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Overkill

Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (50 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Marty Hogan was a good cop, until a shocking case sent her to the razor's edge....

A sadistic killer pushed Chicago cop Marty Hogan past her limits - and it was all caught on video. She lost her job, her sense of self, her entire world...until an open detective position in small-town Texas gave her a chance at redemption.

But she's about to learn that the past always catches up....

Police Chief Clay Settlemeyer knows all about mistakes and second chances - he's still earning his own, so he's willing to give Marty the opportunity to prove herself. But when her ex-partner is murdered, it looks like Chicago is coming to small-town Texas with a vengeance.

©2007 Linda Castillo (P)2018 Tantor

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Very disappointing

I have and love all Linda’s “Kate Burkholder” stories. This book was a real let down. I felt as if I were listening to a romance book as opposed to a thriller. More of the story was spent detailing at great lengths sexual encounters than what was spent on the crime aspect of the story.

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unlikable character

I got a couple of hours into this before deleting it. Not a single likable character, especially the protagonist. Ditch this woman, Linda!

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HORRIBLE Narrator

I've always loved Linda Castillo books, especially the Kate Buckholder series. But this narrator is Horrible, with a capital H! She sounds as if she's auditioning for the damsel in distress role in a cheesy soap opera. Makes even the male characters sound whiny.

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Please fire the narrator!

I can’t believe this was written by Linda Castillo. The overwrought performance certainly didn’t help. Where was the director and why wasn’t Ms Lee told to take it down a notch? Wish I could give no stars.

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Whiny narrator

Overall it had a great story, but the narrator had the whiny voice that was hard to take, it sounded like she was on the verge of crying through out the entire story.

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Boring

This book was so boring and story line was terrible. I loved the Kate Burkholder books but this was horrible.

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Couldn't finish, narrator was terrible

I can't say if this is a good book or not. Within about 30 minutes I had to quit listening because the narrator was so bad.

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conflicted

Decent narrator. Okay plot. Annoying main character. She's just a terrible cop, a hot head and she should have been fired.

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Review of Overkill:

This was a good story. I did not like the sexual discriptions for a mystery book, it was too discriptive and was an unnecessary tangent.
It took the characters way too long to come to the conclusions they did. Marty should have immediately been looking for relatives of the Russian she beat up. These are professional
policeman, one they are always aware of their
surroundings it is impossible to follow them, unless you have at least 4 people. Lastly it took
way too long for Clay to get down the canal to
save Marty. He was a mile out, after 6 or 7 minutes of running he was more than a half mile out. This is ridiculous. Why did he not have a gun accurate to 2000 yards an M40 or something similar. If you are going to write mysteries be accurate in the timing and how a real person would handle a similar situation.

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  • Peter
  • 11-28-18

Poor story, poor naration

I bought this book after reading/listening to several of Linda Castillo's Kate Burkholder books which I quite enjoyed. This book however is a stand alone novel that I found difficult getting through. It is a bit 'Mills and Boon' , full of verbal cliché s in which often after reading half a sentence you could write the second half without thinking. The plot is also a cliché and the main player appear more interested in sex than anything else. To me the characters appeared like cardboard cut-outs and I didn't even finish the book. I really didn't care what happened to them. Equally poor was the narrator's tone and intonation which made me think she was reading a children's book. The narrator's voice is clear enough but to my ear her sing song voice seemed totally inappropriate for this type of book. While I have no evidence to back it up, I even wondered whether this is a book the author wrote some time ago while still learning her craft and which she has released now to cash-in on the success of the Burkholder series. Perhaps I am wrong and the author has written this recently and is trying to branch out but whatever the case, I was very disappointed . I see there is a second stand-alone book our by the same author and with the same narrator. I won't be buying it.