At the grisly murder scene of a teen prostitute, Virginia state trooper Riley Tatum's past roars back to haunt her. When she was a teenage runaway, she was kidnapped, drugged, and left unconscious on the streets. She has no memories of what happened, only strange recurring dreams of two men playing cards.
Former FBI agent Clay Bowman, Riley's old flame, is Shield Security's newest member. He's plagued by the unsolved case of a serial killer nicknamed the Shark who murdered girls as part of a sadistic poker game. Only one girl survived. With the Shark now bent on evening that score, Clay has a chilling suspicion: Riley is the girl who escaped the Shark's deadly amusement - and she is his next prey.
As the Shark gets ready to play his hand, can Riley and Clay stop him - or will this killer finally claim the one who got away?
©2016 Mary Burton (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
First book I read by this author and it won't be my last. The story moves along pretty well. You don't see what's coming at the end. Listened to it in two days. Truly enjoyed it.
I definitely enjoyed this audiobook... especially after not being able to finish the last 3 I chose put of boredom. I didn't have that problem with this one though.. exciting for sure, and had likeable characters. I did feel it was a bit predictable in places but overall I would recommend.
Great story and narrator. Gets better and better as the story goes along. Who is he? Keep listening and just about the time you think you know then in pops another suspect. Worth listening to.
Omg - please the voice for Clay Bowman - come on - I want to throw up every time she changed to that voice -worst part of the book - loved his character by that was a hot mess
The story is good and suspenseful. The performance is irritating.
Riley's accent was inconsistent and unpleasant. Bowman's voice was a low monotone which was just weird and also hard to hear. The performance was inconsistent to me. All characters had appropriate, believable voices except for the two main characters. Sorry but this did not work for me. I think the producers should have caught the sound problem that the low monotone created.
Definitely! It is a good story with likable characters and creepy villain/s.
Mary Burton keeps things interesting. I will continue to read her books.
I liked the story and the characters became quite likable as well. I hope there is a sequel!
I like the narrator's voice very much, until she reads dialogue. There were times when Riley almost sounded drunk. And Bowman....the "mentally challenged giant" passed thru my head a number of times. I imagine the author didn't intend for the Shark to sound like an elderly woman either. It took a few hours of listening for me to get past these things.
Enjoyed the story even though kind of easy to figure out the villian
The bet "life or death"
A good read. Easy light entertainment. Well narrated. Plot good but I was able to predict the outcome very easily.
Very enjoyable book. Not too much bad language, but enough to spoil the narrative. Good storyline, even though somewhat predictable.
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