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Before He Kills Audiobook

Before He Kills: A MacKenzie White Mystery, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

In the cornfields of Nebraska a woman is found murdered, strung up on a pole, the victim of a deranged killer. It doesn't take long for the police to realize a serial killer is on the loose - and that his spree has just begun.

Detective Mackenzie White, young, tough, smarter than the aging, chauvinistic men on her local force, finds herself called in grudgingly to help solve it. As much as the other officers hate to admit it, they need her young, brilliant mind, which has already helped crack cold cases that had left them stumped. Yet even for Mackenzie this new case proves an impossible riddle, something the likes of which she - and the local force - have ever seen.

With the FBI called in, together, an intense manhunt ensues. Mackenzie, reeling from her own dark past, her failed relationships, and her undeniable attraction to the new FBI agent, finds herself battling her own demons as her hunt for the killer takes her to the darkest places of her mind. As she delves into the killer's mind, obsessing over his twisted psychology, she finds that evil truly does exist. She only hopes it will not be too late to extricate herself from it, as her entire life collapses around her.

As more bodies turn up dead and a frantic race against time ensues, there is no way out but to find him before he kills again.

©2016 Blake Pierce (P)2016 Blake Pierce

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    "Before he kills"

    Good really enjoyed it fast moving and narrated very well loveed it thank you so much

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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  • blueskies982
    Carthage, MS
    14/01/17
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    "Too much nonsense..."

    I read a lot of crime mysteries and thrillers. This is the 1st book I've read by Blake Pierce. I didn't finish it.

    Here's my issues:

    1st - For the audio book - why is a British narrator reading this? WHY? It's distracting at best, especially when American phrases are used.

    2nd - A 25 year old detective? Nope.

    3rd - The men of the force being jerks to her, when White is supposedly a prodigy? Why are they working at cross purposes? Even if the male police/detectives aren't used to working with a female, why sabotage the investigation with ego posturing?

    4th - I'm not a police officer, but even I know that you don't call a victim's work place for 5 minutes and call it done. Stupidity. And, you don't leave without questioning all coworkers, asking for security footage, etc. Doesn't inspire confidence.

    5th - Why dismiss lead investigators from a scene because there are reporters? 😤😤😤

    This fictional Omaha police force isn't even comically bad. They're straight up incompetent. The book just made me angry.

    Didn't finish at 40%. Read this to punish yourself.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • walkera1122
    07/02/17
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    "This was not a thriller"

    I wanted to like this book and it was ok, just ok. I have 3 issues with this book. The first is the narrator...WHY IS SHE BRITISH! The story is set in America, the midwest no doubt. The british accent is annoying and distracting. The main character is boring and cookie cutter. I've read a couple other books by this author and it's the same character, different name. Even the same inappropriate narrator. The killer can be compared to Yo Sammity Sam from a Bugs Bunny cartoon. He is about as menacing as Yo Sammity cutting up carrots and celery in a huge pot to cook Bugs in. Clearly the author has a formula and doesn't think it's necessary to stray from it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • ann
    10/06/17
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    "Unexpected accent"

    This book is set in Nebraska. Why is the narrator British??? The story is a good read but all the characters have British accents. Very unlikely in Nebraska.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • S. DeJaeger
    Fort Pierce, FL
    09/06/17
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    "A Great Story"

    This was an excellent book. I just had a real hard time with the English accent for a location of Omaha NE . Maybe because I am from Midwest. The reader did an excellent job it was just The accent. The story is the type you can't put down as MacKenzie comes to realize her potential. The only reason I gave performance a 4 star was the English accent it really is hard to remember the story takes place in the Midwest.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jerry T
    Denver, CO USA
    06/06/17
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    "Jarring. Set in Nebraska, "

    But all the characters sound like they are English, as is the narrator. Good story, though.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    05/06/17
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    "excited for a new series"

    I enjoyed the story but the narrator had an English accent and the story takes place in the Midwest so that was a little difficult sometimes but over all I enjoyed it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • yayamama
    03/06/17
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    "Disappointing"

    The audio version distracted from the story with the reader's British accent. Female and male voices sounded the same.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Marie P
    29/05/17
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    "British accent in Nebraska territory?? Really?"

    I've listened to this narrator in other books n was ok, but this one just doesn't suit. The story takes place in Nebraska, US. The British accent throws off the believability of the story. Confusing. Is the location In UK or US?. The author also portrays a disfunctioning and inept police force. Not worth the time

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Marianna Basile
    Florida, USA
    20/04/17
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    "Character representation"
    Would you listen to Before He Kills again? Why?

    As all other narrated books, actual female voices, as with actual male various character voices is what Audible should be working towards. This book as all other audible would have been so much better and real.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    01/04/17
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    "THE SCARECROW KILLER"
    What made the experience of listening to Before He Kills the most enjoyable?

    The banter between White and Ellington.


    What did you like best about this story?

    White's relationship evolving....


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

    The "bull-headedness" of the main character.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Porter, at the end.


    Any additional comments?

    Pierce has become one of my favorite authors. He never disappoints! Way to go!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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