Regular price: $31.49

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free.
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price.
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love.
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel.
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month.
OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

On a rainy night in April, a chance encounter on a lonely road draws David into a romance with Jana Fletcher, a beautiful young law student. Jana is an enigma: Living in a run-down apartment and sporting a bruise on her cheek that she refuses to explain. David would like to know her secrets, but he lets them lie-until it's too late. When Jana is brutally murdered, the police consider David a prime suspect. But as he sets out to uncover the truth about Jana, he begins to realize he's treading a very dangerous path-and that her killer is watching every move he makes.

©2014 Harry Dolan (P)2014 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"Dolan's seemingly effortless prose sets off dialogue that surprises and delights, and his intricate plot is simply dazzling: a twisting, shifting labyrinth of events, characters, and motivations . . . every bit as good---if not better---than the first." ( Booklist)

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    40
  • 4 Stars
    57
  • 3 Stars
    32
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Stars
    7

Performance

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    42
  • 4 Stars
    50
  • 3 Stars
    19
  • 2 Stars
    5
  • 1 Stars
    8

Story

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    40
  • 4 Stars
    41
  • 3 Stars
    28
  • 2 Stars
    6
  • 1 Stars
    6
Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

It just keeps getting more intriguing.

Where does The Last Dead Girl rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I like a book that keeps going deeper and deeper, giving the reader things to think about and be aware of. This one did it for me. A good story, a superior narrator and an always changing plot. Good characters, well developed.

What did you like best about this story?

The plot twists. I kept being sure I had things figured out until I realized I didn't.

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

Michael Kramer is among the best of the best narrators. Just the fact that he narrated the book made it a must read for me.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Nothing extreme. A little nervous for the characters from time to time.

Any additional comments?

I listen to a LOT of books. I have listened to 30 or 40 books per year for the last 15 years. This one is not far from the top of my list. I bought the hard cover for my wife. I know she will enjoy it too.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Karen
  • Springfield, OR, United States
  • 05-01-14

A great, dark read, appropriate reader too.

This was my first Harry Dolan read, and I was way impressed, by the plot, the writing, and the reader. All the characters seemed intelligent (included the deranged ones), which made you care about what they did and what happened to them. Another reviewer said he thought Michael Kramer was a monotonous-sounding reader, but I thought his voice and rendition were an excellent fit to the creepy darkness of this story, the only caution being he sounds like an older man than the protagonist, David Malone. The Last Dead Girl describes an intricate puzzle, keeping you guessing (and listening) until the last piece has fallen into place. Masterful.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

The best book in the series

This isn’t just another story in Grey Streets. Harry Dolan’s third novel in the series is really a prequel to the David Loogan series. It is a rollercoaster in the dark with twists and turns that you never see coming. I enjoy the series but I was not as big of a fan of the second novel as I was the first. I had some reservations when I started listening. This story blew me away with this witty dialogue that one is so familiar with in a Harry Dolan novel. The characters were complex. Well thought out. And the plot excellently delivered. This novel is great even if you haven’t read the other two books in the series. There’s no spoilers. And the plot works well as a stand alone.

AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Ted
  • Lancaster, PA, United States
  • 06-10-18

Gasp Making Twister - 15 Stars

Just everything works in this twisty, thoughtful plot. Who dunnit? Why dunnit? Where dunnit? When dunnit? Yeah, and How dunnit? A few times I mumbled "contrived" only to discover I was wrong... that Dolan, like a good magician, had me looking at his right hand while the left was busy pulling a crow from out of his sleeve. Nope, this is NOT a spoiler alert, just an amused comment on the writer's story-telling timing.

While dark, here's a novel I'll think about for a long time - among the best mystery stories in the Audible library - especially since Michael Kramer's done such a powerful job bringing the complex characters to life.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Cerebral

This is not your typical action packed high-octane mystery. It's more about thinking and figuring things out, which I like.
Well written. I recommend it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Interesting

Had most of it figured out mid way through, but that didn't stop me from binge listening the last 3 hours.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

I love a good mystery :-)

I liked the story and the narrator, who gave it an old school hard-boiled detective feel/sound. This is the first Harry Dolan book I've read, and I'd definitely read more. Seeing the action through the eyes of various characters gave me a 360 view while keeping the secrets secret. Good suspense, great story, and a main character I want to read more about.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

As perfect as a poem!

Absolutely the best listen in years! Excellent story. Wonderful marathon, (Michael Kramer). I listened every spare minute and lost some sleep because I just couldn’t stop. What a great book!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Well Crafted- I thouroughly enjoyed this book!

This book was well crafted-that's my best definition. Well written and well read. It kept me guessing, lots of twists and turns with just enough characters to keep it interesting. I loved it. Glad I tried a new author.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Angela
  • Sandersville, GA United States
  • 04-03-15

This narrator is driving me crazy!

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Definitely change the narrator. The story was okay but the narrator was absolutely awful. I have listened to other books narrated by Michael Kramer and I do not remember him being so horrible. It is truly painful to listen to him read this book.

Would you recommend The Last Dead Girl to your friends? Why or why not?

Not with this narrator.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator ruined this book. It was so bad that I almost returned the book several times. The voices he used for the different characters were awful. At times it sounded like he was reading through clinched teeth or holding his nose, just so bad it hurt to listen. Take my advice if you want this book read it in print and don't put yourself through this misery.

Was The Last Dead Girl worth the listening time?

No

1 of 2 people found this review helpful