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The Drowned Girls Audiobook

The Drowned Girls: An Angie Pallorino Novel, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

He surfaced two years ago. Then he disappeared.

But Detective Angie Pallorino hasn't forgotten the violent rapist who left a distinctive calling card - crosses etched into the flesh of his victim's foreheads. When a comatose Jane Doe is found in a local cemetery, sexually assaulted, mutilated, and nearly drowned, Angie is struck by the eerie similarities to her earlier unsolved rapes. Could he be back?

Then the body of a drowned young woman, also bearing the marks of the serial rapist, floats up in the Gorge, and the hunt for a predator becomes a hunt for a killer. Assigned to the joint investigative task force, Angie is more than ready to prove that she has what it takes to break into the all-male homicide division. But her private life collides with her professional ambitions when she's introduced to her temporary partner, James Maddocks - a man she'd met just the night before in an intense, anonymous encounter.

Together, Angie and Maddocks agree to put that night behind them. But as their search for the killer intensifies, so does their mutual desire. And Angie's forays into the mind of a monster shake loose some unsettling secrets about her own past. How can she fight for the truth when it turns out her whole life is a lie?

©2017 Loreth Beswetherick (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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    M. Burt Earth 07-02-17
    M. Burt Earth 07-02-17 Member Since 2016
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    "One of the best!"

    I was swept up in the story. Both the writing and the Audible narration were spot on. More Pallorino please!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Wayne Matthews, NC 06-24-17
    Wayne Matthews, NC 06-24-17 Member Since 2017

    I am a husband/dad/granddad who loves books. My reviews are my subjective opinions. My hope is they will help others make buying decisions.

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    "Intense suspense (and graphic sex)"

    Loreth Anne White writes wonderful suspense novels in which she always includes several extremely graphic sexual encounters. This is the 5th novel of hers I have read. The Drowned Girls crosses several genre lines. Audible classifies this book as modern detective mystery/thriller which is fair. It could also be classified as romance suspense, psychological thriller, police procedural, or suspense mystery/thriller. In any case it is a well written intense suspense novel with well defined characters. Author White includes an embarrassing (to the protagonist) opening scene in this novel that reminds me of an almost identical scene in the first show of the first season of the Grey's Anatomy ABC-TV show. Narration is superb.

    10 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Tracy T Jacksonville, FL USA 07-13-17
    Tracy T Jacksonville, FL USA 07-13-17 Member Since 2016

    Audible Addict!

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    "Barely Okay story. Great narration."

    So this book was okay at best. It was soooo long and could have been shortened by about 7 hours. There was so much filler nonsense. An annoying heroine and the romance portion of was forced and not at all genuine.

    The story line and plot was all over the place and did not flow very well at all. The killer was extremely bad and did horrific things to his victims. Maddocks and Angie trying to catch him was sloppy. Angie's background story line was ridiculous and annoying. Her character was brash and not very likable. Maddocks was a much better character and very likable. Sorry he got stuck with Angie.

    There was a lot of dialogue throughout the entire book, so there is that.

    As for the narration, it was very good. I liked Julie McKay. She did a good job with the men's voices and gave everyone their own distinct voice. She read with emotion and has a nice reading voice. That was the only thing that kept me listening.

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    Tjweed 07-04-17
    Tjweed 07-04-17
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    "great captivating read"

    a great story, it kept me glued to the story. the narrator was excellent and I would listen to books she narrates.

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    Alejandro Donate 07-03-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent!!!!"
    Where does The Drowned Girls rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Definitely in my top 10


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Drowned Girls?

    There is so many great moments in this book, it is hard to pick just one.


    Which character – as performed by Julie McKay – was your favorite?

    I like Angie, but the narrator did a very good job with all the voices. Its the first time I listen to one of her narration but I was pleasantly surprise. Very good.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes!!


    Any additional comments?

    Loreth Anne White is a wonderful author. All of her books have depth. Wonderful character development and always believable. This book is just as good as A Dark Lure. Read IT!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    goodiebythesea sunny st.pete 06-25-17
    goodiebythesea sunny st.pete 06-25-17 Member Since 2011

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    "Made me uncomfortable"

    I wasn't prepared for the quantity and graphic descriptions of the sexual encounters.

    It should be X rated to warn listeners.

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    Wendy Alpharetta, GA, United States 06-26-17
    Wendy Alpharetta, GA, United States 06-26-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Great story. Reader. Not so much."

    I loved the book really. I have listened to 100s of audio books. This particular reader voice was somewhat grating.

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    Donna S Virden, IL USA 06-21-17
    Donna S Virden, IL USA 06-21-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Best Suspense Novel I've Read!!"

    This novel kept my attention throughout the whole book. There were good characters and guilty characters and aside from the two main characters I couldn't always decide who was which. It was a nice long novel and Ms. White had plenty of time to develop the characters and plot. It was definitely a 'can't put down novel'.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Stephanie 07-22-17
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    "OMG!°"

    Amazing story! Couldn't stop listening!! Kept me wanting more!! Hurry with next one! Can't wait!

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    Gregory C. H. 07-21-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Most Unlikeable Protagonist Ever"

    What a miserable human being Angie Pallorino is. There were times that I wished she's die, just to put her, and everyone around her, out of misery.

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