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Narrated by: Talmadge Ragan
Series: Dr. Sheila Tao, Book 1
Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
4 out of 5 stars (192 ratings)

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Dr. Sheila Tao is a professor of psychology, an expert in human behavior with her own hidden past. But she's not the only one keeping secrets. When Sheila began an affair with her sexy graduate assistant Ethan Wolfe, she knew she was playing with fire. Consumed by lust when they were together, she was riddled with guilt when they were apart. Now she's finally engaged to a good man, and it's time to end the dangerous liaison. But Ethan has something different in mind. He intends to make her pay for rejecting him.

As Sheila attempts to counter Ethan's increasingly threatening moves, he schemes to reveal her darkest, most intimate secrets by destroying her prestigious career...and then her. Caught in a terrifying cat-and-mouse game, Sheila must fight for her life and free herself from the ex-lover whom she couldn't resist - who is now the manipulative monster who won't let her go.

©2011 Jennifer Hillier (P)2013 Tantor

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Psychological tease, but not a thriller!!

I was expecting an "up all night" read/listen based on the reviews of this book. Unfortunately, I didn't lose any sleep!! It was pretty tame, and pretty cookie cutter. Boy obsessed with girl, girl moving on, boy wigs out, etc.... throw in a little twist, an editor, and a publisher, and voila!! A book is born. I am not usually so harsh in my reviews.... but I am so disgusted that I can't seem to find a read that is actually unique & exciting!! I'll keep trying.

As for the narrator of the audio book.... oh my!! I wonder if she is not what ruined the story for me! It seemed like she was reading with her finger guiding her line by line. The flow was off!!! The Texas accent she portrayed for "Morris" was absurd - bordering on comical. I can't stand the way narrators make Southern characters sound so ridiculous. It was like a REALLY BAD "Dallas" skit! Her "regular" voice was ok most of the time... but she seems to slur badly around "s" and over pronounces "ed" before the next word. Quite often, she sounded like Sylvester the cat with peanut butter on the roof of his mouth!! Sssssssuffferin' Succotash!

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Finally a book worth the credit

It’s not the great American novel but the author has talent. There are enough twist and turns to make a good mystery. I thought at first few chapters it was just going to be a routine cheater and maybe murder story but then it surprises. I recommend this book and am going to listen to the next in this new series. The second is called “ Freak.”

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Hard to listen to

Like the story, but the narrator is horrible. Is she drunk, slurring words? It's really hard to listen to!

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I Didn't Predict the End

Normally i can predict the endings of books but this one i didn't. Great story line, i found myself looking forward to listening. Good Read.

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over all good

This book didn't move as quickly as her book "The Butcher" did. The narrator slurs her words a lot and sometimes sounds like she has been drinking and/or has a dental implant. Over all the story line is good. Going to listen to book two now and I am hoping it's a different narrator.

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Good definitely worth a listen.

Imagantive storyline, with solid plot twists . The narrator did a wonderful job with both pacing and building tension (she seemed to do well with all the character roles while being true to the author's original concept. what I mean by that is that I have frequently fond that narrators interpret characters (especially female characters) that I would have viewed as strong, so that they sound like paranoid or weak-willed individuals who are waiting for a man to rescue them from their miserable life; and I just HATE it when that happens! :) Now for the one thing that irritated me abt the narrator - her voice uh... just went really weird wgen playing the main character under stress; i cant put my finger on it but it is like she drops vowels or something, and it makes the character sound as though severe stress either gives her a speech impedimen or turns her into a half-wit, and then when things calm down she snaps back to normal! VERY ODD especially when u consider the amazing job she does of narration regardless of the character's gender. I purchased the author's next book (Freak) immediately after writing this review and lfinished it in one sitting (i am back editing original review). I enjoy the author's character development and interaction between characters along with plot crescendo & diminuendo development - I feel that as she continues writing she will rapidly become VERY good (following the same well-worn path as one my fav authors of this genre, Harlan Coben).

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Engaging!

Loved the characters and was drawn to listen every moment I had free!
Thrilling to the end!
Great writer, story teller, fabulous narrator !
New favorite author!
Thank you for hours of entertainment!

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not too bad

not too bad. storyline was decent. my main complaint would be that it's a little slow at times and some chapters seem to drag on for far too long. I enjoyed the narrator, she did a good job. It has my attention enough that I'll be purchasing book number 2 next.

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Thrilling to the very end

Love love love Hilliers writing style. It’s suspenseful and will keep you on the edge of your seat the whole time!

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Amazing! A must read!

Five stars across the board, downloading book #2 as we speak! Narrator was perfect she did an awesome job with the different characters in the book through out her reading, I truly enjoyed this audible experience.