After years of paying her dues on the force, Beth Sturgis has earned her place as a detective for the Robbery-Homicide division of the Atlanta PD. Now, she's heading up a major manhunt for a potential serial killer who's working his way inward from the outskirts of the city. The copycat elements in the first crime scene lead Sturgis to retired FBI agent Jack Kale, who was responsible for apprehending and nearly killing the murderer known as the Scarecrow, the same Scarecrow who appears to be this new killer's terrible inspiration.
A reclusive single father and university professor, Kale is trying to keep the demons at bay through therapy and avoidance. That is, until Sturgis shows up asking for his help. Against his better judgment, Kale is drawn into the most dangerous cat and mouse game of his life.
Robert Daniels's Once Shadows Fall, is a gripping thriller in the best-selling tradition of Silence of the Lambs and is sure to become a crime fiction classic.
©2015 Robert M. Daniels Corp. (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
This book rips off a number of crime classics. It's quite shameful! It even has the original killer ( now behind bars) sniffing the FBI agents perfume and correctly guessing it!! I don't understand how the author isn't being sued?! Really is this level of plagiarism even legal?
Nothing by this author-
Good narration by Dina Pearlman
I just feel annoyed I have purchased this book which rips off other authors and their original ideas.
Hugely disappointing- don't waste your money.
"Narrators can ruin what might be a good book"
Robert Daniels YES Dina Pearlman ABSOLUTELY NOT
No just Narrator
I couldn't even make it through a chapter let alone the whole book so couldn't say
I HATE when I find what I think may be a great book just to have it RUINED by such bad Narrators. Listening to Dina Pearlman is like listening to my 2nd grade teacher read Dick and Jane.
I listen to a book everyday and this was the best one I've listened to in months. I thought it was well written and a great story. I think this book is an instant classic if you enjoy serial killer mysteries you will definitely enjoy this book. I can't wait for the next book in the series to come to audible.
"Worth a read"
This is the story of a newly appointed female homicide detective hunting a serial killer. The story was really good, and I liked that the killer wasn't known until the ending. I felt it was original and not cookie-cutter.
The only things in the story I felt were not good were:
1. the FBI consultant seemed to be able to read the clues way too fast. At one point I thought he may even be the killer.
2. The detective seemed way too eager to be in a relationship. All I could think was "they've known each other two weeks." That wasn't realistic to me at all.
As for the narration, I felt it was not good. If you're going to read police procedurals or FBI books, please learn the lingo. The narrator spelled out U-N-S-U-B instead of saying "unsub." I also felt the narrator was WAY too overdramatic on most parts. Her voice is pleasant enough, but overall I thought she wasn't a good fit for the book.
I wouldn't mind reading the second book in this series, but I can't take the narrator doing another one.
"Okay book - a little far fetched for me"
I might try another book from Robert Daniels but I find Dina Pearlman hard to listen to. Her narration did not fit the book. It was hard to listen to and follow the story. It was a little far fetched but overall not a bad story.
Marcia Clark - The Competition
Excellent creepy story! I look forward to listening more from this author! Very creepy and will keep you up to five finish.
The story on this was very factually flawed and the author (or narrator?) seemed unfamiliar with terminology. One example was insistence for spelling U-N-S-U-B each time. The characters were very flat and one dimensional. The plot felt unsupported by research. I don't recommend this book.
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