Dr. Charlotte Stone

6 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 1,017 ratings

The Last Victim Publisher's Summary

Electrifying suspense, cutting-edge psychological insight, and an unforgettably sensuous love story - these are the trademarks of Karen Robards' sizzling novels. Now the New York Times best-selling author launches a red-hot new paranormal romantic thriller series featuring the fascinating Dr. Charlotte Stone, a serial killer expert whose extraordinary powers lead her from ecstasy to terror.

Dr. Charlotte Stone sees what others do not. A sought-after expert in criminal pathology, Charlie regularly sits face-to-face with madmen. Obsessed with learning what makes human monsters commit terrible crimes, Charlie desires little else from life - no doubt because when she was 16, she herself survived a serial killer's bloodbath: A man butchered the family of Charlie's best friend, Holly, then left the girl's body on a seaside boardwalk one week later.

Because of the information Charlie gave police, the Boardwalk Killer went underground. She kept to herself her eerie postmortem visions of Holly and her mother. And even years later, knowing her contact with ghosts might undermine her credibility as a psychological expert, Charlie tells no one about the visits she gets from the spirit world.

Now all-too-handsome FBI agent Tony Bartoli is telling Charlie that a teenage girl is missing, her family slaughtered. Bartoli suspects that after 15 years, the Boardwalk Killer - or a sick copycat with his M.O. - is back. Time is running short for an innocent, kidnapped girl, and Bartoli pleads for Charlie's help.

This is the one case Charlie shouldn't go near. But she also knows that she may be the one person in the world who can stop this vicious killer. For Charlie - whose good looks disguise a world of hurt, vulnerability, and potent psychic gifts - a frantic hunt for a madman soon becomes a complex test of cunning, passions, and secrets. Aiding Dr. Stone on her quest to catch a madman is a ghostly presence with bad intentions: the fiery spirit of seductive bad boy Michael Garland who refuses to be ignored, though in his cat and mouse game they may both lose their hearts.

Dr. Charlotte Stone sees what others do not. And she sees the Boardwalk Killer coming for her.

©2012 Karen Robards (P)2012 Random House Audio
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  • Book 1

    • The Last Victim

    • A Novel
    • By: Karen Robards
    • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
    • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 338
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    • Story
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    Dr. Charlotte Stone sees what others do not. A sought-after expert in criminal pathology, Charlie regularly sits face-to-face with madmen. Obsessed with learning what makes human monsters commit terrible crimes, Charlie desires little else from life - no doubt because when she was 16, she herself survived a serial killer's bloodbath: A man butchered the family of Charlie's friend, then left the girl's body on a seaside boardwalk one week later. Because of the information Charlie gave police, the Boardwalk Killer went underground.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Needs something, just not sure what

    • By Michelle on 08-17-12

    Regular price: $33.60

  • Book 2

    • The Last Kiss Goodbye

    • A Novel
    • By: Karen Robards
    • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
    • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 209
    • Performance
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    • Story
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    Dr. Charlotte "Charlie" Stone has dedicated her career as a psychiatrist to exploring the darkest territory of all: the hearts and minds of serial killers. It’s a job she’s uniquely suited for, thanks to the secret talent that gives her an uncanny edge - Charlie can see dead people, whose tormented spirits cry out to her for the justice only she can provide. This blessing - or curse - gives Charlie the power to hunt down and catch madmen and murderers. It’s also turned her love life upside down by drawing her into a hopelessly passionate relationship with the lingering ghost of bad boy Michael Garland.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Noooooooo!

    • By R. Montoya on 08-27-13

    Regular price: $33.60

  • Book 3

    • Her Last Whisper

    • A Novel
    • By: Karen Robards
    • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
    • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169
    • Story
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    An expert in the psychology of serial killers, she's faced down more than her share of human monsters. But Charlie can also communicate with the spirits of those who die violently, an extrasensory skill that has helped the FBI bring lethal predators to justice. Now, after narrowly escaping death a second time, Charlie's ready to step away from the edge - before her luck runs out.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this Series

    • By Marilyn Rondeau on 02-17-15

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Her Last Whisper

    • Dr Charlotte Stone, Book 3
    • By: Karen Robards
    • Narrated by: Laurel Lefkow
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The last time criminal psychology expert Dr Charlotte 'Charlie' Stone helped capture a serial killer, it was nearly the last thing she ever did. Now she's determined to stick to research - and leave risk-taking to the law. But when dangerous duty calls, she can't refuse. And there's no greater danger than the Cinderella Killer, a charming predator who lures beautiful single women to their deaths.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great series

    • By Anonymous User on 07-20-18

    Regular price: $21.81

  • Book 4

    • The Last Time I Saw Her

    • A Novel
    • By: Karen Robards
    • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
    • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 283
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 255
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257

    In this world, Dr. Charlotte "Charlie" Stone skillfully probes the twisted minds of incarcerated serial killers to better understand what makes them tick, and to help nab those who remain at large. But in the next world, Charlotte's ghostly lover - convicted killer Michael Garland - is facing death yet again. It seem the only way Charlie can snatch Michael from the jaws of oblivion is by proving his innocence. And this dead man's dead ringer may just be the key.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Best of series!

    • By Love2Dive on 08-28-15

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Last Time I Saw Her

    • By: Karen Robards
    • Narrated by: Laurel Lefkow
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this world, Dr Charlotte Stone is an expert psychologist helping to catch serial killers. In the next world, Charlotte's ghostly lover - wrongly executed killer Michael Garland - is facing death yet again: the ultimate annihilation of his soul. Can Charlie prove Michael's innocence and rescue him from total oblivion?

    Regular price: $18.54