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Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
Series: Rayne Tour, Book 1
Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins

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Publisher's Summary

This daughter of a rock star has it all - until murder crashes her world.

The exciting and suspenseful Rayne Tour series features 16-year-old Shaley O'Connor, on tour with her mother's popular band. Shaley lives in a whirlwind of backstage secrets, hotels, and limos. With beauty and fame of her own, Shaley wants for nothing... except the one thing she can't have. During a concert, 16-year-old Shaley O'Connor stumbles upon the body of a friend backstage. Is Tom Hutchens' death connected to her?

Frightening messages arrive. Paparazzi stalk Shaley. Her private nightmare is displayed for all to see. Where is God at a time like this? As the clock runs out, Shaley must find Tom's killer - before he strikes again.

©2011 Brandilyn Collins, Amberly Collins (P)2011 Zondervan

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-01-2012

makes me want to read the next one

The story was good, the characters were believable. It wasn't on the edge of your seat drama, but I have to say I enjoyed this listen very much. I always enjoy Tavia as a narrator. I will be getting the next book in the series and will be looking for more from this author. I liked the cliff hanger ending.

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  • Laura Kreitzer Morgan
  • 31-03-2012

Like Regurgitated Steak

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The listening experience was 5 stars, it was the horrific writing that gained my one-star rating.

Would you ever listen to anything by Brandilyn Collins and Amberly Collins again?

Maybe, and only because Tavia Gilbert narrates the next two in this series.

What about Tavia Gilbert???s performance did you like?

Audiobook narration was brilliant, as always with Tavia Gilbert (and the reason I bought this from audible in the first place), but the story was like a regurgitated piece of steak. Tavia saved this book. Thank His Noodly Appendage for that!

You didn???t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

7) The only real praise I have for the actual writing of the book was from the killer's perspective. Only in small doses though. After about the third time of reading something in his POV, I was going,

Any additional comments?

I'll just make a quick list of things that immediately stand out to me.
1) A character is killed at the beginning of the book (Tom), which is fine and all, but the main character, Shaley, is in a state of grief and sadness throughout the novel, though we have absolutely no connection with the dude who was murdered. I'd say about three minutes was spent on Tom's character before he was whacked off. There wasn't even any substantial flashbacks to show Tom's and Shaley's friendship as the investigation unfolds (unless you count her remembering him shaking a hand). So instead of sympathizing with Shaley, I wanted to rip her arms off and beat her (or myself) with them. Which brings me to . . .
2) As much as Shaley is saddened and cries over the above character, she goes shopping the next day with her bff for fun. This was a WTF? moment. If you've lost a close friend, you understand that the last thing you feel like doing is