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  • Dust to Dust

  • A Novel
  • By: Tami Hoag
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,380
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,123
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,107

Sorry. The single word is written on a mirror. In front of it hangs a Minneapolis Internal Affairs cop. Was it suicide? Or a kinky act turned tragic? Either way, it wasn't murder. At least not according to the powers that be. But veteran homicide detective Sam Kovac and his wisecracking, ambitious partner, Nikki Liska, think differently. Together they begin to dig at the too-neat edges of the young cop's death, uncovering one motive - and one suspect - after another.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Typical Tami - TERRIFIC!

  • By midnitemilkyway on 02-27-15

Great story

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

Reviewed: 01-23-19

Tami never disappoints....I was drawn to the story and have to say I truly enjoy Kovac and Liska.

  • Ashes to Ashes

  • By: Tami Hoag
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 18 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,735
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,552
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,541

He performs his profane ceremony in a wooded Minneapolis park, anointing his victims, then setting the bodies ablaze. He has already claimed three lives, and he won't stop there. Only this time there is a witness. But she isn't talking. Enter Kate Conlan, former FBI agent turned victim/witness advocate. Not even she can tell if the reluctant witness is a potential victim or something more troubling still.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • great story, but enough with the breathy falsetto

  • By Catherine E. Kehl on 12-15-15

Worth the read!!!!

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

Reviewed: 01-20-19

Tami is a great writer. I totally have enjoyed her books. I love how she brings to story together; and her description of her characters are amazing......the killer in this book is hateful in so many ways you'll dislike him from the very beginning.

  • He Will Be My Ruin

  • By: K. A. Tucker
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd, Olivia Song
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,074
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 989
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 990

Twenty-eight-year-old Maggie Sparkes arrives in New York City to pack up what's left of her best friend's belongings after a suicide that has left everyone stunned. The police have deemed the evidence conclusive: Celine got into bed, downed a bottle of Xanax and a handle of Maker's Mark, and never woke up. But when Maggie discovers secrets in the childhood lockbox hidden in Celine's apartment, she begins asking questions. Questions about the man Celine fell in love with.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Whew! Now I remember why I like mysteries!

  • By Fuzzy's Mom on 10-18-16

Wow!!!!

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

Reviewed: 12-03-18

I'm addicted to your writing.....you've got me hooked!!!!!!

To my daughter, MUST READ!!!!!

To all my friends, this is a MUST READ!!!!

  • Until It Fades

  • A Novel
  • By: K. A. Tucker
  • Narrated by: Shayna Thibodeaux
  • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 707
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 671
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 667

Twenty-four-year-old truck stop waitress and single mother Catherine Wright has simple goals: to give her five-year-old daughter a happy life and to never again be the talk of the town in Balsam, Pennsylvania (population 3,000 outside of tourist season). And then one foggy night, on a lonely road back from another failed date, Catherine saves a man's life. It isn't until after the police have arrived that Catherine realizes exactly who it is she has rescued: Brett Madden, hockey icon and media darling.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sad? Depressed? Need a happy ending?

  • By Erin Griffith on 08-29-17

I love a good story teller

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-03-18

The first book by K.A. Tucker was "He Will be my Ruin"....and I couldn't put it down. I'm addicted!!!! Love her writing and am really happy with "Until It Fades". It's a must read for those that root for the underdog.

  • Trust Me

  • By: Brenda Novak
  • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 230
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 130
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 132

Skye Kellerman was attacked in her own bed. She managed to fend off her knife-wielding assailant, but the trauma changed everything about her life. As a result of that night, she joined two friends in starting an organization to help victims of crime.

But now...Her would-be rapist is getting out of prison. Skye knows that Dr. Oliver Burke hasn't forgotten that her testimony cost him his reputation - and his freedom.

Sacramento detective David Willis, who investigated her case, believes Burke is a clear and present danger - and guilty of at least two unsolved murders. And now Burke is free to terrorize Skye again. Unless David can stop him. Unless Skye can fight back.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, but...

