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Dead Ringer

Cold Case Psychic, Book 6
Narrated by: Michael Pauley
Series: Cold Case Psychic, Book 6
Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
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Summary

Cold case detective and newlywed, Ronan O’Mara, is sitting on top of the world. When he returns to work after his honeymoon, he finds more waiting for him than a stack of dusty cold-case files. Hidden in the mail on Ronan’s desk is a letter from Tank Hutchins, aka The Riverside Ripper. Convicted of murdering a woman three years ago, Tank claims he is innocent and asks Ronan and Tennyson for their help in proving who really committed the crime: his twin brother, Tim. 

Psychic Tennyson Grimm is reluctant to meet with the convicted murderer who’s placed his faith in Ten’s gift. When Tennyson realizes Tank is innocent of the crime for which he’s serving 25 to life, he knows that he and Ronan have to do whatever it takes to set things right. 

Together with Tank’s private investigator, the mysterious Jude Byrne, Ronan and Tennyson retrace the steps of the original investigation hoping to find the one piece of evidence that will get Tank’s conviction overturned and bring the real killer to light. 

When new evidence leads them to believe there’s a larger conspiracy at play, will Tennyson and Ronan be able to find the killer before he returns to complete his diabolical plan?

©2018 Pandora Pine (P)2019 Pandora Pine
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Gah! SO GOOD

OMG do not listen to this home alone at night! Michael Pauley did a phenomenal job and his creepy voice is WOW he seriously brought this to a whole new level. Pandora's story telling is so great and her books really take you on a journey from beginning to end! But I do have to admit this one had me leaving all the lights on

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What happens when the honeymoon is over...

Tennyson and Ronan have returned from their honeymoon. Their next case involves a convicted murderer who wants to prove he’s innocent and needs Ten and Ronan’s help with this. Not enthused, Ten takes a bit of convincing. As always the mystery is running through the story along with the over arching arc of Ten and Ronan’s families/people. This books new character seems very interesting and I’m looking forward to learning more of his story. As always an excellent narrating job by Michael Pauley, he really allows me to get into the story!

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The honeymoon is over!

Well, Tenn and Ronan do have to go back to work :)
Just when you think that Tenn and Ronan will settle into domestic bliss when they get back from their honeymoon, they are pulled into another unusual case - unusual because this time, no ghosts were involved.
Trying to find the evidence to free an innocent man made for an interesting story. Add in the family that both Tenn and Ronan have gathered along the way, including Tenn's slowly thawing mum, and you have a really good (as always).
Also par for the course is Michael Pauley as the narrator. He's really made the series his own (I've said it before). There were times that I felt he was narrating a little too fast, but not enough to really detract from his always excellent performance.
Loved it!

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Another good one

This book is slightly different as Ronan get a letter from a convicted man claiming to be innocent, Ten is not happy with how Ronan starts this case.
We have a new character introduced who I have a feeling will be around for lots of time to come causing Ronan and Ten plenty of headaches.
This is another great book in this ever expanding world and Michael Pauley does a fantastic job with this story.

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Loved It!

I absolutely loved this audiobook! I would give it ten stars if I could. Aside from a great mystery, the personal relationships and exchanges are fantastic. I loved the snark of Tennyson, Ronan, Jude, and the others, and the snide comments about the Dragon Lady (Ten's mother) were hilarious. Along with this light-hearted repartee were some truly heart-felt exchanges, healing, and growing.

The narration was great. I loved the personality and variety Mr. Pauley put into his characterizations. Great job!

I received a complimentary copy of this audiobook from the author and have voluntarily left this honest review.

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loved it!

Roman and Jude made me laugh out loud so many times. I'm loving following this family through there lives. Every book just keeps getting better.

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Brilliant as ever!

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Brilliant as always!

Another thrilling case for Ten and Ronan! I really liked Pandora's mind and this case is a unique twisted challenge that will test the newlywed. I still love Ten and Ronan and everything about them and their made/found family. As they come back from a very short 'not quite' honeymoon and they both head back to work; an inmate has a letter waiting for Ronan. Unfortunately, the way Ronan chooses to handle this letter and subsequent start of the case causes the first fight for the newly married couple. We see all the favorites of the West-side Magic family as they rally around Ten and Ronan. 

This case is twisted but it brings Jude into our lives!!! I'll admit I really didn't like Jude or his attitude and if I hadn't read his story first I'm sure I would have hated him! He is just like Ronan and I love his introduction and 'induction' into the family!! Fitzgibbon is hilarious in giving Jude a 'name' and welcoming him into the crew!!

