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Publisher's Summary

Reeve LeClaire is a college student, dammit, not Daryl Wayne Flint's victim. Not anymore-not when Reeve is finally recovering a life of her own after four years of captivity.

Flint is safely locked up in Olshaker Psychiatric Hospital, where he belongs. He is walking the grounds of the forensic unit, performing his strange but apparently harmless rituals. It seems that he is still suffering the effects of the head injury he suffered in the car crash that freed Reeve seven years ago. Post-concussive syndrome, they call it.

For all that Flint seems like a model patient, he has long been planning his next move. When the moment arrives, he gets clean away from the hospital before the alarm even sounds. And Reeve is shocked out of her new life by her worst nightmare: Her kidnapper has escaped. Less than 24 hours later, Flint kills someone from his past--and Reeve's blocked memories jolt back into consciousness. As much as she would like to forget him, she knows this criminal better than anyone else. When Flint evades capture, baffling authorities and leaving a bloody trail from the psychiatric lock-up to the forests of Washington state, Reeve suddenly realizes that she is the only one who can stop him.

Reeve is an irresistibly brave and believable heroine in Carla Norton's heart-stopping new thriller, What Doesn't Kill Her, about a young woman who learns to fight back.

©2015 Carla Norton (P)2015 Macmillan Audio

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  • Joannne
  • Stamford, CT, United States
  • 09-15-15

too dramatic

What did you like best about What Doesn't Kill Her? What did you like least?

This was alittle too elementry for my taste. It was quite drawn out and could have been wrapped up in 6 hours instead of 11. Narrator was very hammy. Too theatrical for me.

What three words best describe Christina Delaine’s voice?

ordinary

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Disappointing

Would you try another book from Carla Norton and/or Christina Delaine?

Yes, I really enjoyed Edge of Normal so I would try another Carla Norton Book.

I am not sure that I would listen to Christina Delaine again though - it would have to be a really compelling book.

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

Unbelievable, unoriginal.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

For me, the narrator really over acted through the entire book. There were two things that specifically irritated me:

1 - I listened with ear buds so when the narrator raised her voice (to overact) it hurt my ears and I had to rip the ear buds out of my ears.

2 - The voice that she used for the main character sounded too young and really distracted from the story.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No

Any additional comments?

The first book in this series was interesting and original. This book took the path of a typical serial killer book that has a killer with excellent luck and almost super human powers.

The main character is also less interesting and seems too normal to have experienced everything that she did.

11 of 12 people found this review helpful

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A Really Good Follow-up To Excellent Debut Novel

This is the second book with this lead character and now I've happily listened to both. I assume there will be a third and develop into a series.

Good character, good writing, good plot, interesting locales, good narration. What could be better?

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Optional is what was written here,Say required now

Really enjoyed the story. Kind of a "Kiss the Girls" angle tho. Would have enjoyed hearing more about the time and issues she had while being held captive. You know, how did she make it through? What helped her in her time of need?

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  • Wendi
  • Houston, TX
  • 05-24-17

Juvenile Drivel, Just Horrible

Carla Morton has written what seems to be a very bland teen mystery which is so repetitive and so predictable, it made me roll my eyes in several places. She doesn't use any cuss words in the book and she's dealing with homicide detectives and serial killers. "Oh crap' is the best we get from our heroine who was captured by an escaped serial killer.

I tried to listen to this book on a long road trip. All I can say is save your credit. It's absolutely garbage. Not work a credit or a dime. Horrible.

-Wendi

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Another great performance by Delaine!

The story wasn't as good as in the first book, but it was still really interesting and exciting (and at times creepy), and this is another great performance by Christina Delaine! It's great to hear old characters come back, and the story again switches between points of view, which is really fun and interesting. This book is really thought-provoking about the mind of a criminal. I recommend this if you've read/heard the first book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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WOW WOW ! WOW!!!!!!!

There was not one thing I didn't like about this book . I have read many suspense novels , love them , this book is the best I have read in a long time . OMG ! The narrator was fantastic , honest when she did the psycho voice , I felt his sickness and cringed ! You psycho lovers out there , this book will blow your mind ! There is the first book , Edge of Normal in these series . Well hope these author writes more of them ! Read Edge of Normal first ! Lord , now what can I read now that will match these 2 books ! More , Carla Norton !
Please !!!!!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Loved Last 4 Mins

Narrator was fantastic. I plan to search for other books she's done. This is a great second book involving a brave young lady who insists, as well as fights, over and over again to be more than a victim, and more than a beaten down survivor. Huge props to the author. Super excited about a third novel. And last 4 mins of this one was thrilling!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Wanted to Love It--Too Many Twists & Turns

The whole time I listened it made me think--in a good way--of Silence of the Lambs. But I truly think this could've been about 20 pages shorter. Certain parts felt strung out. I liked the narrator but think a person with more varying ranges could've been picked instead. If you can get past all that you'll probably like it.

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Good story, terrible narrator.

If you can get past the almost whisper narration and whiny whisper voice of the main character it’s a good story - this is one I would probably have enjoyed more just reading than listening.