• Presumed Dead

  • By: Mason Cross
  • Narrated by: Eric Meyers
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (823 ratings)

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Presumed Dead

By: Mason Cross
Narrated by: Eric Meyers
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Fifteen years ago, an unidentified killer terrorised Northern Georgia, killing hikers with two shots from a pistol before disposing of the bodies along the remote trails and in the rivers in the vicinity of Blood Mountain. The killer was never brought to justice. 

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Carter Blake has returned home for the first time in many years. The visit stirs old memories, including a girl from school who vanished without a trace. Blake runs into the mother of the girl, who mentions a case she's come across in Georgia, where someone is convinced their relative is still alive, 15 years on. Adeline Connor was the Blood Mountain Killer's last suspected victim. She vanished without a trace. So why is her brother so convinced she's still alive? 

©2018 Mason Cross (P)2018 Orion Publishing Group Limited

Critic Reviews

"Mason Cross is a fast-paced, high octane thriller writer." (Simon Kernick)
"One of the best new series characters since Jack Reacher." (Lisa Gardner)

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One of my FAVORITE series...

Mason Cross's Carter Blake series is one of my favorites. His books don't get any where near the attention they deserve. I didn't even know this had been published until I looked him up to see if he had anything in the wings yet to be released. Glad I looked!
Anyway, as with the previous books this one is fantastic and the narration by Eric Meyers is first class as well.
When Carter Blake goes to the town he lived for a while as a child, it's for the funeral of his foster mother. He didn't expect to run into an old acquaintance. She's in the business of helping to find missing people but she's no where near the skill level Blake is. She asks for help on a case of a woman (Adeline) whose been presumed dead for 15 years. Fifteen years ago there was a serial killer in the mountains of this isolated town. Her brother swears he saw her from a bus only weeks earlier, so he hires a private investigator. That man turns up murdered. The PI's witness is also murdered. Then people around town who might have information for Blake start being picked off.
There are so many suspects and the evidence points from one to the next. I thought I had it, then I thought I had it again but I was wrong again! That almost never happens to me!!
This book is so cleverly written. Blake is a very proficient and resourceful investigator and the story and his character kept me listening. And the ending... WOW!! Completely unexpected...
This book has my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!!!!
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Incredible plot twist at the end!

PRESUMED DEAD, Book 5 in the Carter Blake series by Mason Cross, is an easy 5 star crime suspense mystery/thriller. Author Mason Cross deserves much more attention. All 5 novels in the Carter Blake series are outstanding. This novel is a serial killer mystery covering 15 years set in northwest Georgia. The identification of the killer revealed at the end of the novel is a shocking surprise. Eric Meyers narrates this series superbly.

As I write this is see the average rating of Presumed Dead is 4.2 stars. The novel is actually much, much better than 4.2 stars.

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Didn't see it coming

This story kept me highly entertained and the ending with such a twist. I would recommend highly.

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Carter Blake

There’s only one thing I don’t like about Blake, not enough Blake! I love the seductive reasoning and self assuredness. Great character, great story and therefore a great author.

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Solid Read

Great book, twists and turns as usual from Mason Cross. Very much worth the credit!

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Best book of the series

This is the best book in the Carter Blake series. Read book no 1 and this one. Cut out the others!

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Twister

Really enjoyed the intrigue. Listen on Audible and couldn't shut it off. A very good series, looking forward to next book.

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Surprise Ending

Wow, the end of this definitely was not as expected. This is a great story and twist.

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loved this series

A great plot, good characters, it is laid out well and very thought out, with lots of twists and turns. It took me a long time to work out who the killer was and then I found out I was wrong. It has some thrills a few chills and a lot of excitement. It was a very good listen that I totally enjoyed. I even bought a few other of this authors audios. It kept me on the edge of my seat waiting to jump in the book to help out the victims.

I thought the narrator did a good job, there was one time where he repeated one word and I really wasn't sure if that was a repeat or not. He has a pleasant voice, easy to listen to and his character voices were very nice. I almost always knew who was talking and what they were feeling. There is no volume change, no background noise really is a very clean audio. I totally enjoyed this and look forward to listening to more of his work.

Very good series, look forward to listening to more of their work

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Wow who woulda thunk it?

I have thoroughly enjoyed all of the Carter Blake series. They all involved twists and turns galore. But, this one had me guessing wrong almost from the very beginning. Well, wrong but not really wrong - without spoiling it for you I will tell you to keep an open mind.

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  • 05-11-19

Good twist at the end

Enjoyed this very much, had it right but in the wrong order, looking forward to my next book now by the same author

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  • Rob Roy
  • 04-26-18

Top notch crime thriller.

Mason Cross and Carter Blake are definitely at the top of my 'must-read and must-listen when I can't read' list! The experience was definitely enhanced by the excellent narration of Eric Meyers and I find that is often not the case. So highly recommended on all counts.