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Publisher's Summary

This FBI agent has come to expect almost anything - just not this…

When Agent Mercedes Ramirez finds an abused young boy on her porch, covered in blood and clutching a teddy bear, she has no idea that this is just the beginning. He tells her a chilling tale: an angel killed his parents and then brought him here so Mercedes could keep him safe.

His parents weren’t just murdered. It was a slaughter - a rage kill like no one on the Crimes Against Children team had seen before. But they’re going to see it again. An avenging angel is meting out savage justice, and she’s far from through.

One by one, more children arrive at Mercedes’s door with the same horror story. Each one a traumatized survivor of an abusive home. Each one chafing at Mercedes’s own scars from the past. And each one taking its toll on her life and career.

Now, as the investigation draws her deeper into the dark, Mercedes is beginning to fear that if this case doesn’t destroy her, her memories might.

©2018 Dot Hutchison (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Great story, disappointing narration

Overall, I thought the story was great. I've loved the characters since The Butterfly Garden and love how strong and resilient Mercedes is in this book. With that being said, the narration was pretty disappointing. I though Siri Scott did much better in Roses of May, but maybe that's because she didn't preform the entire book. I thought she was too "over the top" with some of the things and she made the characters in this book sound like they were missing brains in their heads. I think it would have been a more enjoyable listening experience if someone else narrated the book.

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Loved it but....

Loved it. Great end to a wonderful trilogy. My only drawbacks were: 1- We have become used to 2 narrators per book. It would have been wonderful to continue the trend. 2- For those non-spanish speaking persons like myself, it would have been nice to take us into consideration. For me, the interjections of Spanish in this book was annoying and frustrating. I wonder why Spanish wasn't used in the first 2 books?

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Great story, Fair narrator

The plot of this story is really original and moves along pretty well. I'm glad I got it on a credit. I enjoyed the first book of this trilogy the best, though. If you read the others, it is worth it to read this one. The relationship of the characters on the FBI team is largely unbelievable to me. The author kept on pointing out how close the team was and it seemed to be overkill. I would have liked more details of the investigation - what did they do, what leads did they follow, etc. The narrator was ok, but the over-enunciation was driving me to distraction.

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Just ok

The story was pretty good the narration was really bad! And... what’s with all of the Spanish... totally not necessary and annoying

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Couldn't get through it

I love the first two books in the series but could not get through the first chapter because of the narrator's performance.

It was overally dramatic in places it didn't need to be and had inflections where it took away from the scene.

I should have sampled the story before downloading.

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Wow! This book made me cry and laugh. I was strung along with all the emotions of the characters, I loved them like I was part of the team; of the family.

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A fluent Spanish speaking narrator would've been better. The broken Spanish was very hard to understand and disrupted the flow of the story

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Wouldn't waste time rereading

I loved the butterfly garden. I thought it was great writing and an interesting story. The second book was good, slower, but still a good read, but this one. This one focused on the agents but it was so mushy and the agents were written as they were teenagers who needed to be coddled instead of adults in their 30s and 40s.

The book was very focused on sleepovers and cuddle sessions rather than a mystery or even story. It was also hard to help keep track of the different children and their families. The book has a lot of Spanish (which was never translated). Was it worth the credit? Yeah, maybe. But it's not something I will probably pick up and reread like I have with the Butterfly Garden.

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can't be the last one!!!! it just CAN'T!

I have bears from when I was a baby. When they mean something, they stay.

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What happened to this trilogy?

Butterfly garden was just great. 2nd book was very slow but kinda kept your attention but a far cry from the 1rst with little attention payed to the serial killer. The 3rd was like a soap opera. Very boring and completely different method of story telling from the first. The butterfly garden was focused on the victims and killers family with probably 1/3 being the FBI. The 2nd got away from that almost completely and the 3rd is just too much like a soap opera almost completely following around an FBI agent up until the very very end with a few blurbs about the killers past along the way. It's like a different author.

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  • hayley coombs
  • 07-08-18

fantastic!

This book not only gives the stark realisation of the horrors in the world and what FBI agents have to go through, but also how children can be so elastic and bounce back from hell on earth to a life of their choice thanks to the bravery of a few. This book is brutal, honest and truthful yet showing beauty at every corner. truly and easily one of the best books I have listened to In a long time.
I highly recommend the trilogy to anyone.

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  • Lady viscount
  • 06-17-18

a perfect finally to the 3

the tree books fit together perfectly and are a great read by themselves.
The author guilds and helps u along the way as you listen to the unbelievable stories which unfold.

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