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Dead End Girl Audiobook

Dead End Girl: Violet Darger, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Her body is broken. Wrapped in plastic. Dumped on the side of the road. She is the first. There will be more.

A serial killer stalks women in rural Ohio. He is deranged but brilliant, known only by the grotesque nickname the media has given him - The Doll Parts Killer. The name is apt. He dismembers his victims and leaves them in garbage bags in public places. A residential neighborhood. Next to a roller rink. Behind a Burger King.

The investigation is a disaster. No physical evidence. Unreliable witnesses. To make matters worse, the FBI has lost contact with the star profiler working the case. Now rookie agent Violet Darger gets the most important assignment of her career.

When Darger travels to Ohio, she brings along demons of her own. Her last case ended in tragedy. The death of a 16 year old girl. Darger still has nightmares about the bloody scene, still has panic attacks when she remembers. The trauma shattered her core beliefs.

Now she faces a killer unlike anything she's seen. Aggressive. Territorial. If she fails, more will die. He will kill again and again.

Will this case restore her faith? Or push her over the edge?

The victims harbor dark secrets. The clues twist and writhe and refuse to keep still. And the killer watches the investigation on the nightly news, gleeful to relive the violence, knowing that he can't be stopped.

©2017 Tim McBain, L.T. Vargus (P)2017 Smarmy Press

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    Dawn 07-16-17
    Dawn 07-16-17 Member Since 2008
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    "Good strong female lead"

    Very good police procedural with a strong female lead. Very good performance by the narrator. This is the first time I've listened to the authors and narrator. I hope there's more to come. I highly recommend this audiobook.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tami Buhl Dallos Wells 06-16-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Exciting Thriller"

    I enjoyed listening to this exciting story with twists and turns at every corner!

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    melissa 06-11-17
    melissa 06-11-17

    Huge heart, animal lover, Gemini, love coloring in my books while listening to my favorite books! Audible Rocks!

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    "Great book!"
    What made the experience of listening to Dead End Girl the most enjoyable?

    The suspense, and I love books that have a few of couple narrators. Just so we have an insight from the killer....


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    It was good, I wished so many people didn't have to die.


    What does Kate Marcin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Listening to a book gives you the freedom to listen to it whenever.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The ending, of course.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Don 05-28-17
    Don 05-28-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Just OK"

    This was ok, nothing special. Nothing sucked me in. The performance was great. I liked how the killers voice was always different and I knew it was him from the get go. It was the story itself that was lacking. I always want to know the whys... I don't feel like I got that with this book.

    I'd really give this 3.5 STARS but no one let's you do halfs.

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    Connie Bennett 08-12-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Intense descriptions like I've never read before"

    I enjoyed this book thoroughly. The descriptions of gore and what happens to the human body under physical duress or death reads as if written by a pathologist.

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    Dar 07-12-17
    Dar 07-12-17
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    "Loved this!"

    Fast paced serial gore. I recommend it and can't wait for more! I'm hooked on the authors and their style.

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    Feather Williams 07-12-17 Member Since 2015

    I'm addicted to Audio-books!!

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    "not as good as I hoped"
    What disappointed you about Dead End Girl?

    the narrator wasn't that great she was just reading the book not acting


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    she read to slow an there wasn't a vocal difference between characters


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    cm California 06-22-17
    cm California 06-22-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Storyline was great"
    What did you like best about Dead End Girl? What did you like least?

    Best: the storyline Disliked: narrators reading


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dead End Girl?

    I will have to listen to it again to be able to answer this question.


    How could the performance have been better?

    A different reader. Most of the time it was very difficult to distinguish between the characters. Her voice is so monotone that it just about put me to sleep, losing a lot of the story.


    Could you see Dead End Girl being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Not really


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Venus 06-01-17
    Venus 06-01-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Rose_Bud"

    Simply put...A great read! I enjoyed from start to finish and you will as well.

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    Patricia 05-25-17
    Patricia 05-25-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Pretty good story line"

    The story was good but sometimes it was difficult to differentiate between characters.
    Also there were unresolved relationships.... where is the answer?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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