When soap opera star Abby Langford leaves Los Angeles for her Minnesota hometown, she’s hoping to give her nine-year-old daughter the peaceful childhood she never knew. But instead of tranquility, Abby finds an old knife hidden between the walls of her new Victorian house. Then the nightmares start: a blood-soaked victim and a killer’s arm slicing through the air, again and again.
Police Chief Josh Kincaid assumes Abby is just scheming to get back into the tabloid headlines. But she’s turning out to be nothing like the spoiled diva he imagined. Abby is warm, honest, sexy, and the target of very real death threats. And now Josh wonders if her visions are of crimes past - or a premonition of terrors to come. As passion engulfs them, Abby and Josh must uncover the truth and stop a killer…before Abby’s worst nightmares come true.
©2012 Diana Miller (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.
great mystery for the price
I have so many of her stories now, she can make a males voice fun, or sexy but her female voice is not so great. It ok as she reads the story with the correct pace which helps
yes, as it is a good mystery
I was pleasantly surprised with this book, I just took a chance on it as I'd never read this author before. I really liked this book! Good story, good narrator, worth a credit. I was completely shocked to find out who the stalker/killer was! I never even considered this person until the scene where you find out who it is. Hope to see more from this author and narrator on Audible.
Lol, this story was just too much. Cornfest all the way. I particularly hated the romance scenes, they were so Mills and Boon, or how I imagine them to be and the first one was so sudden, kind of shoe horned in as though the author couldn't wait to build up the plot some more first. Suddenly the characters were utterly in love and ripping each others cloths off, but they hated each other!? All the love scenes made me cringe, they were so very soapy and corny. The over the top romance just lead me to believe that this is a romance novel first and foremost with a mystery added to try to add a little weight.
No. This kind of book was kind of fun once, but I nearly gave up so many times when the dialogue just got too made for TV and soapy. I had to know what was at the root of the story, so soldiered on through all the cringey crap. I wouldn't do it again.
Like what? Go and watch a made for TV movie?
The narrator was good and very much suited this over dramatic tale. The premise of the story isn't bad and the whole stalker thing kept me listening as I had to know what that was about, but be warned this is in no way original. Its silly, over the top and oh yea, did I mention? Corny!!!
Good flow with this story. There were some twists that added to the intrigue of the plot. Interesting characters, but not so many that it was hard to remember who was who. Any story is better when there are good chuckles. There was suspense, romance, laughs and plot twists. What more could a reader ask for.
When she showed her daughter the school where she had gone as a kid. There were memories and suspense and a good laugh about learning to cut with scissors.
Karen White is a consistent narrator. I recognized immediately that she had read some of the Miss Julia books.
Yes, I pretty much listened to the book in one sitting. I listen while I do my crafts and find it helps to have a book that keeps me settled in for the long haul. However, it is also difficult when the story is over before my project is done. I hope her next book is longer.
When is the next book going to be published and recorded?
I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
What a great romance and set in the state of Minnesota. Abby comes home to Minnesota when she divorces her cheating husband after one too many affairs. She wants her daughter Maddie to have the wonderful childhood that she did not. Abby's parents were both drunks and her father threw in some physical abuse too. Enough that Abby learned to block out all the bad memories until therapy after her divorce started unblocking them.
Luckily, Abby was informally adopted by her best friend Laura's parents Bill and Mary. They are all still in her hometown to provide love and support. But Abby also seems to have attracted a stalker with her return home. It seems someone believes that the cheating adulteress she portrayed on a popular soap opera was the real Abby. Such a belief was aided by Abby's not defending herself when the press painted her as the one who had affairs that ended her marriage. Even the local police chief Josh has trouble separating the actress from the reality. Of course, Josh has the slight excuse of being in the process of getting over his own divorce and his own cheating wife.
At first, Josh is certain that Abby is manufacturing the stalker for publicity but it doesn't take long for him to see Abby as she really is. He begins investigating the stalker episodes and investigating the steadily more realistic dreams that Abby is having about a murder. Of course, things are even more complicated by a reappearance of the cheating husband and Josh's former young girlfriend who doesn't want to let him go.
This was a good mystery too. The identity of the stalker and his motives came as a complete surprise to me.
I really enjoyed this story and will be looking for more by this author.
The story of this book interests me but the narrator is so horrible and overdramatic that I cannot possibly continue it. Any semblance of a good story is overshadowed by horrific narration. It is honestly the worst narration of any book I have ever heard. The narrator sounds much older than the character and I can't stress enough how overdramatic and distracting it is from the story and the characters.
The story was tolerable but the narrator.....so dramatic, so breathy, so terrible. I needed to take breaks because of her forced read. Took a story which was a good to a poor.
I enjoyed this book, except it seemed the story dragged on a bit. Overall I liked the mystery and it kept me guessing. I would jump from person to person, but hadn't nailed the killer down before it was revealed. Karen White did a wonderful job with the narration and I will look for other books she has done. Wish I could do half stars! Performance: 4.5, Story: 3.5.
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