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Her Last Move

Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
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Summary

She’s chasing a killer. He’s watching her every move.

He hides in the shadows, waiting for the perfect moment. Each kill is calculated, planned and executed like clockwork.

Struggling to balance her personal and professional life, young DS Becca Vincent has landed the biggest case of her career - and she knows that it will make or break her. But she can’t catch the culprit alone. Together with facial recognition expert Joe Russell, she strives to get a lead on the elusive murderer, who is always one step ahead of them.

Time is not on their side. The body count is rising, and the attacks are striking closer and closer to home. Can Becca and Joe uncover the connection between the murders before the killer strikes the last name from his list?

©2018 John Marrs (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • Jo
  • 19-07-19

Irritating narrator

Have really enjoyed all of this authors previous books and the story of this seemed pretty good as well but sorry had to return as just found the narrative too distracting! She has a really self satisfied voice that just irritated me! Made the characters really hard to follow and unbelievable!

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Good story. Awful narration. :(

I enjoyed the story enough to plough through the breathy affected narration. It was close though! Almost gave up a few times. But I've enjoyed all john marrs I've read, and did not want to miss this book.
This narration was awful. Every sentence delivered in a breathy dramatic way, whispering the last few words of each sentence. Noooo. I'm glad the book is finished to be honest. Shame shame shame.

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  • jv
  • 12-12-18

Excellent narration. Good story

Superb narration. Key character surprises. gruesomevserial killer. good story. Enjoyed it. I wasnt entirely happy with the ending though. would recommend.

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Could Not Finish As Just A Bit Dark For Me ...

I loved two of John Marrs' most recent books (The One, When You Disappeared) and was excited to try this and did like the sound of it. Opened well, liked the characters, loved the idea of Super Recognisers, liked plucky Becky - but then it got a bit dark for me - plus the mention of animal cruelty albeit as in a backstory. to be honest it was not even the murders that made me want to stop listening - it was just too cheerless and brooding and perhaps as told from the killers POV at times, there were not the clues to follow as in other murder mystery thrillers so I felt more like a passenger than a detective.
I did think it was very well written and I will definitely try another John Marr's book but just, I suppose, but just a bit bleak for me as the killer was just so depressing and sick and the killings so cruel and undeserved - I found myself just not wanting to hear any more or really caring what happened next as I had had enough.
So a personal preference rather than a reflection on the excellent storytelling and interesting plot.
Loved the narration, I have enjoyed a few books read by Elizabeth Knowelden but never heard her be so compelling before and at times she sounded like a sexy alien or android which I thought added greatly to the brooding atmosphere and mystery.

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Great book

Another compelling book by John Marrs. This man is a master storyteller and every book I’ve read of his has been just as compelling and emotive as the last.

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Excellent story line

absolutely loved . storyline kept me coming back for more and the narrator was excellent

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OK story

A run of the mill detective story, the characters are likeable, but come across immature at times. The though process of the main characters give conclusions to move to the narrative along. Quite well written and well narrated.

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Another great Marrs book

I particularly liked the reference to the cuckoo, Laura. Marrs really knows how to spin a tale.

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Fantastic

I think this book was fantastic very enjoyable can recommend it a very good read

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good story

good story, gory but gripping

narrator too seductive sounding for the text but if you can get by that it's a great read

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  • Dr Dina
  • 05-12-18

Ugh. Terrible story.

Horrible characters and terrible story. Unrealistic in the extreme. Like something written by a high school student who’s trying to be hip. Save your money!

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  • Evie
  • 12-11-18

a good read

what a twist, this book is well written and the narrator did a great job!!

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  • Yaca
  • 07-01-19

Exhausting

I read a few of Marrs's book and liked them all very much. This one is a disaster. Very different writing style, very much resembles a TV crime show, generic and hard to follow. I just couldn't get into the story and both characters and plot were boring. I was hoping that by mid book it would finally get interesting but it was terrible all the way to the end. I'm really disappointed with this one and I hope his other books are not like this one.

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  • GREG WATERS
  • 04-01-19

Great story line but

Got really tired of the pissing and moaning of the characters. After thr fifth time time pissing and moaning of how bad she or he felt got really
stale. But great plot just ease up on the whining

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  • Trish R.
  • 28-11-18

DNF..


At 56% I just can't listen to Elizabeth Knowelden anymore. Every man sounds just like a woman. She doesn't even try to sound even a little bit masculine. The other reviewers had to be friends and family of the narrator and author to give Elizabeth Knowelden 4 and 5 stars, because she was truly bad.

And her thoughts about her niece was cold and selfish. Playing her "what if" games about whether she'd love Maisie more if she didn't have Downs Syndrome? "What if" she were normal? What if she were like other kids? Would Becca love Maisie more if she were her own child?
And then, she admitted Maisie had to come second because she loved he job so much. She was a worthless aunt, up until I quit reading. She gave no thought to her niece since Becca's own mother, Helen, was there to take care of the kid.

I don't know if there was any sex, I doubt it, but the F-bomb was used 24 times.

AND, after reading a spoiler in a review on Goodreads I'm glad I didn't finish this story. What the author did at the end of the book was horrible. I would never read this author again.

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  • Lila M Waring
  • 23-08-19

What a serial killer is all about . . . The bad and the worst

You know the who, the how and the why!! A true twisted soul who puts the blame on everyone else, indeed, the six people he killed! The story was great even if I didn’t like what happened! I felt the protagonist’s pain and I cried, first time in a long time reading (listening) to a book!
The performance was good, but could have used more varied voices!
Overall a great book, but sure can’t see a sequel out of this one!

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  • Mom of two
  • 28-04-19

Her last move

OMG!!! The twists and turns of this magnificently written story. I was hooked from the beginning until the very end. I highly recommend this book.

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  • KESTREL
  • 05-04-19

Excellent

Excellent listen with unexpected twists and turns. it will keep you listening to find out what happens next

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 05-02-19

Missed opportunity

The duo of Russell and Vincent had so much potential post resolution of the serial killer case!! Ending left too much unanswered questions and open ends. It was a decent read or listen-as always Elizabeth Knowelden did a fabulous job narrating the story. Her performance made completing the book enjoyable.