• The Body Keeper

  • Detective Jude Fontaine Mysteries, Book 3
  • By: Anne Frasier
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (2,650 ratings)

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The Body Keeper

By: Anne Frasier
Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
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Publisher's Summary

The Thriller Award-winning series continues as Detective Jude Fontaine finds a decades-old connection to missing children that will freeze her blood.

A boy’s frozen body is found trapped in the ice of a Minneapolis lake. The horrifying discovery leads Detective Jude Fontaine and her partner, Uriah Ashby, to more bodies in the ice, all of twelve-year-old boys missing for twenty years. 

Then, in one of the worst blizzards the city has ever seen, a four-year-old is abandoned on Jude’s doorstep. The child can’t tell them where he’s from, who his parents are, or how he got there. He doesn’t even know his name. 

But in his unspoken language, Jude reads something horrifying - a connection to the dead boys. Now a four-year-old with no name may be the only key to a twenty-year-old, very cold case.

©2019 by Theresa Weir. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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OUTSTANDING!!!!

This is the third book in the Jude Fontaine series. For anyone who hasn't listened to the previous books I would suggest listening to them before this one if you want the full impact of this story. If you choose to listen to this book first it will work as a stand alone.
The publisher's summary gives a very good overview and you can go with that. It doesn't delve into the real meat of the story. Jude Fontaine is a damaged woman who is also a homicide detective. The victim of a kidnapping and hostage for three years she has a unique understanding and insight to body language of both abused and abuser.
There are two major plots and a few minor plots going on simultaneously. Three will converge in the end for a blockbuster of an ending. There are two dead boys frozen in a lake and a story of human trafficking that is heartbreaking. There is an abandoned four year ill whose somehow involved but with a deeper story yet. There's Jude's nosey neighbor who inserts himself when he's not invited and a partner who is ill but the closest friend she has.
There's a lot going on in this well written book. All coherent, all believable and plausible with fleshed out vivid characters.
Emily Sutton Smith does a wonderful job narrating.
This book and series have my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATIONS.
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Amazing Book

The new Jude Fontaine series, I believe is Anne Frasier at her absolute best. She has creates such an intricate character and we are swept away with her trials and tribulations, her mod swings, her tragic history, her fight for justice for the victims, her sense of right and wrong, her caring personality even though she rarely shows it and most of all how she struggled to come back to some semblance of life. This 3rd installment was chilling. It was dark, and mysterious and heart wrenching. We see Jude become someone who does have the emotional capacity to care not only with the Boy but also with Uriah. I truly could not put this book down. However, I am so sad that this is the end of this wonderful character and all of the stories that could be told about her and the rest of the characters that inhabit her world. Thank you Anne Frasier for many amazing stories and the time spent enjoying them. Maybe if enough of your loyal fans tell you how upset they are about Jude not returning, you may change your mind. One can only hope!

Emily Sutton-Smith is one of the best narrators IMHO and she did not disappoint with the delivery of the story.

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Compelling

I'm really enjoying this series. when a new one comes out I get it and read it immediately. During one section of this book I was relaxed, lying down, thinking I should set the timer to 15 minutes that shuts off my reader. I was leaning towards taking a nap. Then the chapter became so interesting I hopped up to listen intensely and for the next 15 minutes my heart was pounding with anticipation of what was to happen next! The ending of the book was satisfying. I can hardly wait for the next one.

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Great ending to the series


I enjoy this author's writing very much. The three books of this series are well written and haunting. Main Characters are evolving throughout the series which gives even more depth to the stories. Highly recommend this for others looking for excellent read!

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Loved it!!!!

Can't wait for the next one!!! I adore the the Jude Fountaine books. It is never what I expect. I am trying to solve the crime along side her.

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absolutely brilliant!!!

This series is hands down the best written book series I've ever read. The characters are well developed and multilayered. The storyline is masterfully woven. I cannot praise this series enough to do it justice. Jude is one of the best female characters ever created.

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Couldn't stop listening!

I love these kinds of stories. I was completely captivated from the first book. I am looking forward to more stories about Jude Fontaine. I believe that there's more to tell.
Please, Ms. Frasier, don't make us wait too long.

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I loved all three books in the series

I have a new favorite author, she has a great keep them guessing style. You might think you figured something out, but there will still be a surprise! The narrator was pretty darn good too, her reading allows you to really submerge yourself in the story. This is the 3rd in the series and they work best if read in order, if you were wondering.

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Loved it. Sad it is over.

I loved this third and final installment of the Jude Fontaine series. I'm really sad it is over. I've only read this series by this author but I've bought a stand alone of hers and will be reading it soon. Excellent narration. It was read by Emily Sutton Smith

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Equally as Great as the Two Previous Books

I think my reason for putting off my review was partly because I was having so much trouble moving forward. It was compelling. It was the subject of the trafficking of children. It wasn't expected but needed to be touched upon. I have now listened to it at least three times. The process of Jude's recovering from her oneness, to needing Uriah, and his realizing his need for her. Their new situation with the Boy and Uriah's tumor, the addition of Elliott's part in the puzzle made me laugh and cry. Elliot obviously had a troubled childhood and as one suspects after learning about his lineage and the Boy's. I suspect there's much more to the it at least enough for another book. I lived this book. It surprised me and broke my heart all in the same moment. I truly recommend it to anyone who wants a great read and again the narrator Emmily-Sutton Smith was phenomenal with giving each character a perfectly believable voice and personality. Thank you both for the great story and can't wait for number 4.

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  • Karen
  • 06-05-21

All three books

Have just finished the last of the three books, having never read this author was pleasantly impressed. I enjoyed the way you warmed to the main characters and the storyline and plots were original. Thoroughly enjoyed all three books.

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  • Natalie
  • 06-18-20

Another Hit!

This is the third book in the series and I absolutely love them. It is well written and flows nicely, and your always wondering what's going to happens next. The narrator is not awful but I'm not a big fan and I am used to her and is now. Would definitely recommend this series and I would say start at book one because all the stories connect and follow on from each other.

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  • Jacqueline Casey
  • 07-21-19

Excellent read full of twists and turns

I have loved reading this trilogy, but if there are any more instalments coming, that would be great.

These books are easy to get into and keep you interested through out.

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  • Fleetwoodboy
  • 07-03-19

History repeating itself

I’ve listened to this trilogy one book after another. 5/5 every time for the story and the oration. Highly recommende books.