In the sizzling new novel from New York Times bestselling author Karen Robards, Dr. Charlie Stone must prove the innocence of a dangerously sexy condemned man, or lose her one chance at true love.
In this world, Dr. Charlotte "Charlie" Stone skillfully probes the twisted minds of incarcerated serial killers to better understand what makes them tick, and to help nab those who remain at large. But in the next world, Charlotte's ghostly lover - convicted killer Michael Garland - is facing death yet again. It seem the only way Charlie can snatch Michael from the jaws of oblivion is by proving his innocence. And this dead man's dead ringer may just be the key.
A mysterious stranger has turned up in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, and Charlie is shocked to realize he could be Michael Garland's identical twin. But she suspects the resemblance is only skin deep--and that behind the handsome face may lurk the perverse mind of a killer. While using all her keen profiling gifts, Charlie risks her life to discover the shocking secret that will clear Michael's name.
Then a breakout at Wallens Ridge State Prison forces Charlie to contend with a sudden swarm of psychopaths bent on spilling blood. No one has a better chance of tracking down the deadly fugitives than Charlie - unless the rampaging killers manage to find her first and make this case her last. But Michael will move heaven and hell - and even make a devil's bargain - for the chance to save Charlie's life, and feel her touch once more...if only for the final time.
©2015 Karen Robards (P)2015 Random House Audio
I have always liked most of the characters in the Dr. Charlotte Stone series ( most glaring exception being Lena, the argumentative B1T¢h of a female FBI agent and Dr. Stone when she's being Too Stupid To Live). I have wanted to scream about the way the author presents Dr. Stone as being über intelligent while at the same time having the character continually doing things to put her near the top of the TSTL list. Robards repeating things is often annoying as well.
The character voices performed by narrator Anne Marie Lee and the story are what hooked me and made the less perfect aspects of this series worth purchasing each book of this series. I especially can't say enough wonderful things about her performance of the characters Michael and Tony. All the character voices are absolutely fantastic, but she has turned Michael abd Tony into the voice equivalents of male super models for me! Those two characters and the basic stories behind each novel is what has kept me buying this series. Otherwise, I think the "smart" but simultaneously TSTL Dr. Stone and Lena the FBI Super B1t¢h would've kept me from ever reading a second Robards novel.
This was the best of all the series. Charlie didn't do anything outrageously stupid and Lena was only a peripheral annoyance. The story was REALLY good and satisfactorily solved a lot of very important questions.
This was definitely an up all night - edge of my seat - MUST know what happens kind of book.
I would recommend this audiobook because, it's in my humble opinion, a worthwhile ending to a fabulous Charlotte Stone Series. The narrator was fabulous throughout all four books.
I can't compare it to other books I've read because it's got a great mix of wonderful characters that can't be contained in just one book, paranormal-love story thread that's super sexy, and serial killer crimes that keep you guessing. You just keep hoping for the next book, because you don't want the series to end.
Ann Marie Lee is impressive, she does male and female voices well, and kept me on the edge of my seat.
I loved the ending.
The Charlotte Stone books are my favorite and I do repeated listens and never tire of them.
the book had little plot poorly fleshed out held together with soft porn which appeared to be the basis for this installment. if I wanted porn I would have bought it. lots of unresolved threads. all in all a waste of time and money
This story really was fresh and interesting in the beginning but the more it went along the more fantasy like. The overall story did hold my interest but became less of a murder mystery and more of a non-story.
The writing was profoundly disappointing and the story line very slow. The author and editors should not have let this book be published as it is; it's horrible! I have never left a bad review here before and I have listened to over 100 Audible books, but this one is so bad and such a waste of money that I could not, in good conscience, not warn fellow listeners. The lackluster, flat story keeps getting derailed by the author's agonizingly detailed and REPETITIVE descriptions of certain scenes that are actually not even important to the story. It is exhausting and a truly irritating book, and character development is practically nonexistent, so the reader doesn't even get a sense of knowing, understanding, being interested in, or liking the protagonists. All in all, I wish I had my money and those hours back. This author is ridiculously devoid of writing talent.
I love love love Michael and Charlie's unorthodox supernatural relationship and am super thrilled with the ending. This was an excellent story. I did feel that a part of the story was added to prolong it, however it stayed true to the nature of the past books.
I love this book. I loved this series. I love all your books! You made me laugh, cry, feel happy, and so much more. You had me enthralled, I could not stop listening, action non stop. Thank you!
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