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The Detective

A Nathan McNamara Story
Narrated by: Carson Beck
Series: The Soul Summoner Series, Book 0.5
Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
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Summary

Robbery, arson, murder, and the one night stand that just won't end.

With 11 missing women to find and six high-profile burglary cases to solve, the last thing Detective Nathan McNamara needs in his life is one more complication. And that's exactly what his recent one-night stand is becoming - complicated. With his heinous lieutenant breathing down his neck for answers and his accidental girlfriend dropping hints for a commitment, Nathan is realizing that his career and his bachelor status are both on the line.

When the burglary cases suddenly escalate to homicide, Nathan must put everything else aside to stop the killer. But this is easier said than done when the blonde from the bar repeatedly shows up at his doorstep and enlists his own mother against him. Now he's more convinced than ever that his job hangs in the balance and that the Surgeon General's warning on the whiskey bottle should include something about women.

©2015 Elicia Hyder (P)2016 Elicia Hyder

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  • S. Alcee
  • 09-05-18

Loved the back story but...

Nathan's backstory was refreshing however the narration was painful. He did a perfect Nathan but the female, children and Black voices were cringe-worthy. I was actually grateful that it was a quickie as much as I wanted to hear more of the story.

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  • Tracy T
  • 12-03-19

Good start to Nathan's book!

This was a good prequel to Nathan's book. Got to know him better and how he ended up with Shannon. I like him even more now than I did before. I have thoroughly enjoyed this series and totally recommend it. The narration was great. Carson Beck did a great job. The women sounded like women and he has a nice reading voice.

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  • Patricia M. Brown
  • 02-04-20

Nothing to do with series

I like the series but this book really has nothing to do with the story line of the series.

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  • JRH
  • 10-10-19

Nice back story

A nice back story, but not all that exciting if you haven't read the first book.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 30-06-19

Great Listen!

l love this series and enjoyed this look into Nathan's life. I read the book when it first came out. I thoroughly enjoyed visiting the story again. Thank you, Carson Beck, for the excellent narration. Thank you, Elicia Hyder, for the wonderful story and amazing series!

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  • Lisa
  • 13-06-18

I enjoyed the main character however.....

the primary story was too short . the secondary story plot, concerning the abductions was flimsy, we needed more than a one dimensional view from Mac's prospective .......

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  • Jillian
  • 31-05-18

Awful narrator

The narrator is horrific. Not just conversations and women’s voices, but even Nathan’s voice. Didn’t want to finish

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  • Michelle
  • 13-04-18

Well worth the money!

I was hesitant to spend money on a short story, but decided that I like the series enough that I had to read this one. While short, it was excellent! I loved getting to know Nathan and Shannon, and was tickled to see how they started dating. The case Nathan was working on was interesting and meshed well with their dynamic. The ending really made me want to re-read The Soul Summoner series, just to continue reading more about Nathan. It is an excellent short-story prequel!

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  • Curly's Ramblings
  • 31-01-18

Short story

The Detective is a short story regarding Nathan’s story prior to relocating to Ashville. The story was interesting and entertaining but it didn’t really add to the overall series. It would be nice to have his POV for the beginning of the story. The narrator did an awesome job!

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  • Tracie Bechard
  • 25-01-18

Getting on the Nathan McNamara train....

Well this ended waaay before I wanted it to! Time to follow Nathan into the Soul Summoner. I enjoyed every minute of this book and the Narrator was so good I actually started picturing the characters. Just when you think this story is over....hang on a second...a really big twist just walked into Nathan's life and it could change everything!