On a rainy night in April, a chance encounter on a lonely road draws David into a romance with Jana Fletcher, a beautiful young law student. Jana is an enigma: Living in a run-down apartment and sporting a bruise on her cheek that she refuses to explain. David would like to know her secrets, but he lets them lie-until it's too late. When Jana is brutally murdered, the police consider David a prime suspect. But as he sets out to uncover the truth about Jana, he begins to realize he's treading a very dangerous path-and that her killer is watching every move he makes.
©2014 Harry Dolan (P)2014 Tantor
"Dolan's seemingly effortless prose sets off dialogue that surprises and delights, and his intricate plot is simply dazzling: a twisting, shifting labyrinth of events, characters, and motivations . . . every bit as good---if not better---than the first." (Booklist)
I love listening audio books. I listen to between 20 and 25 per year while I work. Sure makes the days go fast.
I like a book that keeps going deeper and deeper, giving the reader things to think about and be aware of. This one did it for me. A good story, a superior narrator and an always changing plot. Good characters, well developed.
The plot twists. I kept being sure I had things figured out until I realized I didn't.
Michael Kramer is among the best of the best narrators. Just the fact that he narrated the book made it a must read for me.
Nothing extreme. A little nervous for the characters from time to time.
I listen to a LOT of books. I have listened to 30 or 40 books per year for the last 15 years. This one is not far from the top of my list. I bought the hard cover for my wife. I know she will enjoy it too.
This was my first Harry Dolan read, and I was way impressed, by the plot, the writing, and the reader. All the characters seemed intelligent (included the deranged ones), which made you care about what they did and what happened to them. Another reviewer said he thought Michael Kramer was a monotonous-sounding reader, but I thought his voice and rendition were an excellent fit to the creepy darkness of this story, the only caution being he sounds like an older man than the protagonist, David Malone. The Last Dead Girl describes an intricate puzzle, keeping you guessing (and listening) until the last piece has fallen into place. Masterful.
This book was well crafted-that's my best definition. Well written and well read. It kept me guessing, lots of twists and turns with just enough characters to keep it interesting. I loved it. Glad I tried a new author.
Definitely change the narrator. The story was okay but the narrator was absolutely awful. I have listened to other books narrated by Michael Kramer and I do not remember him being so horrible. It is truly painful to listen to him read this book.
Not with this narrator.
The narrator ruined this book. It was so bad that I almost returned the book several times. The voices he used for the different characters were awful. At times it sounded like he was reading through clinched teeth or holding his nose, just so bad it hurt to listen. Take my advice if you want this book read it in print and don't put yourself through this misery.
I didn't read the print version - but the audio edition was flawless.
Just when you think you have a handle on this story, something changes, and you realize you don't. The "interludes" were shocking, and truly made me gasp in surprise. That doesn't happen to me very often.
First time listening to Michael Kramer. Thought he did an excellent job, although since this story is told in the first person, his voice seemed older than the character.
No, too long a story for that.
Great story, very good narration. I highly recommend it.
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