  • By Christina on 09-08-09

Whom do you trust?

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-01-18

Great story writer....truly enjoy Ms. Novak's writing. Any of her books is a MUST READ!

  • The Survivor

  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,025
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,505
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,486

Nate Overbay, a former soldier suffering from PTSD and ALS, goes to an 11th-floor bank and climbs out the bathroom window onto the ledge, ready to end it all. But as he’s steeling himself to jump, a crew of gunmen bursts into the bank and begins viciously shooting employees and customers. With nothing to lose, Nate climbs back inside, confronts the robbers, and with his military training, starts taking them out, one by one. The last man standing leaves Nate with a cryptic warning: “He will make you pay in ways you can’t imagine.” Soon enough, Nate learns what this means.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shakes you to your very core.

  • By T.D. on 09-23-12

Hurwitz delivers

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

Reviewed: 08-26-18

Grab a box of tissues and prepare for a memorable ride. Hurwitz continues to deliver.

  • The Body Counter

  • Detective Jude Fontaine Mysteries, Book 2
  • By: Anne Frasier
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 707
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 627
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 628

Months after discovering the mastermind behind her own kidnapping, Detective Jude Fontaine is dealing with the past the only way she knows how: by returning to every dark corner of it. But it’s a new, escalating series of mass slayings that has become her latest obsession at Homicide. At first, Jude and her partner, Detective Uriah Ashby, can see no pattern to the seemingly random methods, the crime scenes, or the victims - until they’re approached by a brilliantly compulsive math professor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The bodies just pile up in this one!

  • By shelley on 06-13-18

Hey Jude!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-26-18

I LOVE Jude Fontaine.....she's amazing and I hope that Uriah and Jude become "partners" soon.

  • Hellbent

  • An Orphan X Novel
  • By: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,738
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,408
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,384

Taken from a group home at age twelve, Evan Smoak was raised and trained as an off-the-books government assassin: Orphan X. After he broke with the Orphan Program, Evan disappeared and reinvented himself as the Nowhere Man, a man spoken about only in whispers and dedicated to helping the truly desperate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Easily earns 5 stars!

  • By Wayne on 01-31-18

A Must read

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

Reviewed: 06-20-18

I've said this about every Orphan X book I've read.......the best ever! Truth be said, X's story gets better and better with his development and/or transformation as the No Where Man. Can't wait to read the next chapter of X.

  • No Safe Place

  • Detective Lottie Parker, Book 4
  • By: Patricia Gibney
  • Narrated by: Michele Moran
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 410
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 379
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 372

As funeral mourners stand in silence at Ragmullin cemetery, a deafening cry cuts through the air. Lying crumpled at the bottom of an open grave is the bloodied body of a young woman, and Detective Lottie Parker is called in to investigate. Knowing the body can’t have been there long, Lottie wonders if it could be Elizabeth Bryne, a young woman who vanished without trace just days earlier. And with a new boss who seems to have it in for her, Lottie is under pressure to solve both cases quickly.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • better than the 2cd book

  • By Maedgee on 08-02-18

Twist and shout!

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

Reviewed: 06-11-18

Lottie and team get their criminal......plus we get a better understanding of Lottie's mysterious past. On pins and needles waiting for Book 5 on audible.

  • Dying Truth

  • Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller Series, Book 8
  • By: Angela Marsons
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 542
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 513
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 511

When teenager Sadie Winter jumps from the roof of her school, her death is ruled as suicide - a final devastating act from a troubled girl. But then the broken body of a young boy is discovered at the same school and it’s clear to Detective Kim Stone that these deaths are not tragic accidents. As Kim and her team begin to unravel a dark web of secrets, one of the teachers could hold the key to the truth. Yet just as she is about to break her silence, she is found dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best novel in a wonderful police procedural series

  • By Wayne on 06-29-18

Never disappointing

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

Reviewed: 06-11-18

Tragedy after tragedy and be ready to get wrapped into this thriller............can't wait for Book 9.