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Bad Karma

Narrated by: Liz Thompson
Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)
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Editorial Reviews

This psychological suspense thriller in the tradition of Silence of the Lambs will have listeners loath to hit the pause button. Bad Karma follows psychopath Agnes Hatcher, institutionalized at Darden State Hospital for the Criminally Insane. When Agnes’ psychiatrist decides to take a vacation, she flies into a jealous rage, escapes from the hospital, and traces the erstwhile shrink - her one true love - to a remote California island. Performer Elizabeth Thompson delivers a roiling portrait of Agnes’ psychotic obsessions. Thompson’s adroit pacing lends authenticity to the unhinged heroine’s twisted mindset, as dour, depressive, psychosexual deliberations are punctured by ferocious flashes of violent mania, propelling this protagonist toward a cruel and captivating climax.

Publisher's Summary

At Darden State Hospital for the Criminally Insane, psychopath Agnes' rage is triggered when her psychiatrist Trey leaves town for a family vacation. She'll ensure his vacation is anything but restful in this twisted thriller. "A sleek, smooth, and constantly surprising page-turner..." Bad Karma is a fast-paced, full-length suspense thriller of heart-pounding terror and reincarnation from critically-acclaimed, award-winning novelist, Douglas Clegg. Book #1 in the Criminally Insane series.

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Critic Reviews

"Douglas Clegg knows exactly what scares us, and he knows just how to twist those fears into hair-raising chills..." (Tess Gerritsen, New York Times best-selling author of the Rizzoli & Isles series, The Apprentice, The Surgeon, and Harvest)

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  • shelley
  • 12-01-2018

Don't waste your time...

I found this book to be just plain silly. A woman in a psych hospital for the criminally insane is soooo dangerous the staff keep a cloth over her face. Since her crazy eyes freak them out the material covers her eyes as well. When she escapes no one knows what she looks like because they've kept her like that for 10 YEARS....
Need I say more?
I don't recommend this book.
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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-09-2018

Gross

Yuck. That is that is pretty much all I can think of to say. Unless you are really into mayhem, gore, and the horrible things people can do to one another, I cannot recommend this book. It turned my stomach.

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  • KJ
  • 12-09-2018

not worth it

i was really hoping this would be a better story. the beginning started out great but by the middle everything was so predictable and the ending was just plain weird. Definitely not worth the credit!

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  • Customer X
  • 06-09-2018

Meh.

I dislike one of the protagonists to a really strong degree that is making it difficult for me to finish the book. It would have been a better story for me if the wife had been more likeable. Also, *why* do so many narrators pronounce "forward" as "foe-ward" instead of "for-ward"? Picky, I know, lol. Overall this one was better than listening to nothing, but still just a little disappointing.

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  • Sadcelticlady
  • 05-02-2018

Powerful

Spellbinding and electric ! This is one vey intense storyline.peels back the very soul of madness !

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  • Bleu Lee
  • 24-01-2019

Awesome & Intense

Couldn't even pause once.. Had me on the edge of my seat.. I enjoyed this better than a movie...!!

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  • stormygrl0804
  • 05-10-2018

I was a little nervous

I was a little nervous that this story was going to be too graphic. but it was no worse then say, Criminal Minds. good narrative with very few stand out mistakes. I would get another book by this author.

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  • JoAnn Pine
  • 27-09-2018

Fast and, indeed, furious

I highly recommend this book to anyone who doesn't like to wait three or four pages for the next thrill, chill, slice and dice. I will definely be reading more from this author.

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  • Doc Taylor
  • 14-09-2018

4 stars for style, 2 for story

Mr. Clegg can WRITE. Unlike a lot of modern authors, he has some real skills, but his story is formulaic and oh-so-predictable. C’mon, Doug. You can do better than this!.

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  • Bobbi
  • 04-09-2018

A great book!

Right up there with Silence of the Lambs only faster paced! Reading the rest of the series next. Highly recommend this book.