In one moment, high school teacher and single mother Brooke Davenport interrupts a vicious assault, saves a young woman's life, and attracts the attention of a serial killer. Sixteen years ago, Brooke lost her roommate to a brutal murder. Now she teaches women's self-defense, still trying to heal from the guilt and grief that plague her. Convinced the predator knows his victims and is stalking his prey online, she is determined to find him before he strikes again.
Her brother's friend, Luke, has the computer expertise to help. But Brooke's unexpected desire for Luke complicates her investigation, and her fixation with the case provokes a deadly reaction from the killer. Injured in a terrorist bombing overseas, computer expert Luke Holloway is still haunted by flashbacks of his young assistant's death in the explosion. But Luke can't refuse the request of a deployed friend to look after his sister, Brooke.
Taking on responsibility for Brooke's safety threatens Luke's tenuous recovery, especially after he develops feelings for her that transcend a promise to a friend. When Brooke saves a young girl from a brutal assault and becomes a killer's obsession, Luke vows to protect her at all costs.
©2013 Melinda Leigh (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc., all rights reserved.
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"Don't read this when you are home alone!"
Listening to this book was like watching a horror movie - you really didn't want to know who was hiding behind the door but you couldn't turn your eyes away. For this reason I am sure there are small parts of this book that I missed and so I know I will listen to it again.
'She Can Scream' was extremely well written and as with other books in this series it had that 'I didn't see that coming' edge to it.
Most memorable was when the killer made himself known - he was the last person I thought of.
I guess my favourite scene was when Brooke and Luke were able to see that what had happened to them in the past was something that while terrible and shattering - was not something they could have prevented from happening. It's great to know that there lives will not be forever ruled by moments in the past.
You can scream but you cannot hide!
Amy Rubinate's narration was excellent. 'She Can Scream' is well worth the credit.
"Fun read but more of the same"
I've read (listened to) the first 3 in this series. They are good story lines with twist endings you may not see coming. By the third, however, pretty redundant. Same story with minor changes. While I still enjoyed reading them, the narrators voices are sooo annoying. One whiny and shrill, the other breathy. I would have enjoyed the story more if read by another.
"One more entry in the how dumb can you be genre..."
Yet another heroine who apparently is too dumb to follow her own advice (she is a women's self defense instructor) and an author who apparently thinks the reader is even dumber than the heroine. This story is frustrating in so many ways, the only thing I enjoyed was its end. Save your money and your time, pass on this one.
This is the 3rd book in the series that I've listened to back to back. It took me a while to realize the stories took place in the same town, because there was very little cross pollination between the stories. But once I caught on, it seemed a bit much that there would be 2 serial killers in the same small rural town. Add a narrator with a boring, monotone voice & If I decide to check out another story in this series, I will read it, rather than listen. If this is the 1st book you've read, I'm sure you'll enjoy it. The mystery/crime/theiller part of it is pretty good!
WOW! Just WOW! that is how you write a suspense thriller. I was gripped from the first page.
Disappointing. I really like this series, but how many stories about single woman in an older home that is in need of repair, who can't keep her nose out of everyone's business can u listen to? So many hints and signs of bedlam are every where, but she is sooo goo goo eyed over a tall dark and handsome man, she doesn't realize what the reader figures out in the first 30 minutes. And then there is the amazing sex for the two. Really?
And they all live happily ever after. Melinda Leigh needs to find a fresh drum to beat.
each book of the series was pretty much the same. someone trying to kill someone, big man watches over woman, they fall in love and figure out who the killer is together.
"Not as good as some of her other books"
So, I continually thought that the heroine was TSTL. She is presented as being a obsessed with women's self defense but
1) she keeps going on about how safe she has felt in he hometown when the last two books in this series ( and within a year in the series chronology) were about serial killers found in her hometown
And 2) she keeps going on about how so and so would not actually hurt anyone....
Argh. A decent story but those two factors made it less enjoyable for me.
I can't wait to find out what will happen next. when you read or listen to the books, the words are so descriptive that you can picture everyone and everything as if you were there. I can't wait to read the next and next and next book .....enjoy
"Best Book in Series So Far"
Even though I didn't like the characters in this book as much, I loved that I couldn't figure out who the killer was until the end. Much better than the others where it was more obvious. The main characters both had serious issues with guilt that only made me more annoyed with them, but if you can get past that and the dirty house and nasty habits of the heroine, it was a good book.
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