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Damned

Narrated by: Julie McKay
Series: Shaye Archer Series, Book 7
Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (258 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

When young priest Nicolas Chatry took his vows, he thought the hardest thing he’d have to deal with was accomplishing his duties from a wheelchair. Until a murderer steps into the confessional. Unable to recognize the voice or maneuver quickly enough to get a look at the killer, Nicolas has no way of identifying who admitted to such a horrific deed. And even if he did, his vows prevent him from telling anyone about it. 

Unable to live with the knowledge that a predator is walking the streets of New Orleans, Nicolas breaks his vows and hires Shaye to do the impossible - find the killer before he strikes again.

©2019 Jana DeLeon (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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Count on DeLeon for continually writing the Best..

This is such a good book, series, author... This is book #7 in the Shaye Archer series. Although not necessary I would suggest listening to the series in order for continuity of character development.
The publisher's summary gives a very good overview of the first maybe two chapters.
What happens following a killers confession is a fast paced story of lies and deceit. Shaye and boyfriend /police investigator Jackson are unknowingly working on the same case. One woman murdered, another abducted and a priest is being threatened. The longer this story goes on the more suspects with motives are revealed.
About half way through the book I had my suspicions but they weren't confirmed until the very end.
Julie McKay does an outstanding job narrating.
This book has my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION.
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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 04-22-19

Jana DeLeon is incredible!

Jana DeLeon has released 3 audio novels recently, two in her light and fun Miss Fortune mystery series and DAMNED in her rather dark Shaye Archer mystery series. All three have rated solid 5 stars.

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  • Tracy T
  • Jacksonville, FL USA
  • 07-13-19

Good Story, Great Narration.

This has been a good series. I have enjoyed it. I don't think this was my favorite book but still an entertaining listen.

I liked the story line and plot. It did seem like Shaye Archer was actually not the star of this book to me.

It was a good mystery and the villain was a psycho for sure. There is a lot of dialogue throughout the entire book, which was great.

As for the narration it was great! I really liked it. Julie McKay does a great job with all the voices and the male voices. Everyone gets their own distinct voice. She has a nice reading voice too.

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narrator sounds like shes reading a documentary

dialogue too formal and stilted. good idea, but execution is not done well enough average writing

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Damned

I love this author. I have read everyone of her Shay Archer books. Please write more about Shay !!!

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Great!

Couldn't stop listening! Interesting twists and plot changes! Little bit of romance, lit of excitement!

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enjoyed

time well spent, I'm never disappointed and look forward to the next Shay installment. bravo

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Damned

I know whenever I listen to or read a book by Jana Deleon it is going to be good and this one was no exception.

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Really good story line

I have the whole Shaye Archer series and I really like it. This book is the best in the series as far as I’m concerned. It has mystery and is thrilling too. A must listen if you like mysteries and thrillers.

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loved it. big surprise at the end

always a pleasure reading Jana's books. no matter the series. hope more come soon. bless.