Rebecca Reis considers abandoning her career as a novelist until she begins writing about convicted serial killer Thomas Eisenbrey.
Nicknamed the Hunter because of his penchant for targeting groups of hunters in the forest, Eisenbrey is the worst kind of psychopath. He is crafty, aloof, at times possessing a charm that is almost hypnotizing, and he's wheedling his way into her mind.
As her interviews with him in the Washington State Penitentiary progress, Rebecca finds herself having feelings for the last man in the world that she should, forcing her to ignore her attraction to the detective who is also vying for her affection. But when the Hunter escapes, she worries - who will he hunt next?
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I will definitely recommend this audiobook to friends! I was fortunate enough to receive this audiobook as a gift, but I'm more than ready to purchase the next one in the series. I love psychological thrillers with a little exoticness... YES!
Although at times I was frustrated with the main character and her choices, it didn't keep me from listening and finishing this audiobook as quick as I did... I had to know what was going to happen next!
I like them all! Gwendolyn Druyor keeps a tone in her voice for certain characters that leave you questioning whether you can trust them or not. At times I found myself questioning the motives of every character involved.
50 Shades of a Serial Killer!
This book was good especially for this to be Amara first novel it was good reading, the narrator was nice to listen to also . I did not have to struggle with this at all, continue the good work.
No. I can't imagine my friends would want to listen to this all the way to the end. The main character is weak. I could not get the least bit connected to her. I can't imagine listening to another of the series as I'm not really interested in seeing what happens to the group.
Perhaps, if it's not in the Eisenbrey series. Amara seems to have a knack for writing but unless she changes this main character, I'm not interested.
I really disliked the "darlin" speak of Eisenbrey. There was NOTHING likable about him and his (her) accent was grating.
No. I've already stated why.
This was a hard book to listen to all the way through but since this is specially for the author's benefit to see what we like or not, I finally got all the way through. I love audible books as it lets me listen while I work or drive instead of just sitting reading but this book was sort of a waste of time. I'm actually sorry I didn't like it.
wonderful , haunting, and memorizing book
When they met, the dark chemistry
The ending, I can't put words to it , it was just over all unforgettable
I read and reviewed this book back in Sept 2014 and I was asked by the author to listen to the audio version. My original review stand , this is a wonderful , haunting, and memorizing book. The fact that you are listen to it , makes the chills and shiver that more deep. I was listen to this while I was driving at 5:30 am and I honestly had to turn it off b/c it was giving me the chills. This is still an awesome book m with great characters, wonder plots and great outcomes.
Reviewed by Dana :
Avid reader who is also a mommy. Audible saved my reading time!
This book could have been great...but it wasn't. It's OK to have an alcoholic main character with horror in her past. But don't make her stupid, weak, and gullible, too. I kept waiting for Rebecca Reis to sober up and get a clue. She never did. And if I was meant to ascertain that she was under some kind of compulsion (and I think I was) it never came out in the writing. The voodoo aspect was hinted at but never explained, even to entice for the next installment in the series.
The premise for this book is such a good idea and I was really looking forward to listening to it. In the end, though, the main character was annoying in that she consistently allowed people to talk her into doing things with very little resistance and gave the killer (and everybody else) everything he wanted just because he demanded it. The sex scenes were OK. The descriptive words used for body parts were more vulgar than necessary and I could only assume they were used for shock value. This undermined the writing which, other than the sex scenes, was good. For me, in the end, the story just wasn't developed fully enough to keep my interest. I listened to the end mostly because I am stubborn that way and like to finish what I start...and because I'm always hoping that the end will redeem the entire thing for me. It didn't in this case. Bottom line: I may give the second book a chance if I were to get it free from the author but would probably not spend a credit on it. It's too bad, because, again, it could have been soooo good.
The narration was decent. Gwendolyn Duyor does a nice job on the voice for Rebecca and most of the other female characters, and even some of the men. I did not care for the way she voiced Tom Eisenbrey, however. He never came across as menacing the way I'm thinking Amara intended him to be.
I received this audiobook for free through Audiobook Boom! in exchange for an honest review.
Thank God for books of all kinds and ears to hear
The best thing about this novel was my reaction to various characters. A couple of times I was so frustrated with the lead I was sure I had to turn it off. Then I would think to myself that people really do 'fall in love' with serial killers. It had never occurred to me it would be an otherwise intelligent woman. So I would go back to listening, more intrigued by what makes her tick and not tick than I was about the plot.
