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Stay Dead Audiobook

Stay Dead: Elise Sandberg, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

New York Times bestselling author Anne Frasier takes listeners back to her dark, enchanting Savannah - a place as terrifying as it is mesmerizing.

Homicide detective Elise Sandburg is traumatized after her run-in with a madman the press has dubbed "The Organ Thief". As Elise takes refuge in her deceased aunt Anastasia’s abandoned plantation to investigate and recover from her ordeal, she begins to question everything - from her dangerous line of work to her complex relationship with her handsome, tortured partner, David Gould. But with a madman on the loose, and her mother’s claims to still hear from Aunt Anastasia, she may have more immediate problems on her hands. In Elise’s world, where cold hard crime mixes with the local Gullah culture, nothing is ever what it seems, and no one is above suspicion - not even the dead.

©2014 Anne Fraiser (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved

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    Amazon Customer 05-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "SO GOOD"

    this book was much better than book one in the series. The descriptions of the surroundings and smells really take you to Savannah with the characters. The performance is spot on with the accents and voices for different people. I really enjoyed the book. onto book three!

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    Jardena 04-09-16
    Jardena 04-09-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Loved the end, HATED the beginning."

    If I had read the reviews of this book before starting the series, I would never had made the commitment. The narrator is great. No issues there. I felt like I had missed a book between the first and the second. I even spent time researching the series to figure out what happened. very frustrating. the end was good, but not worth the hassle.

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    Amazon Customer Albany, OR 04-04-16
    Amazon Customer Albany, OR 04-04-16
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    "Where did this come from?"

    I had to go back and read the other reviews. I was so confused with the beginning of this book that I also searched for a novella or something that would explain. It definitely didn't line up with the first book.

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    Annette Wooley 04-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "stay dead"

    A well written book. This my kind of book. I am ready for the next book .

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    Daphne 03-08-16
    Daphne 03-08-16 Member Since 2016
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    "I recommend this book"

    Well written and really enjoyed the first 2 I've read. I plan to read more from this author. Really kept my interest

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    Debra J OConnor 02-21-16 Member Since 2015

    I love books, writing, writers....these are my favorite things. I never have to stop learning! Have a lot to learn still.

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    "Review of first three Elise San burg novels"

    the narrator is very very good. I would read, actually listen to something else she narrated if the book interested me.

    as for the books, like the first one very much even though it was a little dark. after that it became tedious and made my stomach hurt. also the books are marked out of order so if you listen to the one marked book 2 it is really the last book. anyway, I can think of better titles for these like "Torturing Elise" or "Big Secrets: torturing you self and others,".

    this could have been such good stories, but there was no follow through and not enough laughter to counteract the endless endless pain. No one ever seen get together.

    The author is a very good writer though, and I would still try other things she writes. good reading and good listening.

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    Karen 02-01-16
    Karen 02-01-16

    Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.

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    ""Not To Get All Violin, No!""
    What did you like best about Stay Dead? What did you like least?

    This does not have the terror Lisa Gardener's books have, but author eludes to terror that has happened and it sparks our imagination, but goes no where.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Anne Frasier? Why or why not?

    no, this author is not for me. Too much psycho babble for me. Author describes what humor and smart mouth dialogue our hero is suppose to have, but I am on chapter 15 and I have not gotten evidence of this. Heroes are my weakness! Hero is troubled and I would rather have a bad boy sidekick.


    What does Natalie Ross bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I purchased #1 & #2 just because I am a great fan of Ms Ross. See Linda Howard's After the Night and Shades of Twilight, her best reads. Her male voices are yummy. Since the summery had described a sidekick, I took a chance on author.


    Do you think Stay Dead needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    #3 has the best Audible reviews, but unless this book picks up the pace and gets some witty dialogue, I will not be buying it. This author seems to be " talking the mystery to death".


    Any additional comments?

    Note: this is best listened at new 1.25x speed or it may seem slow.

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    Donna California 11-24-15
    Donna California 11-24-15

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    "Good narration, more about Elise and David. I hav"

    I have become attached to Detectives Elise and David and wish they would hurry up and get busy.
    More about the the evil Tremaine and Elise meets up with Jackson Sweet and learns more about her history.
    Good story, good narration. Going to listen to the next one.

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    green ice cream garden miramar, FL United States 11-10-15
    green ice cream garden miramar, FL United States 11-10-15 Member Since 2014
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    "4 stars with caution"

    This book could have earned 3 stars. There is an excessive amount of internal dialogue, especially by Elise, that does little to further the story line. Most of it, at the end, is irrelevant. The plot twists are predictable. I felt no "gasp" when all the pieces fell into place.

    Yet there are three reasons why I gave this book 4 stars. First, I loved Natalie Ross' narration. Second, even though it was predictable, it had its suspense and there were parts when I couldn't stop listening. Lastly, although I'm upset with Elise and David's personal relationship, I enjoyed all the characters. No one is perfect and they all lend both humor and darkness to the feel of the book. (Except for the aunt!)

    I would recommend as long as the reader doesn't expect this to become the next block buster thriller movie.

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    "very slow to start."

    Got about a third in and was going to stop, it was so slow and about nothing, I carried on and it was not worth it. A book with hardly a plot and boring.

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