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Ashley Lambert jumped 18 stories to her death. It's a clear-cut suicide. And Ashley’s parents want to know why their flawless daughter would take her life. They’ve hired the PI team of Griff Cole and Britt Callahan to find the answers. When the investigation leads to performance enhancing drugs and blackmail, Ashley’s coaches, peers and even her parents come into question. The disturbing truth is testimony to the lines that are crossed, and risks taken…in the name of love. 

Meanwhile, when Britt sees the bruising on her neighbor’s arm she can’t let it go, and is working overtime to bring to light the violent behavior next door. The neighbor, Rhea McKenzie, has a secret. Bruises aren’t the only thing she’s hiding. When an off-hand comment discloses a connection to Ashley Lambert, the two cases become entwined, setting off an unstoppable chain of events. Britt is sucked into an alliance with Rhea and forced to make decisions that challenge her ethics, threaten her relationship and in the end, may cost her everything.

©2018 Patricia Hale (P)2018 Intrigue Publishing, LLC

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Another dark subject.

One of my favorite things about Ms. Hale’s writing is her ability to draw attention to subjects that most people don’t want to acknowledge. This book, and others in the series, bring the darkness in the world around us into the spotlight. "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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You never see this coming!

This is one whodunnit that will leave you speechless! Private investigators, Cole and Callahan, are more than business partners. They have taken their relationship to the next level and are buying a house together. In the midst of this event, the couple take on a bizarre suicide case...which is connected to the new neighbors. There is an interesting dynamic between the couple next door, whom had lost their one yr old some years ago. Britt takes on, possibly, more than she can handle. Good story. Not necessary to read earlier books to ‘get into’ this one, but would be more enjoyable...yes, that means that I’ll be going to earlier books! I accepted a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Sad and effective - well written crime novel

*This book was given to me by the author at my request, and I provided this voluntary, unbiased review.* 4/5 This was my first introduction to the Cole and Callahan series, and I liked what I read so far. This story was set in a New England town not far from where I live, and I love stories that I can relate to the scenery with. The story itself is so saddening - which is a good thing, because it draws and fleshes out the character development of the main characters. Even though I didn't read books 1 and 2, I was able to easily follow along their past conflicts and events that flowed into this book. By the end, I was drawn in and was satisfied with the ending of this suspense/crime novel. I would recommend this and will be interested in reading the other Cole and Callahan books.

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Just okay

I guess I had high hopes for this because the story line was intriguing but it seemed to hear fall short of a very interesting story. Also the narrator was not good and it made it hard to focus on the story. I was given this for free in exchange for my unbiased review.

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Good thriller

This is the third book in the Cole and Callahan series. A questionable suicide case intertwines with secrets being kept by the neighbours. The further Cole delves into the case, the more she discovers and starts having secrets of her own.   The book was good. It was fast paced with an intriguing plot and was overall entertaining. The characters were interesting and were presented well. The issues the story touches on are real and add depth to the story. I was eager to hear how everything panned out. I love how the author intertwines the stories, the writing is clever and well planned.   I have not heard the other books in this series but I would very much like to! I loved the narration, it was pleasant and enjoyable to listen to.   Note: This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this objective review voluntarily.

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Reasonably interesting

"Scar Tissue: The Cole and Callahan Thriller Series" (2018) by Patricia Hale is the third novel in the series about private investigators Britt Callahan and her partner/lover Griff Cole. The pair are investigating the apparent suicide of college academic and athletic phenom Ashley Lambert. Told entirely from Britt’s perspective, they discover Ashley’s death is complicated. The enormous time spent describing the home Britt and Cole are buying is exasperating. Lili Dubuque’s narration is reasonably effective. At my request, I was given this free audiobook and have voluntarily left this review. Kelvin L. Reed Author of "Guilt by Association"

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A compelling story, well told

A story of a tragedy which illustrates what appears to be obvious can have many subtle causes. Very timely, as it deals with issues that concern so many young people. Extremely well told with excellent narration. Highly recommended. I was furnished this book by the author for an unbiased review

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Situational ethics, anyone?

I didn't listen to the first two books in this series but as the third book, you would think the main character would be more likeable. She was icky. Well, not serial killer icky but still, Britt was hard to take. Actually, quite a few of the females in this book were hard to take. The story centered around Britt and her beau Griff being hired to find out if a college girl committed suicide. Along the way, we find a woman who will take crap from her husband for the privilege of staying married to him, another woman who is being abused by her husband but does not leave and instead, has kids with him, and Britt, who covered up a crime (several in fact) for reasons she felt to be right. (They weren't) Not a shining moment for women. Still, if you can get past the situational ethics, this was a decent listen.

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Works Great as a Stand Alone Thriller!

I received this audiobook free at my request and am leaving this review voluntarily. As my headline suggests, this is the 3rd book in a series, but the first one that I've listened to, and I found it to work just fine as a stand alone thriller. Mystery fans should love that there's more than one suspenseful plotline going on here at once, which I have to say, I found to be very interesting. The plotlines and characters seems fairly plausible, and I really enjoyed the narration by Lili Dubuque. I may have to go back now and catch up on the first 2 books in the series!

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Suspenseful but a little too contrived

This story may be realistic in the sense that it's plausible, but some of the actions and events are quite contrived and illogical. Nonetheless, the story is suspenseful and the characters are compelling. Lili Dubuque is a new voice for this series, but she does a fine job of carrying on in the style established in the previous audiobooks of this series. NOTE: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.