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The Seventh Victim Audiobook
The Seventh Victim
Written by: 
Mary Burton
Narrated by: 
Johanna Parker
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The Seventh Victim Audiobook

The Seventh Victim

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Publisher's Summary

It's been seven years since the Seattle Strangler terrorized the city. His victims were all young, pretty, their lifeless bodies found wrapped in a home-sewn white dress. But there was one who miraculously escaped death, just before the Strangler disappeared.

Lara Church has only hazy memories of her long-ago attack. What she does have is a home in Austin, a job, and a chance at a normal life at last. Then Texas Ranger James Beck arrives on her doorstep with shattering news: The Strangler is back. And this time, he's in Austin.

He's always craved her, even as he killed the others. For so long he's been waiting to unleash the beast within. And this time, he'll prove he holds her life in his hands - right before he ends it forever....

©2013 Mary Burton (P)2013 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Best-seller Burton (Before She Dies) delivers action-packed tension as a cold case becomes new again...a compelling romantic thriller." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Merrci 02-27-13
    Merrci 02-27-13
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    "Great Story with Great Narrator!"

    Very entertaining with plenty of suspense! The story kept me listening anxiously all the way through, anticipating what would happen next. And when you think you have it figured out, events occur to make you reconsider. Purchased when I saw Johanna Parker narrated. She's one of my top favorites and she does a wonderful job!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Tiffany 02-07-15
    Tiffany 02-07-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Needed a stronger heroine"

    Great plot. Lots of suspense. But the leading character, Laura Church, who was raped and almost killed 7 years ago, needed to be a little more proactive in her safety. She still needed a man to save her. She kept putting herself in dangerous situations and being stubbornly idiotic when they were pointed out to her. She cared way too much for her dog and put herself in danger twice over his well being. Texas is a gun friendly state, she should've had a concealed carry and had learned some self-defensive moves. Her killer was still out there! Other than that, it was a very good book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sharon APPLE VALLEY, CA, United States 03-22-13
    Sharon APPLE VALLEY, CA, United States 03-22-13

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    "Highly recommend"

    Great narration by Johanna Parker. She helped make this audiobook very enjoyable. A mystery with a twist at the end.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Patti Farmer 07-24-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Page turner"

    This book kept me hooked, once started, had a hard time putting it down!😁 must read

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    Sonja Poppenhagen Reno, NV 06-12-16
    Sonja Poppenhagen Reno, NV 06-12-16 Member Since 2006

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    "Difficult to follow sometimes"
    What made the experience of listening to The Seventh Victim the most enjoyable?

    The story was good.


    What did you like best about this story?

    All the interconnections with other books.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Johanna Parker’s performances?

    No, I have a hard time figuring out what's happening. For some reason she does not catch my entire attention & I tend to tune her out & then miss crucial parts of the story.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Marina Lone Star, TX, United States 10-08-14
    Marina Lone Star, TX, United States 10-08-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Worth a read!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Although it was somewhat predictable, and sometimes stretched into total disbelief, it is a good read. It has all the good stuff, a Texas Ranger, a series of murders, and a German Shepard.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Seventh Victim?

    About 2/3 into the book when it became apparent who the bad guys were.


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

    Don't recall hearing her before.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Actually, it was how ALL the police treated the lone surviving victim. All the cops either treated her like a prostitute or threatened her. I don't know many police officers with the experience she gives the characters would actually ever speak to a victim or witness in that manner. It sadden me to think that people think its a common occurrence.


    Any additional comments?

    I prefer a heroine with a little more snark, but over-all, its a good read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Trish R. JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States 12-08-13
    Trish R. JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States 12-08-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Just ok for me.. Narrator was not good.."
    Any additional comments?

    I bought this book along with the audio version so I could listen as I read along. It was listed on audible.com as a mystery/suspense/romance.
    Believe me when I tell you there was no romance. They went through the whole book and never kissed, no thoughts of desire, nothing. Until 85% when they kissed and made love and that was it. Not another kiss afterwards. It was very disappointing. You could take out the sex scene and a few swear words and it would be a christian novel. The story was ok and it was a little surprising near the end but it was not very mysterious or suspenseful.
    As to the narrator? She was not very good. She really doesn't know how to deepen her voice to sound manly. Or she just doesn't care. Sorry, but I would not read another book by this author or listen to this narrator.

    3 of 10 people found this review helpful

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