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When Suzanne Crawford is found stabbed to death and her husband Connor is discovered to be missing, it looks like just another tragic case of domestic violence to Detective Ella Marconi. But as the investigation progresses, it becomes clear that all is not as it seems. Why is there no record of Connor Crawford beyond a few years ago? Why has a teenager who worked for the pair gone missing too? And above all, what was the secret Suzanne knew Connor was keeping at all costs - even from her? As Ella begins to build a picture of the Crawfords' fractured lives, things around her are deteriorating. Her relationship with a fellow officer is hanging by a thread and her parents seem to be keeping secrets of their own. But Ella only has time for the job she loves, and she knows she has to see her way through the tangled web of deceit and lies to get at the truth - before it's too late.

©2010 Katherine Howell (P)2011 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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Almost Perfect Murder Mystery/Detective Thriller

Wow! I had forgotten how much I love this series. The combination of paramedic-turned-author Katherine Howell and seasoned (fellow Aussie) narrator extraordinaire Caroline Lee makes for a dynamite, can't-turn-it-off listen. You'll find yourself listening every chance you get, in and out of your car. I'd give this volume five stars across the board except for a few relatively minor quibbles: The author introduces an element of the paranormal midway through the book, and there were a few other other slightly implausible plot/story elements. The ending also seemed a tad rushed. Overall: Highly recommended, but if you haven't read Frantic, get that one first; this book is the sequel to that book.

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Loved it!

Another excellent installment in the Detective Ella Marconi series by Katherine Howell. One of my favorites thus far! The pace is fast, never slowing from beginning to end. Taunt with suspense and anticipation and full of characters with depth, each portrayed with intricately detailed personalities. I loved all the separate stories that entwine together to form a complex plot that comes to a surprising conclusion but leaves tantalizing questions behind to be continued in the next book. I can't wait to see what happens next with all the paramedics, especially Mitch, and his wife Jo, and, of course, what will Ella be up against in her new case.
This is an audio book narrated by Caroline Lee who made the personalities of the characters even more interesting by putting the finishing touches on each one with independent voices and emotions creating individuals who are even more vivid, vibrant, and realistic. By combining the creative writing of Katherine Howell and the colorful narration of Caroline Lee the end result is a story that jumps right off the pages!

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Love this series

Love the series, this one is possibly a little more forgettable than the others, but still deals in some great themes, choices of conscious, and core cast that are mostly very good.

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