In the still shadows of the confessional, a madman tauntingly reveals his plan for a murder he is going to commit, pulling Father Thomas Madden into a twisted game by disclosing his next intended victim: Tom's sister, Laurant. In a frantic race to protect her, Tom calls upon his best friend, elite FBI agent Nick Buchanan, to track the predator who is closing in on Laurant. Now, as an electrifying attraction grows between Laurant and Nick, so does the danger - and one false move will cost both of them everything that matters.
©2012 Julie Garwood (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"Heartbreaker moves along at a racehorse pace, its plot swerving and darting with sudden turns and jolts.... Garwood's characters are well drawn." (New York Post)
I read so I can write
The book itself is not Garwood's best. There is a lot of editorial issues For example one character refers to a pair of sheets instead of a set of sheets. There are a lot of other such problems. Beyond that, there is way too much unnecessary narration that doesn't add to or carry the story.
This makes for a mediocre story way less than the quality expected from Ms. Garwood.
Add to that a horrible performance of the narration. The heroine starts out having a little accent that is even referred to in the narration, but very quickly the accent goes away and never comes back. For the rest of the book her voice is simply Miss Bedroom voice.
The male voices are horrid. Nothing else can be said about them.
The narration pulls the already mediocre story into the 2 star rating.
The plot follows traditional romantic suspense tradition. It just never does it well enough. All the elements are there! Unfortunately, it never came together for me. More disappointing because it was close.
Adequate, pleasant characterizations
Love her performances. Have listened to others. She is a five star reader.
This is a great series by Garwood. When are the rest coming out?!
Audible addicted love mystery,lately stuck on love story. Mother of 1 Labrador and 1 perfect man. Work way too hard, and so ready to be retired
The story just had too much narrating instead of the character talking. I enjoy most of the story the priest as the brother best friend FBI sexy agent and his semi bold sister the end was the best gave it 3 stars
This was a really good listen and I didn't want to turn it off! Julie Garwood remains one of the all-time greats!
I was terrified the narration would ruin this one, as I said I was pleasantly surprised. This ranks one my favorites of Garwood books. Eby did a good job with it, but Nick sounded...off. It wasn't bad but it wasn't good. It was minor problem which I quickly got over because I was sucked into the book.
Even though I have read this book a million times, Eby did a good job and, of course Garwood writes a hell of a story.
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