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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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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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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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Waiting for more love the series

I love The Shaye Archer Series The only problem is that it ended I still think there's more to hear from her And Jackson I wish you would write more stories about them I would love to hear how there's story Continues and how the relationship Goes The books are a little scary but they're all So very good I like how it keeps you on the edge and Just when you think you have it figured out It turns I love the books Hope you right more About Shaye and Jackson There is another I read it is a husband and wife Series The author has written 57 books And continues To right more I believe That you can do the same with these 2 character Please write more for I love movies books

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Shoddy 💙

I have enjoyed the previous Shaye Archer books but this one seemed written by a different person and a novice at that.
I was disappointed by the characters lack of credibility, the stories many stupid lines and the lack of confidentiality by the all characters was ridiculous.

Julie's narration was as per usual withmany men sounding similar.

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Forgiveness

I have simp kb y ccx enjoyed this series. Shaye Archer's story and life is fantastic. Jana DeLeon is a great story teller. Julie McKay is a an awesome narrator. If you are looking for mystery and adventure, this your next series. ⚘⚘⚘.

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DeLeon does it again, another great mystery!

So many clever twists with subtle clues that must be carefully analyzed by the reader/listener. Of course you still get surprised by the ending. This is a must have to complete the series.
Narration was very good but personally I would liked it to have been a dual narrative with male and female voices respectively.
A small quirk of mine,
Regardless Julie McKay once again performed an excellent audio work.

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Freaking amazing

The narrator was great at telling the story. I was hooked from book one. The author really knows how to write an ending and the twists are head spinning
WOOOOW!!!!!! Jana I thank you for this book series. and wish you well and all you do.😘

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I want more!

Oh my lanta, this series was the best! Unfortunately I'm not satisfied on how it ended. I feel as if there should be more books lol.

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Sin

Ok this one had some serious religious overtones.

I wasnt sure who it was even at the last minute.

There were way too many people to sort through. But I really loved that even though the young priest gave up his vows he still helped Shane's mom with abused kids. So sweet.

I cant wait for the next book to come out.