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A Perfect Evil Audiobook

A Perfect Evil

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Publisher's Summary

The brutal murders of three young boys paralyze the citizens of Platte City, Nebraska. What's worse is the grim realization that the man recently executed for the crimes was a copycat. When Sheriff Nick Morrelli is called to the scene of another grisly murder, it becomes clear that the real predator is still at large, waiting to kill again. Morrelli understands the urgency of the case terrorizing his community, but it's the experienced eye of FBI criminal profiler Maggie O'Dell that pinpoints the true nature of the evil behind the killings; a revelation made all the more horrific when Morrelli's own nephew goes missing.

Maggie understands something else: the killer is enjoying himself, relishing his ability to stay one step ahead of her, making this case more personal by the hour. Because out there, watching, is a killer with a heart of pure and perfect evil.

©2000 Alex Kava
All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. This edition is published by arrangement with Harlequin Books S.A. All characters in this book are fictitious. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

What the Critics Say

"A well-crafted page-turner.' (Publishers Weekly)
"This debut thriller pumps the suspense....Maggie is gutsy and appealing as an FBI agent facing constant danger." (Library Journal)

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    Barb Schmidt 03-04-10 Listener Since 2004
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    "Spoiler Alert"

    It reads like a porn movie -- two characters with no end of dysfunction find each other mutually attractive despite the grisly goings on around them. At one point O'Dell is thrown into a river, getting caught in fence posts and barbed wire. When she's fished out, do they take her to the hospital? NOOOO. The sheriff (the other dysfunctional character) takes her to his house, disrobes her and holds her while she sleeps. Puh-lease. In addition to that nonsense, we get treated to rationalization by the sheriff's sister, a reporter, about how she can behave with NO journalistic ethics because she has a son to support.

    Never again, Alex. Fool me once, shame on you. It could have been a pretty good mystery, too.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jean 02-27-10
    Jean 02-27-10
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    "Boring should be a soap opera..."

    Okay the plot was a good one, but the author butchered this story, and the love story was so sickingly sweet I wanted to stop... If the author wasn't so worried about writing a LONG DRAWN OUT story it could have been a good one... No great twist and turns in either the murder mystery or the love story so BORING.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Gma-lynne Florida 05-09-06
    Gma-lynne Florida 05-09-06 Member Since 2017
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    "Not so hot"

    This book was only ok...felt the reader overacted and became laughable. Story interesting, sex trite.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Julie Crandell 02-12-16
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    "Captivating!"

    I love, love, love, love it!! I can't wait to start the next one! Awesome!

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    Hans 07-15-15
    Hans 07-15-15
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    "Shallow Story - Soap Opera"

    Just avoid... I don't know why it has 3+ stars... It's really not worth the time. Just trust me, avoid...

    I will be asking for my money back...

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    CLAUDIA D. 04-01-15
    CLAUDIA D. 04-01-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great read"

    It was a superior performance. I particularly enjoyed the variety of voices and sounds done. Very entettaining.

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    Polly Philadelphia, PA, United States 09-06-11
    Polly Philadelphia, PA, United States 09-06-11 Member Since 2010
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    "A so-so story with shallow portraits of women"

    This could have been a great book. As it is, I would rate is "acceptable."

    The characters are shallow and cliched. A loud-mouth dad and his son, who just can't confront him (although he can be the police chief). A secretary who wears tight sweaters and is sweet on the boss. A newly divorced mom with a sweet-as-pie little boy, who is waiting for her big break at the local newspaper.

    What I disliked the most was the relationship between the main characters, policeman (male) and profiler (female). The policeman and the profiler, rode in a car together. Every time, the policeman moved the gear shift, his hand unintentionally stroked the profiler's thigh. Oh brother! Really? Not in any car I've ever driven in.

    This is also one of those mysteries that tells you right at the beginning "who dunnit," and then just allows the reader to watch the investigation unfold. Ho hum.

    I hung on to the end, but this book is just not worth the money.

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    Jackie 10-17-10
    Jackie 10-17-10
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    "Harlequin?"

    Felt like I was reading a Harlequin Romance. The serial killer angle was interesting to me, but the sappy over the top romance was annoying and trite. Was also disappointed with the ending, if there is a sequel, as it is obvious there should be, I won't buy it.

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    Evelyn Hernando, FL, United States 02-24-10
    Evelyn Hernando, FL, United States 02-24-10 Member Since 2008
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    "A Perfect Evil"

    With such of good title this book was boring.

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    Dionne marrero, LA, USA 03-22-08
    Dionne marrero, LA, USA 03-22-08 Member Since 2011
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    "very boring"

    This book is way too complicated. The narrator’s style of reading does not inspire me to continue to listen. I have yet to get to the end of the book. The book is written as if the reader has some experience in the medical field or law enforcement. I did not like this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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