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Publisher's Summary

Twelve years ago, Sarah Baker was abducted by the Watt Lake Killer and sexually assaulted for months before managing to escape. The killer was caught, but Sarah lost everything: her marriage, her child, and the life she loved.

Struggling with PTSD, Sarah changes her name to Olivia West and finds sanctuary working on Broken Bar Ranch. But as her scars finally begin to heal, a cop involved with her horrific case remains convinced the Watt Lake Killer is still out there. He sets a lure for the murderer, and a fresh body is discovered. Now Olivia must face the impossible - could the butcher be back, this time to finish his job?

As a frigid winter isolates the ranch, only one person can help Olivia: Cole McDonough, a ranch heir, writer, and adventurer who stirs long-dormant feelings in her. But this time, Olivia's determination to shut out her past may destroy more than her chance at love. It could cost her her life.

©2015 Loreth Anne White (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Good Narration but VERY Poor audio

The narration was good but the audio was so VERY Poor.

Good story with good narration.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Christine
  • Brandon, FL, United States
  • 01-22-16

psychological romance thriller

was a little worried at first it might be too much of a romance novel, however I was wrong. the psychological thriller part took over. great book. very predictable but still a good story.

11 of 12 people found this review helpful

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  • Helen
  • MANAHAWKIN, NJ, United States
  • 08-09-16

Simply Could Not Continue Listening!

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Narration by a trained voice actress, this was flat and at times, tinny (editing issue). To me, the story was sophomoric. Descriptions of Cole's masculinity, "electricity" and hazel eyes, ad nauseum. Of course, there was immediate sexual tension between the antagonists. Perhaps I am just spoiled by Phillipa Gregory and Bianca Amato, Diana Gabaldon and Davina Porter. Seemed as if every sentence or paragraph was preceded by or contained lengthy descriptions of location, scenery, persons, etc. much of which became repetitive and distracting.

Would you ever listen to anything by Loreth Anne White again?

Probably not, however, seeing other reviews, there are many who loved this book. To each his/her own..chocolate and vanilla.

Would you be willing to try another one of Emily Sutton-Smith’s performances?

No, while her diction is good, her inflection is flat and her attempts at accents and male voices are mediocre. Again, simply an opinion.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from A Dark Lure?

Not having finished the book and simply persevering through the parts I did, I am unable to provide this.

14 of 16 people found this review helpful

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If EL James wrote Gillian Flynn fan fiction

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I was disappointed in the writing, but I should have read the negative reviews that stated that it wasn't really a thriller. I understand that people prefer different genres and this simply wasn't for me. What was most frustrating was the audio quality and production. There were many spots that felt edited in and the breaks in reading were clear and illogical.

What could Loreth Anne White have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Less talk of body fluids and far fewer cliches. I can't think of a "thriller" cliche that wasn't employed here.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

I hate to blame the narrator. In all honesty, the flatness is probably a fair representation of the Pacific Northwest/Canada. Her voice was pleasant when she wasn't trying to take on an accent. But the sound editing was horrible.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from A Dark Lure?

I wouldn't dare try to edit the text of this book. There is a reason millions of copies of 50 Shades sold and I found it laughable. I clearly don't get it, but I just wish I would have understood what I was getting into with A Dark Lure. I WOULD like to edit the audio. It reminded me of when I was a kid and I would try to record songs on a stand alone cassette recorder.

Any additional comments?

This book is in the wrong genre. It is only a Suspense book if you have never read another Suspense book. This is the book you read when you don't want your kids to know that you like erotica and you want to always feel one step ahead of the author.

23 of 29 people found this review helpful

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really great mystery

started off slow but then I couldn't stop listening. I was surprised to be surprised by ending! 😀

12 of 15 people found this review helpful

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Weird pronunciation and inconsistent recording

Story was interesting but writing was repetitive with strange word choices. Unbelievably fast love story, especially considering Olivia's past. Big boo on that piece. Narration was obnoxious at times with weird pronunciation and over-articulation. Inconsistent recording quality was the real annoyance to me.

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Confusing genres + whiney youth

At times thriller, then gore and then a little soft porn. Why too much filler/descriptive about leaves and feelings. Everything the teenage character said sounded overly whiney. Something odd happening with the audio, kept dipping into a different recording quality - which was irritating, that coupled with the whiney kid made it a mission to finish.

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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 06-19-16

Excellent suspense thriller

My only prior exposure to Loreth Ann White's books was In the Waning Light which is a good chick lit mystery wrapped around dozens of extremely graphically described sex scenes. A Dark Lure is very different. It is a well written and well narrated dark psychological suspense thriller set on a ranch in the mountains of British Columbia. All of the characters are damaged by past or current events, some far more than others. I recommend A Dark Lure for anyone who enjoys any sub genre of mystery/thrillers. I would listen to this book again.

14 of 18 people found this review helpful

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Masterfully Written!

One of the best written thrillers I've read. This book was more a romantic suspense than a psychological thriller, but it was outstanding. The author's use of theme and the way she wove this story like an intricate tapestry was masterful. Highly recommend!

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Riveting and exciting couldn't stop listening at times, very suspenseful.

I greatly enjoyed this author and will seek out further books of hers. I not only enjoy the character in the story line but truly felt The story teller did an amazing job portraying each character.

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  • Keith
  • 03-24-18

Distracting production edits

I enjoyed the story and the narrator was generally good, but there are loads of unnatural edits were it's clearly been re-recorded, which is very distracting.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-01-17

VERY GOOD

Well written book with interesting story and well narrated. Would recommend for a good read.

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  • Susan
  • 10-16-17

More of a Suspense than a romance

This is a really good book but I have to be honest, it was just a bit raw for me. The suffering of the h was awful, and the fact that 12 years later she was still only just managing to cope, and was still suffering from PTSD, was a sign of how much she endured. The action and suspense were non-stop, the romance part was pretty muted with an uncomfortable sex scene in the middle which I would have been happier not to read. The final chapters added even more to the suffering of the h. Some people will love this book, it is extremely well written and an absorbing plot, and towards the end I was unable to switch it off. I loved how the h just kept fighting back even when she was at her lowest. However I do personally prefer less graphic descriptions of violence and a bit more romance in my books, and I would have loved a “happy ever after” epilogue to let me see the h finally getting some well deserved happiness.