Shiver

New Orleans Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Joyce Bean
Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (95 ratings)

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Detective Reuben "Diego" Montoya is back in New Orleans. Thanks to years of working with the dark side of society, his youthful swagger is gone, replaced by straightforward determination. He'll need it, because a serial killer is turning The Big Easy into his personal playground. The victims are killed in pairs - no connection, no apparent motive, no real clues. Somebody’s playing a sick game, and Montoya intends to beat him at it.

His only lead is the ex-wife of one of the victims. Abby Chastain is a woman haunted by painful secrets. Twenty years ago she watched in horror as her mother, a patient at the Our Lady of Virtues Mental Hospital, plunged through a window to her death. Abby has always dreaded that she too would one day go insane...especially now, back in this town, where she's begun to feel watched, as if the devil himself is scraping a fingernail along her spine. Something about Abby - her spirit and her honest fear - gets to Montoya. His gut tells him his prime suspect is innocent, just like it's telling him there's something significant about the once-grand hospital now decaying in a gloomy thicket of ancient live oaks. Abby Chastain can help unlock the mystery - if only Montoya can get her to trust him enough to face the ghosts of her past.

As more bodies are found in gruesome, staged scenarios and the FBI moves in, Montoya’s in a desperate race to find a killer whose crimes are getting more terrifying, and closer all the time. Plunging deep into a nightmare investigation will uncover a shocking revelation - a deadly connection between Abby and Montoya and an asylum where unspeakable crimes were committed, evil once roamed free, and a human predator may still wait. For the past is never completely gone. Its sins must be avenged, its wrongs righted. And this time Detective Reuben Montoya may pay the price....

©2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc. (P)2007 Lisa Jackson

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Fantastic

Great story, great narrator. Had me from the beginning. Suspenseful, couldn't stop listening once I started.

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The narration was not good.

The story line was okay but the narrator changing her voice made the book hard to listen to

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Suspense

love all I have read thus far. can't wait to complete it. the angels keep you guessing and the sheer horror of the murders are exciting

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Thriller

This story was very intertwining. Can’t wait to hear more. It was a little different from the hard book but just as good.

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Sorry no accolades

Sorry to say the author fell on this story, took to long to get to the real plot, almost through the 10th chapter before the story came together.
I finished the book but was disappointed with the author, on the opposite side I have loved all the other books I have listened to from her.

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Short & Sweet

Although only 6 hours I enjoyed every minute. This was at a discount so I thought I would try it out. I'm so glad I did. The story flowed nicely with a great blend of creepy mystery and a light romance wrapped in a bow at the end. Well thought out and narrated with southern accents for New Orleans but not over done. Being from Alabama I am sensitive to dripping southern accents from some narrators that sound so false. Not so here. I highly recommend Lisa Jackson's Shiver.