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The Murder of Janessa Hennley

Mickey Parsons Mysteries
Narrated by: Steve Carlson
Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (25 ratings)

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A brutal mass murder...

With the murders of the entire Hennley family, Sheriff Suzan Clay is left with a crime scene unlike any she has ever dealt with. The savagery of the killer is something the small community of Kodiak Basin, Alaska, has never seen before. With nowhere else to turn, the sheriff is forced to enlist the help of the FBI.   

A special agent with a mysterious past...

Special Agent Mickey Parsons of the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit receives the sheriff's request and flies to Alaska to help in the investigation. Parsons has the most closed cases of any special agent in Behavioral Science's history, but the mental and physical scars of the last case he handled in the field nearly six years ago have left him tired and contemplating retirement. Uncertain if he has the strength to follow a killer into the darkness again, Parsons may need the sheriff as much as she needs him.   

A monster in the making...

Parsons believes the Hennleys to be the killer's first victims. But the sheer brutality has him convinced he's dealing with someone more monster than man. Someone that is escalating in their sadism and, if left free, will bring terror to the community unlike any they have ever experienced.

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I hope there's more to this series...

Victor Methos is one of those authors I know I can count on to consistently write a good book worth reading. The Murder of Janessa Hennley is one of those books that stayed with me long after I was done.
This is the first book in the Mickey Parson's series but I don't know if there are any more, at least there are no more on Audible at the moment.
Mickey Parsons is a top notch profiler with the FBI. Since contracting HIV he's been relegated to a tiny little out of the way office. His superior says he's ok with it but his actions tell another story.
When Parsons receives an email asking him for help with the investigation of a family massacred in a small Alaskan town he decides to go there. The sheriff Suzan Clay is much younger but right from the beginning there are sparks on both sides. Parsons believes himself too old for her and the fact that he's HIV positive...
The murders are brutal but mostly left to the imagination and not too graphically described. And of course Clay becomes a potential victim of the murderer.
This story is a taught, fast paced, edge of your seat suspense.
Steve Carlson did a very good job narrating.
This book has my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATIONS.
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  • Wayne
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  • 12-10-18

Good cop story!

At barely 5 hours in The Murder of Janessa Hennley is either a short novel or a long novella. This novel is set mostly in Alaska. It is the first novel I have read by Victor Methos not set in Utah. The protagonist is FBI Mickey Parsons (he resigns at the end of the novel). The second and the only other novel in the series, titled The Bastille, is available only in ebook format. Since it was published 5 years ago and is not highly rated I doubt it will ever be published in audio format. It is free with Kindle Unlimited and text-to-speech is enabled.

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Good Not Great

I enjoyed listening but found the storyline a little too far-fetched for my liking. Would have better if it was more realistic.