We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Kill and Tell | [Linda Howard]

Kill and Tell

Still reeling from her mother's recent death, Karen Whitlaw is stunned when she receives a package containing a mysterious notebook from her estranged father, whom she has barely seen since his return from the Vietnam War decades ago. Then, a shocking phone call: Karen's father has been murdered on the gritty streets of New Orleans.
Regular Price:$20.99
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

Some secrets need to be told....

Still reeling from her mother's recent death, Karen Whitlaw is stunned when she receives a package containing a mysterious notebook from her estranged father, whom she has barely seen since his return from the Vietnam War decades ago. Then, a shocking phone call: Karen's father has been murdered on the gritty streets of New Orleans.

Even if they lead to murder....

For homicide detective Marc Chastain, something about the case of a murdered homeless man just doesn't add up - especially after he meets the victim's daughter. Far from the cold woman he expected, Karen Whitlaw is warm and passionate. She is also in serious danger. A string of "accidents" have shaken Karen to the core, and forced her into the protective embrace of the charming detective she vowed to resist. Together, they unravel a disturbing story of politics, power, and murder - and face a killer who will stop at nothing to get his hands on her father's secrets.

©2003 Linda Howard (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Linda Howard meshes hot sex, emotional impact, and gripping tension." (Publishers Weekly)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.9 (519 )
5 star
 (182)
4 star
 (194)
3 star
 (91)
2 star
 (29)
1 star
 (23)
Overall
3.9 (340 )
5 star
 (124)
4 star
 (116)
3 star
 (62)
2 star
 (21)
1 star
 (17)
Story
4.0 (337 )
5 star
 (134)
4 star
 (109)
3 star
 (65)
2 star
 (15)
1 star
 (14)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    02-03-10
    02-03-10
    HELPFUL VOTES
    90
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    217
    19
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    5
    0
    Overall
    "Perfect Narration!"

    I already knew that I liked this book, as I had read it when it was released. So this is all about the narration for me. And it was absolutely excellent! With this narration, Natalie Ross has made it to second place, right behind Anna Fields, as a female narrator that can give the hero a hot "voice! Listening to Marc Chastain in this audio book will have you bringing out a fan!

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Anne Evans, GA, USA 05-05-10
    Anne Evans, GA, USA 05-05-10 Member Since 2001
    HELPFUL VOTES
    179
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    79
    24
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    5
    0
    Overall
    "One of Howard's best stories!"

    This is one of Linda Howard's best early, romantic suspense stories. Karen is a nurse who gets word that her estranged father was killed in New Orleans after a very long night shift at the hospital. Her father has been living on the streets on New Orleans and it looks like a straight forward shooting of a homeless man.

    Before she has time to rest, she is talked into going to New Orleans to ID the body. The detective, Mark Chastain, tall, dark & gorgeous, takes an instant dislike to her. He mistakes her fatigue and emotional control for coldness. He soon realizes his mistake and seduces her over the next few days. She freaks out and runs back to Columbus, where she barrells into a contract killer at her apartment. She escapes him only to run into hit & run driver who is almost hits her and her friend Piper.

    Meanwhile, back in New Orleans, Mark is angry that Karen left without a word and has linked her father's death to a body that dumped just over the Mississippi border. He gets a visit by a government agent who is pretending to be FBI.

    So, Mark & Karen are working out their relationship while trying to figure out why a contract killer was after Karen. What did her father have that was so important?

    It's a fast pace realistic tale and only slightly dated. It was first published in 1998.

    The narration is really good with the reader showing expression and using different voices for the different characters.

    FYI, all the Queen's Men has a loose link to this story in that a minor character in this one is a hero in that one.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Judy Champaign, IL, United States 03-01-10
    Judy Champaign, IL, United States 03-01-10 Member Since 2007

    avid reader

    HELPFUL VOTES
    963
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    397
    210
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    147
    0
    Overall
    "A really good book!"

