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Chasing Evil

Narrated by: Kate Zane
Series: Circle of Evil, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
4 out of 5 stars (338 ratings)

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How steamy is it? Simmering

Publisher's Summary

There's nothing strange about bodies buried in cemeteries - unless they don't belong there. And when six murdered women are discovered in other people's graves, the hunt for a sadistic serial killer begins before he can claim a seventh victim.

Agent Cam Prescott of Iowa's Division of Criminal Investigation is leading the search alongside forensic psychologist Sophia Channing, who knows the minds of psychopaths inside and out. And after a brief but passionate affair, she knows Cam almost as well. What she doesn't know is that her high-profile involvement in the case has caught the twisted predator's eye - and sparked his fury. When Sophia suddenly vanishes, Cam and his team shift into overdrive to keep horrific history from repeating itself. But for Sophia, being trapped in the same isolated lair where so much innocent blood has been spilled may get her inside her vicious captor's head - and may offer her the only chance she has to escape an agonizing and lethal fate.

©2013, 2015 Kimberly Bahnsen (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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  • Trish R.
  • JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States
  • 08-11-16

5 star book and 10 star narration..

I loved every character in this book! Because of the narrator!

The killer was just sick enough, making him so easy to hate.

One thing I didn’t understand, or like, was how often Cam and Sophia were in bed together, every chapter or two, when in actuality they had broken up months ago. Why did we keep jumping into the past? I didn’t really get that. It really didn’t hurt the story but it did seem extremely unnecessary.

Oh, I did love, love, love Cam and Sophia. They tried so hard to be business-like but couldn’t keep their minds focused all the time. You could tell they had fallen in love during the weeks they were together but neither of them thought it would work so they went their separate ways. Although, it was actually Sophia that called it quits.

Their chemistry was so great, throughout the story. And there were some exciting bedroom scenes, too. There was swearing and the F-bomb was released 27 times.

The mystery and murder and mayhem this guy caused was a thrilling and exciting storyline. I’ve never read this author before but she’s awesome. Even though this was a CLIFFHANGER that I wasn’t aware of, because I despise cliffhangers, I’ve already got the other 2 books in the series and I can’t wait to get started on them.

As to the narrator: When I can just listen to a book without saying to myself “geez, this narrator sucks,” then that’s a good narrator. And when she reads with such terrific emotions, then it’s really good. And when everyone has their own voice, then it’s just excellent. When the bad guy had thoughts or was talking to himself Kate Zane was just awesome. He sounded like a madman was supposed to, and when he talked to Sophie it was just so horrible and thrilling all at once. I enjoyed every second of this book, thanks to the narrator. When narration can make me buy 2 more books of a cliffhanger series that really says a lot about the author.

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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 05-15-18

Psychological thriller ends in cliffhanger!

Frankly, while Chasing Evil is a decent suspense thriller, it is much more a romance novel. There are two more novels in the Circle of Evil series which I plan to skip. The mild cliffhanger ending is not a surprise

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Narrator was terrible

I think that this could be a great book if it wasn't for the narrator. I was listening and the characters sounded a like. I honestly couldn't even finish the book.

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  • Winslow
  • bonne terre, MO, United States
  • 11-25-15

A very gripping thriller

Scary, creepy and interesting. I truly enjoyed the story and would recommend it to anyone seeking a thriller.

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Did not like the writing or the narrator

I tried to get through this book but I thought the narration and the writing were terrible. I tried several times to listen to it and just couldn't get through it

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  • Kate
  • Saco, ME, United States
  • 09-15-18

Absurd Romace and characters

I barely got through the first few chapters. The characters are ridicules and quite "high-schoolish". I can't imagine any man I have ever known thinking the way the main male character does after breaking up with the lead female character. It is juvenile.

I am returning it.

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I liked this one, sort of...

Good story, kept me listening until the end. My major problem was with the narrator. The book seemed to jump from timeline to timeline, she did not take any pause or indicate in anyway that the scene was changing. It was difficult for me to follow along on occasion.

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strongly disliked this book

I strongly disliked this book. For multiple reasons.
SPOILER ALERT SO DON'T READ PAST THIS IF YOU HAVEN'T READ THE BOOK YET.

First off, the sexual flashbacks added less than zero value to this story. I can understand having the regular flashbacks, even one or 2 sexual flashbacks, just to establish the main characters past to each other, but it became repetitive and held no value. It felt forced and like the author just wanted to write about sex.
Secondly, I understand the vulgarity when describing what happened but, again, it felt forced and only added for shock value. In all honesty, it felt like the author was trying to say "look a woman author can be vulgar too". I hated it.
Thirdly, her being able to " trick" a sexual sadist into not raping her is beyond far fetched. He would have taken what he wanted and then forced her to rewrite her profile. That aspect of the book was just plain stupid.
Lastly, I don't like the narrator of this book. Her character narrations were good but the regular narration was like a breathy robot and it grated on my nerves.
The only reason I didn't give this 1 star is because I at least finished it.
Seems there will be a second book. I have no interest in listening to or reading it bc I couldn't care less what happens to these characters.

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Nice suspense but it's E-die-nah not A-deen-ah!

very good for the genre!

But since I live in Minneapolis, I cringed everytime the narrator mispronounced Edina.
E-die-nah

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Excelkent

Chasing Evil is a must for fans of the romantic suspense genre. I highly recommend it.