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Among the Dead

A Rachel Carver Mystery
Narrated by: Lesa Lockford
Series: Rachel Carver Mystery, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
4 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

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Former North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation agent Rachel Carver blames herself for the collateral death of an innocent woman in her last case. Unable to accept her superior’s attempts to cover up the incident, she turned in her badge. But when a former partner asks her to consult on a new murder case, she reluctantly agrees, traveling to a small remote mountain community, where she’s tasked with leading a group of inexperienced detectives on a hunt for the killer. 

The trek has hardly begun when what seems to be the act of a loner proves to be much more as Rachel's team comes under attack - and a detective is killed in the fallout. Now that the stakes have risen, Rachel’s old employers at the SBI step in to take over the investigation. But Rachel, convinced they are on the wrong track, continues to work the case alone. And just as she delves into the town’s past, she discovers a secret history that connects the victims - one that makes her the target of a man who would kill to keep it a secret.

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This debut shouldn't be missed !!!!

This debut novel by J. R. Backlund reads like it was written by a well seasoned author. This is a really good story with fleshed out believable characters and a plausible storyline.
If you read the publisher's summary you've probably thought it might not sound like much. I really can't get any more into the plot with out giving away too much but... The summary doesn't go into how well told this procedural is. Or how well written. Or the interesting turns and red herrings. And finally in the end the motive and perpetrator come as a complete surprise.
Lesa Lockford does a great job narrating.
This book has my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION.
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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 08-10-19

Another find by Shelley!

As usual Audible listener Shelleys review of AMONG THE DEAD led me to a 5 star suspense novel from an author I had never heard of. If you like the mystery/suspense genre she is the person to follow. While there be sure to give her reviews helpful votes. I'm uncertain that Audible will allow me to jink her listener account, but he goes: https://www.audible.com/listener/AERP0IBYT5PXO?pf_rd_p=fac12640-98ad-4d54-a5fc-eec45741ae34&pf_rd_r=BEETA6GSKPP11SMBGZMC&ref=a_pd_Fight-_c15_rvlsnl_0. We shall see!

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