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A victim on display. A detective on the rails.

Shopping with her sister, DI Amy Winter is admiring a Valentine’s Day window display of a perfect bride encrusted in diamonds and resplendent in lace - until she notices blood oozing from the mannequin’s mouth. 

This is no stunt. A post-mortem reveals the victim was left to die on her macabre throne for all to see. When a second victim is found, it emerges that both women were "Sugar Babes" arranging dates with older men online - and Amy finds herself hunting an accomplished psychopath. 

As she tracks down the killer, Amy’s instincts go into overdrive when the charismatic head of the agency behind the display makes no attempt to hide his fascination with her serial-killer parents. What exactly does he want from Amy? With her own world in freefall as her biological mother, Lillian Grimes, appeals her conviction, Amy pushes the boundaries of police procedure when a third "Sugar Babe" disappears...Is she as much at risk as the killer’s victims?

©2020 Caroline Mitchell. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Best Amy Winter Yet!!

This third installment of the DI Amy Winter series is the best so far. The first two books were phenomenal, but this one had me hooked from the first chapter. It was so spellbinding, I finished it in one day.

The narrator was excellent and I am eagerly awaiting for the next book. I hope that one day Lillian finally gets what's coming to her.

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Slow

This is book 3 of the series. I have only read nook 1 so far. The story overall is pretty good. My problem is that it took too long to get to the point. They tell you who the bad guy is and what he has done, but there is so much side story that I got bored. Perhaps it is my problem, as of this reading I have read 89 books this year and it is only July. I maybe a little burned out. There is a pandemic and the only other activity for me is house work, which I refuse to consider.

RECOMMENDATION: READ IT.

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Engrossing series

I can’t wait for the next book. These are well written and totally engrossing stories that are hard to put down. The characters are wonderfully described. Thank you, Carline Mitchell.

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Really good

I thought this was a really good book. The only real complaint that I had was I thought that Amy was annoying sometimes. In this book it’s like she saw sexism everywhere. When a female brought Donovan a cup of coffee she went off on him about just because that was a woman she had to bring you coffee. Somebody complemented her hair and she had to think he wouldn’t complement my hair if I was a man. When her commanding officer gives her orders she hast to question if it’s because she’s a woman even though she had already stepped out of line and defied orders multiple times already. It got very annoying. It just seemed like nothing could be said to her without her throwing the it’s because I’m a woman card into it when it had nothing to do with that. I love this series. That kind of stuff needs to really cool down.

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Wow!!

Loved it! Great plot, engrossing characters and DI Amy Winter. Fabulously narrated by Elizabeth Knowelden! Worth the listen👌

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I Loved this Series

Every book was interesting with it's own great story. It was fun to come across some of the same characters and then meet new ones. I really hope there is another book coming. It was really a good mystery and I was drawn in quickly and couldn't wait to get back to the story especailly toward the end when the excitement grew. The narrator was excellent, sometimes I forget it is the same person doing all the characters. Thanks for such a good listen. Thanks to Audible for always keeping me company with great entertainment.

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Too much drama

I have listened to all three books and I don’t remember being so irritated by the narrator. My irritation faded somewhere in the middle but didn’t go away entirely. Her cadence added a level of drama that is unnecessary and farcical. I am torn about whether to go on with the series. These are pretty good stories but I am not sure they are good enough to overcome my irritation with how they are read.

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Awful detective book

Sadly this was not a fun listen. There were no detective skills used at all to solve the crime. The “bad” guy, who is supposedly smart, gives it all away. The whole premise was just lazy writing.

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Number 3 gets even better!

Each book gives Amy a little more depth. Can't wait to see what. happens .

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Can't get enough

Without a doubt I loved this book as well! Can I say: this Author is a GENIUS! She keeps me wanting more and more! My Grandmother use to say there are three answers in life, yes, no and NEXT!! You most definitely want the next chapter. Her writing is like a drug you want more and more! Keep up the superior writing! You have definitely been blessed with your writing techniques. And the performance was absolutely spectacular!!!

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  • 07-17-20

I love the Amy Winters series

This is another great thriller The back story of Amy’s is brilliant and gives great scope for more great storylines. I await the next one with anticipation. I also would like to say Elizabeth Knowelden is great as the narrator.

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  • 08-18-20

good

nice one .. interesting and must listen best way to listen to good story .

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  • Viv Morgan
  • 09-20-21

Thrilling

Loved this mind boggling story from beginning to end. Beautifully read by Elizabeth Knowelden. I was hooked from beginning to end. Highly recommend this book

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  • Jaye22
  • 08-23-21

*Another Tense Ride*

DI Amy Winter has always been self assured and focused, now she is dealing with the continual ghost from her past, her jailbird biological mother Lillian who has been painting herself as an innocent victim of her violent late husband’s crimes. Thanks to the evidence that has ironically been found by Amy in her late adopted father’s attic, Lillian could be freed……

Now all the family members including Amy need to give evidence and sides are taken, will she be alone in her account of her past life???

All this is going on while she is in the hunt for a killer. Now because of Amy’s past she seems to be drawn to the dark side of killers and she has an instinct that no others on her team seem to possess. Amy’s private life never collide until now, she is behaving in a reckless manor until she is on her own, on the trail of the killer who is fascinated by her, has she bitten off more than she can chew…..

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  • LJF
  • 08-01-21

narration too dramatic

Liked the story but the narration was too breathily dramatic. Too much emphasis put on the reading for this type of novel. Has put me off listening to any more.

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  • Georgina
  • 06-23-21

Best yet

This book was freeking amazing. Loved the plot and kept me in grossed until I finished it.

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  • Christy D
  • 05-01-21

Left for Dead

The twist in this one surprised me. The killer gets off on the death of his victims, but it’s why he has this specific ritual that will surprise you. Wanting to escape her past the lead officer chose this life to put away killers. But her family is thrown into her face often. The story does drag on a bit. The narration is nice and easy to listen to.

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  • lorna m kennedy
  • 04-26-21

Excellent

Love this series of books. Caroline is a great Author and I look forward to the next one.

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  • Criss
  • 04-11-21

excellent!

I absolutely love this series, I can't wait for the upcoming new release! its on my wish list ready and waiting!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-29-21

As usual doesn't disappoint

Absolutely loved this book can't wait for the next Caroline Mitchell book could not put it down