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Malice

Narrated by: Jane Oppenheimer
Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
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The perfect life becomes the perfect nightmare in a twisting novel of psychological suspense from #1 USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Jaynes…

Dr. Daniel Winters is living a fairy-tale life. He has a beachfront home in Malibu, a career as a respected pediatrician at a thriving Los Angeles practice, and a gorgeous new wife, Mia. For a man whose past was rife with mental illness, addiction, and thoughts of suicide, it seems too good to be true.

Then Daniel learns that a fellow pediatrician and his family were found slaughtered in their home. It’s just the first chip in the facade of Daniel’s perfect life. Little by little, everything starts to fall away. At work, his career becomes at risk when he’s asked to remain silent about a dangerous new drug. At home, Mia has gone from an affectionate newlywed to a mysterious woman carefully hiding secrets - and possibly a lover.

Then, another doctor is found dead, and as Mia’s behavior becomes increasingly suspicious, Daniel begins to wonder: Is paranoia getting the best of him...or has his fairy-tale life become a nightmare worse than he could have ever imagined?

©2018 Jennifer Jaynes. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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UNPUTDOWNABLE!!!!

This book was a totally unexpected surprise. I have only listened to one other book by Jennifer Jaynes and it wasn't for me. So, I was hesitant about this one but found I could borrow it for FREE. When I borrowed the kindle unlimited edition. So with nothing new in my library I thought why not?
This is one of those books I COULD NOT PUT DOWN!!!!
I was riveted to this story from the time I began listening until it ended.
The book is told by the two main protagonists, Daniel Winters (pediatrician) and his wife Mia.
Daniel is being forced to give children he sees in his practice a new immunity booster injection for upper respiratory infections. The drug has more side effects then what is being told to parents as the manufacturer is suppressing those facts. Reporting side effects is discouraged and a few doctors have "committed suicide" who had tried to raise public awareness. There's a lot of money to be made if this drug gets put on the schedule for school and daycare requirements.
Meanwhile, Daniel's wife Mia has some secrets. He's the "perfect" husband but is she the perfect wife? Because of Daniel's suspicions about what his wife is hiding m, he makes some bad decisions.
At the same time all this is going on you hear the story of a mother whose daughter is a recipient of this new drug and it's effects on her. And you wonder why the founder of the medical practice insisted that Daniel keeps pushing this on his patients even after Daniel confronted him with his facts and concerns.
Jane Oppenheimer does an outstanding job narrating.
This book has my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATIONS.
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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 11-20-18

Great psychological thriller!

The other four Jennifer Jaynes novels in my Audible library have been variable in quality. I do especially like her Stranger series especially Book 2. Malice is an outstanding psychological thriller with excellent narration.

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Seems to be pushing an anti-vaccine agenda

I wanted to like this book. The plot was interesting and the ending definitely caught me off guard although it left a few loose ends. That being said, the book very obviously seemed to have an anti-vaccine stance. The plot revolves around a new vaccine for the common cold that big pharma is covering up adverse reactions to. I could get behind this plot point, but the narrative eventually starts taking shots at all vaccines and questioning their legitimacy.
Vaccines save lives and the author clearly does not have a medical background as seen by some errors in the medical continuity in the book. I was not a fan.

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Entertaining at points, but disappointing

I listen to more audible books than I can count, and am always looking for great authors/stories. This book initially had promise, but there was no where near enough detail or info re: the main topic of the story. Unfortunately, this might be the worst ending of all the books I've read or listened to. It seems as if the author just said "ok, times up, I'll just end it here." there is no conclusion, no wrap up - it's like so many movies now, they just end and I assume they think we should imagine the ending and that makes it interesting or smart. I find It to be neither. I thought the narration was fine, and again, the story was interesting at points, but ultimately falls incredibly flat. I'm confused at all of the amazing reviews. I base so many purchases on reviews and am really disappointed that I relied on them for this book. That's why I'm leaving this review, just a caution.

16 of 17 people found this review helpful

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This should make you think

Wow I can't believe it took me so long to getting around to reading this book. It was amazing, this book touches on so many issues that should be a concern to us all, and makes it all so much more disturbing and thought provoking at the same time. Give this book a chance and you won't be sorry.

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Malice

Loved this book, didn't want to put it down. fantastic story, unexpected ending. Narration was excellent. An excellant read.

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WHOA....

I can't imagine how I could review this book without any spoilers. It held my interest, and the narration was very good, but overall it's a very dark story

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Completely predictable

Completely predictable storyline. Don’t waste your time on this book, it will be hours of your life wasted. If I could give the story less than 1 star I would.

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amazing

This book made me open my eyes to what happens in the medical world! It has suspense and a who did it element to the story! A must read!

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A GREAT investment in your time.

Didnt see the ending coming. Nor could I guess what was going to happen next. Couldnt put it down. Read some reviews about the ending. I thought it was a good twist of an ending. Go for it.

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  • alan
  • 12-06-18

Excellent story - well read

Great story with twists and suspense- so good it should lead to a sequel - what happens next ?