It begins with a chilling phone call to Casey Woods. And ends with another girl dead.
College-age girls with long red hair. Brutally murdered, they're posed like victims in a film noir. Each crime scene is eerily similar to the twisted fantasy of a serial offender now serving thirty years to life - a criminal brought to justice with the help of Forensic Instincts.
Call. Kill. Repeat. But the similarities are more than one psychopath's desire to outdo another. As more red haired victims are added to the body count, it becomes clear that each one has been chosen because of a unique connection to Casey - a connection that grows closer and closer to her.
Now the Forensic Instincts team must race to uncover the identity of a serial killer before his ever tightening circle of death closes in on Casey as the ultimate target. As the stalker methodically moves in on his prey, his actions make one thing clear: he knows everything about Casey. And Casey realizes that this psychopath won't stop until he makes sure she's dead.
©2013 Andrea Kane (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
What works for me are books that involve me quickly with characters. This did and held my attention throughout. I recommend it.
NARRATOR started the story in an annoying sing-song style. If the story hadn't been so great, I would have stopped listening and returned the book. About halfway through the book, the action begins to get more intense, and the narration improved. Once the suspense decreased after catching the killers, the sing-song style returned to the narration. This book would be greatly improved with a new Narrator. I would suggest Susan Ericksen.
Ryan is my favorite character. I love to see the new inventions he creates in each book, and how he decides to use them to catch the villains. His smart aleck replies are very amusing. The developing relationship between him and Claire is also interesting and adds to the romances found in Ms. Kane's novels.
Someone from the Audible Publisher's House should have listened to the first hour of the recording. No intelligent person would have ever accepted that annoying narration. Every other review that I read about this audible edition criticizes the narration.
I think the FI series would make a great TV series with all the different characters and their individual foibles, the computer genius, the psychic, the ex-seal, the intelligent animal, the behaviorist, and the retired FBI agent. I think young new actors should be given the chance to develop these great characters.
I pre-ordered the 4th book in this collection last week. After listening to it (with a great narrator), I ordered the first three books. The first two were as good as the fourth, only #3, The Stranger You Know, was disappointing. It is a shame that the author doesn't have the right to veto this narration.
The book itself was decent not as good as the first but the narrator was terrible. This narrator makes everything she reads in the beginning sound like a question almost couldn't get through the book.
why do authors allow their books to be narrated so terribly? this lady emphasizes the last word of every sentence and it's awful. I won't buy any others narrated by her. I may not even make it through this one
The narrator's vocal modulations distracted from the book. The almost whiny cadence made me want to stop listening. The first book in the series had an excellent narration.
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I could not listen to this story because of the narrator, Angela Dawe. For the most part, the only inflection she used was to drag the last word in every sentence out in at least two syllables with her voice rising in the middle of the word and lowering at the end of the word. It was otherwise, monotone. Over all, the manner in which the story was read was so distracting and annoying that I could not concentrate on the story. I had to stop listening.
Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.
The characters all had great potential, but they never really materialized, just seem to be in outline format. They all had great backgrounds/credentials, but author failed to get a deeper depth of them. See Lisa Gardener for a mystery that will take you on a journey.
no, this author is not for me. She was a romance writer that I never pursued, but thought her mysteries would be better. I would say this needed better editing.
I only purchased this book due to Ms Dawe reading it. Her male voices are yummy and she did fine with this story. See her reads from Julie Garwood/ I.R.S., Nora Roberts/ MacGregor series and my fave Tiffany Snow series. Yum. These are romances.
If you are a fan of this author, note: this story is best listened at new 1.25x speed
15 seconds in and I'm regretting buying this. The narrator is, I'm sorry to say, painfully terrible. Every other sentence sounds like a question. Also it seems she is only capable of conveying either anger or absolute monotony.
Words like 'bleed' are pronounced ble-eed for example. . Most annoying and difficult to listen to.
And I can't tell the difference between when she's narrating as the computer or as Patrick
I don't generally like leaving negative comments but this is one book I wish I'd sampled before I bought it. Had I heard her narrating I would not have bought it. Shame really cause the story is good
I could not even stand this for 10 minutes, The story may be good but I could not get past the reader.
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