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Her Last Move

Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (28 ratings)
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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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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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  • 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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Narrator ruins the book

Of course the book was good it’s John Marrs and I thoroughly enjoy his books, but what ruined the whole story for me was the narrator.
If I had sampled the book before I brought it I would not of had it. I had to seriously concentrate on the story because her voice was so distracting -
Imagine Nigella Lawson reading an erotic novel and you’re close!! Completely inappropriate choice for a crime thriller.
Sample sample sample!!!!

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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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  • Heather Byrne
  • 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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  • 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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