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Be Afraid

By: Mary Burton
Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck
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Publisher's Summary

The Fear Is Terrifying

When police rescue five-year-old Jenna Thompson from the dark closet where she's been held captive for days, they tell her she's a lucky girl. Compared to the rest of her family, it's true. But even with their killer dead of an overdose, Jenna is still trying to find peace 25 years later.

But the Truth

On leave from her forensic artist job, Jenna returns to Nashville, the city where she lost so much. Instead of closure she finds a new horror. Detective Rick Morgan needs Jenna's expertise in identifying the skeletal remains of a young child. The case jogs hazy, half-buried memories - and a nagging dread that Jenna's ordeal hasn't ended.

Is Even Worse

Now other women are dying. And as the links between these brutal killings and Jenna's past becomes clear, she knows this time a madman will leave no survivors....

©2015 Mary Burton (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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good but not great

It was a good story but never really grabbed me. characters seemed shallow and it was hard to connect with them. It ended well and I didn't think it was going to, so that's a plus. It took me 3 days to finish which is rare for me. I probably will not listen to again and don't think I will buy any more of her books.

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Weak ending

The narration was excellent! The story was just ok the character that is the murderer is so obscure that when you find out who it is, it's like "huh" I don't know that I would get another of Mary Burtons book to listen to again

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Bad Narrator

I'm sure the book is good but I recommend buying a physical copy. The narrator was awful. It was like listening to William Shatner read a book where every word had its own inflection. I had to stop after 5 minutes and returned the book.

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I tried to like it, it's just terrible though

I want to like this book , the writing is medioker the story line is all over the place. very weak storyline the narrator needs to just read she whispers some voices, why i dont know. Its just a plain boring book.

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Loved loved it!

Did not want it to end. Of you like a great mystery them you will love this book. Well worth my time!

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Another good read

There was nothing new I haven't read before, but I do love a comfy book. It was an easy listen on a slow weekend and drive. I like this author, and sometimes you just want a book like this!

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Jennifer Van Dyck’s mouth noises

It’s very hard to get through this book due to the noises that come from the narrators mouth. I shouldn’t hear her swallow, extra saliva, her lips hitting her teeth, ect ect. I’m trying so hard to get through this book to get to the next onE WITHOUT HURTING SOMEONE. It’s actually really hard to comprehend this book with the extra noise. I’m sure others may not notice but I’m VERY SENSITIVE TO PEOPLES MOUTHS.

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That voice- Ugg

What story? I couldn’t stay interested with that narration… don’t bother. Really couldn’t tell who was who doing what👎🏼

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Define Crazy

This book took me on a scary ride. Figuring out the who-done-it and navigating all the twists and turns kept this story moving along. Looking forward to reading more of her books.

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The narration is not good, there is no excitement in her voice, its so monotone. Can not get into this book while listening, switching over to read instead. All the characters sound the same, she made Rick Morgan seem like a jerk,

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  • George A Bear
  • 08-16-19

Mary Burton always produces a good story.

This is the second book in the Morgan's of Nashville series. it can be read as a standalone book.

Jenna Thompson arrives in Nashville and sets up as a pavement portrait artist. She has taken leave from her police post in Baltimore, where she works as a forensic artist, to put to rest the murder of her family twenty five years before.

Detective Rick Morgan asks for her help in discovering the identity of a set of bones of a child that have been found.

While she is doing this woman start to die in strange circumstances. What is the link to Jenna or is there a link at all?

I found the narrator difficult to listen to at times as she seemed to drag on and lack in expression.