New York Times bestselling author Anne Frasier takes listeners back to her dark, enchanting Savannah - a place as terrifying as it is mesmerizing.
Homicide detective Elise Sandburg is traumatized after her run-in with a madman the press has dubbed "The Organ Thief". As Elise takes refuge in her deceased aunt Anastasia's abandoned plantation to investigate and recover from her ordeal, she begins to question everything - from her dangerous line of work to her complex relationship with her handsome, tortured partner, David Gould. But with a madman on the loose, and her mother's claims to still hear from Aunt Anastasia, she may have more immediate problems on her hands. In Elise's world, where cold hard crime mixes with the local Gullah culture, nothing is ever what it seems, and no one is above suspicion - not even the dead.
©2014 Anne Fraiser (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved
I was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis 17 months ago, and I cant get about like befour so I started listening to audio books!!!
Got about a third in and was going to stop, it was so slow and about nothing, I carried on and it was not worth it. A book with hardly a plot and boring.
"Where did this come from?"
I had to go back and read the other reviews. I was so confused with the beginning of this book that I also searched for a novella or something that would explain. It definitely didn't line up with the first book.
"Review of first three Elise San burg novels"
the narrator is very very good. I would read, actually listen to something else she narrated if the book interested me.
as for the books, like the first one very much even though it was a little dark. after that it became tedious and made my stomach hurt. also the books are marked out of order so if you listen to the one marked book 2 it is really the last book. anyway, I can think of better titles for these like "Torturing Elise" or "Big Secrets: torturing you self and others,".
this could have been such good stories, but there was no follow through and not enough laughter to counteract the endless endless pain. No one ever seen get together.
The author is a very good writer though, and I would still try other things she writes. good reading and good listening.
"Series Goes from Bad to Worse"
Never listening to this series would have made it better.
NO, because this book is miscategorized. It should be in the romance mystery section.
The narrator uses the same annoying voice for all men, cant stand it.
Elise, the main character. LOL
this book was much better than book one in the series. The descriptions of the surroundings and smells really take you to Savannah with the characters. The performance is spot on with the accents and voices for different people. I really enjoyed the book. onto book three!
"Loved the end, HATED the beginning."
If I had read the reviews of this book before starting the series, I would never had made the commitment. The narrator is great. No issues there. I felt like I had missed a book between the first and the second. I even spent time researching the series to figure out what happened. very frustrating. the end was good, but not worth the hassle.
A well written book. This my kind of book. I am ready for the next book .
"I recommend this book"
Well written and really enjoyed the first 2 I've read. I plan to read more from this author. Really kept my interest
"4 stars with caution"
This book could have earned 3 stars. There is an excessive amount of internal dialogue, especially by Elise, that does little to further the story line. Most of it, at the end, is irrelevant. The plot twists are predictable. I felt no "gasp" when all the pieces fell into place.
Yet there are three reasons why I gave this book 4 stars. First, I loved Natalie Ross' narration. Second, even though it was predictable, it had its suspense and there were parts when I couldn't stop listening. Lastly, although I'm upset with Elise and David's personal relationship, I enjoyed all the characters. No one is perfect and they all lend both humor and darkness to the feel of the book. (Except for the aunt!)
I would recommend as long as the reader doesn't expect this to become the next block buster thriller movie.
"Somebody Help This Woman"
Not sure - there was a good mystery in the book but it felt like the entire book was Elise and her conversations with herself. She was mean when unnecessary and seriously she does need a shrink. This is a conflicted woman and that she is a homicide detective is horrifying in and of itself. I'm sorry but the author had the opportunity to keep us on the edge and yet we had to wade through Elise's psycho-babble in her head, it got very old and tedious.
Personal by Lee Child - Jack Reacher at least does something instead of the head convo thing.
Yes - I like her as a narrator and have listened to other books she has read. I think she does a good job.
Not sure why the author had so much of what was in Elise's head, it was boring most of the time and frustrating that a woman in her 30's is acting like a teenager. A real disappointment.
"Good story shone through the narration."
Good second part to this series. Good story. Writing sometimes bothers me in that it's so detailed, "She picked up the cell phone. Pushed the button to talk. Pushed send. Spoke to whomever. Laid the phone back down." Not really, but almost that bad in a few places. Just tell us she talked to so and so, we get the picture. Narration almost ruined it for me. Voice is thick, low, too soft, almost a whisper, slow, and somehow sticky sweet. Just read the book. The author has added plenty of detail, so you don't have to play act it for us. Clear your throat and speak up. I'm sorry, but ultra soft throaty voices are irritating to listen to for many hours. I put it on 1.25 speed, which helped. Sorry, again, dislike being rude, but seriously, just spit it out and speak up.
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