Another thrilling case and surprising reveal. We meet some new (very important) characters that I know I will love. As always I loved it and look forward to what's next for the whole, ever expanding,  family!!!

Thanks for reading!

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Solid follow up

this book sees Ronan and Tenysson chasing a serial killer and as a crime drama, it's really grooming and suspenseful. There's less romance in this book and I missed it a bit, I live Ronan and Ten as a couple and the last book was so delicious. The supporting cast are back and they're great as usual. I enjoyed this book and am looking forward to the next one, but it wasn't as great as the first one.
Micheal Pauley is fantastic as always. The man coyote narrate the phone book and I'll listen.

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Deadly doppelgänger?

I love the Cold Case Psychic seres by Pandora Pine and Michael Pauley does an amazing job of bringing the characters and their world to life. This sixth book finds Cold Case Detective Ronan O'Mara returning to work after an absence of several months owing to various circumstances and his new husband Tennyson Grimm-O'Mara getting into his readings at West Side Magick still reeling from his mother's attendance at their Day of the Dead wedding.
This one has quite a twist with twins, one of whom is currently in prison for murder based on DNA alone...lots of family secrets...it's quite a reveal when the truth comes out as to who really done it!
I love how Ten and Ronan talk to each other about things instead of letting them fester, and I love how their circle of friends and family work together and welcome Jude into their midst. The Thanksgiving dinner was my favourite part of this story and there's an interesting turkey competition with 4 differently cooked birds...highly recommended for all PP/CCP fans and all lovers of paranormal thrillers with lots on man on man loving thrown in for good measure.

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Another brilliant book in the series

Each book in this series gets better. Ingenious twist in this story that I never saw coming. Can’t wait for the next one
Michael Pauley’s narration is spot on. His characterisation along with the excellent writing helps me conjure up images of all of the characters making it a joy to listen to.

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  • HockeyfanT
  • 27-03-19

Marriage, murder, and Thanksgiving

Ronan and Tennyson are married now, and they feel like their "future daughter" is closer than ever. A convicted killer contacts Ronan, asking for the couple's help in proving his innocence. Could his identical twin be the real killer, and if so, how will our heroes prove that? This man brings someone into Ten and Ronan's life who is going to be very important to them. Until I listened to this, I had forgotten what a jerk Jude Byrne was when we first met him. It made me laugh to listen to him being all surly and suspicious.
Greeley is amazing in this book. He is so patient and kind with Ten's mother, and he gently encourages her to open her mind and her heart. I love the relationship between those two.
The narration is great here, and while all the characters sound distinct and terrific, I especially love the voices of Ronan and Kevin.
This series is one that I love and already go back to, to find enjoyment over and over. Excellent storytelling with characters I adore, and a top-notch performance. Nothing could be better.

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  • Mari Cardenas
  • 27-03-19

Loved this book!

So, confession time. I haven't read or listened to any of the previous books in the Cold Case Psychic series, but I have read (and loved) the Haunted Souls series, which is a spin-off from this one. Frankly, I think I was more confused when I started Ghost of Himself than when I was reading Dead Ringer. Pandora Pine does a great job of giving enough background information about the characters she introduces without making it seem superfluous or too much. And to be perfectly honest, one of the reasons I picked up this book was because it's where Ms. Pine introduces Jude Byrne and the other reason was the case, with me having twin daughters, I find the subject fascinating (just don't tell them that, LOL).

I had met Ronan and Tennyson as secondary characters in HS and I really liked them, and maybe because of that, it was easy to connect with them here as well. Their chemistry and the love they share are palpable and they're really hot together. I loved that they were both flawed and that even if they're thoroughly invested in their marriage, that doesn't mean that they won't fight or get angry when the other one does something not too bright.

I think the secondary characters, including the awesome Bertha, play a big part in how good the books are. The sense of family and friendship, of them all rallying together to help each other, are a huge bonus in reading these books.

The case was really interesting. Twins and the fact that even when they're identical can be so diametrically different from each other is intriguing for me.

The story was well thought out and entertaining and I'll definitely go back (and forward) at some point to learn more about Ronan and Tennyson and their friends.

The narration was really good. There were a few places in which Michael Pauley seemed to pick up steam and go really fast and almost run out of breath as he spoke, but for the most part, the narration was quite solid and enjoyable and I have no trouble recommending this audiobook, especially if you're a fan of the series already.

