Audie Award Nominee, Best Thriller/Suspense Category, 2013
New York Times best-selling author Carol O’Connell has won a wide fan base with her popular novels starring NYPD detective Kathy Mallory. In The Chalk Girl, a little girl is abandoned in Central Park—with her uncle’s body in a tree not far away. Recognizing a kindred spirit in the girl, Mallory takes the case. But her investigation soon leads to a trail of murder and blackmail spanning 15 years.
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"[A] rich, character-driven series." (Library Journal)
Thriller, cliffhanger, mysterious!!
The twist and turns this story has, will leave you at the edge of your seat
The tone of her voice changes as the characters speak.
a better narration
Riker-I think he's more complex than Mallory. Simple loyalty can carry the day but why good people put up with such damaged personalities is very compelling.
Worst narration I've experienced in 15 years of being an Audible subscriber. Accents and inflections were cheesy and maddeningly repetitive with no subtlety or variation of nuance. 95% of my listening time is during my commute and when a narrator starts a paragraph or sentence on a clear moderate tone then drops down to inaudible near whisper, half of the writing is lost. I really like this series but cannot stand to listen to this narration.
please change narrator
No just because I never read anything twice. But if I did yes this book worth another read
The beginning of each chapter
She always does a great job whatever she reads is one of my favorite narrators
Was an enjoyable listen and made me want to know more about characters and go back and listen to others books. Read this based on others recommendations and was glad I did
We have been members for several years and yet only now do I feel compelled to write a review. The subject matter is pure horror for me. The first few chapters I tried to fast forward through the gruesome parts but like a bad dream it never moved on-so I did. If pedophiles and rats don't appeal, then give this one a pass.
Yes, I think I was most scared listening to diary of the little boy that begins every chapter. Chilling if you ask me. Listening to almost any Kathy Mallory novel is time well spent. If you want a sociopathic, crazy, adept, cunning, skilled, cop with hero-like qualities than the Detective Mallory novels are for you.
To look up Williams' Syndrome. I really liked Cocoa.
She brought the characters to life. I think I've read all the Mallory books, and I hesitated about downloading this one because I was getting tired of the repeating elements of the stories--Mallory's personality and relationships. Listening to Barbara Rosenblat read the book, it all felt fresh and often very funny. She was perfect!
I don't think narrator Barbara Rosenblat has ever put a word wrong. She's perfect for the dryly sardonic tone of this novel. When the writing is good and the characters well drawn, it simply doesn't matter whether the events are believable or not. The reader believes.
The story itself is a masterpiece. Carol O'Connell is so very talented that it boggles my mind that she is not as well known as some other authors of the genre. The performance was pitch perfect as well. I love, love, love Mallory and all the "supporting" characters.
Yes. This is her best performance yet.
More times than not I select books by my favorite authors. But for me, the narrator makes or break the listening experience. Ms Rosenblat is one of my favorites. Her performance brings all the characters to life. The story line is wonderfully O'Connell - quirky, compassionate, humorous and yet deadly serious. Won't give away the plot. Suffice it to say, an enjoyable listen.
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