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A long-unsolved mystery gets a grim new break when the bones of Kim Ward are unearthed in Las Cruces, New Mexico, 45 years after her disappearance. Suspicion swiftly falls on her old college boyfriend: none other than retired police chief Kevin Kerney.

The chief's hopes of clearing his name look bleak in the face of damning evidence compiled against him by State Police Lieutenant Clayton Istee - Kerney's own son. Left grasping for clues, with no alibi and not a single witness to speak for him, Kerney and his wife must race to reconstruct long-past events to identify the one person who can clear his name and expose the killer before it's too late. As their investigation unfolds, they'll discover that Kim Ward's murder isn't the only crime they'll have to solve before they can put danger behind them.

©2018 Michael McGarrity (P)2018 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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A sad residue of previous McGarrity novels.

I have enjoyed and listened and relistened to most of McGarrity's audio books. McGarrity is one of my favorite writers along with John Sanford, Philip Kerr, Robert Galbraith (aka, JK Rowlings), Craig Johnson, and Lee Child. I therefore expected that Residue would be another great read/listen. Sadly, I was mistaken. Every two to five minutes there is trite or unbelievable piece of dialogue or a plot device which stretched my suspension of disbelief to the snapping point. There are similar things that occasionally happen in most novels, even with the best writers. However, it was so frequent with Residue that I had stop listening because of the frustration. I wonder whether McGarrity wrote the novel or if it was ghost written, or hurriedly put together from something he wrote early in his career and decided at the time was not for publication.

In addition, why didn't George Guidall narrate. That might have saved the experience. The narrator was unconvincing, especially with women characters. He has a fake deep voice with some characters which became aggravating.

The plot hinges on a fascinating idea but the execution failed that idea. I am sorry to say that Residue is a residue of the talent McGarrity and Guidall have demonstrated in previous Kearny novels.

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McGarrity’s New Kerney - Residue

I am a 70 yr young Texas Hill country Rancher. I have been reading McGarrity from his earliest novels. I believe the history of the Kerney family Ranch Trilogy to be McGarrity’s finest work. I look forward each year to the new Kevin Kerney novel. I believe McGarrity to be among the most authentic NM writers working today. I believe this new narrator was a distinct improvement over the overused western narrator normally assigned to these novels. A nice change.

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I liked his previous books a bit better.

This one had too many characters to keep track of. Not enough of Kearney himself.

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great drama

great story for Kerney series, very appealing characters.... love the entire series but I miss George guidall's narration for this audiobook

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so glad this series is back<br />

I absolutely love this series I'm really glad that there was another book I've read every single one and loved everyone thanks so much for bringing it back.

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Not Quite the Right Accents

Overall a decent story though not as well read as previous books read by George Guidall. Narrator made all characters sound as if a Southern accent, not quite as expected.

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A real "Damn that could happen!" story.<br />

All of the K K stories are good. This one has more of the real life feel than the rest, the way we as humans struggle with the truth. The way real cops always have doubt (The good ones anyway)... The only thing different is real life is rarely this clear and clean with answers...

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