Listen free for 30 days

Picture Perfect Murder

The Ransom Walsh Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Daniel J. O'Donnell
Series: The Ransom Walsh, Book 1
Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
5 out of 5 stars (1 rating)

£7.99/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime

Summary

A retired detective. A serial killer targeting police officers…and their families. A deadly game of cat and mouse. Beyond Las Vegas’s famed lights and gambling lies a community - a community like most others. Families in a daily routine of work, school, and play. These families weren’t expecting a serial killer.  

Displaying his victims as trophies to the community, the killer challenges Ransom to join his twisted game. 

The clock is ticking. Time is on the killer’s side. Each day brings the possibility of another dead family. Each day brings the possibility of another staged scene to satisfy the killer’s drive.

As Ransom closes in, the killer changes the game; no one is off limits! 

Ransom’s skills are tested as he and his former partner rush to piece together the evidence and clues to end the killer’s grip on the community. 

©2018 Rusty Ellis (P)2018 Rusty Ellis

More from the same

What listeners say about Picture Perfect Murder

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    0
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

A chilling, yet very compelling murder/mystery

Ransom Walsh agrees to provide the police with assistance, as they investigate the murder of the family of an old work colleague. Unbeknown to Walsh, the seemingly random killing of a young family is the first enactment of a serial killer, hellbent on reaping their revenge on the police and their families.
The book is extremely well written, with some very chilling aspects - which detail the attempts of the killer to recreate a perfect family picture in each and every murder committed.
Really enjoyed the flow to the story, and I'll certainly be looking for more from the Rusty Ellis stable.
Well narrated by Daniel O'Donnell.

I received a copy of this book for free, in return for an honest review.

8 people found this helpful

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for jey cee
  • jey cee
  • 06-12-18

Picture Perfect

.Amazing book,. The details are so descriptive that the author makes you feel like you are there experiencing it all yourself. The narration is also good and very clear.

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Taj-Marie Lingofelter
  • Taj-Marie Lingofelter
  • 01-11-18

Loved

This book kept me engaged. Love the narrator's voice! Am already looking for more books by both.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Lisa Helmick
  • Lisa Helmick
  • 05-05-20

Fast paced! Very Enjoyable! Next please!

OMG! I absolutely LOVED this story! It is fast paced and easily kept my interest! The story shocked and surprised me. It was told very well and took me “til those sunglasses came off” to figure it out. The character of Ransom I enjoyed. Even though he is retired I could tell he was a good detective. He is not overbearing and seems friendly to the other cops. He is a very likable character.

I HIGHLY recommend this! Although this is a first time author for me I will be looking for more from him. I listened to this on audio. This is the first time I have listened to Daniel J O’Donnell as a narrator. He did a perfect job using his voice for different characters. I will be looking for others from him as well.

This will be going on my favorites and re-listen list.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 28-04-20

Gripping crime story with great narration!

I couldn’t wait to hear the next chapter of this story and was sorry because I knew that it had to end sometime. Daniel O’Donnell the narrator makes it come alive. You feel you are listening to a live conversation as each character has their own personality and voice. Dan is Ransom Walsh! Hope to hear more of both in future audio books.

Ned Cissie

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Azura S
  • Azura S
  • 16-11-18

Great Thriller

This is a good story made great by the narration. You get the feeling that Daniel J O'Donnell could make the Yelllow Pages sound like the ultimate hard-boiled detective novel. The story itself is full of dark turns and brief moments of genuine hilarity. I'd definitely be interested in reading more of Rusty's work in the future. If you enjoy a suspenseful teasing novel that can be completely terrifying - this one's a good bet. Please note: I solicited and received a review copy of this book. However, the opinion in this review is my own and was not paid for or required by the author or narrator.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Cyn
  • Cyn
  • 10-11-18

Thrills, chills, excitment, a wonderful listen

The name fits this story to a T, as I started listening to this I set in shock thinking oh my lord how strange but as I was pulled in I felt like this could have been a true story. It is mind blow how this killer kills and stages the scene. You are left with so many questions until the author lays out the secrets he holds. It is chilling, thrilling and very scary and holds your attention from the start.
The narrator had me in the palm of his hands from the start as he lays out a terrorizing story that pulls you in making you step back and really think. He paints the picture that author gives making you close your eyes as you take it all in seeing what he is saying in vivid detail. I thought he did a wonderful job with the character voices both male and female it was easy to tell who was talking and what they were feeling. He gives true emotions that makes your heart stop and then beat faster as he lays it out. There were no background noises, no repeating of words, and no volume changes just a very clean and clear audio that I couldn’t put down. He really bought the story to life for me making it very easy to picture it and feel like I was there watching. I look forward to listening to more of his work.
The author did a great job laying out the plot giving a few surprising twists and turns. I loved the mystery and it did take me a little time to work out who and what. He is keeping his cards close giving few clues and really holds your interest. I had no trouble feeling the emotions of his characters and the chilling facts of the story. This is one story that makes you really setup and listen and could have been out of the headlines of the news. It was totally enjoyable, I loved the mystery. This is one author that has no problem holding your attention with a story I couldn’t put down.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Reggie
  • Reggie
  • 07-11-18

Fantastic detective story!

Ransom Walsh is a retired detective...well, he was forced to retire due to a bum knee. Ransom is contacted by his former partner to assist on a special case. Someone is killing the entire families of LEOs...and it started with the daughter of a detective...a close friend of Ransom’s. Will Ransom and Detective Lisa Gardner catch the killer before his own family and new love interest are the next targets? Great story, lots of action and suspense...good thing that I’m not a detective because I wouldn’t have figured this out! New-to-me narrator did a fantastic job with the various characters. Now I’m ready for the next book in the series!
I voluntarily accepted a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Troy
  • Troy
  • 13-08-20

Not bad

Interesting characters. The killer had an different method. There are some plot holes but nothing major. Great narrator.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Brian Burns
  • Brian Burns
  • 13-05-20

Fun little story

I enjoyed the story although I felt it ended a bit abruptly.

The narration was clear, concise, and pleasant..... BUT... it would have been so much better if he just used his own voice the whole time. Characters are NOT this narrators forte. All in all I enjoyed this listen.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for stlblue1
  • stlblue1
  • 12-01-20

Good

I liked this book’s storyline. I thought it was well written and I look forward to more in the series. The only problem I had was with the performance. It was very good the first 3/4 of the book but towards the end it was terrible. There were long pauses where there shouldn’t be which I think was done for dramatic affect. It was just all done in the wrong places. Overall it is worth listening too and I’m glad I did.