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Cause to Kill Audiobook

Cause to Kill: An Avery Black Mystery, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Homicide Detective Avery Black has been through hell. Once a top criminal defense attorney, she fell from grace when she managed to get a brilliant Harvard professor off - only to watch him kill again. She lost her husband and her daughter, and her life fell apart around her.

Trying to redeem herself, Avery has turned to the other side of the law. Working her way up the ranks, she has reached the rank of homicide detective, to the scorn of her fellow officers, who still remember what she did, and who will always hate her.

Yet even they cannot deny Avery's brilliant mind, and when a disturbing serial killer strikes fear into the heart of Boston, killing girls from elite colleges, it is Avery they turn to. It is Avery's chance to prove herself, to finally find the redemption she craves. And yet, as she is soon to find out, Avery has come up against a killer as brilliant and daring as she.

In this game of psychological cat and mouse, women are dying with mysterious clues, and the stakes could not be higher. A frantic race against time leads Avery through a series of shocking and unexpected twists - culminating in a climax that even Avery could not imagine.

©2016 Blake Pierce (P)2016 Blake Pierce

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    Anne 02-05-17
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    "Narration"

    The book takes place in Boston but, the characters are all British. Why? Doesn't make sense and was distracting.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Shirley 11-17-16
    Shirley 11-17-16

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    "Good mystery"

    I listened to this book. The narrator was excellent. The plot was good and very well written. Characters well developed. Avery, the female former criminal defense lawyer turned detective, is a strong, intelligent, complicated woman. She endures the macho dislike of her fellow officers who blame her for the death of her partner in a previous case. She solves the case in spite how they treat her because she uses her mind and intelligence. I listened non-stop to the entire book beginning to end.
    The author has the ability to make some of the characters so real that they made me dislike them intensely.
    Good book!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Erin 12-29-16
    Erin 12-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Accent so off couldn't finish book"

    British accent for story based in Boston - through off being able to listen to the book. Disappointed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Columbus OH USA 12-07-16
    Amazon Customer Columbus OH USA 12-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "WTF?"

    I would have loved to been a part of the conversation where someone decided it would be a good idea to have a British woman with an array of British dialects narrate this book set at Harvard! I can't begin to tell you how confusing it is to hear a character's accent described as STRONG BOSTON and hear a COCKNEY accent come out! My brain exploded every time.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Maremare13 Washington State 04-19-17
    Maremare13 Washington State 04-19-17 Member Since 2011

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    "Great book...but"

    Great book...but, a British accent from the narrator (who did it a wonderful job) was just a crazy choice for a story based in Boston!!! Although that was annoying, the story was good and what an ending!!!

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    Andromeda US 04-15-17
    Andromeda US 04-15-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Lawyer turns cop but can't leave old case behind"

    Decent read with decent characters. Avery had some redeeming moments but they were so interlaced with "what the hell??" moments that they balanced into something that felt more like 'troubled but lucky.' And the other detectives in book were so oddly characterized that they didn't seem real.

    My biggest issue was the accent of the narrator. I felt like I was listening to a British police procedural even though the entire book was set in the US. Bizarre.

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    Beachcomber Arnold, MD 03-05-17
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    "Worst Paced Narration Ever"
    What would have made Cause to Kill better?

    Will have to try and read this instead. The narration is the worst I've ever heard and is so distracting that I had to turn it off after 20 minutes. The reading is poorly paced and almost breathless. I've never hear a narrator yell so much. Like others have noted, using a British narrator for a story that takes place in Boston makes no sense. There's a reference to a character's strong accent and it's completely lost or butchered. I'm glad I only paid a small price to add it to the Kindle version.


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    Tamlyn Mary Field 02-23-17
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    "Not deserving of even 1 star"

    The story line is weak, with the serial killers' character and mindset even weaker from a writing point of view. Very disappointing story line and characters all round.

    My main complaint however, is the narrator. She is totally annoying and the way she performs is childish and just plain horrible. The book could have been almost salvageable with decent narration.

    My advice : avoid both this author and the narrator.

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    Amazon Customer 01-25-17
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    "great gripping story, accents out of character"

    this was a great gripping, keep you guessing story line!! loved it!! problem for me was the heavy English accent of narrator who was using very English pronunciations for words of characters set in Boston,Ma in the USA??? it was very distracting due to how heavy an almost"cockney"accent was used!!

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    Julie Springstead Waltz 12-11-16

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    "Good story bad narration"

    The story takes place in Boston however the narrator has an English accent. So weird and inappropriate. She's not a bad narrator it just doesn't make sense.

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