There's nothing strange about bodies buried in cemeteries - unless they don't belong there. And when six murdered women are discovered in other people's graves, the hunt for a sadistic serial killer begins before he can claim a seventh victim.
Agent Cam Prescott of Iowa's Division of Criminal Investigation is leading the search alongside forensic psychologist Sophia Channing, who knows the minds of psychopaths inside and out. And after a brief but passionate affair, she knows Cam almost as well. What she doesn't know is that her high-profile involvement in the case has caught the twisted predator's eye - and sparked his fury. When Sophia suddenly vanishes, Cam and his team shift into overdrive to keep horrific history from repeating itself. But for Sophia, being trapped in the same isolated lair where so much innocent blood has been spilled may get her inside her vicious captor's head - and may offer her the only chance she has to escape an agonizing and lethal fate.
©2013, 2015 Kimberly Bahnsen (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
I loved every character in this book! Because of the narrator!
The killer was just sick enough, making him so easy to hate.
One thing I didn’t understand, or like, was how often Cam and Sophia were in bed together, every chapter or two, when in actuality they had broken up months ago. Why did we keep jumping into the past? I didn’t really get that. It really didn’t hurt the story but it did seem extremely unnecessary.
Oh, I did love, love, love Cam and Sophia. They tried so hard to be business-like but couldn’t keep their minds focused all the time. You could tell they had fallen in love during the weeks they were together but neither of them thought it would work so they went their separate ways. Although, it was actually Sophia that called it quits.
Their chemistry was so great, throughout the story. And there were some exciting bedroom scenes, too. There was swearing and the F-bomb was released 27 times.
The mystery and murder and mayhem this guy caused was a thrilling and exciting storyline. I’ve never read this author before but she’s awesome. Even though this was a CLIFFHANGER that I wasn’t aware of, because I despise cliffhangers, I’ve already got the other 2 books in the series and I can’t wait to get started on them.
As to the narrator: When I can just listen to a book without saying to myself “geez, this narrator sucks,” then that’s a good narrator. And when she reads with such terrific emotions, then it’s really good. And when everyone has their own voice, then it’s just excellent. When the bad guy had thoughts or was talking to himself Kate Zane was just awesome. He sounded like a madman was supposed to, and when he talked to Sophie it was just so horrible and thrilling all at once. I enjoyed every second of this book, thanks to the narrator. When narration can make me buy 2 more books of a cliffhanger series that really says a lot about the author.
Scary, creepy and interesting. I truly enjoyed the story and would recommend it to anyone seeking a thriller.
I live in Iowa and so this book was awesome to
Me. It is kind of hard to follow a book that goes back in time like memories but with that said was a good mix is suspense and romance.
Good reader. Story was listenable, not my favorite but still okay. Probably won't do the rest of the series though.
First I must say that I rarely write full reviews. I am an avid reader and have been listening to audio books for 20 years. I feel that people's tastes differ so I rarely write a poor review.
All that being said I feel this book was so bad that it must be said don't waste a credit. I finished listening just because I was painting the house and didn't have anything else to listen to. The story line might have been good had we not been flipping back and forth every 5 minutes to the past. The female characters escape was more fantasy than fiction and the ending I could tirade about for 10 minutes but won't as everyone hates a spoiler. Let's just say that you'll say to yourself "Is this a mistake?".
Best thing I can say is the narrator does the best possible job.
No don't think so.
This book had me so confused with the constant back and forth in time. I really liked the actual here and now component of the story. However, I really didn't like how the author had the story jumping back to the couples romantic history. I get what the author was trying to achieve in showing how strongly the 2 main characters were actually connected. But, it just made it extremely hard to keep me engaged in the story. I really didn't want to not end the book but I was extremely frustrated and nearly put it down for good a couple of times.
I don't read the print editions of anything. I don't have time to listen and read!
Set in Minnesota where I was born and lived for the first 30 years of my life.
The reader kept misprouncing Edina. That drove me nuts! Why did there need to be a 3 book series. They got too long. It was frustrating to realize I would have to listen to 36 hours or more to see how everything turned out.
I would listen to another book narrated by Kate Zane if I didn't have another choice. If I didn't know anything about a series and I saw her name as the narrator, I wouldn't listen to it. If it is a series I enjoy and she is the narrator then, I have no choice. I felt she was trying too hard, her voice inflections were off, the only character I believed she did well with was Sophia.
I don't normally listen to abridged copies but feel that maybe, this time, it would have been appropriate. It took me a long time to get into this book. I didn't really find it interesting until the last couple of hours. I hated the double story line; jumping back and forth from the past to the present, it wasn't done well and it was confusing.
The mispronunciation of my birthplace of Edina, Minnesota took me completely out of the mood of the book. The correct pronunciation is ee-DINE-uh.
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