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The Tenth Nail Audiobook

The Tenth Nail

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Nate knelt beside the dead girl. This wasn't his first homicide, it wasn't even the first dead prostitute he'd investigated. It wasn't the first strangling death he'd been assigned to. But this one bothered him.

Maybe it was her youth; she appeared to be in her early twenties. Maybe it was her looks, as death had yet to rob her of her beauty. Maybe she reminded him of his own daughter, Lizzie, who was only a few years younger. Maybe it was something else entirely.

The big detective looked over the body, careful not to touch or disturb her. He had one of the best crime scene technicians, Winston Rawls, and he did not want to make his job harder.

©2016 Kwen D Griffeth (P)2016 Kwen D Griffeth

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    Norma Miles 28/01/2018
    Norma Miles 28/01/2018
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    "Call me!"

    The first day that Mannie, newly transferred from Narcotics, is partnered with Nate, the couple catch an homicide: a young girl found strangled in 'Lover's Lane'. A prostitute, she had obviously put up a struggle to survive, her nails ripped and bleeding. Real nails, not artificial. Although Nate, " a broken down cowboy who likes to play detective", is no stranger to dead bodies, for some reason he is strangely affected by the murder and promises the dead girl that he will catch her killer. This book covers the period of several months following, the investigation, the people and Nate's life in general.

    This is not a fast paced, blood and glory thriller. Instead, it builds a detailed picture of the lives of all of the protagonists and Nate, in particular. But despite the fairly gentle pace there isn't a moment of boredom in this 13± hour book. The characters might not always be likable, Nate, for example, tends to bulldoze his way through everything and everyone, but they feel like real, plausible people with their own, often selfish, agendas.

    Matching the slow, emotionally paced story text, Paul J.McSorley's careful and pleasant narration is pace perfect, reflecting the character of the protagonists with excellent and differentiated voices. He reads with understanding, expression and good intonation. Book and narrator meld into one.

    With intriguing side stories, internal departmental conflict and a bullheaded lead character who undoubtedly makes life difficult for others as he sticks to his own personal creed of justice, this book is far more than a simple detection mystery. It is a whole slice of life in a police department and the community.

    I was very fortunate in being gifted a complimentary copy of The Tenth Nail, at my request, by the rights holder, via Audiobook Boom. Thank you so much - it was simply superb. Ths review is freely given and I can wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys their thrillers with full blooded characters rather than simple, one dimensional shoot outs and car chases. The thrills are still there, the more gentle action gripping throughout.

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    04/03/17
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    "Great!"

    I normally don't get into murder mysteries and cop stories, but this one drew me in. Loved it!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Garry J Brown DO
    Springfield, MO
    12/02/17
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    "When will the movie premiere?"

    Kwen Griffith has mastered the art of setting the scene, character introduction, and dialog. A fast moving mystery with twists and turns!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Phil Crockett
    17/01/17
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    "A good guy wins in the end story."

    I really liked the descriptions of the landscapes. It helped your imagination build on the storyline.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • John Daleske
    09/02/18
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    "Intertwine Storylines"

    Enjoyed the read. Unexpected twists and multiple storylines made for great story.
    Characters well developed.

    Reader handled the varied voices well, including male and female hispanic accents.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • stlblue1
    Midwest
    24/01/18
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    "Liked it"

    This is a pretty good book. It kept me interested and entertained. The characters were decent, not perfect and likable. There are several stories going on at once within the bigger story. I would recommend it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Susan Bourgeois
    Georgetown, Ontario Canada
    16/01/18
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    "Thoroughly enjoyed!"

    I enjoyed everything about this book. I also liked that the main character has values that sometimes conflict with the law.

    I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • mandy
    08/01/18
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    "Great!"

    I really enjoyed this fast paced story. Unique and interesting characters, great writing and well narrated. Highly recommend!


    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. The fact that I was gifted this book had no influence over my opinion of it

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Darc
    28/12/17
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    "Who dunit?"

    The Tenth Nail is an extremely entertaining whodunit. Detective Nate Burns and his new partner, Manny Trujillo, have been assigned the case of the murder of a prostitute in Albuquerque. She was found behind an alley and known on the streets as Via. At the scene of the murder Nate leans over the lifeless body and promises her that he will bring her killer to justice. It soon comes to light that Via is a 23-year-old University student named Maria Salazar Benson who was doing a research project on prostitutes.
    The characters are diverse, interesting and intriguing; each with character flaws of their own. The plot is gripping with numerous unexpected twists, turns and surprises that keep you guessing to the end.
    Kwen Griffeth has given us this very well written crime mystery and Paul McSorley has narrated it beautifully. I highly recommend this book and look forward to reading the next one.
    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Catie Cat
    27/12/17
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    "In love with the characters "

    I have enjoyed everyone of the books written by Kwen Griffeth . He has an amazing ability to bring each and every character into your own personal living room . I feel as if the people in this story are my next door neighbors , friends , family members or co workers . Their lives become so important to me . I find myself worrying , and following each one as if i am involved in their own personal life as well . It’s as if you can log on to face book or insta gram and check up on the current status of these characters .
    The story line and flow of the story itself just rolls right off the page as you read or listen to every word . The narrator has a smooth and easy to listen to voice that makes it pleasant and simple to follow the story and the switch up between each characters as he goes along .
    Very well executed on all accounts and in every way . Nicely done indeed .

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    21/12/17
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    "Another gripping tale from this author"

    I received a free copy of this book at my request in exchange for an honest review.
    Here goes - This is the 4th book I've read from Kwen D Griffeth and they have all been "good reads".
    This is a detective story with a hunt for a seriel killer as the main plot but with sub plots woven into the story some related some not, but all relevant to the story and tension.
    I can't adequately describe how good this book is in so many areas - it is gripping,enthralling & warming.
    The narrator Paul J McSorley does an excellent job and his style melds perfectly with the authors writing.
    This is a great "read/listen" and I highly recommend it.
    Buy it read it and enjoy.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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