting better only to be greeted by a story which did not seem to advance all that much during those hundred or so pages The characters acted strangely as well with Laurel the protagonist making ridiculously convoluted decisions in order to get herself in danger for the sake of the story which made it very difficult to empathize with her It s very possible that I ust wasn t in the correct mind frame to enjoy this book as well but honestly I did not find it up to par with Iles prior works Greg Iles at his best I could NOT put this book downThe whole story takes place in one 24 hour time periodWarren Shields discovers through an anonymous tip that his wife has been cheating on him He cannot guess the identity of her lover so he
"takes her hostage until either she reveals the name or he "her hostage until either she reveals the name or he access her Hotmail account and find out the name for himself While being held hostage Laurel discovers the reason for her husband s recent bizarre behavior and it has a direct impact on what his plan isCan t reveal any without this becoming a spoiler so check it out for yourself if you love a great thriller I promise you won t be disappointed Not sure I really liked this one but I had to finish reading it Sometimes however I m not convinced that male authors actually have any concept about what women are really like when it comes to sex and porn I think they male authors tend to create women like they WISH women were In other words I didn t find the lead female to be especially convincing The lead female school teacher secretly having an affair and watching porn on her laptop Disgruntled husband doctor in a practice that was defrauding the government Paramour veteran older man in unhappy marriage Office secretary smart white trash leading not too smart doctors into white collar crime Police department not too smart good ole boys ready to shoot anything that moved In fact all the characters were pretty 1 dimensional to say nothing about them being cliche Any story that tries to make marital infidelity seem like the best choice isn t real high on my oh my gosh I have to read this list. Es hollow with fear Then in come the children innocent of it allSo begins the most terrifying day in the history of a marriage one that in less than five hours will make the Shields house the vortex of a nerve wracking siege While a nervous ring of armed men awaits its chance to storm the suburban home inside the house the clock ticks down on exposure of Laurel's terrible secret But she is not alone in her lies Before the siege is through this terrifying drama will pull in desperate characters from the town and drive Dr Shields his wife and her lover to the very brink of sanity and survivalRich with Southern atmosphere and perceptively laced with the tacit deceptions and psychological cracks found in nearly all marriages Third Degree delivers another knockout page turning read from Greg Iles the poster boy of southern gothic thrillers Kirkus Reviews and proves again that Iles is today's unparalleled master of the suspense nove.
Read î PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Æ Greg IlesAgain an exciting novel of unexpected adventure In this one we have a husband thinking his wife has been unfaithful They have two children He kidnaps his wife and uestions her to find out who she has been unfaithful with The children become involved and things get worse as guns and murder are brought into play Only Greg Iles could make a super mystery out of a bad marriage A very compelling read I couldn t put it down Definitely a page turner Definitely not Iles s best work I got interested in the fraud sub plot since I work Medicaid fraud investigations
"And That S Probably "that s probably I kept interested kept hoping they d revisit that issue Otherwise I basically knew how the book would end about half way through The book takes place over 24 hours or so which to me John Ormond, Emyr Humphreys, John Tripp (Penguin Modern Poets, just made it seem even drawn out By the end I was ready for it toust be over already Unforgiving In ways that oneLaurel Shields s day turns into a nightmare from the moment she got out of bed First an EPT Pregnancy test turns out positive her husband had never came to bed and seems frantic while trashing the great room Obviously he s looking for something What she doesn t know The problem is she doesn t know who the father is Her husband Warren s or Danny McDavitt the man with whom she d had a year long affair with that recently endedEven though she feels a migraine coming on she still goes to the school where she teaches special needs children Her migraine becomes full blown when it s Danny who shows up for the parent teacher meeting not his wifeShe returns home for medication for her migraine only to have her husband confront her Seems he found a letter hidden in one of her favourite classic books from an unknown man She denies it but he doesn t believe her Now a gun comes into the picture and Warren is now holding her hostage determined to find out who she was having an affair withMeanwhile Warren has a secret he s been keeping from Laurel He s sick and there s nothing that can be done about it And he s known about his condition for a little over a year And to boot the IRS is coming to audit him and his partner Kyle Auster Seems Auster has been defrauding the government and while Warren kept his business out of it he d started partaking when he found out about his conditionThings escalate from thereThis is the first Greg Iles novel I ve read Some reviews are saying it s by far not his best work What do I say to that Thank God Maybe I ll give him another goIt felt like a bad scene from a made for TV movie where everything I ll give him another goIt felt like a bad scene from a made for TV movie where everything out of hand in a big hurryYes Laurel finds out she s pregnant She s positive that Danny is the father Meanwhile while Warren holds her hostage all he wants to know is for her to admit to her affair and who the man is But she denies it denies it right up until the end even when the proof is flashed between the three of themThe whole scenario within a what 8 hour span was blown way out of proportion You get to understand why because of steroid use and unexplained bouts of anger and violence are a side effect But until you find that out it ust seems to dragIt gets to be repetitive and in some places information details and explanations are drawn out and are unnecessary Bad enough that I started skimming pages to get passed expla. From New York Times bestselling author Greg Iles comes his
