• Notes on a Killing

  • Love, Lies, and Murder in a Small New Hampshire Town
  • By: Kevin Flynn, Rebecca Lavoie
  • Narrated by: Aven Shore
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (134 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Their friendship would kill her....

Weaver and fiber artist Edith “Pen” Meyer knew her friend Sandy Merritt’s relationship with a married man was wrong. She had even urged Sandy to take out a restraining order against Kenneth Carpenter. Which was why her call to Sandy on February 23, 2005, seemed to come from out of the blue. During it, she told Sandy to drop the restraining order and get back together with Ken.

Pen was never seen again.

One man stood to gain from Pen’s disappearance: Ken Carpenter. But evidence was bleak: no blood, no DNA, no body. Until detectives found notes hidden beneath a leather chair that turned out to be a playbook for murder....

©2013 Kevin Flynn and Rebecca Lavoie (P)2020 Vibrance Press

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Yawn

A minute-by-minute chronicle of the day-to-day lives of boring, self-absorbed people.

Oh. Someone gets killed in there too I think.

If you enjoy being buried in irrelevant details such as which way the dog looked when it walked out of a room, the year/make/model of various cars and the color of people's coffee mugs, this book is for you.

For me it was like listening to paint dry.

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Well written and great performance

I think this is a very well written true crime account and an excellent performance

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Almost utterly unbelievable

Well written. Never boring and beautifully narrated. The story is almost unbelievable. At times I thought “this has to be fiction”!

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A life not to be forgotten.

Narrator was very good. Details of trial had to be followed carefully as a layman. Story heartrenching. Ken a narcissist and self involved man.

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Great until it stopped in chapter 11

This is fantastic telling but it stopped and won’t move forward past 5 minutes in chapter 11.
Bummer. Will attempt a re-download.

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I was looking for a little more suspense.

All in all a decent book that was narrated well, it just wasn't very captivating.

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Reader Spoiled This Average Book

I selected this title because I am familiar with the setting and appreciate many aspects of rural New England culture. The author failed to convey the charm of the countryside and it’s inhabitants.

The victim was clearly a strong, talented woman but the portrayal of her is sparse. This is partially understandable because her family declined to speak with the authors but a better writer could have better used the recollections of friends and community members to connect the reader with Pen.

The reader’s flat intonation was grating and her voices were so bad they were laughable.

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Well Read

the voice of the reader was very pleasant. the writer drew pictures of the people involved that allowed me to care about the outcome.