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Two women vow to bring a killer to justice. Deputy Andrea Sullivan had hoped to leave the horrors of Los Angeles behind her, but the serial murders of college students in peaceful, picturesque Sedona are her nightmare case to solve. The complexities stretch local resources to the limit, and the FBI joins the case with Agent Cameron Ross in the lead.

The crime scenes are covered with the trademark signs of the fiendish Patrick Doe, whose handiwork has been investigated by Dallas detective Tori Hunter and others. But where Hunter failed Cameron intends to win. She will break the case, find justice and go home. No distractions. Unfortunately, Deputy Sullivan is very distracting. And Patrick Doe has other plans.

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  • Jean
  • Santa Cruz, CA, United States
  • 03-20-17

Engrossing

This is a new author for me. I noted she has created a story of strong female characters. Andrea Sullivan once was a Los Angeles police officer. She moved to Sedona, Arizona and went to work as a deputy sheriff. Then serial murders of college students occur. The FBI send in Agent Cameron Ross to lead the investigation.

The book is well written and fast paced. I picked up the book to read because the story was taking place in Sedona. I am very tired of serial killers and wish authors would give the topic a rest for a while. The plot twists and turns and the characters are interesting. The descriptions of scenic Sedona are great. I was disappointed that the two lead women had a lot of personal baggage, but that did not interfere with their excellent job performance. I wish an author would write about a hero who is emotionally healthy, brilliant and superb at their jobs. The book provides a good “who done it” story; but most likely I will not bother to read this author again.

The book is about 8 hours long. Abby Craden does a good job narrating the book. She is a new narrator for me. Craden is an actor, voice over artist and award winning audiobook narrator.

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I Was Totally Into It

I didn't really care that much for 'Angel Fire' so I was a little leery about this one. I was pleasantly surprised by the fact that I liked this work by the author much more than I did my introduction to these characters. To me Angel Fire came across as contrived but this selection had a story that seemed to flow naturally. I also liked the relationship between Andi and the sheriff; the author referred to this as a father/ daughter relationship and it 'read' that way. The who in the 'whodunit' is revealed fairly early in the narrative so there is no tension in that regard. The biggest flaw in this story; and it probably seems like a minor point to most people is the manner in which Andi reacted to Cameron's injuries after her flying leap off the cliff. Cameron had injured her ankle and Andi, an ex-LA officer and detective can't cease asking her if her ankle is okay, if she can walk on it; as if there's another option. The two of them are miles off any trail, without any other means of transportation there is nothing else to do but walk. This was after Cameron had shown her the numerous scars criss-crossing her torso, then she's worried about that a Special Ops warrior can be brought down by a sprained ankle. Cameron's ripping off her shirt to display those scars was far too melodramatic, but these are minor points I loved the book.

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Love this story

Would you consider the audio edition of Devil’s Rock to be better than the print version?

Yes & no. I love to read myself but due to my disability I have to listen to audiobooks sometimes. I personally prefer to read a book and use my imagination. However I really did love this book in audio. In fact it is one of my new favourites. So I can't really say if it's better or not as i will both read the book and listen to it again & again.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

The first time I read it, yes. However because I have read it more than once I knew what was going to happen. I believe if you haven't heard the story before then yes it will intrigue you.

Have you listened to any of Abby Craden’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes. I have quite a few books read by Abby Crayden and I LOVE her voice. This has to be one of my favourite books that she has performed. She really brought this story to life and I love the voices she gave the two main characters. All the secondary characters had their own voices too so you knew who was speaking. I could probably listen to her read the dictionary and be happy, although I am glad that she has much better options.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes, the bit where Cameron was really emotional and was telling Andi about her family. And the bit where Andi found out that Cameron had read files about her past.

Any additional comments?

I love this story and am a big fan of Gerri Hills work. I have read all her books and I hope that the rest will be released on audible in the near future. Gerri Hill is a talented writer and this is one of my favourite romance/intrigue stories by her. While I prefer plain romances normally I do enjoy Gerri's intrigue books. Hunters Way will be released soon and that is a must read/listen. <br/>Abby Crayden does an amazing job with this book and really brings the characters to life.

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Excellent audiobook

Brilliant story, superb narration and just the perfect audiobook.

I am so happy I got to listen to it

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Great read

this is a well thought out story. it is an extension of Gerri Hills book Partners, which is part of the Hunters Way series. this Book along with its sequel Hell's Highway is worth reading. Also don't for get the cross over book Angels Fire. this Book brings Tori Sam Casey Leslie together with Cameron and Andy all together for a crazy Man hunt.
Hope you get addicted like I did.

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another win

First Hunter's Way and now Devil's Rock. I did not want it to end. I smiled, laughed even had tears. Abby Craden did it again. I felt so part of the story. She is such an amazing Narrator that she makes you follow the story with anticipation and excitement. Listening to her narrating the book is so much better than reading the book! Thank you to both Gerri Hill and Abby Craden for bringing these characters to life. A must have audio!!!!

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Good story

Thank you for writing this book for us gals and not making it a damn its all about sex book. Because its not always about the sex. Thank you for listening....i know have found another great author to listen to.

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Just what I was looking for

Devil's Rock is a compelling mystery with strong female characters. I look forward to seeing more from this series on Audible.

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Good Listen!

The characters were interesting enough and the plot was also good. Gerri Hill does it again!

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Not a clue

Not a mystery or suspense book. This is a victim of simpmlistic writing and ecataloging errors, Combine a 1950s plot with a couple of pages of modern serial killer schlock and you will be renting a book that should be found in the Juvie section under romantic fiction.

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  • Alice
  • 11-20-15

Romance and crime, it works.

First to say I think, Abby Craden did an amazing job with this one, her performance is excellent. She does a great at making the two main characters different and fit their personalities.

The story introduces the two characters, Ross, ex-special-ops, Andy, ex LAPD. They meet and work a case in the mountains and fall in love.

The reason for not five stars, was that I found some elements of the story over the top, around Ross, her role, her background as well as that of Andy's. But that could just be me. It's a nice listen, and the romance parts are done very well. I liked that fact that the forceful Ross was quick to accept her affection for Andy, and act on it. I also liked how confident her character was, and in control/experienced. It was also nice that her character on the whole seemed compassionate, rather then aggressive. It made a nice difference. And matched how she reacted to assisting Andy with her guilt.

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  • Wendy b
  • 05-18-17

Loved it

I'm surprised I liked this book so much. The crime element was very much secondary to the love story. The love story was pretty cliched: 2 damaged women finding healing through each other. ..... I could go on but I won't because despite the flaws the book was engagingly written, the characters were mostly believable, especially Lola who steals the show and the narration was really, really good. I was very entertained and will certainly read more by the author. Usually when I give 5 stars it's because a book is tightly written, unpredictable, and multifaceted, this book isn't but at the end I felt warm and happy and that is also, I think, a sign of a good read. Entertainment with the feel good factor. Must say I will look for other books read by Ms Craden too.

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  • Rachel
  • 04-22-16

Heart racing story from serial killers to new love

Gerri Hill does this storyline proud. Im loving this series and i know there are a few still in production as there are ones we are currently missing on Audible (as of Apr16). Hopefully soon we will have the full series and I can listen to them all again - in sequence. Strong believable characters and girls that will melt your heart as they grow ever closer. Cameron had me the moment she adopted the cat.
Narrator is Abby Crayden. There is no better so it is always 10/10.

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