A chilling thriller from Sunday Times best-selling author Karen Rose.
Eeny, meeny, miny, moe. Who'll be next? No one knows....
When forensic pathologist Lucy Trask stumbles across a mutilated body with its face so badly damaged it is unrecognisable by the chess tables in her local Baltimore park, her sole concern is that it might be her old school teacher Mr Pugh. When the corpse is identified, Lucy is shocked to discover that the victim is actually another man from her past. Who killed him and why his skin is burnt with the number '1' is unclear, but it's evident that someone is demanding Lucy's attention.
The discovery of a second branded body raises worrying questions: How many more lives may be at risk before the killer's final message is revealed? And can Lucy solve the killer's gruesome puzzle before their thirst for revenge is complete?
©2011 Karen Rose (P)2012 Headline Digital
"An engrossing read which fans of crime thrillers will love." (News of the World)
Sadly I gave up with this only a couple of chapters in due to the narrator. I found her rather dreadful and she put me off.
I've physically read Karen Rose books and enjoyed them so I will try others by her but with a different narrator.
Excellent story with colourful characters. Karen Rose is a genius at making you want the best. I love the way at least one character has been in a previous book so you already know a bit about them. It makes it easier to get straight into the book.
I did struggle with this one , I am a fan of karen rose but this I felt was let down by the narrator. It reminded me of a scooby do adventure, all the female voices were sort of whiny and feeble making it hard to take to them.
Acquaintances of the local mortuary doctor are getting bumped off. Like most K Rose books, the male power figure brought in to help, cop/fireman etc ends up falling for the damsel in distress. There is something linking the doctor's past to these killings, but can they work out what it is, before it's too late?
I dont mind the author. The narration was terrible!!. She was supposed to be portraying a young woman and she came off sounding like Betty White - was not suitable for this story . She is probably a great narrator but not for this style of story- completely wrecked it for me. . Seriously thought about stopping as it was almost unbearable
No unfortunately. Not on audiobook anyway
She was quavery, too slow in the wrong places. It sounded like she was reading this story for the first time. She had no feel for where a sentence was ending or whether people were angry, sad etc. I'm sorry to be bagging her as I dont know her but she was so wrong for this book - I was really disappointed. First time it has happened so maybe I am going overboard.
The story had potential. The fact I enjoyed that is the only reason I persevered
Listen to sample before buying- it could be painful if you dont.
"Another winner for Karen Rose"
I am loving these Karen Rose audiobooks! She is able to strike the right balance between thriller and romance and usually has a twist at the end that you don't see coming. I only allow myself to listen when I'm exercising so getting into shape as there are so many good bits I can't wait to hear! Thanks Karen! I also enjoyed the the narration by Liza Ross, which is saying something as sometimes the narrator's voice is so distracting you have difficulty concentrating on the book. All in all, loved it.
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