The addictive Karen Rose serves up her most relentless thriller yet.
A woman is dead, and her fiancé is serving a life sentence for a murder he didn’t commit. Now PI Paige Holden holds the only piece of evidence that could see him freed, but she cannot take it to the police. With the help of disarming state attorney Grayson Smith, Paige is determined to avenge the murdered woman and set an innocent man free.
But Paige has only scratched the surface of a cover-up far deadlier than she could ever imagine. A string of mysterious deaths of women with a shared past sets Paige on the trail of a ruthless killer. The problem is, the killer’s on her trail too.
©2012 Karen Hafer (P)2012 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
“Rose’s deft combination of hot heroine and cool hero should please her many fans.” (Publishers Weekly)
I love this genre and I was really looking forward to settling down for a listen after reading the reviews. Let me begin by saying I really wanted to love it. The storyline was solid and the characters were believable. Where they lost me was the vapid, adolescent banter and interaction that absolutely NO intelligent adults in positions of authority would be party to. There were some truly inane conversations and groan worthy exchanges that had me almost cringing with embarrassment for the character. Some of it was so bad I fast forwarded to get through it. I don't mind a bit of double entendre and flirtation, but I have never heard adults have such ridiculous conversations. That having been said.... the story was ok, there were a few surprises and it was worth a credit. The narrator was good, but not on my favorites list. I would not recommend to a friend with a straight face.
Amongst the best...Karen Rose is a MASTER of suspense. She pulls you into the story so well you're afraid if you turn if off for a second you might miss something.
Paige ~ she's been through so much and not only survivied, but is determined that she's going to carve a new and better path for herself. She's seen her friends find love, and while she's not sure she CAN find it, she wants to at least give herself the chance...and the choice. She's strong enough to uproot herself and move and start over on her own, w/ only her dog by her side.
She REALLY does the cliff hangers and red herrings well. When we're not supposed to be guessing who it is we're 'seeing', she nails it. I had NO idea, and I was trying my best to guess, lol. She's different, but perfect for this book.
You'll be on the edge of your seat the whole show!
I LOVE Karen Rose's books, and can't WAIT for the next one...I hope it's going to be Stevie's book, whom we've gotten to know in the last few books. She and her daughter, Cordelia, have been through alot, and need a happily ever after!
If I don't have a book in my hand, I have my earbuds in! I love to read and discovered I'm more productive if I listen! :P
This was a very good listen, it grabbed my attention from the beginning and had me wondering throughout! Nothing like a good conspiracy!
Want books to keep me on the edge of my seat. I commute a lot and love being engaged in a mystery thriller.
It was right up there I really like Karen Rose she weaves a great tale
Yes on Karen Rose. I wouldn't look for books by Gavin, but then there's very few narrators I'd look for and consider a book solely because of the narrator (e.g., Susan Ericksen; Scott Brick).
Wendie Malick clone (actress on Just Shoot Me, Hot in Cleveland, etc.) I swear I thought Wendie was the narrator at times -- especially the (too) many times the narrator had a very sarcastic tone. Is it just me? I found this very distracting at times.
Yes. But it wasn't up to Karen Rose's normal level. It went on too long before getting to the puzzle-solving.
Just about every supposedly responsible police and DA employee is either evil, complicit or seemingly stupid. The central male character's big secret? Does the States' Attorney office not do background checks for security clearance? All these cops are being blackmailed and terrorized into doing heinous things but no one breaks? How many times are you nearly killed before you get the heck out of Dodge until things cool down? Nope, let's walk around with a Kevlar vest despite the sharpshooter who no doubt is capable of nailing you in the head. I've lost my spouse and child, nearly lost my other child, and folks still can get access to my home to terrorize us more? Especially when about 5 attempts have been made on a best friend's life and I'm working to solve the case? Huh?
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