• Las Vegas Girl

  • A Gripping, Suspenseful Crime Novel
  • By: Leslie Wolfe
  • Narrated by: Susan Marlowe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (258 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A gripping, suspenseful crime novel.

Detectives Laura Baxter and Jack Holt are members of the elite: Las Vegas Metro PD, one of the toughest and most respected law enforcement agencies in the United States. In the middle of a city with two million residents and 43 million annual visitors, they’re hunting for a killer.

The crime: audacious.

At the heart of a glamorous Las Vegas hotel, in front of hundreds of witnesses and under the lenses of countless video surveillance cameras, a young girl is brutally murdered. What promises to be a quick and easy investigation soon becomes a nightmare. The most recorded crime in Vegas is missing one key protagonist, the killer.

The forensics: stupefying.

A crime-scene fingerprint unleashes dozens of unsettling questions instead of providing answers. Was this a murder for hire? In the politically-charged case, the scenario seems plausible; the victim’s secret life could’ve been the obstacle in an ambitious politician’s path. As the investigation unspools the well-concealed secrets surrounding the girl’s life, Baxter and Holt attract the attention of someone desperate to keep history’s terrible secrets buried.

The truth: shocking.

A testimony from beyond the grave turns into a death warrant for the two unrelenting detectives. While they expose a connection with the victim’s distant past that could hold the key to catching her killer, they must learn to rely on each other to survive.

Two mavericks don’t make a team. Baxter and Holt trust each other with their lives, only not with their darkest secrets.

Fans of James Patterson, David Baldacci, Karin Slaughter, and Robert Dugoni will be engrossed in this un-pause-able police procedural that will keep you listening until the break of dawn.

©2017 Leslie Wolfe (P)2018 Leslie Wolfe

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GOT ANSWERS THEY DIDNT EXPECT

LAS VEGAS GIRL by Leslie Wolfe
This should come with a warning, the dangers of riding in elevators. Once again we are caught into the plot that Leslie has woven for us. Detective Baxter has one last attempt to redeem herself. The case is of a young woman, crime is on a video, shows a man in a hoodie. The mother has 2 daughters, one who makes her proud, and the deceased, was an embarrassment .Baxter and her partner were told to play by the rules, or else. That wasn’t how they got the answers, the answers gave them another side of the victim. This was the best I have by Leslie, you could feel the pulse, of how Baxter and Holt worked. Hope there will be more with them in coming books. The audio by Susan Marlowe brought this story plot to life, and readers will definitely be glad they listen to it.

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All bets are off when your a bad guy in Las Vegas

I really enjoyed this book so when it was released as an audiobook I just had to add it to my collection. Even though I still enjoyed it I didn't really take to the narrator mainly because she was playing a British cop and the accent she used was good as you knew who was talking but took some getting used to (mainly because being British I don't think we sound like that- I could be wrong as who really listens to themselves talk). It won't put me off listening to the story again tho.

The story is set around two cops, who have to prove not only to there boss but to themselves that they have what it takes to be a Vegas cop and solve the highly politically charged murder case of a young woman. What lenghts will they go to make sure the bad guy's go to jail and stays there. When new evidence leads them in a different direction and a pervious unsolved case things start heating up.

I don't think this book had as many twist and turns as some of the author's other books but was still a very enjoyable tale. and I will be looking out for the next book featuring the heros of this book, as it will be interesting to see how ther parternship develops.

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Exceptional!!

This is a great series. I had trouble putting them down. I hope Leslie Wolfe adds more to this series. I normally don't buy books and mainly just read the free ones. These were definitely worth buying. I'll probably reread them.

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Great story but....

Great story but the voice of the narrarator was almost computerized. Very difficult to listen to but wanted to hear story.

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terrible narrator

terrible narrator. A drone. I could not get past the first part.


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Unfortunate stereotypes

I'm giving this 2 stars for the story since I did listen through to the end although I wanted to stop multiple times along the way. Overall, it was a 1 star listen.

The narration is difficult listening. The accent seems a bit forced.

The story itself is okay. It seemed like the author was not really familiar with Las Vegas. I found the lazy strip club stereotypes offensive.