latest tour de force thriller an unforgettable plunge into a world of sex violence marital betrayal medicaltour de force thriller an unforgettable plunge into a world of sex violence marital betrayal medical and Southern intrigueall of which takes place in the span of one furious terrifying dayIn Third Degree Greg Iles takes us to the idyllic town of Athens Point Mississippi to probe beneath the surface of the modern American marriage where the appearance of perfection conceals a soul searing conflict of unnerving intensity and violent possibility Packed with the storytelling brilliance and twisting suspense that mesmerized readers of True Evil Turning Angel and Blood Memory Iles's newest novel delivers a powerful revelatory reading experienceLaurel Shields thirty five and mother of two awakens to find that her husband Warren a prominent local physician is not in bed with her Creeping out to the kitchen of their palatial home she sees him through the door. Nations that had absolutely nothing to do with the situation For the first time I read anything by this author that from me is considered a bad signAnd the characters good lord where do I start I was upset with Laurel right from the beginning No matter how bad a marriage is there is no excuse to stray If you aren t in love any it s called DIVORCE Sit down and talk to your spouse Lack of communication upsets me greatly because there is no excuse for it I do hope that I don t
Offend Anyone That Sanyone that s opinion with a story of fiction or not cheating on your spouse to me is unexcusable Warren I can understand his excuses for not telling anyone about his cancer I m sure I d feel the same way But again if he doesn t want anyone to know that s fine but as his wife and mother of his children she had a right to know what was going on And then he drags the children into the middle of their fight lucky I can t ump into a book I might have beat the crap out of him myselfVera and Auster are completely selfish with utter lack of any morals whatsoever I can t stand people like that in real life I hate finding it in a book fiction or otherwise Some of the cops shouldn t even be cops let alone part of the county s SWAT team Danny seemed to be the only one worth his salt He tried to talk Warren down tried to get him to understand that no matter what Laurel did whether she cheated or not it s still no excuse for the way he s acting Tried to get him to stop Even though he was lying to Warren himself that was the smallest of indiscretions that didn t bother me He was trying to stop anyone else from getting killed periodThe biggest problem for me with this book was the repetitiveness and the unnecessary details It made the book drag It wasn t until the second half of the book where the story really started to get interesting I ve seen a wide range of reviews for this book and I think I understand why I had no respect for any of the main characters Laurel and Danny are cheating on their respective spouses and Warren is not only holding his family hostage he s been cheating the government through his business There were frustrations like why didn t Laurel fight harder Why did they insist on keeping the affair a secret even after discovery That s probably the point I found most ridiculous that as Warren found out secret after secret Laurel still admitted nothing much to her detriment and the detriment of her childrenBut despite all this
I found myself actually leaning forward in my seat as I listened completely caught up in the suspense Turns out Ifound myself actually leaning forward in my seat as I listened completely caught up in the suspense Turns out I t have to like the characters to like the story I was engaged and anxious throughout the whole thing because you know there will be no happy ending for everyone and perhaps for no one So if you don t care about the morals of your protagonists I recommend this as a good read Otherwise you should probably skip it Laurel Shields thirty five and mother of two awakens to find that her husband Warren a prominent local physician is not in bed with her Creeping out to the kitchen of their palatial home she sees him through the doorway of his study wildly pulling books from the shelves Two weeks earlier Warren and his partner were informed by the IRS that their medical practice was being audit. Way of his study wildly pulling books from the shelves Two weeks earlier Warren and his partner were informed by the IRS that their medical practice was being audited; since then the stress on Dr Shields has steadily ratcheted upBut Laurel has problems of her own uickly returning to the bedroom she locks herself in the master bath opens a home pregnancy testing kit and fearfully tests herself PREGNANT announces the digital readout Laurel closes her eyes as though absorbing news of a death then uickly hides the evidence She is not sure who the father is Summoning all her strength she walks into the kitchen to carry out the acting performance of her lifeLater that morning Laurel returns home and is surprised to find her husband's car still parked in the driveway The house has a strange stillness to it In the den she finds Warren sitting on the sofa in the same clothes he wore the previous day His face is pale and unshaven his ey.