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Publisher's Summary

A merciless killer on the hunt...an innocent child in his sights...a woman driven to the edge to stop him...

The killer knows Eve Duncan all too well. He knows the pain she feels for her murdered daughter, Bonnie, whose body has never been found. He knows that as one of the nation's top forensic sculptors she'll insist on identifying the nine skeletons unearthed on a bluff near Georgia's Talladega Falls. 

He knows she won't be able to resist the temptation of believing that one of those skeletons might be her daughter's. But that is only the beginning of the killer's sadistic game. He wants Eve one on one, and he'll use his ace in the hole to make sure she complies. And he won't stop playing until he claims the prize he wants most: Eve's life. 

©1999 Iris Johansen (P)1999 Random House, Inc., Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Johansen is at the top of her game....an enthralling cat-and-mouse game...perfect pacing...the suspense holds until the very end." (Publishers Weekly)
 

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Abridged? .... Really?

I really like this book,but I HATE books that are abridged. Pity, cause it is a good book.

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The book kept moving at a very good pace, never a lull in the action. It is similar to other serial killer mystery type books as far as the way events occur, but that's to be expected. There weren't any "unbelievable" characters or events as in other books with supercops or superkillers if you know what I mean. It is only a 5 hour book and it went really fast.

The only problem I had with it was the female reader. It was difficult, especially in the beginning to determine which character was speaking. A few times I had to go back and figure it out. She didn't vary voices often enough, as I've heard other readers do. She did read with enthusiasm though which kept me interested the entire time. Overall, I thought it was very good.

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Terrible audio quality

I felt like I was listening to this book on an old AM radio, which made it difficult to really get into the story. I can't believe this hasn't been fixed.

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audio sounds like it was recorded over the phone

Really was a struggle to get into. When the "twists" in the story came about I was confused and quickly realized that I didn't care what was happening

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Awful audio

While the book is great, as usual, the audio is terrible. It sounds like it sound like a poor recording done in a closet. It's reminiscent of a landline telephone audio from the 80's. It's incredibly difficult to listen to without focusing on the subpar audio. If it wasn't #2 in a series I'd delete it and request a refund. I'm disappointed.

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Sound quality lacking

I can not identify the problem exactly but this recording doesn’t sound as good as other book recordings.

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love Iris Johansen

loved it eve duncan series is my all time favorite. would recommend to anyone

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bad audio but good book

the story is good and the performance was good but the quality of sound was bad. the recording itself. after a while you get used to it... once you have gotten into the story...

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Amateur audio, wow

The reader was good, the sound quality was atrocious, the music just as awful, but it's otherwise a consistent Eve Duncan story.

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Love this series!

I love this series! I didn't like the abridged version though. It sounded like an old 70's TV show.