They call him the Killer Cartographer because he carves the map coordinates of each victim on the femur of the one before. Then he tattoos the information on his skin. Can Detective Kendra Dean bring him in, or will she become his next tattoo?
©2014 Ann Swann (P)2016 Ann Swann
This audiobook is a good crime story that is thrilling and has great depth of characters. The story line has a suspenseful moment and even if you know the guilty person, you can't help but keep listening until the end.
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This is one of the most exciting, thrilling, hold your breath, setting on the edge of your seat audios I have listened to this year. There are more twists and turns than you can count, just when you think it should be ending the author throws a new twist that keeps you spellbound. My husband who doesn’t really care for audios sat and listened for a while then went on about his day coming in and out picking up a little here and there. As he walked through listened for a little and say have they caught the killer yet? I would answer he would leave come back a little later wanting an update. We honestly both were hooked and truly enjoyed this read. My hats off to the author and narrator for being able to pull my husband in and making him want to listen and learn more about this story.
Ms. Grall kept me spellbound with her narration bring me to the edge and holding me there with her very talented emotional voice. Her characters voices are outstanding her performance even better. You have no trouble knowing who is talking or just what they are feeling throughout this listen. Her female and male voices are wonderful with sexy, loving, sad, fear, excited tones that you really feel. I had no trouble picturing the story in my mind and feeling the fear of the unknown as well as the excitement of the killer. There were no background noises or any place where the volume was higher or lower than anywhere else in the audio. Each chapter was clear, clean and crisp full of danger, thrills and even a few chills that the narrator pulled off with no problem. If any breaks were taken you cannot tell this was just one highly entertaining audio that I truly got lost in. I haven’t listened to anything by this narrator but I can’t wait to listen to more of her work. She really pulls the listener in taking over as your mind feels every pain and sorrow that comes its way. I Loved this audio from the characters voices to the emotion that comes through pulling you in taking you away for a very entertaining listen.
I don’t think I would have guessed the killer if the author had not told me who it was early on. She does a great job reliving the first kills that you don’t get to see but in no way does it take away from the story but adds to it. The place that holds the victim just blows my mind at how much thought the killer put into it. Kendra has so much pain in her life from her job to her marriage. Being put on leave going to a quite little down just to relax was her game plan until bones started showing up and then women came up missing leaving the town spinning. Kendra finds the first set of bones, not being too thrilled setting on the side lines she helps them try to find the killer only to become a victim herself in this highly suspenseful exciting listen.
This is one author that knows how to reach in and puts you through the ringer with her many different twists and turns. She knows how to pull on your emotions keeping you hanging on waiting to see what she has in store for you. There is danger, heartache, a little romance, sorrow and pain as she spins a story that not only holds your attention but keeps you invested. I knew what was coming a few times and I begged, yelled no don’t do that, run, don’t go there but no matter what I said they didn’t listen and went the other way. When you start talking to the characters you know you have a winner on your hands. The only thing keeping this from being one of my favorite picks for the year was the ending. I thought it was a little rushed and would have like to have seen more of the outcome of a budding romance. Beside that this was a big win all the way around. I loved the characters, a few I just adored, others I felt very sorry for and one I really didn’t care for at all. There were a few I wanted to pull right out of the story knowing what their ending would be. A few I wish I had been there before evil came knocking at their door. The summary does not do this book justice. If you are looking for a new author with wonderful writing talent that knows how to deliver a highly entertaining clean read full of thrills, excitement that will keep you invested than you really should listen to this audio.
I was quite impressed with this story. The characters were well developed and interesting, the story was engrossing and engaging. Loved the landscape and depth of both the characters and the background. This was the third book in the series, but, despite some mentions of things done in earlier books it didn't seem like you needed to read/listen to the other two books to understand the plot.
Yes I would definitely listen to this book again, it was kind of addicting!
The Thanksgiving dinner!
My favorite scene was when Kendra went fishing and she felt like there was someone watching her, I could literally see the scene with the description and the narrator was so captivating!
Yes! I actually earned a badge from audible for listening to it longer than I have other audio books. I didn't even know those badges existed!
This was a great story, I didn't even realize this wasn't the first book in the series. The voice was great and it kept you engaged!
I really enjoyed this book. When I first started reading and found out that this was the third book in a series, I was a little worried that I would be missing out on a lot since I hadn't read any of the other books in the series before. Though I could definitely tell that there were incidents that happened in previous books that were referred to in this one, I didn't feel like I was missing out too much, and I was comfortable reading this as a stand-alone novel. That being said, I always prefer to read a series in order, and I liked this book enough to go back and read the previous books. I thought this book was very suspenseful and well-written. I could see a serial killer making justifications in his mind just like the one in this book did. I listened to the Audible audio edition of this book and was pleased with the narrator, Mindy Grall. Her voice was pleasant and her pacing was good. If you like a good crime suspense book, I highly recommend this one.
The most surprising thing about this book, is though the subject matter is grizzly and twisted, this is what I would call a clean suspense / thriller. The tone, language, family values, and lack of graphical descriptions leave a lot to the readers / listeners imagination
Mindy Grall was the narrator of the audible book. Her delivery was good, but at times her tone seemed peppy and high pitched. I was glad that she didn’t attempt tonal changes for the various characters, but pacing and changes to create mood and feeling would have been an improvement.
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