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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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    Wayne Matthews, NC 06-24-17
    Wayne Matthews, NC 06-24-17 Member Since 2017
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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.

    16 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    Dragonfly 08-08-17
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    "Excellent Story"
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    The story line is intense and kept me on the edge of my chair. Angie was a flawed and complex character. I look forward to reading more of this author. This is my first audible book in which the narration detracted from my overall enjoyment of listening to the book. Her voice inflections seem more appropriate to a newscast not telling a story. Her "voices" were also distracting for me. Given the choice, I would not listen to her again.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    KK 08-04-17
    KK 08-04-17
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    "Narrator lacking"
    Would you try another book from Loreth Anne White and/or Julie McKay?

    Something bout this narrator's voice is so irritating. The way she ends her words is obnoxious. I will never buy another book narrated by her, she is detracting from the story with her voice. It is hard to enjoy a story when the narrator is so weird.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Julie McKay?

    Susan Ericksen


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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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!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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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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    Roe New Jersey 07-15-17
    Roe New Jersey 07-15-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Book, Hated the Narration"
    What made the experience of listening to The Drowned Girls the most enjoyable?

    The story was excellent, fast paced, exciting.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Off and on.


    What didn’t you like about Julie McKay’s performance?

    Her voice, the cadence, was so annoying. She sounded like a Valley Girl. - drawing out the last syllable in the last word of almost every sentence.


    Any additional comments?

    If the series is going to continue I hope they get a new narrator.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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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!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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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'.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Eric Seattle, WA, United States 10-23-17
    Eric Seattle, WA, United States 10-23-17
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    "Good Plot Lost Amid Too Many Cliched Threads"

    The basic premise, a serial killer stalking 'sinful' girls in Victoria B.C., is good but gets lost in an avalanche of plot threads and story arcs built out of TV police procedural cliches. The author seems to have decided that overwhelming the reader with dozens of superficially sketched side characters and stories fills up a story, but it just obscures it. The author should have cut the characters in half and spent time giving the ones remaining real full lives instead of relying on types and instead of writing as if antagonistic relationships equate to story tension. They don't. And if I read one more of these books where the cliched lead character has been profoundly damaged by some childhood event or a family murder and spends the entire story "coming to grips with it" or "seeking closure", I will type the review in UPPERCASE. Making your character an angry 'victim' isn't characterization. It's laziness.

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