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Revenant

By: Carolyn Haines
Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
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Publisher's summary

When a decades-old mass grave near a notorious Biloxi nightclub is unearthed, reporter Carson Lynch is among the first on the scene.

The remains of five women lie within, each one buried with a bridal veil...and without her ring finger.

Once an award-winning journalist, Carson knows her career is now hanging by a thread. This story has pulled her out of a pit of alcohol and self-loathing, and with justice and redemption in mind she begins to investigate. Days later two more bodies appear, begging the question -- Is a copycat murderer terrorizing Biloxi, or has a serial killer awoken from a 25-year slumber?

©2007 Carolyn Haines (P)2007 Audible, Inc.

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"A writer of exceptional talent." ( The Milwaukee Journal)

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What did you love best about Revenant?

The story itself was great. Carson was a compelling protagonist I could resonate with. Carolyn was able to make her both damaged and strong in equal measure. Despite her flaws and rough edges, Carson was a protagonist to love and who needed love. The fact that Carson was trying to solve a murder mystery that had connections to the (very real) Biloxi mob (more or less) was great. Lastly, the fact that she (Carson) was trying to give children back to parents who'd lost their children when her career had led to the loss of her own child was a poignancy and an irony that one can't ignore, either. It was a stroke of brilliance, even though, as one who HAS lost a child, there are notes that always hit home...but I love it for that, for making me express what I always feel.

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

The story is perfectly-paced and keeps the reader guessing the whole time.

Which scene was your favorite?

The "aha" moment, of course.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes. I think I listened to all nine plus hours in two sessions the first time I listened.

Any additional comments?

As a southerner who knows the area, some of the narrator's accents killed me. The way she said Biloxi, for one, was precious. Her speaking rhythm (on the default pace) was very slow, but that can be adjusted with Audible's features. Despite the pronunciation of Biloxi and other southern words, I've listened to this story multiple times because it's just that engaging.

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Not bad

The reading repeated a couple of times (mistakes with the recording?) and the story was a little pulpy but all in all not a bad book. I would give the author another try, the narrator was so-so, not the best nor the worst

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