What's your greatest fear?
It's criminal profiler Ivy Dunlap's job to unravel the psyches of the most dangerous men alive. None haunt her dreams more than the killer who took her son's life sixteen years ago, then silently disappeared into the dark. Now an urgent request for help from the Chicago police has reawakened Ivy's greatest nightmare.
The Madonna Murderer has returned to fulfill his calling. This time Ivy understands the killer, and will face her greatest fear to stop him from killing again...
©2002 Theresa Weir (P)2013 Theresa Weir
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"Compelling and deliciously creepy"
I've been a regular reader of Anne Frasier's thrillers for as long as she's been writing them. What a happy surprise to see that Hush has made its way to audio!
Narrator Emily Beresford convincingly brings Frasier's characters to life with distinct voices for all. It's a tautly written serial killer police procedural, an intelligent and meaty story. Frasier's hero and heroine are refreshingly human; a welcome change from the stick figure kickass heroine and waxed-torso-of-steel hero so prevalent in recent romantic suspense.
I'd love to see more of Frasier's suspense brought to audio. Ditto her romances written as Theresa Weir.
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"Not a cookie cutter"
interesting, suspenseful, fresh
Hush is a crime drama much like many others but the storyline is quite fresh and UNLIKE any other I've personally read.
I found Ms. Beresford's narration to be stiff and slow in the beginning but she seemed to warm up to the story so that by about the middle of the book, I was able to lose myself in the book and forget about the narration.
If you enjoy stories involving psychopathic killers, this will be an enjoyable read for you.
"This book is so boring and stereotypical"
Wow, so boring and so many stereotypes. It is awful. Nothing at all like some of her other books that I have read. The performance is wooden, which doesn't help since the story just crawls along, sad and predictable. I'm not sure when she wrote this, but it has anachronism s galore. Her other books are so good, which makes this all the sadder.
"Pretty thin stuff"
This one just didn't work for me. Humorless and melodramatic, predictable all the way through, made me feel like I'd already read this same book 100 times before. Not helped at all by the reader who seemed to be narrating a cartoon. Male voices were especially cringe-worthy. I see others have enjoyed it, but this was not my cuppa tea.
There's so much potential in this story, but ultimately it felt like a puzzle that never quite fit together. It's disjointed and skips around a lot and leaves this listener feeling unfocused.
No. I like the genre.
Emily did a good job with her narration. Some of the characters were difficult to distinguish if there were several in a conversation. She has a pleasant voice and is suited to this genre.
"Frightening Serial Killer~Fascinating Story"
Though not for the faint of heart, I really enjoyed this story. Max and Ivy are likable characters (would love to see a sequel) and if this were a print book, I would call it a real page turner. The ending, in my opinion, was just perfect.
"Not finished, and Not Going to Bother"
Painful. This book is really lame - at least for me. Maybe I just wasn't in the mood for a weak and unbelievable story that's mushy with romance. Maybe I've outgrown romantic thrillers.
Basically, the main character, who was the serial killer's victim 16 years ago, and whose baby was killed by said killer, is asked to come back to help with the case when the murderer re-emerges 16 years later. Yeah. Okay. Let's just pull a damaged victim out of hiding to help catch the guy.
The main male character is okay, has a strained relationship with his adopted son.
Blah blah blah.
I just can't bear to listen to any more.
Get this book if you are a fan of romantic thrillers. You might like it. I prefer no romance with my murder, whenever possible.
If Audible had a "Donate Your Used Book Bin", I would throw it in in a heartbeat.
I bought this book because it was cheap. Was I ever surprised to enjoy it so much? I listened to it in one
L O N G session. All good.
I don't think it would matter either way.
When they found DNA of his mom's in the spaghetti jars.
Max, gruff on the outside, puppy dog on the inside!
No, reminded me of other horror stories, I've read.
Yeah, to the narrator. Brush up on the way you introduce your characters, they all sound the same!
Couldn't stop listening once I started. Loved the narrator almost as much as the book.
Run of the mill stuff. I like layers to my story and this one has no surprises and no depth.
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