The narration was very good and didn't detract from the novel. She voiced the different characters nicely.
The pace was pretty lively which of course helped the book to move along. I've frankly never listened to a book that pushed my prejudice buttons and made me re-examine them. I found I have judged women who look for love in stupid places very harshly. I forgot that for the most part we are all just trying to cope the best way we can. There is a spooky almost sci-fi aspect to this that actually takes away from the story going on in my head. I did not know this was first in trilogy and was really pleasantly surprised at the ending. Knowing now it is a trilogy, I feel a little let down and assume the evil will become its own character in next 2 books. I am pretty certain I will listen to the next one but if it plays out like I think it will, I won't read the 3rd.
I was gifted this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to the author for helping me stretch my world a bit - that 's always a good thing.
I was gifted this audible book in return for an honest review.
I don't really know where to start.... Did this book grab me and leave me wanting more? No. It's just not that kind of book... You know from the get go who done it, how, and where to find them.
The beauty of this particular book is that regardless of how you view the main character, or her choices... You start to identify with her, and that's where the fun begins...
I think the narration was excellent, gave a consistent performance and in a voice you could attribute to the character.
The character development was good, I was a little disappointed that more of the main characters close friend(s)/family weren't a bit more demanding of an explanation regarding her actions, I thought she owed it to them given her choices and the consequences thereof - but mostly I think I wanted her to be held accountable.
I didn't know until the end that it was a trilogy... I feel like it left off at a good place, tho will probably look for the next and see how it goes:)
Definitely worth the listen or read:)
Denver, Co metro area resident for over fifty-five years. Retired, Mid 60's, Male, own over 9,600 Kindle books, and over 400 Audible books.
Psychological depth exploring
The obvious fictional ones are the Thomas Harris "Hannibal Lecter"series. In a positive comparison, this can be held up to good true crime books, maybe Ann Rule or books written about the law enforcement who interviewed Gary Ridgway or Dennis Rader upon their discovery and captures.
Evidently, the author lives in Washington state, the seeming epicenter of the serial killer world.
I haven't, but I was impressed with this performance. Very good.
The Way Evil Does would be a good title. lol.
I enjoyed the heck out of this audiobook. I look forward to the two works that will comprise this trilogy.
Thank you for making this available to listen to.
This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com
was so excited when I got this book. It has everything a little bit of romance a hot detective a psychopath killer named THE HUNTER who is rather dashing and charming but also very crafty. He is slowly getting into the mind of Rebecca the reporter sent to interview him. She is sent to the State pen to interview him and as the interviews progress she finds that she is starting to fall for the debonair killer But there is also the very hot detective that also wants her. But she is scared that when the hunter escapes who will he go after and will she live to see another day.
The author takes us on a ride that will end up reading all night long. This has a romance, serial killers , murders and a twist of paranormal. The characters are so well written . You feel for them and start to care for them. I must admit I did like Thomas even though he was a serial killer and probably
want to stab me to death. He did kind a get under your skin while you read.
I didn't think that all the aspects would work but it did. Even the twist of paranormal . It does and trust me you will be drawn into hell and back and yes there is a cliff hanger but not a big of one that will make you scream. This book will keep you up all night reading. Hope you are ready for a big book hangover. So check out this book and check out the great story lines characters and wonderful plots. I promise you will not be disappointed
Dark, sexy, mysterious
Their first meeting. The way she described his look, his eyes, and his overall character really drew me in and made me want to know more.
Eisenbrey, for sure.
YES! I have read the book multiple times and I was very interested in listening to the audiobook version as well.
This book/audiobook is so intense. There are so many mysteries going on that my mind was racing the entire time. Will she let his darkness take over her feelings, will she succumb to his every request? And what will happen in the next? I'm eagerly waiting.
I would listen to it again as I want to read the 2 nd book in the series so I would listen gain before reading the next episode.
Tom of course , he sounds sexy as hell. I like his manipulative nature.
Gwendoyn reading the book seemed to make it come alive , I felt like I was there involved with the characters.
I did get emotional at parts of the book more for Rebecca as her character got more and more involved with Tom.
I read this book first , then listened to it on audio. I loved reading the story but can honestly say as much as I love reading I am now a converted audio listener when I can I will use audio as well as reading. The story for me was a listen to the end even though I knew the outcome I still listened every chance I got and loved it just as much second time round
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