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A Reason to Believe | [Diana Copland]

A Reason to Believe

Detective Matthew Bennett doesn't believe in ghosts. So when the spirit of a murdered child leads him to her body, he's shaken to the core - and taken off the case. Unable to explain his vision, or to let go of the investigation, Matthew turns to renowned medium Kiernan Fitzpatrick. Though he has doubts about Kiernan's claims to communicate with the dead, Matt is nevertheless drawn to the handsome psychic, who awakens feelings he thought were long-buried.
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Publisher's Summary

Detective Matthew Bennett doesn't believe in ghosts. So when the spirit of a murdered child leads him to her body, he's shaken to the core - and taken off the case. Unable to explain his vision, or to let go of the investigation, Matthew turns to renowned medium Kiernan Fitzpatrick. Though he has doubts about Kiernan's claims to communicate with the dead, Matt is nevertheless drawn to the handsome psychic, who awakens feelings he thought were long-buried.

Haunted by the lingering spirit of the little girl, Kiernan is compelled to aid in the search for her killer. The chance to get closer to the enigmatic Matt is an unexpected bonus. Although Kiernan's been betrayed by people who turned out to be more interested in his fame than in himself, with Matt he's willing to risk his heart. As the two men grow closer, Kiernan helps Matt rediscover that life offers no guarantees - but love offers a reason to believe....

©2012 Diana Copland (P)2012 Audible, Inc

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    Riva 12-17-12
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    "Sexiest Narrator on Audible"
    What made the experience of listening to A Reason to Believe the most enjoyable?

    The narrator, OMG what a voice!! This was a wonderful love story of two broken hearts finding each other. Woven into it was a great suspense mystery. Loved everything about it and would love another with these characters. It also has one of the hawtest romance encounters I've heard in a while. The narrator is superb!!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.


    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Christine Fox Valley, Saskatchewan, Canada 12-04-12
    Christine Fox Valley, Saskatchewan, Canada 12-04-12 Member Since 2012
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    This was a book filled to the brim with suspense; I did not know what to expect next. Jack LeFleur made the characters come to life. I highly recomend this audiobook!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    A.R. Sydney, Australia 01-03-13
    A.R. Sydney, Australia 01-03-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Addictive listening"
    What did you like best about this story?

    It was very hard to take a break from listening to this excellent story. Not only are the intimate scenes hot and fulfilling, but there is actually an exciting, intriguing and mysterious thriller story as well... yes a STORY! I enjoyed it even more because of this. But lets not forget, the sex scenes are everything you could hope for! Because the characters are carefully built up to this point, it is even more of a pay off.


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    BMW 11-16-12
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    "All-around Great"
    Where does A Reason to Believe rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Among the best!


    What other book might you compare A Reason to Believe to and why?

    I do not compare one novel with another. If the writing isn't unique, it isn't a great read, in my book.


    Have you listened to any of Jack LeFleur’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Jack LeFleur has a fabulous voice, and his oral interpretation is among the best. I think I'm in love.


    If you could rename A Reason to Believe, what would you call it?

    The title is the author's call, not mine, and I would not even attempt to second-guess the author.


    Any additional comments?

    This one kept me listening from beginning to end. Then I read it a second time.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Ezinwanyi Dallas, TX USA 03-03-14
    Ezinwanyi Dallas, TX USA 03-03-14 Member Since 2014
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    A really good audibook. Excellent book to start the month with!

    This book starts of with Detective Matthew Bennett getting a missing child call. After the police has a taken a look around, Matt hears a little girl. He follows her voice and eventually her to discover her body and is quickly placed on administrative leave by his superiors. They also order him to see the department psychologist because they think he is losing it.
    See, 15 months ago, Matt lost his work partner of 3 years, who also was his romantic partner. He never took time off to properly grief, so Matt's vision has to be the grief he is feeling. Only, Matt's sister in law and best friend Sheila thinks supernatural things occur and that he shouldn't dismiss what happened to him as crazy business. She takes him to see renowned medium Kiernan Fitzpatrick and the two of them set off to solve the mystery of why the dead girl Abby chose to appear to Matt AND who hurt this little girl. It was definitely off the record as Matt was on leave and the medium is not part of the police department.

    The subject was a sad murder, but solving it became a form of catharsis for both Matt and Kiernan. Damage from the past has kept them from truly connecting with others, but their sisters (Shiela and Aidan) were the pillars that kept the guys erect.

    I love the way the story was written. even though it wasn't a love story, there was revelation and justice and love in this story. It kept me interested from page one until the end and I felt very satisfied at the conclusion. I would love a sequel to this one!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    pierre-luc Arnprior, ON, Canada 03-24-13
    pierre-luc Arnprior, ON, Canada 03-24-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Solid mix of romance and mystery"

    i would rank this in the clear top tier of male/male romances. The characters are likeable enough without being perfect, and there is an actual plot around which the romance grows. I admit I prefer straight-forward books (suspense, historical, mysteries, whatnot) that have a male/male relationship rather than romances with a touch of a plot.

    So this one really was my cup of tea.

    The writing is of good quality and the narration was very well done too, as Jack LeFleur always professionally delivers.

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    Irene 01-10-13
    Irene 01-10-13 Member Since 2010

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    "A Reason To Believe"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Reason to Believe to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read the print version. However, I .love audio books so I would probably like the audio book better.


    What other book might you compare A Reason to Believe to and why?

    It is a paranormal book. I haven't read another book like this. I liked the character Kiernan a lot. Matt the cop seemed very angry and needed to be handled so carefully!


    Which character – as performed by Jack LeFleur – was your favorite?

    I really enjoyed the paranormal aspect and it was believable.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    I thought the narrator did a good job.


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    Kimberly CINEBAR, WA, United States 02-13-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Great spooky paranormal romance mystery!"
    What made the experience of listening to A Reason to Believe the most enjoyable?

    Great storyline and narration! Was sucked into the story immediately.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Reason to Believe?

    Several, but it was towards the end when it was revealed who done it. Was totally surprised and why!


    What about Jack LeFleur’s performance did you like?

    Did an excellent job of bringing the characters to life.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, since I listen to audio while I commute.
    I did have trouble leaving my car to go in to work and the same to go in my home.
    One of those that if I were reading it would keep me up all night.


    Any additional comments?

    Very compelling story to listen too.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jason 01-07-13
    Jason 01-07-13
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    "Loved it"
    Where does A Reason to Believe rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    At the very top! I was very into the story found it hard to stop listening .


    What did you like best about this story?

    The little girl . She was very sweet when she would show up


    What about Jack LeFleur’s performance did you like?

    Yea he did very well


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    EaglesSoar Northwood, NH, United States 12-05-12
    EaglesSoar Northwood, NH, United States 12-05-12 Member Since 2011

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    "A REASON to LISTEN"
    If you could sum up A Reason to Believe in three words, what would they be?

    Refreshing, intriguing and romantic.


    What did you like best about this story?

    What I enjoyed most about the storyline was that you could virtually replace the two main characters with male and female; two females; or interracial couple. The point being that LOVE was the ultimate connection and the growth of their love for one another AND the love story was told in unison with a murder mystery. A nice blend the story and characters.


    What aspect of Jack LeFleur’s performance would you have changed?

    Matthew's voice was a little to mature/older gentlemen sounding for the character.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Don't worrry no spoilers here...I did both -CRY @ the funeral...how touching with the flag and LAUGH the sister and sister-in-law were a hoot!


    Any additional comments?

    If you shy away from lovemaking m/m you may not enjoy this book but if you are open to LOVE for all genders, and a mystery to boot -- I BELIEVE you will enjoy listening to this story.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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