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Edward

Semi-retired and semi-brilliant editor and late-blooming father of a beautiful, 9-year-old daughter.

St. Augustine, FL, United States | Member Since 2006

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  • All the Pretty Girls: Taylor Jackson Series #1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By J. T. Ellison
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (50)

    When a local girl falls prey to a sadistic serial killer, Nashville homicide lieutenant Taylor Jackson and her lover, FBI profiler Dr. John Baldwin, find themselves in a joint investigation pursuing a vicious murderer. The Southern Strangler is slaughtering his way through the Southeast, leaving a gruesome memento at each crime scene – the prior victim’s severed hand.

    Ed says: "Distracting subplot and uninteresting characters"
    "Distracting subplot and uninteresting characters"
    Overall

    Not sure why this author felt the need to insert a subplot about a Rainman killer into this story. Quite frankly I had some difficulty differentiating between the Rainman and the Strangler, especially when my listens were short and spread out. The romance between Taylor and Baldwin added little or nothing to the story and their relationship gave us little worth remembering. As the book approached its conclusion, there was little left for the listener to figure out. The Strangler's motivation was a stretch and I just don't think this story was very believable, even for fiction. I would have liked to see better character development and improved story telling.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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