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The Shark Audiobook

The Shark: Forgotten Files, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

At the grisly murder scene of a teen prostitute, Virginia state trooper Riley Tatum's past roars back to haunt her. When she was a teenage runaway, she was kidnapped, drugged, and left unconscious on the streets. She has no memories of what happened, only strange recurring dreams of two men playing cards.

Former FBI agent Clay Bowman, Riley's old flame, is Shield Security's newest member. He's plagued by the unsolved case of a serial killer nicknamed the Shark who murdered girls as part of a sadistic poker game. Only one girl survived. With the Shark now bent on evening that score, Clay has a chilling suspicion: Riley is the girl who escaped the Shark's deadly amusement - and she is his next prey.

As the Shark gets ready to play his hand, can Riley and Clay stop him - or will this killer finally claim the one who got away?

©2016 Mary Burton (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Lia Sutton, Australia 02-14-17
    Lia Sutton, Australia 02-14-17 Member Since 2009

    I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!

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    "Amazing book under $8.00"

    Trooper Riley Tatum was once a teenage runaway who was lucky enough to have survived the streets. Twelve years later, she's the first responder at a crime scene where she discovers the body of a young prostitute who looks much like herself at that age. As another connection between herself and the victim comes to light, she realizes there's a madman out there who gets his thrills by betting on the lives of runaway teens... Clay Bowman is a former FBI agent who once worked the case in New Orleans. He now works for a prestigious private security firm and is assigned to assist Riley in the investigation, as well as provide her protection. However, Riley and Bowman have a short history and she wants nothing to do with him. But as 'The Shark' sets up for a rematch with no intention of losing, Clay may be her only chance of walking out of the the poker game with her life.

    This was another well written and suspenseful story by Ms. Burton that I thoroughly enjoyed. It was fast paced, flowed well, and held my undivided attention the entire time I spent reading it. I liked Riley and Bowman who were both unique and complex characters. Their personal relationship wasn't developed enough in my opinion though, since Bowman seemed to truly love and never quite get over the death of his wife. As a romance it left much to be desired, but as a mystery it was a highly intriguing and compelling read. There were plenty of twists along the way and although The Shark wasn't who I was expecting, his opponent didn't come as a huge surprise. Still, I found this to be a gripping story and am very much looking forward to Agent Sharp's book next. I also really hope to learn more about Shield Security and what motivates its mysterious and powerful owner.

    Christina Traister was outstanding with the delivery of the story

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Ashley toffey 09-07-16
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    "Keeps you entertained"

    Story line is predictive although keeps you interested the entire time . The reading of the male voices can sound a bit overdone

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Danielle Carmell 06-16-16 Member Since 2015
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    "very good story!"

    I definitely enjoyed this audiobook... especially after not being able to finish the last 3 I chose put of boredom. I didn't have that problem with this one though.. exciting for sure, and had likeable characters. I did feel it was a bit predictable in places but overall I would recommend.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Rumbera 09-08-16
    Rumbera 09-08-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Good read"

    First book I read by this author and it won't be my last. The story moves along pretty well. You don't see what's coming at the end. Listened to it in two days. Truly enjoyed it.

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    SBH 08-31-16
    SBH 08-31-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved It"

    Great story and narrator. Gets better and better as the story goes along. Who is he? Keep listening and just about the time you think you know then in pops another suspect. Worth listening to.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Vicki Wolf Warwick, NY United States 07-27-16
    Vicki Wolf Warwick, NY United States 07-27-16 Member Since 2014

    Mystery/thriller/suspense addict!

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    "Hope for a sequel BUT...."

    I liked the story and the characters became quite likable as well. I hope there is a sequel!
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    I like the narrator's voice very much, until she reads dialogue. There were times when Riley almost sounded drunk. And Bowman....the "mentally challenged giant" passed thru my head a number of times. I imagine the author didn't intend for the Shark to sound like an elderly woman either. It took a few hours of listening for me to get past these things.

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    DandridgeMom 07-15-16 Member Since 2011

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    "Recommend"
    What made the experience of listening to The Shark the most enjoyable?

    Enjoyed the story even though kind of easy to figure out the villian


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Cooper


    What does Christina Traister bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Dialect


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The bet "life or death"


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Wayne Matthews, NC 05-13-17
    Wayne Matthews, NC 05-13-17 Member Since 2017

    I am a husband/dad/granddad who loves books. My reviews are my subjective opinions. My hope is they will help others make buying decisions.

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    "Good start to the series!"

    The Shark is the first novel of the Forgotten Files trilogy which is a creepy suspense series set in Richmond VA. I listened to this audio book one year ago and later listen to The Dollmaker, the second book in the series, late in 2016. I'm currently listening to The Hangman, the final book in the trilogy. Each book is better than the prior one, so stick with this series.

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    shauna 06-27-16
    shauna 06-27-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Meh"

    Didn't really like it or the performance. The voice was irritating and there were zero surprises.

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    LisaG 06-16-16
    LisaG 06-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "not as good as her other books"

    slow moving. repetitive. predictable. few issues at the end which just didn't work. recommend her other work.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    "Light reading."

    A good read. Easy light entertainment. Well narrated. Plot good but I was able to predict the outcome very easily.

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  • ADE
    11/21/16
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    "Enjoyable"

    Very enjoyable book. Not too much bad language, but enough to spoil the narrative. Good storyline, even though somewhat predictable.

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