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Engaging crime novel

Las Vegas Girl (2018) by Leslie Wolfe is an engaging crime novel set in Las Vegas, Nevada, my adopted city. London transplant detective Baxter is the main character. She and her new male partner—both a shoelace away from being tossed off the force—pursue the killer of a young woman murdered in a busy Vegas hotel crawling with people and video surveillance cameras. The story severely strained my suspend disbelief meter, and narrator Susan Marlowe’s British accent seems a bit off. Still, it’s entertaining and solidly recommended. At my request, I was given this free audiobook and have voluntarily left this review.

Kelvin L. Reed
Author of "Guilt by Association"

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Great Read

Las Vegas Girl (Baxter and Holt #1) was a good read by Leslie Wolfe. Detectives Laura Baxter and Jack Holt are members of the Las Vegas Metro PD. In a Las Vegas hotel a young girl is brutally murdered, in front of hundreds of witnesses. They thought this would be a quick and easy investigation, but it quickly became a nightmare. This is a politically charged case that seems the victim's secret life got in the way of an ambitious politician's path. I enjoyed reading this book and can't wait to read more by the author.

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Really exciting and suspenseful story!

Laura Baxter is a LA detective during the day but at night you won't know what she might have up her sleeve. Jack Holt is her new partner and he has secrets of his own. This story takes us into the streets of Las Vegas and the crime that happens there. When a young woman loses her life in front of a hotel full of people it is just the beginning of the suspense and secrets that abound especially among the wealthy. I really enjoyed this book even though it did have some swearing, I just chose to overlook it. This book had a different narrator than the first book I listened to and it took me a while to warm up to her as much as the other one but still very well done! I received a free code for this book from Audiobooks Unleashed to listen to on Audible. This review is my own honest opinion

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Great author!

The narrator took some getting used to but did and soooo glad I did! What a great story!

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  • Julie
  • 12-23-21

What happens in Vegas doesn't always stay buried

I really enjoyed this story and hope its just the first in a new series staring two damaged cops Baxter and Holt. What lenghts would you go to make sure the bad guy's go to jail and stay there, this is the question facing two Las Vegas cops, when every turn they make is blocked by poltical pressure, lack of evdence or road blocks thrown in their way by a killer that just doesn't want to be caught.

I don't think this book had as many twist and turns as some of the author's other books but was still a very enjoyable tale with really great characters. This author always seems to come up with interesting and like able main characters and then it goes from there and by goes from there I mean it runs away at a break neck speed and doesn't let up until the very end. I will be looking out for the next book featuring the heros of this book, as it will be interesting to see how there partnership develops.
The narrator made the suspenseful story even more so by adding drama.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Carl Wright
  • 03-22-19

Good storey but an absolutely terrible narration

The plot and storey were good but the narrator was soooo bad it ruined the book!!
Her accent was a joke!!!!

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  • Lolah
  • 04-09-18

Fabulous story, mostly great narrator - but DREADFUL English accent!

A fabulous story that's really brought to life by the narrator, with different voices they allow you to differentiate between characters during conversations. However, the English accent of the female protagonist is DREADFUL, nothing like a real person's voice, and very disappointing. The only let-down in an otherwise excellent listen, so don't let it put you off the story if you like a good murder-mystery with lots of twists!

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  • Jean
  • 03-18-22

Oh my, that English accent is terrible

The story is ok but predictable. Most annoying is the narrator, the English accent is terrible. Not the worst book I have listened to just ok.

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  • Carcoura
  • 11-11-19

Grating accents but great book

I hate criticising narrators - I've always appreciated how daunting it must be to have the responsibility for bringing an author's words to life in an audio book. I have to be honest, however: many interpretations of British (& Aussie) accents are so exaggerated and annoying that I give up and turn to a different Audible title before even finishing the first chapter... and this was unfortunately looking like one such book, but the story was strong enough to keep me interested (even if I did spend a lot of the time cringing while I listened to it!). I really like Leslie Wolfe's writing and will definitely read her other books. I just won't be rushing into any more audio books with lead characters who sound so stilted and emotionless.