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  • April 🎧 Reads
  • 27-04-20

Declaration of Independence and Turkey!

I never would have thought I’d be laughing my bum off with this book. Ronan’s snark and sass is really strong in this book.

I love that there’s so much family bonding involved in this book plus we get to meet a new member of the family.

Excellent mystery unraveling as usual.

I absolutely cannot wait for the next book to come out audio, for now, I’ll have to switch to the ebook version.

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  • Bunty
  • 18-06-19

AWESOME.

Fantastic story. Most enjoyable! Tennyson and Ronan and their family of friends keeps growing and I love all the characters and their different personalities. Also it's good that Tennyson's mum is beginning to thaw and joining them in their holiday events. I'm waiting for Tennyson's and Ronan's child to come. It will be wonderful I'm sure. I understand that book 7 is out and I'm hoping that it will soon be available in Audible.

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  • Amy
  • 26-03-19

Wonderful series

I am still in love with this dynamic duo. I adore this series, the cast of characters, the cases, and of course the future little miss! We now have a new character, Jude, who is definitely intriguing and I look forward to seeing more of him. I really enjoy the banter between the characters, the family aspect and most of all how Ronan has changed into the most romantic man ever. He’s just a goner for Ten and I wouldn’t have it any other way. The case was interesting as usual,and I really love how this world is adding new characters with each and every book.
So what can I say about Michael Pauley? Hmmm, only that no one else can ever narrate this series! How he chose to portray Ronan and Ten is just absolutely pure gold. I could wait a year and come back to listen and still know who each character is, he has such great distinction between them all. And I adore Ten’s little snorts. This isn’t narration, this is voice acting in all it’s glory. All in all, I absolutely recommend this book and series. It needs to be read or listened to in order. It’s definitely worth the investment. This is a series that I will listen to over and over again.

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  • Irish
  • 26-03-19

New Friends, Holidays & Another Amazing Story

After returning from their honeymoon, Ronan & Ten receive a letter from Tank Hutchins. Convicted of murder, Tank has reached out, convinced that they can help him show that he is innocent of the crime and asks to help him prove his brother is real murder.
Will they be able to find the one piece of evidence needed to help overturn Tank's conviction?
This book is a wonderful continuation of the series! This author has created a world where family is not only your relatives but those who you choose. In addition, because the characters are reoccurring in several books of the series, you are able to see them grow closer, gain some new friends (this time a new PI named Jude), and see them throughout a variety of situations which makes you feel like you know them!
The performance/narration is wonderfully done! Its so fun to hear your favorite stories come to life and this is no different! Wonderful read all around!

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  • Starwarslover
  • 26-03-19

so wonderful

omg.. michael does such an amazing job with this series.. i love this series in print but listening to the feelings and emotions and personalities is perfection. loved it

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  • SarahH
  • 26-03-19

Brilliant book with amazing narration!!

This series is fabulous and Michael Pauley does an incredible job of narrating it - he’s a must listen for me!

Ronan and Tenn are now happily married with their chosen family surrounding and supporting them. Both the MC’s and secondary characters are loveable and well written and as always with Pandora Pine the wit, humour and amazing dialogue is a constant between the characters. On top of all that there’s a fantastic storyline.

This story isn’t a cold case which is a huge change in this series, but instead is a case of mistaken imprisonment with a man in prison suspecting it was in fact his twin that committed the crimes. It’s a thrilling and action packed ride as always and is a fantastic listen.

I received an arc of this audiobook and am voluntarily leaving an honest and unbiased review

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  • Allison's Book Corner
  • 26-03-19

Awesome

I loved this audiobook.
Great story, great narration, definitely a must read.
I can’t wait to listen to more of this series.

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  • R Keebler
  • 25-03-19

Very nice addition to the series

I really like Michael Pauley’s narration of the Cold Case Files. He brings each person to life. Imbuing each character with a recognizable voice.

Ten and Ronan haven’t even settled into their newly married life when Ronan receives a letter from a convicted killer, saying he’s innocent and wanting Ten’s help to prove it. Ten is reluctant but once Ronan tells him he thinks the man is innocent Ten is on board.

The psychic story wasn’t as strong as the others in the series. The case was in the background but never felt as compelling. What came through the strongest for me was the total sense of family encompassing the whole book. The introduction of Jude was wonderful. Him and Ronan’s interactions were priceless. I can see them becoming the best frenemies ever.

Very nice addition to the series.