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Karin Regner

South Florida
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Be prepared to be left hanging

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-28-16

I was an hour and a half into the book and felt I was missing something. I reread the summary which said it was 2nd book in the series after reading the reviews of Broken Promises that complained of the abrupt cliffhanger I bought that and read it first. I am glad I did and would recommend anyone reading this read it first. It will be easier to understand it more. Both books take place over a short span of time. This picks up where first one leaves off. Each book resolves one mystery but continues the main mystery started in the first and ends abruptly. You are left with feeling what did I do forgot to download the rest of the book. The story line is interesting and you begin to feel you know some of the characters well but I wish I knew it will be months to a year before I know what happens to them next. This is a trilogy at the very least how long before the primary mystery is solved is anyone's guess. I am hoping that it is wrapped up in the next one but there is enough going on to keep us guessing through a few more. Good book but expect a big WHAT THE at the end.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Narration ruins the book

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-07-16

The narrator sounds like she is speed reading through the story without taking a breath. 20 minutes into the book and I am ready to give up on the book. I have 2 audible accounts with a combined total of close to 1000 audio books and I don't think there are 3 I haven't finished. But this book will be one I can't soldier through for sake of the story despite the poor narration no matter how good the story.

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Original storyline

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-06-11

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

The originality of the storyline and the flawed protagonists were what made it a 4 star read for me. (As the owner of over 500 hundred audiobooks from audible 5 stars are reserved for exceptional books such as the Girl with the Hornest's trilogy) I need not feel this author resorted to the the mystery formula so many authors employ. Main character in peril and while solving mystery meets love of life with or without romantic conflict added, together after several close calls and near misses pair prevail solve mystery and/or catch bad guys regardless of how inept or ill prepared they are and sail off in sunset to live happily ever after. If a series you know author will never allow main character to come to any harm and risk losing audience ( Kudos to Karin Slaughter and her Grant County series for bucking the trend) Here is an another author who has dared write a novel where everyone does not end up finding the love of their life while battling criminal masterminds and escaping death at every turn and suceed only by sheer dumb luck. His characters are flawed yet believable and the storyline not dictated by the trend of the moment. I would recommend this author to friends and read other titles written by him. It is time to get away from books cranked out so quickly by authors who have achieved best selling status. There are only so many times you can read the same book with different characters and locations. So hats off to Mr. Mayer for daring to write what is not the flavor of the month but his own thoughts and ideas.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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EXCELLENT

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-11-09

NOT WHAT I WAS EXPECTING. I HAVE OVER 100 AUDIBLE TITLES IN MY LIBRARY, MOSTLY THRILLERS AND MYSTERIES. THIS BOOK WAS A NICE CHANGE OF PACE FROM USUAL MYSTERY & THRILLER STORYLINE. I DON'T WANT TO GIVE ANYTHING AWAY. YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED. I DIDN'T WANT TO TURN IT OFF AT NIGHT. CAN'T WAIT TO SEE MORE FROM THIS AUTHOR. 5 STAR READ AND NARRATION.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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SCREAM FOR ME - PART TWO

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-11-09

I PURCHASED THIS BASED ON PREVIOUS REVIEWS. WHEN I BEGAN TO LISTEN TO IT I FELT LIKE I HAD NOT DOWNLOADED THE BEGINING OF THE BOOK. THIS BOOK IS THE 3RD IN A SERIES. TO FULLY UNDERSTAND AND ENJOY THE STORYLINE YOU MUST READ THE 2CD BOOK IN THE SERIES "SCREAM FOR ME". THIS BOOK SHOULD BE TITLED "SCREAM FOR ME THE CONCLUSION". AFTER DOWNLOADING THIS AND FEELING CONFUSED. I WENT BACK AND READ THE DESCRIPTION AND REVIEWS AGAIN. I THEN PURCHASED "SCREAM" AND LISTENED TO IT FIRST, THEN LISTENED TO THIS BOOK. IT MADE ALL THE DIFFERENCE. I WOULD NOT HAVE UNDERSTOOD "KILL FOR ME" AND WOULD HAVE FELT LIKE THE STORY WAS INCOMPLETE IN THE "SCREAM FOR ME" BOOK IF I HADN'T READ BOTH BOOKS. THEY ARE 2 PARTS OF THE SAME PLOT. THESE 2 BOOKS SHOULD BE READ BACK TO BACK. IF YOU WANT TO GET REALLY INVESTED READ THE 1ST BOOK. THIS WAS A GOOD STORY, A LITTLE TOO VIOLENT AND CONVOLUTED AT TIMES BUT OVERALL WORTH THE 2 CREDITS (BOTH BOOKS), FOR A 30 HOUR THRILLER . I WOULD GIVE IT A 3.75

7 of 9 people found this review helpful