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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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    janette gilfillan 08/11/2016
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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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    06/02/2017
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  • 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
  • Abby Farmer
    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Valerie J. Dumond
    04/02/17
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    "Good story"

    Overall I enjoyed this story, and yeah, I didn't understand the British accent, but it really wasn't that distracting from the story. Yes, it was set in Nebraska, but that was really only mentioned as an afterthought...."Nebraska" really wasn't part of the story....so if it bugs some people, I guess you can just pretend it's "Nebraska England"...or whatever. Like I said, the state in which the story took place is was insignificant to the story. There were a couple times I rolled my eyes because she was putting herself in dangerous situations, and then commenting on the fact she was putting herself in dangerous situations.....by herself. That almost reminded me of a Scooby doo scene....but overall, I enjoyed this audio

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Raissa Dassel
    31/01/17
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    "Great story and narration."

    I like seeing a strong detective woman and the role of heroine. it is refreshing when an author can justify a woman's position in the professional Workforce.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Margaret E Thornton
    30/01/17
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    "Narration was a distraction"

    I agree with several other reviewer's, the British accent was wrong. While the narrators voice was pleasant the British accent was totally distracting for a story set in Nebraska USA. I did enjoy the story very much

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Karyn
    de Lacolle, QC, Canada
    28/01/17
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    "A Cockney accent from Nebraska?"

    The only reason that I finished listening to this was the storyline. It was good but the narrator's accent was totally distacting

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Susie
    Redding CA USA
    24/01/17
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    "Caught Me Offguard!"

    Tense, riveting, descriptive, luring are just a few words to describe the gamut of feelings and emotions listening to the book. One of the few stories that put me in that"squeeze your bum tight in anticipation" mode. Found my breath catching in some tight moments! Felt like a voyeur lurking in the shadow of sacrificial moments! A book that makes you want to grab the next volume or part and become immersed in more action packed moments! Waiting to find the next criminal investigation under way! Thank you, Blake Pierce!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jane M. Stevens
    seattle
    01/01/17
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    "Why a British Narrator For a Story Set In Nebraska"
    Where does Before He Kills rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The story is pretty engaging; typical for the genre. I found it compelling.


    How could the performance have been better?

    I found the use of a British narrator distracting. I continually asked myself why? She even uses different British accents for different characters. Either use a British subject who can do a passable American accent or gee, I don't know, an American? I would have rated the overall experience higher, but I just couldn't get over it, especially since I paid extra for the narration.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amy
    NEW YORK, NY, US
    11/12/16
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    "narration didn't match location"
    Where does Before He Kills rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    average, it was just so odd to hear the accent when the book is set in the US


    What did you like best about this story?

    good suspense


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Elaine Wise?

    maybe


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator was fine but didn't make sense characters with English accents set in Nebraska

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Larry
    22/11/16
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    "Wrong Narrator"

    The story and characters were excellent. It was hard to listen to a book that takes place in America, yet everyone has a British accent. The Narrator has a great voice. It was just weird.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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