• Don't Tell a Soul

  • Detectives Kane and Alton, Book 1
  • By: D. K. Hood
  • Narrated by: Alison Farina
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (1,258 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The floor was stone cold on her bare skin. Her heart pounded in her chest. Not a soul knows where I am, she thought as she took in the darkness around her. And then she heard his footsteps....

When a body is found stuffed into a barrel at a garbage dump, covered in long red lacerations, Detective Jenna Alton and her new deputy, David Kane, rush to the scene.

Nothing ever happens in the small American town of Black Rock Falls, so Jenna believes the victim must be one of two recent missing persons, and she fears for the life of the other.

Both were strangers to the town, but there's nothing else to link them. Jenna knows someone must have seen something, but no one's talking. How well does she really know the people around her?

Then a disturbing clue makes Jenna suspect a connection with other disappearances in the town's history. Just when she begins asking the right questions, she realizes she's being followed. Is she next on the killer's list?

In a race against time, Jenna and David must unlock the dark secret at the heart of the town before it's too late....

A completely addictive detective thriller that will have you guessing right to the end. Perfect for listeners of Robert Dugoni, Karin Slaughter, and Rachel Abbott.

©2017 D. K. Hood (P)2017 Bookouture

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sooo good

I can't wait for the next one. What great character chemistry. looking forward to the next book.

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didn't care for reader

The story was good, but the reader was not. I won't listen to another book she reads until she has more experience.

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awful narration

Story was OK narration was just awful stilted robotic like a young grade school kid learning how to read very painful to listen to

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awesome

loved this book could not stop listening. had me hooked from the beginning. love it

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Zero Stars if I could

Cheesy romance, title misleading. If I could get zero stars I would, this was the worst book I have ever tried to force myself through to no avail. The narration was so horrid I do not know if the book was well written, I could not get past the lousy reader. What I did get out of the story was unfathomable, the characters of the book weak, even the police force lacked sensibility. I’m sure there are people in this world that are full of this much stupidity but hopefully not in my small town law enforcement.

I could not even force myself to finish despite trying. I found myself missing most of it and having to rewind due to my mind wondering. I made it to chapter 30 before throwing in the towel giving it up and returning relieving my beloved credit back. Thank you audible for giving us the option to get our credits back.

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Awaiting another book

Crime, and the fighters are well developed for me. The humanity of the law enforcement dept, is typical and well developed. Did not see the weaving of the stories outcome. I want for another book.

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Another naïve lead female character .. whyyy do most of these writers insist on making women seem clueless.

Ok so I was so looking forward to a strong trained female AND male professional law enforcement presence. But once again a writer makes the female end up looking like a weak untrained idiot woman who makes multiple mistakes. Why is it the male appears 100% competent here making no mistakes and a trained female agent is left looking like a total noob. Now that being said. The concept of the duo is awesome and the story was good. I am going to get the second one in this series HOPING its not going to continue to be a damsel in distress and gets bit more like a real female intelligent agent would be. I desperately want to read about a tough woman who can fend for herself for once. The narration was pretty good on this one.

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Great story, the narrator not so much.

The story is great. I really enjoyed the characters and it flows great! The narrator of the book had been any longer I would have stopped listening.

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Terrible book, awful narrator!

I can't believe the good reviews on this book. This narrator was the worst I've heard in a long long time. The main character is a woman sheriff who constantly tells her deputy she is in charge like a small child trying to be the boss. She is supposed to have all this specialized training but does stupid things. REALLY stupid things. The story line is inconsistent and immature. It was an effort to finish it. If I could have given the narrator a minus 5 I would have. I will never listen to this narrator again and if this is a sample of this writer's work I won't ever purchase another book by D. K. Hood! Don't waste your money or credit on this one!

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I love the characters in this book.

The character interaction was great, the storyline kept me listening and it has a good twist!

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  • Mr Michael I Joel
  • 01-13-19

Unconvincing storyline

I struggled with this. The background to the main characters was implausible, the dialogue as unconvincing as the storyline. I bought the next book but will not be starting it.

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  • Tony John Jolliffe
  • 05-04-22

don't tell a soul

don't tell a soul fantastic book one you can't put down gets you hooked from start to the end

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  • Martha
  • 03-23-21

More romance than mystery detective

While I enjoy a good romance, I hate those that hides behind another genre. The amount of time perfect, toned bodies are mentioned here is annoying. Equally annoying is a woman being depicted as independent and strong (saying she doesnt need anyone to take care of her every 5 lines) but is very unbalanced, fickle, and even relies on emotions to do her job as a sherif.

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  • Mrs CJ
  • 03-20-21

Not sure about this series

I nearly gave up after the first 20 minutes. I found the actions of the Sheriff totally unbelievable, didn’t really like either of the main characters, and the narrator isn’t brilliant! I persevered because I hadn’t got anything else to listen to. It was an ok story, I guessed who the murderer(s) was/were about halfway through, but I didn’t really warm to anyone except the rookie deputy. I will listen to the next in the series and hope it improves, safe in the knowledge that I can return it if I need to. Quite disappointing.

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  • Mrs K. L. Hicks
  • 05-11-19

Boring

Couldn't finsh won't be reading anymore narrative was boring woman had the sort of voice that would have u asleep in minutes from bordem

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  • debra
  • 05-01-19

Weak characters

The main female character was so pathetic she wouldn't be able to hold a job down in a sweet shop. This story was very predictable and about 8 hrs too long. Don't waste your time with it.

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  • Mini Ward
  • 04-07-18

Don’t Tell A Soul, by D K Hood.

Excellent story with a traditional beginning, middle and ending, just how I like a book. As this is the first of the series I hope all the rest will be as
satisfying.
A really good book from start to finish and a lovely American reader too. ✅
It was as good as the ‘old days’ in the UK when we only had a radio!

Just going to buy the 2nd book now, Bring me Flowers. I like the title to star with 🙂

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-19-19

AWESOME

I absolutely loved reading this book..I have purchased the next books ready to continue this awrsome adventure with Kane and Alton...thank you D.K.Wood for a wonderful storyline... also Alison Farina did a great job with her reading 👍👍👍

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  • Kylie
  • 05-18-19

Fantastic read

Wonderful likable characters and interesting mystery. Grips you from the very first page. Highly recommend this book and author to all.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-05-18

good

enjoyed the story overall, however the reading could have been better and maybe by a man since there were more make characters

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  • Janey
  • 11-30-21

Getting into a new series - Kane and Alton!

My first book in this series! Now have got to know Kane and Alton so can't wait to find out what happens next!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-07-21

Not so good

Narrator is child like and terrible to listen too and I found the female main character annoying. Couldn’t wait for the book to be over.

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  • Kym
  • 09-20-19

Don't bother

I don’t know if the book was we’ll written because the narration was abysmal. I wanted to know how it ended so I speed up the speed halfway through to put myself out of my misery. I would like my money back now please.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-27-19

quite good

liked the crimes and characters. disliked the romance novel relationship between the lead characters yuck not necessary!