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Summary

Sarah Garland, a retired homicide detective who's gone through a painful divorce, seems to have found her peace at last, as a coffeeshop owner in the sleepy (and freezing) small town of Snow Falls, Alaska. What she didn't expect was for her past life to catch up with her. Or for her new life as a mystery writer to inspire a deadly killer to target her. 

Yet when the killer leaves a frightening clue - a creepy snowman, wearing a leather jacket and eating a peppermint candy cane, left in front of her cabin - Sarah begins to suspect Conrad Spencer, the new detective in town, who is pursuing a murderer of his own. Soon it becomes obvious that the sleuths would have to join forces in order to catch the killer. Sarah and Conrad must put their tragic pasts behind them and find out who's after her before the trail becomes frozen.

©2018 Majestic Owl Publishing LLC (P)2018 Majestic Owl Publishing LLC

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The Snowman Killer

This story is quite good as far as it goes, I got a little confused as to what was happening at times but I think that was the narrators doing, sorry but i thought the narrator was terrible. Her voice was OK but when she tried to do different voices for each character half of them all sounded the same and they were like slow witted idiots which i am sure the author did not intend them to come across as. I do not like leaving negative reviews but...
This audiobook was given to me for free at my request and I provided this honest and voluntary review.”

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Story ok, but the narrator ruined it for me

The story was exactly as the title suggested, but the narrator was difficult to listen to. Fine to do her own voice and accent, but her version of an English accent was terrible, and she made the male voices sound like she was aiming to voice creepy/sleazy/degenerate.

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Let it snow.

This is a short story that I quite enjoyed. It did have its bad points the main one for me was the main character she was to wimpy to have been a cop, I could understand it if she had suffered a drama and was suffering post traumatic stress but she just left the police force because of a divorce. Her emotions were all over the place one minute she is afraid of a snowman and scared to leave the house, the next she is running to her car because it is to cold outside for anyone to still be out there. Other than that it is an interesting story and I think the series could have potential, especially if the detective tries to uncover his wife's killer and the main character grows more confident in herself.
Sarah is an ex cop and after a divorce has moved to Alaska to run a coffee shop and write novels. She is pleased to find out a friend Is coming to visit, until she finds a snowman outside her front door. The killer of her latest book used snowman to torment his victims before killing them. Has one of the criminals from her past caught up with her? Sarah must work out what are clues left deliberately by the killer as red herrings and what are real clues that could lead to identifying the stalker. With the help from a new detective in town who knows a little bit to much about Sarah's past she will have to find out how the stalker knew she was the author of the snowman killer series when no body else did. Not even her best friend.
The narrator was okay, not the best I have heard or the worst and once you got use to the voices you could tell each character apart.
I was given this free review copy Audiobook at my request from audiobookunleashed and have voluntarily left this review.

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Unable to listen to recording voices aweful

This is one of the worst recordings I have tried to listen to. Sheree’s are awful and totally ruined it I couldn’t listen to it. A total waste of money

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  • 23-07-18

A Killer Snowman

I liked this book. Sara is an exdetective from Los Angeles who has turned Murder Author that has moved to Alaska. Now it looks like someone from her past has found her and is using her books to threaten her or it may be a rabid fan. Anyways it's a good book. And will keep you guessing til the end. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Coolestmommy
  • 06-08-21

Enjoyable cozy mystery

I believe this may be part of a series, but this book stands totally alone. A captivating cozy mystery. I enjoyed the premise and loved the setting of Alaska. It was interesting listen and kept me guessing until the very end.

Thank you to Audiobooks Unleashed for a free copy of this book to listen to.

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  • Lisarami
  • 08-06-21

Great book

The only thing I noticed was a repeat sentence in the narration. I enjoyed the way the author wrote her story and the narrators style.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 12-05-21

Snowman Killer

Good story. Narrator was okay,voices not too great. Wonderful story vey entertaining. Kept me guessing until the end.

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  • lesliejax
  • 16-02-21

Cool mystery story

Sometimes I liked the narrator's voice and other times it got a little too grating.

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  • Em
  • 31-01-21

Good fun mystery!

I liked this because it was an easy to follow simple mystery without gore. It would be good for young teens and adults.

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  • Brennan
  • 13-11-20

Narrator horrendous

What were they thinking? This narrator couldn’t hold an accent for an entire dialogue by one single character; she was all over the place: her Jersey, then the south, the England, then beach Barbie.

I am not too sure about the writing because I was having to recreate each sentence in my mind as a normal person might have said it. But I do feel this book is not for me. The plot was soooo slow moving, and there were too many details. The tables were on the floor, the chairs were connected to the marble blah blah

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  • Linda L.
  • 01-10-20

Did not like the narration

The story was ok but felt rushed at the end. I did not like the narrator at all, especially when she tried to change her voice for the different characters. Didn't really have any characters I liked in the story.

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  • Rosemary Hughes
  • 12-09-20

Talk about write your own demise!

A newly divorced woman, retired from her previous job as police detective, spends her days serving coffee in her coffee house and writing murder mysteries at night.
However, a crazed would-be killer targets her, by using the scenes from her own book.
With the help of her two friends, they attempt to work out who the perpetrator is.
It's a real hoot, and has a few moments of drama. An easy read.

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  • Ellen Oceanside
  • 24-08-20

Good

Sarah as an ex Homicide detective, wanting a quiet life in Alaska, and just writing books, and a coffee shop. Then she is seeing a crude snowman, that question and joining forces with the detective in this small town to find out why she is being targeted, Given audio for my voluntary review. Was good narration by Sheree