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Her Dying Breath: A Slaughter Creek Novel, Book 2 | [Rita Herron]

Her Dying Breath: A Slaughter Creek Novel, Book 2

For years, Brenda Banks was haunted by nightmares hinting at the true identity of her birth mother. That hunger for the truth inspired her to become a reporter, and Brenda refuses to back down when a serial killer targeting Slaughter Creek chooses her to publicize the gruesome crimes. It's a twisted game, one she's certain to lose without the help of FBI Special Agent Nick Blackwood, the man she's loved since high school - and whose tormented past holds the key to catching a killer.
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For years, Brenda Banks was haunted by nightmares hinting at the true identity of her birth mother. That hunger for the truth inspired her to become a reporter, and Brenda refuses to back down when a serial killer targeting Slaughter Creek chooses her to publicize the gruesome crimes. It's a twisted game, one she's certain to lose without the help of FBI Special Agent Nick Blackwood, the man she's loved since high school - and whose tormented past holds the key to catching a killer.

Narrowly surviving childhood with a sadistic father, Nick Blackwood has devoted his life to chasing down criminals, but he's never forgotten the small-town beauty he once loved. But when a murder investigation brings him face-to-face with Brenda Banks, Nick cannot ignore the smoldering fire she rekindles in his troubled soul. Allowing Brenda into his heart means letting down his guard - and that's just what the killer is counting on…

©2013 Rita Herron (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Never have read this author before. This story was quite a thriller. Never saw the ending coming. Highly reckons it.

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    Karen 03-25-15
    Karen 03-25-15

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

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    Would you try another book from Rita Herron and/or Tanya Eby?

    I am on a Tanya Eby run of books so this author came up. One reviewer I follow also read it. However, this book did not inspire me to get Jake and Amelia's story #1 & #3 books.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I am not a core mystery listener, so unlike many mystery fans who have strong opinions, I could not put my finger on what this story needed. It had a good outline, and to me, the listen came off just like an outline. It lacked or had too much of certain elements that a good editor should have caught, expounded or eliminated.


    Which character – as performed by Tanya Eby – was your favorite?

    Ms Eby has really developed her deeper males voices now, hence the Eby run of books for me. Catch her on her Tatiana Sokolov reads, wonderful!


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    This was NOT a core romance! It had brutal sex scenes for our villain which was part of the mystery, but the romance was just an outline and only for-filled in the last quarter of the book. Telling a reader how much each character longed for their intended does not equal a romance story.


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    "Just as good the second time around.:)"
    Would you listen to Her Dying Breath again? Why?

    Definitely!
    Well written and read.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Nick.


    Have you listened to any of Tanya Eby’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes.
    Just as good as the first.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    "These voices"


    Any additional comments?

    I Love all the "Slaughter Creek" books... :)
    I am from Knoxville,TN so i love all the references in the books.

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    Trish R. JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States 10-10-14
    Trish R. JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States 10-10-14 Member Since 2014
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    This was pretty dark but I loved it. I loved Nick and Brenda and it was nice seeing Jake again. Ms. Herron made Arthur Blackwood sooo easy to absolutely hate. He truly was a monster. What he did to Nick and Seven was unbelivable. This was truly a page turner.
    I did feel sorry for Seven but she was just crazy.
    This had some really brutal sex in it but it also had some romantic sex. Seven had the brutal, Nick and Brenda had the romantic.
    So, I'm off to read the next book, Worth Dying For.

    As to the narrator: Fabulous! Ms. Eby is just great with her male and female voices. And her villains sounded evil without sounding silly.

    I got this book and audio free with my KindleUnlimited.

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