    I disagree with the previous reviewer. This book is more than just a romance novel; it is a good romantic suspense, which is a genre for which Linda Howard is well known. Here she delivers a fast-paced story with a good plot, complete with unexpected twists and great character development. I loved that the heroine was courageous and smart without being afraid to let emotions show. And the hero was just plain yummy! The narration wasn't the best I've heard, but it certainly didn't detract from the enjoyment of the book.

    All in all, I think this story is well worth the credit/cost.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  •  
    C o fallon, MO, United States 03-23-10
    C o fallon, MO, United States 03-23-10 Member Since 2003
    HELPFUL VOTES
    46
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    55
    21
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    "Love this Audio!!"

    I requested this book in audio format from Audible few years ago and very happy that Audible came through. I love the author, story and narrator.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jane MADISON, WI, United States 10-14-12
    Jane MADISON, WI, United States 10-14-12 Member Since 2010
    HELPFUL VOTES
    6
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    88
    21
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "New Favorite Author"

    This book got me from the first words and I enjoyed every minute of this book. Just bought 4 more Linda Howard's because of this. Can't wait to listen to all her books.

    Also, really enjoyed the reader.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amy 07-22-12
    Amy 07-22-12 Member Since 2009
    HELPFUL VOTES
    44
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    38
    21
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    20
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Really????"

    I chose this book based on high reviews, but struggled to make it all the way through. I think it is perfect for readers/listeners who want "love at first sight" and "happily ever after," with a side of an after-school special on condoms and steamy bedroom scenes.

    Some of the lines in this actually had me cringing in embarrassment...they were that ridiculous. I never thought I would need to say anything like this, but please do not try to determine a man's commitment to a relationship based on his decision to wear a condom.

    As for the rest of it...I got very tired of listening to the characters' thoughts and wish we could move on with the action. There was a decent twist, but so much time was spent on inner monologues that I was left feeling that I had been distracted away from the real story.

    I will not be listening to this again and would recommend searching for another book with a little more substance.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Dalia Kuwait, Kuwait 11-30-12
    Dalia Kuwait, Kuwait 11-30-12 Member Since 2010

    Audio-fiction ADDICT !

    HELPFUL VOTES
    225
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    150
    89
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    115
    39
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Liked my first romantic suspense"

    This was my first romantic suspense. I liked it enough but not LOVE IT. Linda is a good author. But having this set in modern times, some aspects of the relationship is unrealistic in our present day and age. But still I liked it , though I got bored at the end and had to fast forward. The narration was acceptable but she needs to improve on her male voices. I find the key to the success of a female narrator is her male voices.
    Over all acceptable and ill buy more books for Linda for sure

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Deborah west plains, MO, United States 10-01-12
    Deborah west plains, MO, United States 10-01-12 Member Since 2009
    HELPFUL VOTES
    53
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    444
    37
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    6
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Should have been under romance"
    If you could sum up Kill and Tell in three words, what would they be?

    tooo much sex


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Natalie Ross?

    Anyone that speaks louder


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

    had to so you didn't forget what was going on


    Any additional comments?

    not one of my favorites - the plot was decent but I don't like my "thrillers" with so much detailed sex....

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Claudia Longwood, FL, United States 09-19-12
    Claudia Longwood, FL, United States 09-19-12 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    10
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    12
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Excellant cure for insomnia"

    Can't say whether the story had any value because the narrator's maple sirup voice and the overwhelming amount of useless information kept putting me to sleep. I do not recommend this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Mary Ulm California 08-01-10
    Mary Ulm California 08-01-10 Member Since 2008

    fur_ball_40

    HELPFUL VOTES
    11
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    138
    12
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    "One of Linda Howards Best"

    To begain with I love Linda Howard's characters and the persons in Kill and Tell don't disappoint. With a strong and careing nurse to the cop with refind manners, Linda sucks you in and keeps you interested all the way to the end.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-10 of 44 results PREVIOUS125NEXT

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.