Expire

Dr. Schwartzman, Book 4
Narrated by: Shannon McManus
Series: Dr. Schwartzman, Book 4
Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
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Alone, held captive, and left in the dark, a woman’s worst fears come true in this gripping thriller by the award-winning author of Expose.

San Francisco medical examiner Annabelle Schwartzman has spent eight years looking over her shoulder. Stalked by her vengeful ex-husband, Spencer, she’s always known they’d meet again. Has her nightmare come true? Abducted, blindfolded, yoked, and tethered, she’s being held prisoner in an isolated cabin in Idaho. But it’s the unknown that terrifies Annabelle now. Because the man’s voice in the dark, though eerily familiar, is not Spencer’s. 

Annabelle’s partner and lover, Inspector Hal Harris, knows in his gut that Annabelle’s disappearance is tied to the past. Except Spencer is fifteen hundred miles away. To save Annabelle, Hal is tracking every move Spencer makes. But is it drawing him closer to finding Annabelle? Or is it luring him farther from her desperate cries for help? 

As a cruel game of retribution begins, Annabelle must rely on her wits, her will to survive, and a plan of escape. But time is running out. And her captor’s three chilling words make her fear that the worst is yet to come: sweet dreams, Bella.

©2019 by Danielle Girard. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Best of a great series!

The series novels so far are EXHUME, EXCISE, EXPOSE and EXPIRE. Is EXPIRE the series finale? I suspect so because the major recurring plot focus has now been resolved. Plus, how many appropriate 6 letter verbs beginning with EX are there?

Those listeners who like the mystery/thriller genre really should give Danielle Girard novels a try. This series is very competently narrated by Shannon McManus.

The Dr. Annabelle Schwartzman series must be listened to in order. Purchased through Amazon along with the Kindle version the price of each book is much less than the lowest cost Audible credit. Kindle Unlimited members can borrow and listen for free.

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great serious

This series of four books was a great surprise. The storyline was amazing, I loved the characters. and the narrative was wonderful. I highly RECOMMEND it.

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Great read

Glad that they ended one story line and now they can move on from there. I love the performance of her books.

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Excellent Book

All the time I was reading this book I wit was as wondering "What would I do if that happened to me". I really enjoyed reading it as it was quite an adventure. I kept trying to guess what would happen next.

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Highly recommend

Great series 👍
Looking forward to o the next one.
Hopefully she will continue the Dr.Schwartzman character.

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love it

Loved this series! I looked forward to driving to work so I could enjoy this book!

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I'm Trying So Hard To Like It...

This is so depressing. I like serial killer and murder and mayhem books as much as any reader of mysteries and thrillers. But can we have some strong and not so silent men? I just tried to finish a book in which the main character is SO weak and silent and damaged, I got tired of it and stopped. Now I have Hal in this book being SO weak of character and whiny, I'm about to shut it down. He's a cop and his girlfriend has been kidnapped. He whines, he doesn't do his job, he cuts his cop partner off and won't talk to her. I wanted to scream
'just go find your girl and stop whining!'.The girl who's been kidnapped isn't whining - she's doing everything she can to keep living and escape. But Hal, he just whines...I just want him to be as strong as his girl, for heaven's sake. It's very tiring to deal with these men.

Shannon McManus as narrator is what's keeping me on with this book. But even she can't take the whining and weakness out of the main male character in the book.

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The Monster is finally dead!

This book is alittle different than the rest in the series, because there isn't much of the usually forensics from the Dr. But she does use her experience to safe her own life, it all comes in handy while she's being held captive. It was a very good book, I just hope there are going to be more! I love this character.

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loved it!

This series is great. The characters are well developed and it moves quickly. The ending was a wonderful surprise!

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Well worth the wait!

It seems like a long time waiting for this final book of the series. But I believe it was worth the wait. The story tapped into all my emotions good, bad and in between. All my wishes for each character came true and then some! Miss Girard, as always gave us a well presented and engaging story. Miss McManus also gave a wonderful performance, again as always. I highly recommend this series which needs to be read in order.