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New York Times best-selling author Lisa Renee Jones brings a fresh, modern take to the thriller genre that will keep you guessing until the very end.

“The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth.” (Jean Cocteau) 

Some call him friend or boss.
Some call him husband or dad.
Some call him son, even a favorite son.

But the only title that matters to him is the one the media has given him: The Poet.

A name he earned from the written words he leaves behind after he kills that are as dark and mysterious as the reason he chooses his victims.

One word, two, three, a story in a poem, a secret that only Detective Samantha Jazz can solve. Because he’s writing this story for her.

She just doesn’t know it yet.

©2021 Lisa Renee Jones (P)2021 Blackstone Publishing

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This is a first for me...


I’ve never listened to anything by Lisa Renee Jones before but am always looking for new and talented authors. The Poet is an excellent procedural. The protagonist is a flawed female investigator while the antagonist is a deviously cunning albeit intelligent serial killer. Although the book lacks action it doesn’t disappoint in suspense. This book is impossible to predict because the antagonist’s identity isn’t revealed until almost the end of the book. You are given a clue in the prologue and through out the story we get glimpses of his point of view voiced by Scott Brick. Unfortunately not enough for me. Scott Brick is one of my favorite narrators and his part in this book is actually quite small. Brittany Presley does the bulk of the narrating she too does an excellent job.
So, if you’re up for a really good HIGHLY RECOMMENDED suspense/thriller then this book is certainly worth your time and credit!
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Great story and narration..

What a great book. You had no idea who the killer was until very near the end. I loved Detective/Agent Samantha Jazz, her partner Ethan Langford and her boyfriend, Agent Wade Miller. They were quite the trio as they chased the serial killer.

No romance and the F-bomb was used 24 times.

As for the narration: The real reason I got this book was because Scott Brick and Brittany Pressley were narrating it: two of my very favorite narrators. BUT, BUT, BUT, I just hated it because Scott Brick did the voice of the serial killer. SB narrated the 6 books of the Orphan X series and I absolutely loved every one of them, so it was kinda' hard listening to him as an insane killer. But he was still awesome, right along with BP.

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Boring

NO SPOILERS! I listened for three hours and gave up. I got this one because I love Scott Brick but unfortunately he was only on for maybe 10 minutes of the those first three hours. Maybe there is more of him later but instead I had to listen to the female narrator, Brittany Pressley who just sounds wrong for the part. She just has the wrong voice for a police detective, what else can I say.

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Great mystery, though it runs quite slow.

Poetry isn't my strong point. Still, great mystery and narrations. Brittany and Scott are perfect together. 9/10. Rather slow paced, but, that's just me.

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Oh my god!!!

I read all of Lisa Renee’s stories and I love them all… this story was suspenseful and well written… Bravo!!!

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Very enjoyable story!

This was an enjoyable serial killer story.

I liked all the characters, the story line and plot.

There were some twists and turns.

If you like mystery serial killer stories you will like this book.

The narration of Brittany Pressley and Scott Brick! Awesome! Two of the best narrators out there.

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The best yet

I have read Lisa before Audible and have watched and listened to her become better and better. I had friends read and listen to this book they tell me it was riveting and could not put it down. 👍 hope there is a sequel 👍

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Fantastic Thriller!!!!

Absolutely loved this book. I knew that Lisa could write a great thriller, but forgot what a magnificent writer she is!!! This book is one of those that you just don't want to put down! It's chocked full of twists and turns. If you love a good murder cop thriller, do yourself a huge favor and read this book!!! I read part and listened to part on audio. Brittany Pressley and Scott Brick were amazing narrators. Brought the book to life! Enjoy!!!!

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Great Angsty Suspense

The Poet is an incredibly good suspense thriller. LJR’s writing is exceptional in this book - timing, plot and character development are seamless. Detective Samantha Jazz is asked to take over a case that will ultimately effect her whole world. We get glimpses into a tumultuous relationship she had with her father who recently died. Sam has an almost sibling relationship with her long term partner on the force, Lang as they work in Tandem to catch a serial killer. And there’s Sam’s love interest, Wade, who works for the FBI. They are my favorite.

Ultimately it’s the power play between The Poet & Sam and not knowing until the very end when all the puzzle pieces come together. It’s angsty and fresh, intelligent with great twists!!

Narration was incredible!!!

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Missing romance

I'm a big fan of this author. I am glad you are expanding into mystery thrillers but I wish this had more of your signature sexy romance added

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Pedestrian story, flat characters, nothing to be done but see it through. I kept in hoping for a change that would make the time I invested pay off but while not a bad book it was one of a thousand like it