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  • Her Last Day

  • Jessie Cole, Book 1
  • By: T.R. Ragan
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,057
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,843
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,830

Ten years ago, PI Jessie Cole and reporter Ben Morrison each suffered a tragedy that changed their lives - and now these two strangers are about to share a nightmare. For Jessie, who makes her living finding missing persons, no case has consumed her more than the disappearance of her younger sister, Sophie. But left alone to raise Sophie's daughter, she realizes that solving the case has become an unhealthy obsession.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • What the?

  • By Vlad E. on 04-21-18

Very Good!

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-17-18

Wow, this was right up my ally of psychological thriller pancaked together with a side of mystery. Two stories bring a group of people together to stop a serial killer and set a past tragedy to rest. Loved it and am looking forward to the next in the series

  • The Inside Dark

  • By: James Hankins
  • Narrated by: Bon Shaw
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 898
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 811
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 809

Five days ago, aspiring crime novelist Jason Swike awoke chained to the wall of a run-down horse stable, convinced he would soon die at the hands of Crackerjack, the infamous serial killer who had terrorized the residents of Massachusetts for the past year - capturing and tormenting men, painting whimsical designs on their faces before shattering their bones and ending their lives. Just when death seems inevitable, Jason, with the help of another captive, manages to kill the madman and escape.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great book

  • By ginger anderson on 09-17-17

Suspenseful

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

Reviewed: 10-17-18

I really liked this cat and mouse psychological thriller. A very dark tale of human nature and how, if given the right amount of rope, what would each of us do with it?

  • The Black Book

  • By: James Patterson, David Ellis
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,786
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,051
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,027

Billy Harney was born to be a cop. The son of Chicago's chief of detectives, whose twin sister is also on the force, Billy plays it by the book. Alongside Detective Kate Fenton, Billy's tempestuous, adrenaline-junkie partner, there's nothing he wouldn't sacrifice for his job. Enter Amy Lentini, a hard-charging assistant state's attorney hell-bent on making a name for herself - who suspects Billy isn't the cop he claims to be. They're about to be linked by more than their careers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • GREAT STORY!

  • By Artkeep on 07-03-17

Good one

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

Reviewed: 10-17-18

The mystery and the characters were well developed and the story was fast paced. The ending was surprising and worth waiting for.

  • Before We Were Yours

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Wingate
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, Catherine Taber
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,831
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,395
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,262

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family's Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge - until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children's Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents - but they quickly realize the dark truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I was rivetted, finished in three days.

  • By Lin Cloward on 06-26-17

So great!

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-17-18

I loved everything about this book, the characters, the epic saga, the mystery and the way the story, however tragic, unfolded. This is one that I will not soon forget but may not be for everyone, because parts are gut wrenching and despicable, but the long lasting loyalty and love that is revealed is wonderful.

  • The Good Daughter

  • A Novel
  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,096
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,501
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,447

Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn's happy small-town family life was torn apart by a terrifying attack on their family home. It left their mother dead. It left their father - Pikeville's notorious defense attorney - devastated. And it left the family fractured beyond repair, consumed by secrets from that terrible night. Twenty-eight years later, Charlie has followed in her father's footsteps to become a lawyer herself - the ideal good daughter. But when violence comes to Pikeville again, Charlie is plunged into a nightmare.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Karin Slaughter has done it again!

  • By shelley on 08-09-17

Another good one.

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

Reviewed: 10-17-18

Karen Slaughter always keeps me on the edge of my seat. This story flip flopped between a buried past and the present, it was fast paced but did not give me whiplash. Well developed characters that were revealed with great timing throughout.

  • Hardly Even Rich

  • A Short Story
  • By: Dennis Canfield
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

Three million dollars, illegal drugs, and a woman with a violent history - what could possibly go wrong? Brian Jeffries is a life insurance agent who's willing to cut corners if he must to sell a policy. It's all fine until the death of a client puts everything he values at risk.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WHAT A TANGLED WEB WE WEAVE...

  • By Victoria Haugen on 09-10-18

When we choose to deceive

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

Reviewed: 10-17-18

A good short that sends a lesson to all about how a wicked web of deceit and lies always catches the worst luck for the weaver. I enjoyed this quick story and for those who are looking for a good Christmas read please check out a cute cozy novella by this same author called “Back to Christmas”.

  • Crash & Burn

  • By: Lisa Gardner
  • Narrated by: Christina Traister, Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,382
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,091
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,099

Nicole Frank shouldn't have been able to survive the car accident, much less crawl up the steep ravine. Not in the dark, not in the rain, not with her injuries. But one thought allows her to defy the odds and flag down help: Vero.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible!

  • By Kerry on 02-06-15

Not as good as the last

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-06-18

I like this author and really liked the second book in this series, but this one not so much. The beginning and the end were good, however, I felt like it just stalled through the middle.

  • The Homecoming

  • By: Alan Russell
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 801
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 736
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 736

Seven years ago, young Stella Pierce vanished from the face of the earth. Now her grieving, broken family - along with Detective Orson Cheever, who never stopped working her case - is stunned by her mysterious return. The now-teenage girl claims to have spent her missing years in the company of Travelers - extraterrestrial nomads - voyaging through space. Despite her family's effort to keep Stella's incredible tale secret, the story becomes a national sensation.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A Weak Offering

  • By Casey on 06-14-17

Love or loathe?

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

Reviewed: 09-26-18

People will either love or loathe this story. I am on the love side and Luke Daniels narrative sealed the deal for me. This is kind of a YA meets sci-fi, but I hate to say that because I would not have started reading it if someone told me that’s what it was. A young girl goes missing one night right out of her family home and then years later shows up right when her family is on the brink of disaster. Really liked the premise behind this one.

  • Sweet Tea and Sympathy

  • By: Molly Harper
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,234
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,932
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,906

Margot Cary has spent her life immersed in everything Lake Sackett is not. As an elite event planner, Margot's rubbed elbows with the cream of Chicago society and made elegance and glamour her business. She's riding high until one event goes tragically, spectacularly wrong. Now she's blackballed by the gala set and in dire need of a fresh start - and apparently the McCreadys are in need of an event planner with a tarnished reputation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thank you Ms. Harper

  • By green ice cream garden on 11-30-17

So fun.

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

Reviewed: 09-26-18

I love Molly Harpers believable characters and her hysterical sense of humor. Somehow she makes the strange combination of a bait shop and a funeral parlor work as the backdrop for this story. A close, quirky family can be overwhelming to any outsider but boy is it fun watching them try to bring one of their own into the fold. Amanda Ronconi is, as alway, fantastic. She has a way of making each characters personality pop. Onto the next.

  • The Child Finder

  • A Novel
  • By: Rene Denfeld
  • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 844
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 777
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 772

Three years ago, Madison Culver disappeared when her family was choosing a Christmas tree in Oregon's Skookum National Forest. She would be eight years old now - if she has survived. Desperate to find their beloved daughter, certain someone took her, the Culvers turn to Naomi, a private investigator with an uncanny talent for locating the lost and missing. Known to the police and a select group of parents as "the Child Finder", Naomi is their last hope.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beauty and Brutality, Haunting and Healing

  • By Marisa on 10-03-17

What lies beneath

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

Reviewed: 09-26-18

A good psychological thriller that has a protagonist that is still trying to uncover her own demons through her work of finding lost children. Even though she has quite a dark personality the story itself is quite good.