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Dallas Homicide detectives Tori Hunter and Samantha Kennedy investigate the murder of a Catholic priest who is found naked and strangled to death. A sex scandal threatens to erupt and cover-ups are soon revealed as their only suspect is found shot dead - mere hours after the murder.  

Soon details of the murder begin to surface, and the secret life of a well-loved priest is exposed. Lies and deceptions unfold as the detectives work to solve the case - even as their superiors demand it be closed.

©2007 Gerri Hill (P)2018 Tantor

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You Had Me at ABBY CRADEN!

I love audiobooks. I love Gerri Hill's audiobooks. I, of course, loved this new Gerri Hill audiobook and it's just sweeter having the best narrator to tell us the story. Once there was an amazing book titled, "Hunter's Way". In this book, Hunter and Sam are back to investigate a murder mystery of a dead priest. you don't need to know anything about the first Hunter book to listen and instantly love this book. Even though I said how great this audiobook was, my favorite Gerri Hill books on audible are " the Secret Pond", "seventeen", and... "Hunter's Way" for anyone looking for a great suggestion.

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Love Gerri Hill and Abby Craden paired!

I've read this series quite a few times but it was nice to listen and gain the experience that way. The audio book did not disappoint and I look forward to them producing the rest!!

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Excellent.

I had already read the book. But that did not detract from the quality and suspense of the audio. Abby Craden does her usual wonderful job with the narration.

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  • 05-15-19

Another great book!

What can I say another great book Kama will be getting books 3 of this series. If you have a chance please listen to hunters way and this book as well. The narrator is very good and the stories will hold your attention from beginning to end.

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...plot twist

Never disappointed when it comes to Gerri Hill and Abby Craden. This story has so many different angles and surprises. I love it!

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Love Gerri Hill’s books!

I have many copies of Gerri Hill’s books. I especially love the ones narrated by Abby Craden. She does a wonderful job of bringing life to the characters.

Please ma’am, may we have some more....

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The ending was disappointing

I liked the characters and thought the mystery was quite gripping, everything was good entil the ending. I felt it was very unsatisfactory.
**spoilers***
The "mystery" was never fully solved, there's no evidence why the given solution is actually the truth. why should we believe what one character said? because the main character thinks it is true? it also leaves a lot of loose ends still untied.
What erk me the most was one of the main mysteries - who the priest had consensual sex with right before his death - was never resolved. yes he had a lover, but that lover left a few days before his death?
Please write a sequel to this and completely 180 the story. I would love to read that.

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Awesome Book

This book keeps you engaged from the beginning completely to end.

and narrated perfectly by Abby .

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Once again this reader has blown me away

this performance was remarkable as are all the books she reads. the life she brings to the characters and the books in beyond exquisite.

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Murder Is a Deadly Sin.

Priest murdered and his killer on the run. Tori and Sam are on the case. Then a media specialist is brought in to handle the Catholic Church’s side of the story. She and Tori go loggerheads immediately. Lots of twists and turns. Great performance and story. Highly recommend.

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  • Margaret
  • 02-26-21

Follow up.

I love a crime story. Great follow up to book 1. Enjoyed meeting up with the homicide gang again. A little disappointed that Sam didn't feature more, but Casey seems to be a good addition. Super narration, as always.

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  • dionne Trundley
  • 11-07-19

The book was ok

This book was ok. I liked the first book better. The book reads like a robot, as so does the narrator.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-20-19

Great book!

Really liked it. Geniune lol moments especially with characters like O'Connor. The continuing love story between Sam & Tori is so refreshing and honest.