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Publisher's Summary

Inauguration day is almost here....

Lieutenant Sam Holland is on leave, recovering from an attack that shook her to the core. With no case to distract her, she's trying to stay busy - even voluntarily meeting with her new White House staff. But it's not enough to keep the horrific memories at bay, and her family is worried...especially her husband, Vice President Nick Cappuano.

Nick is dealing with his own demons where his wife's safety is concerned, losing night after night of sleep as he works to make sure what happened that day will never happen again. The pressure is building inside the Cappuanos' marriage, and something's got to give before Nick takes the oath of office.

When two college girls go missing in the midst of inauguration madness, the chief of police needs the one cop he can count on to find them and save the Metro PD from disgrace. In a case full of ugly twists and turns, Sam will have to confront her past and find her strength again...before it's too late.

©2015 HTJB, Inc. (P)2015 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.

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  • Lia
  • Sutton, Australia
  • 02-23-17

Wow! What A Fantastic Book

I have listened to books #1 through #9 in the Fatal series all of them are really good. I couldn't put them down once I was swept into the world of Nick, Sam and their family and friends.

There are a lot of emotional ups and downs in Fatal Frenzy (and the other books as well), and Ms. Force made me feel them all. Her character development is amazing. I loved getting to know not only the main characters but also the people around them.

There's Gonzo (a detective who works with Sam) and Christina (Nick's former chief of staff), Freddie (another detective) and Elin, Skip and Celia (Sam's parents), and especially Scotty their adopted son. I could go on to name all the other characters I love but I won't. You'll have to listen to this series so you can be introduced to them yourself. (Be sure to listen to this series in order. Don't forget One Night With You, which tells how Sam and Nick met.) As always, Sam's family (and extended family) anchor her as she deals first with the aftermath of her kidnapping (in prior book) and then with the loss of one of her detectives. It's that good. Ms. Force's dialogue is fantastic. The banter between characters is so well written that it drew me in.
I love discovering new authors and Marie Force has quickly become a favorite of mine. I haven't read any of her other contemporary novels, but will certainly be giving them a try.

Eva Kaminsky is one of my favourite authors and she was outstanding with the delivery of this story

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Truly Disappointing Soap Opera

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

In the previous Fatal books Marie Force kept a reasonable balance between the "love story" and the investigative adventure. This volume lost that balance with continuous naval gazing introspection and feelings of the characters -- both main H and h as well as supporting players. It was wordy and repetitive of everyone's misery and reaction to a minor character's demise. It was hard to listen to it after awhile. I am hesitant to listen to any more of this series which, until now, I had truly enjoyed.

Have you listened to any of Eva Kaminsky’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

She is excellen.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Not many.

Any additional comments?

See above.

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Another winner

I couldn't put this book down. I enjoy this series. This book, however, was the first one to bring me to tears.

The secondary characters are so important to this series. I just adore Scotty.

Why didn't Sam's sisters or Shelby attend the ball? They certainly would have been able to.

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I am tired of the author switching between narrators.

I am tired of the narrator changing in this series. Avery Hill has lost his accent from the beginning of this series. Which returns in book ten. Not this current book 9. Sam Scotty and tinkerbell's voices sound off in book 10.
I have enjoyed the series so far, and don't want it to end in the 11th book. I would love to see Sam get pregnant. Great character development in this series.

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Amazing book

This is the best book yet in this series. I shed many tears. Marie Force does an amazing job making you feel the emotions of the characters.

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9 audio Books in 6 Days

Just finished book 9, can hardly wait for the next one. First series that never got boring after about 3 stories. Eva Kaminsky is mr favourite narrator and Felicity Munroe did a great job as well. I will be so sorry when this series is over, it has the right amount of romance and suspense with some laughs and tears both happy and sad thrown in . Thankyou Marie Force Keep the series going!

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Fatal Series

I need more. I've enjoyed all of the Fatal Series. I laughed, cried, loved and hate. Emotions that I didn't know I could feel just listening to a book. The characters seem so real. Thank you for the fantastic series of books Marie Force. You're an amazing, incredible, writer.

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Poor Narration

Would you try another book from Marie Force and/or Eva Kaminsky?

I love Marie Force books, but I would never purchase another book narrated by Eva Kaminsky

What was one of the most memorable moments of Fatal Frenzy?

Haven't completed yet.

What didn’t you like about Eva Kaminsky’s performance?

She drops the last word of every sentence so predominantly that it is difficult to hear (or not hear at all). She does this especially with the voice for Nick. I hate that I ordered this book via Audible and not Whispersync. At least with Whispersync I could follow along and look at the text when I cannot understand or hear her words. Very poor narration. I am a Platinum Audible Member and I have listened to books where I did not like the narration; but never have I listened to a book that I want to stop reading because of the narration -- not the story line.

Could you see Fatal Frenzy being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Yes

Any additional comments?

Extremely poor narration. You cannot hear every word because she drops her voice at the end of the sentence so low that the word is lost. It's frustrating to keep rewinding to hear the narration and takes away from the pleasure of reading the book via Audible.

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FULL OF SURPRISES NEVER DISAPPOINTING!

Tragic loss hurls Sam back to headquarters. Nick launches Twitter campaign to reach Gen X.!

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Nick Needs to Stop Hitting Sam

Except for a few disturbing incidents of domestic abuse, Fatal Frenzy is an engrossing & entertaining novel involving family drama, friendships, police work and romance. Marie Force created a diverse group of unique characters, and Eva Kaminsky's incredible voice brought them to life.

I really enjoyed the first 4 books in this series - finally a strong female 30+ character (Sam) who is smart, confident and funny. For a while Nick (politician) seemed to genuinely appreciate Sam, flaws & all, and NOT be threatened by her profession or tough manner. Nick was the perfect romantic hero, appearing to be humble, thoughtful, sexy and respectful toward women.

Then Nick started to HIT Sam, under the guise of erotic play, as if a caring husband would deliberately hurt the woman he claims to love & adore. Even more unbelievably, Sam allowed him to dominate and humiliate her body and mind. Get real! Sam's character wouldn't take crap from any man under any circumstances.

While the sexual violence was only a small part of this novel, I found the author's attempt to romanticize domestic abuse very offensive. There is absolutely nothing loving, sexy or erotic about a man who ENJOYS hurting another human being.

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  • Parrotfan
  • 10-24-16

Fatal Frenzy

loved this book just as much as the previous books in this series. Great narration, great storyline, equal amounts of comedy, mystery, sexy scenes and drama. Keep them coming please.