Her Last Word

Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (4,214 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

An unsolved crime pits a desperate woman against a relentless killer in New York Times bestselling author Mary Burton’s heart-stopping novel of psychological suspense…

Fourteen years ago, Kaitlin Roe was the lone witness to the abduction of her cousin Gina. She still remembers that lonely Virginia road. She can still see the masked stranger and hear Gina’s screams. And she still suffers the guilt of running away in fear and resents being interrogated as a suspect in the immediate aftermath. Now Kaitlin has only one way to assuage the pain and nightmares—by interviewing everyone associated with the unsolved crime for a podcast that could finally bring closure to a case gone cold.

But when a woman Kaitlin questions is later found stabbed to death, she fears that she’s drawn a killer out of hiding. It’s Detective John Adler’s fear that the murders have only just begun. Now his job is to keep Kaitlin safe.

As a bond between Kaitlin and Adler builds, the past closes in just as fast—and it’s darker than Kaitlin remembers. Soon, her wish will come true. She’s going to find out exactly what happened to Gina. Someone has been dying to tell her.

©2018 Mary Burton (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Good Story!

Yeah, I liked it, and I usually don't listen to books like this. I looked forward to my workout each day so I could listen to it, then started also listening to it in the car. The story line was compelling.

Good points: It was an excellent story, with mystery and suspense. Some other reviewers were confused by the timeline, but I didn't find it difficult to follow. I thought it was clearly spelled out what was happening in real time and what were "interviews." There were solid characters with interesting back stories. It read like a movie.

Bad points: Minor, but worth noting that there a few cases of similar physical action descriptions that repeated, such as, "He helped her in the SUV and then slid behind the wheel," and then a short time later we hear it stated nearly verbatim the next time they got into the vehicle. Each instance happened close to one another, and I thought I had lost my spot in the story, so I would fast forward only to realize that it was a repetitive description of physical action, not a glitch in my app. Those should have been caught in editing.

Also, I could have done without the two sex scenes which read more like soft core porn and didn't add to the story. Alluding to sex is always more sexy than graphic descriptions.

Overall, I recommend it.

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Yet Another Love Story Inside A Mystery

I enjoy a good mystery—-psychological, suspenseful, medical, legal. But it seems that no one can write one without throwing in a sexual encounter. I’m not a prude by any means, but WHY is it ‘necessary’ to always have two characters end up in bed? Otherwise a pretty good story/plot, but not great.

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Gripping from the start, listened every chance I c

loved it, kept me guessing until the end as to whom the killer was, read it!

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Good Procedural as I would expect from Mary Burton

This is a very good police procedural. The book is tense and although not lightening paced it moves steadily along through a cold case.
The publisher's summary gives a good description of what to expect. The story unfolds as the protagonist (Katlin Roe) puts together a podcast to bring attention to the case of her cousin's disappearance 14 years ago. Through her own memories and interviews with people aware or involved each new chapter uncovers a little more of what happened that night. The problem is the people she interviews start turning up dead. At first the detective looks at Kaitlin as a possible accomplice but then she is almost murdered as well. The crime was interrupted and she ends up in the hospital instead of the morgue. Well written book with interesting characters and a surprising ending.
Brittany Pressley does a very good job narrating.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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Good Mystery and Narration

This was a good murder mystery and cold case mystery. I like Kaitlyn and Adler. The story line and plot was good.

There was a lot of dialogue throughout the entire book. It wasn’t full of filler moment nonsense.

Things developing and the case being resolved. It all flowed very well and was easy to follow along.

There was attraction between Kaitlyn and Adler. It did lead to a sex scene that was nicely written not rated G not erotica. they did have chemistry so it fell into place nicely.

As for the narration, it was great. The narrator did a great job on all the voices including the men and she had a nice reading boys.

All in all a great psychological murder mystery.

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So good had to write my first review!!!

Really great and well rounded book!! Great narration! Finished in a day! Worth the credit!

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Book was so interesting I listened to it one day!

This book kepted me on the edge of my seat,,,I listened to all of it in one day!

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Almost quit

Boring, almost quit but stuck it out. Nothing special by the end and poorly put together. Narrators male voices were weird

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Scary as only Mary Burton can do

Do not listen at night or you won't sleep. Mary Burton once again scares you and keeps you on the edge of your sit.

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So sophomoric and dumb

I rarely write reviews, but if I can save someone the credit or $15, I’ll be glad I did. This book is dumb. Simple. Predictable. Unlikeable and unrealistic characters. I hated it. I was on a long drive so I listened to it, but ugh, it was so bad.

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  • Dr. J. E. Cast
  • 12-16-18

No stunning twists

Reasonable plot, but not stunning twists or revaluations. Some character development but ultimately quite chiche

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  • Mrs. S. A. Lynch
  • 05-18-18

This is an exciting read

I have to confess to being a real Mary Burton fan and wait eagerly for her books to come out. She is an excellent writer who tells a great suspense story and this one does not disappoint. The story is solid and the characters very believable. I recommend this author to anyone who enjoys Karen Rose.