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The Last Victim Audiobook

The Last Victim: A Dr. Charlotte Stone Novel

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Publisher's Summary

Electrifying suspense, cutting-edge psychological insight, and an unforgettably sensuous love story - these are the trademarks of Karen Robards' sizzling novels. Now the New York Times best-selling author launches a red-hot new paranormal romantic thriller series featuring the fascinating Dr. Charlotte Stone, a serial killer expert whose extraordinary powers lead her from ecstasy to terror.

Dr. Charlotte Stone sees what others do not. A sought-after expert in criminal pathology, Charlie regularly sits face-to-face with madmen. Obsessed with learning what makes human monsters commit terrible crimes, Charlie desires little else from life - no doubt because when she was 16, she herself survived a serial killer's bloodbath: A man butchered the family of Charlie's best friend, Holly, then left the girl's body on a seaside boardwalk one week later.

Because of the information Charlie gave police, the Boardwalk Killer went underground. She kept to herself her eerie postmortem visions of Holly and her mother. And even years later, knowing her contact with ghosts might undermine her credibility as a psychological expert, Charlie tells no one about the visits she gets from the spirit world.

Now all-too-handsome FBI agent Tony Bartoli is telling Charlie that a teenage girl is missing, her family slaughtered. Bartoli suspects that after 15 years, the Boardwalk Killer - or a sick copycat with his M.O. - is back. Time is running short for an innocent, kidnapped girl, and Bartoli pleads for Charlie's help.

This is the one case Charlie shouldn't go near. But she also knows that she may be the one person in the world who can stop this vicious killer. For Charlie - whose good looks disguise a world of hurt, vulnerability, and potent psychic gifts - a frantic hunt for a madman soon becomes a complex test of cunning, passions, and secrets. Aiding Dr. Stone on her quest to catch a madman is a ghostly presence with bad intentions: the fiery spirit of seductive bad boy Michael Garland who refuses to be ignored, though in his cat and mouse game they may both lose their hearts.

Dr. Charlotte Stone sees what others do not. And she sees the Boardwalk Killer coming for her.

©2012 Karen Robards (P)2012 Random House Audio

What the Critics Say

"Robards has a true flair for characterization and excels at adding large doses of humor to the spicy mix." (RT Book Reviews)

"One of the most popular voices in women's fiction." (Newsweek)

"Robards is one terrific storyteller." (Chicago Tribune)

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    Cynthia E. Glass 01-30-17 Member Since 2010
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    "Ghost Serial Killer Love Interest?"
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    I like some of the aspects of this book but the fact that one of the main characters is a ghost serial killer who ends up being a sort of love interest in this series is not something I'm willing to follow.

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    Elle Corning, NY 12-15-16
    Elle Corning, NY 12-15-16 Member Since 2008

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    Disappointed. I have read other Karen Robard's novels and loved them BUT, really a love affair with a ghost. The story had potential and even using the ghost as a guardian angel would have been easier to tolerate.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    predictable


    What three words best describe Ann Marie Lee’s performance?

    She was OK


    Was The Last Victim worth the listening time?

    considering I fast forwarded through the bazaar love scene...?


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    T Vasa Weston, NE USA 12-02-16
    T Vasa Weston, NE USA 12-02-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great storyline."

    The narrator was too dry for the characters. A stronger more sarcastic voice would have better captured the personalities

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    Jennifer Daniels 06-24-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Very different but very GOOD!"

    It took me by surprise! I love that the story was different because there is a little surprise in the story and made it very funny at times. I really recommend you read this book.

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    "Narration could have been better"

    I'm not sure why some narrators talk in a quiet breathy voice. It drives me crazy. Ann Marie Lee's voice is great when she introduces the book, but when she starts reading the book, she speaks like she's trying not to be over heard! So annoying.

    The story is great if your into paranormal romance.

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    cassie 08-18-15
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    "awesome book!"

    This was a great book. I thought she did a really good job of bringing the characters to life.

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    Kindle Customer 07-30-15 Member Since 2013
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    "The best."

    loved it, suspense, love, and a ghost. doesn't get better than that. until the next book.

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    c_olvera62 Magnolia, tx 02-25-15
    c_olvera62 Magnolia, tx 02-25-15

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    really enjoyed. it kept me listening Robards good author. look forward to other books by her

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    carolpac san antonio,tx 02-21-15
    carolpac san antonio,tx 02-21-15 Member Since 2011

    craving adventure and mayhem

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    No stars. Poor writing and really I love with a ghost. Can't believe I wasted the money. Don't buy. Enough.

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    Gretchen Cole 02-18-15 Member Since 2015
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    I truly enjoy everything I read by Karen Robards! I discovered this series by accident last year. I made extra trips everywhere just so I could listen longer. I also enjoy listening to Ann Marie Lee. She has an incredible voice and makes it easy to picture the story as she reads.

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