A serial killer is on the loose, and it’s up to FBI agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock to bring him down. They soon discover the killer has blood ties to an infamous and now long-dead monster. Savich and Sherlock are joined by agents Lucy Carlyle and Cooper McKnight, and the chase is on. At the same time, Agent Lucy Carlyle learns from her dying father that her grandfather didn’t simply walk away from his family twenty-two years ago: he was, in fact, murdered by his wife, Lucy’s grandmother. Determined to uncover the truth, Lucy moves into her grandmother’s Chevy Chase mansion. What she finds, however, is a nightmare. Not only does she discover the truth of what happened all those years ago, but she faces a new mystery, one that has been passed down from mother to daughter for generations. As the hunt for the killer escalates, Savich realizes he’s become the killer’s focus, and perhaps the next victim. Only Lucy can stop this madness before it’s too late.
©2011 Catherine Coulter (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
As with Catherine Coulter's other FBI series stories, this was excellent. I gave it only three stars because the woman who read part of the story made the women characters sound so weak and ridiculous that it almost ruined the story for me. The childish voices, the shaky characterizations were demeaning, not sensitive. Hopefully, if Catherine Coulter had listened to this she would have stopped the production. I've listened to other stories of hers with other readers and found them enjoyable. Please don't ruin another of her stories by engaging this reader.
I have listened to this. It was really good.
Yes...esp. since the book had 3 plots going at the same time. Somehow they all joined together, but was confusing at first.
I did like the performances...but I wish there was more difference in the sound of each of the characters. Many books that are put into audio truly distinguish the difference characters and it makes it easier to follow. These two performers did not do that.
Sure, but who has the time.
I always like the FBI series. This one was not disappointing. It is odd to have Savich and Sherlock on the sidelines now. I liked it when they were the main characters involved in the books stories.
Female commentator's voice was annoying at times when trying to convey emotion. Story was inter-woven well, but tied up in a bow too easily. Left hanging with Knob Hill connection.
This was my first book by the author, highly recommended by my wife. I was disappointed with both the implausible story line(s) and the narration. The book seemed to consist of two unrelated stories (a magic ring and a serial murderer) unsuccessfully knitted together for no apparent reason. I found the dialog stilted and unnatural, made worse by the use of female and male narrators. I expected the female narrator to do the female voices and the male reader to do the male voices, of course, but this was not always the case. The male narrator often sounded like he was simply reading the words without actually being involved in the story. The female narrator was much better as an "audio actress." I enjoy crime fiction by authors such as Michael Connelly, Lee Child, Vince Flynn and Brad Thor.
I really love Catherine Coulter's FBI thrillers with Sherlock and Savich. This time, the book didn't flow well and was very complex, confusing and hard to follow. I do not need the voices and accents with the readers and would much rather someone just read it well. I was very disappointed with this book compared to her usual writing style.
I found it very hard to care about the first plot, the others were harder to concentrate on with all of the flip flopping. I couldn't wait for this book to end!
There is no nice way to give this critique- I feel annoyed, frustrated at the hours I wasted - hours and hours of listening to a book seeming to have its own mental breakdown! Why? far too many convoluted plots, unbelievably complicated scenarios, making no sense-
Did an Editor truly read this book before sending to production! I must salute the performers for being able to 'read' the content. This author should have considered writing 3 entirely separate novels or wait, is it 4 or 5 novels? Yep- There are that many "plots"
The reading of this one totally read it. where did they get this reader - a middle school drama class? total waste of money.
Ardent Audible listener with a long commute!
I've been keeping an occasional eye on Catherine Coulter for years. We share a family name, so her books always grab my attention - but I haven't read romances since I was a teenager. (We're not related - and, for that matter, I'm not related to that other infamous Coulter either.)
When I saw this on Audible, I was excited. I like FBI procedurals. I like a hint of the supernatural and inexplicable, and I've unexpectedly (for a mostly non-fiction reader) become a fan of Preston & Child's Pendergast series. I like the idea of a woman FBI agent, too.
So, I was set to enjoy this book - and I guess my expectations were too high.
What bugged me the most was the sudden leaps of logic, or illogical leaps to conclusions that several of the characters made. I'd be listening along, and all of the sudden would think, "What? Why?"
Some of the characters did some particularly stupid things as well - and I'm not talking about being attracted to an unattainable man, either.
So, I was I was annoyed. Very annoyed.
The Audio performance also annoyed me. The performers themselves were fine, but the problem was that the narration went back and forth between a male voice and female voice. Which, in the case of male or female characters talking worked, but when it came to inner voices and descriptions - it was random.
I really wish I'd had a better experience.
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