The critically acclaimed first novel in Louise Phillips' award-winning and internationally best-selling Kate Pearson thriller series.
The Serial Killer
A missing schoolgirl is found buried in the Dublin Mountains, hands clasped together in prayer, two red ribbons in her hair. Twenty-four hours later, a second schoolgirl is found in a shallow grave - her body identically arranged. The hunt for the killer is on.
The Criminal Psychologist
The police call in criminal psychologist Kate Pearson to get inside the mind of the murderer before he strikes again. But the more Kate discovers about the killings, the more it all feels terrifyingly familiar.
The Accused Woman
As the pressure to find the killer intensifies, there's one vital connection to be made - Ellie Brady, a woman institutionalized 15 years earlier for the murder of her daughter Amy. She stopped talking when everybody stopped listening.
But what connects the death of Amy Brady to the murdered schoolgirls? As Kate Pearson begins to unravel the truth, danger is closer than she knows.
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I enjoyed this book very much. It took you deeply inside the mind of a killer and the people that hunt them. I'll read more of this series.
REALLY good and I hope Audible gets books 2-4 in this series. I almost gave up listening because it just sounded really out there at first but I was completely sucked in by the third chapter and couldn't stop listening. Kate Pearson is a really interesting character.
It is an amalgam of various stories that are woven together nicely. It's well-paced with never a dull moment. Sometimes it's hard to make a book interesting when the reader knows who the bad guy is from the beginning. I did not expect to enjoy this as much as I did, quite frankly.
She was really pleasant to listen but she had good material to work with.
Seemingly unrelated facts come together to reveal a suspenseful thriller with rich believable characters. Want to read more.
This takes a bit of time to get into. The seemingly unconnected characters start to develop and ur feeling what has it all got to do with each other, but it does all come together. Good performance. Worth a listen and I'd read more by this author.
The narrator is absolutely deadpan. There is no difference in tone, speed, speech pattern from one character to another.
The premise of the book was promising and the protagonist interesting., For some reason the author thought it necessary to have a pathologist explain the stages of rigor mortis and what a trachea is to a seasoned homicide detective -- a clumsy device to explain some pretty fundamental concepts to the reader.
I like thrillers that invite you into the twisted minds of the villains. By the close of this thriller, the reader knew this character intimately....his terrible childhood, his deranged mother, the identity of his pious father. I had a little trouble with the psychologist's never ending parsing of the killer's character based on his small habits. There were repetitive pronouncements that seemed to be always impossibly correct.
The narrator was good. She kept the action going and adapted well to the various voices.
I enjoyed the story well enough to keep listening, but the narration almost made me quit. The characters lost their individuality. Narrator could not maintain a tone of voice to identify people. And she ignored writer' s directives such as shouting some dialogue. The characters did not come alive. It might have been less irritating if she hadn't tried to characterize and just read the words.
I am addicted to books, audible books, kindle and my 18 beautiful cats! And one dog and a husband too. Lol
First time reading this author. She was confusing and a little slow at first but it didn't take long to find the rhythm of the book. Very good details and interesting.
I loved the organization of the book. The speaker of the book does have a British accent so if you cannot understand accents it would be hard to understand the book then. It was a very great story line and plot.
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