• Beneath Blackwater River

  • A Totally Gripping, Addictive and Heart-Pounding Crime Thriller (Detective Kay Sharp, Book 2)
  • By: Leslie Wolfe
  • Narrated by: Gwendolyn Druyor
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (193 ratings)

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Beneath Blackwater River

By: Leslie Wolfe
Narrated by: Gwendolyn Druyor
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She looked alive, her hair drifting freely in the water, her red lips gently parted, as if to let her final breath escape. A small locket floated by her face, attached to her neck with a silver chain....

When Detective Kay Sharp first left Mount Chester - population 3,823 - in her rear-view mirror, she promised never to look back. The town only contained bad memories and dark secrets. But when a brutal crime surfaces, she finds herself home once more, and this time, she’s not going anywhere. 

Kay is called to Blackwater River, where the body of a 17-year-old girl has been found. Surrounded by snowy peaks and a forest alive with the colors of fall, the victim floats in the water, a hand-carved locket around her neck. 

The locket seems strangely familiar. Digging into cold cases, Kay discovers that three-year-old Rose Harrelson was wearing it when she vanished 14 years ago. In the middle of the night, the little girl’s bedroom - with Mickey Mouse on the wall and a hanging baby mobile - was suddenly empty. The unsolved case still haunts the town. 

But the teenager they have found has been dead for only a few hours. If the girl in the river is Rose, where has she been? Who has been hiding her all these years? Kay knows she must solve the kidnapping in order to untangle the mystery of the dead body. 

Then Kay receives a shocking call. The dead girl has been identified - and she’s not Rose. So why is she wearing the locket, and what happened to the missing child from all those years ago? As Kay unearths a web of lies and deceit spun for decades, the close-knit community will never be the same. And Kay will find herself facing a truly terrifying killer....

A totally gripping pause-resister that should come with a health warning! Be warned: you’ll lose sleep and your heart will race like crazy as you listen to twist after twist. Perfect for fans of Lisa Regan, Robert Dugoni, and Kendra Elliot. 

©2021 Leslie Wolfe (P)2021 Bookouture, an imprint of Storyfire Ltd.

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Not heart pounding at all

Very disappointed in this book. The writing was mediocre with and way to much dialog. The narrator was awful and annoying and made this story hard to listen to. I figured out the main plot half way through, and skipped at least 6 chapters to force it to the end. Now I will never try another one of Leslie Wolfe's books.
When looking at reviews, something to consider is what kind of reader is reviewing. A true crime, mystery thriller fan would not like this book.

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Great writing!!!

The twists and turns had me never wanting to stop. Great book. Love this author.

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I thought book 1 was Amazing

Book 2 was a mind-blowing, so incredible and you think you can imagine but nope.

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Great book

Great book. Loved it. Loved all the twist and turns. I will continue this series. I love thrillers like this.

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The Narrator Though….

The book is great, great story, character development, suspense, intrigue; checks all the boxes in what makes a crime thriller a great book. The narration though makes me cringe. The narrator’s baby voice for any woman except the main character is grating at best. You can hear what sounds like smiles in the narrator’s voice at inappropriate times. Regular speed is unbearable and 1.2 speed is better, but I was dismayed to see she is the narrator for almost all of Leslie Wolfe’s books… cringe.

I downloaded all the KU books available so that I only have to listen while driving.

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Great

Great characters. Plot had plenty of twists and turns all the way to the end.


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Horrible Narration

Had to stop listening partway through. Switched to reading it. I won’t order another book with this narrator.

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Another book ruined by narrorator

Couldn't finish this again because of the narrative voice. it's horrible and will not waste another credit with this person as the voice.

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Bumbling, incomplete cops running around with no protective
Vests & can’t shoot for shit
Melodrama at its worst

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narrator

Once again it's the same awful narrator. if it wasn't that the story kept you hooked. I wouldn't have finished it.

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