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A Place Called Fear

Maggie Novak Thriller, Book 2
Narrated by: Karen Peakes
Series: Maggie Novak Thriller, Book 2
Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
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When cops break the rules, there’s only one detective you can trust to investigate.

Florida homicide detective Maggie Novak should be celebrating: It’s the start of a new year, and her boyfriend has just proposed. But all she can think about is the alarming news she received earlier that evening - her teammate Detective Clayton Young is missing.

With few leads, Maggie heads to the supermarket where Clay was last seen. To her horror, security footage reveals a devastating scene in the parking lot: her colleague has died in fearful circumstances. As the investigation begins, Homicide Squad is rocked by the news that Clay might not be the only intended target, and that any one of them could be next on the killer’s agenda.

Clay’s partner, Detective Andy Stucker, is refusing to answer calls, and Maggie suspects he has a part to play in their colleague’s death. Scanning through Clay’s phone, she finds a message to Stucker with the words “they know.”

Who are “they”? And what do they know? As more secrets come to light, Maggie has good reason to believe the killer is just getting started. She needs to uncover the truth fast. But is it already right in front of her eyes?

©2019 Keith Houghton (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • shelley
  • 14-12-19

Excellent thriller - Free with Kindle Unlimited!

While at a New Year’s Eve party with her soon to be fiancé, Detective Maggie Novak gets a call from a colleague’s wife. Her husband is missing. The following morning his body is found. Looks like a suicide. It doesn’t take long and then it looks like maybe it might be a homicide. The scene is so perfect the perpetrator has to know about forensics. Novak’s life is threatened more then once and with multiple red herrings she’s not sure who she can trust. I know I was kept guessing in this fast paced thriller.

This is the second book in the Maggie Novak series. This can be listened to as a stand alone. I really liked the first book also and suggest listening to both.
Keith Houghton has written quite few very good books including the Gabe Quinn series which is excellent! I would love to see more in that series as well.
Karen Peakes does a wonderful job narrating.
This book is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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  • KBS
  • 09-01-20

Good whodunnit<br /><br />

Not the best mystery/thriller I've ever read but entertaining....easy listen. Anxious to start another book.

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  • Reggie
  • 14-12-19

The blue wall...

It’s New Years Eve and Maggie is partying with her bf Steve and his journalist friends...she should be enjoying herself, especially once Steve proposes. Except, Maggie takes a call from the wife of her former partner...he went out for milk and never returned. When Maggie locates Detective Clay Young’s body, his boobytrapped car almost kills Maggie, kills a rookie deputy and maims a captain. As Maggie delves into the motive for Clay’s suicide, and is stonewalled by his partner and brother-in-law (another cop), she soon discovers that all is not as it seems. Someone doesn’t want the truth exposed...is this the end of the line for Maggie?

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