• The Last to Die

  • The Cherokee Pointe Series, Book 2
  • By: Beverly Barton
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (2,517 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Be careful who you love....

Cherokee Pointe, Tennessee, has seen murder before, but nothing like what has claimed the life of Jamie Upton, heir to the Upton fortune. The crime is so vicious, so personal and filled with hatred, the authorities are certain it had to be someone he knew...someone hiding an unimaginable sadistic streak behind a friendly facade. 

Be careful who you trust....

The number-one suspect is Jamie's former lover Jazzy Talbot. The girl from the wrong side of the tracks has always been Cherokee Point's favorite target for gossip and worse. Jazzy knows she didn't kill Jamie...just as she knows she's being watched, stalked like prey....

Be careful what you know....

And then the killer strikes again...and again...with the same chilling signature. With no one to believe her innocence except enigmatic drifter Caleb McCord, Jazzy plunges into a small town's long-buried secrets and shocking family sins...each startling truth bringing her dangerously close to a killer determined to make Jazzy the last to die....

©2004 Beverly Beaver (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Spectacular

Beverly Barton never lets me down. This was a amazing book just like the others in this series. I've fell in love with the characters, they all have found a place in my heart. Marguerite Gavin does a brilliant job reading this book, she also makes this book shine.

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great book

loved the book
Thank you so much for asking, love the author and will listen to more

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Good book overall.

This one started slow and was a little hard to follow. Overall I still liked it, just not as well as The Fifth Victim. I look forward to the next in series on audio.

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Amateur writing

This book could have been good. Book started off really slow and barely progressed. I was waiting for this to be more gripping... but this wait was unanswered. I found myself caring less and less as to the storyline.

Sex scenes were repetitive and unnecessarily so. I almost felt like the author wasn’t confident in her writing so throwing in these long redundant sex scenes was ‘the answer’

Avoiding this author in the future.

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Kind of sexually graphic but a good book

I came to this book for a mystery and I am pretty open minded but some of the scenes were very sexually graphic and very detailed. I ended up skipping through some of those parts because it was just so explicit. Otherwise this story was great and I kept coming back to it to hear the end of the story.

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Warning: Explicit, Nasty Sex & Gory Violence

I’m done with this author & series. It started out good with the first book but quickly went downhill with the storyline & the narration. There’s a lot of vulgar sex scenes & twisted scenes of torture & extreme gory violence. I listen to at least two books a week. So many of these sale & “plus” books are amateur & a waste of my time. This was one of them.

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more romance than thriller

selacious content does not enhance the story of elevate the quality of the story.

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Graphic violence in romantic suspense novel

Rich and spoiled Jamie Upton, heir to the Upton fortune, is back in town accompanied by his fiancée. Jamie is known for a long line of lovers. Having a fiancée isn't slowing him down at all. When Jamie's tortured body is found in a cabin on the mountain, his former lover, Jazzy Talbot, is the prime suspect. Jazzy is certain that someone is watching her; but can't prove it. Her friends believe in her innocence, but the rest of the town considers her a murderer. Caleb McCord, the bouncer Jazzy hired at her club, is worried about her and is sticking close. When another murder occurs, secrets from the past come to light and threaten Jazzy's life.

This is the second book in the Cherokee Pointe trilogy. The suspense portions of the book kept my interest. The local psychic saw Jamie's murder and knows that the killer was a woman. There were several viable suspects to sort through. I liked that the author gave us enough information to pick out the killer. The romance portion of the story was okay, but felt unfinished by the end of the book. I hope Jazzy and Caleb's story continues in the last book of the series. The graphic torture scenes and the over-the-top sex scenes were a little too much for me. Be warned that many listeners will not like this.

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Hated the Narrator.

The storyline was ok, but the descriptives weren't enough to put me all the way into the scenes. This narrator wasn't a compliment to the experience either. I don't want to hear that narrator again.

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Hard to follow

After reading reviews, I expected a slow start; however, I couldn't get past the narration. The storyline was hard to follow because same inflection of narrator.

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  • 08-31-22

Verbal porn

One of the most awful books I have ever listened to. Every woman was beautiful, every man gorgeous and all sex was the best ever. Like a soap who dunnit. Sleazy and sickening.

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  • 04-29-22

Did not finish

I could feel my IQ drop while listening to this.

It was entertaining at first because it was so incredibly over the top. But the writing is mediocre at best, characters are flat and predictable, and the storyline is littered with unnecessarily long, inauthentic dialogues.

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