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Seconds to Live Audiobook

Seconds to Live: Scarlet Falls, Book 3

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Publisher's Summary

Wildlife biologist Mac Barrett avoided his hometown of Scarlet Falls for years - too many bad memories. But when he receives the news that his father is dying, he rushes home only to discover he's too late. Shaken, Mac retreats to his remote cabin seeking peace and solace. Instead, he crashes his jeep to narrowly avoid running over the naked body of a woman lying in the road. Even more disturbing, when he regains consciousness, the body is gone.

Police detective Stella Dane wants to believe Mac, even if his story about the vanishing body seems far-fetched. But when Mac's description matches the missing woman she's been searching for, it raises a disturbing question: How does a dead body disappear?

Mac and Stella will have to work together to find the answer and catch a psychotic kidnapper - and quickly. The killer has a deadly message to send, and the case is about to become personal....

©2016 Melinda Leigh (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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  • Trish R.
    JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States
    1/07/16
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    "Great book but terrible narration.."

    I absolutely love Ms. Leigh’s murder mysteries and I hate when they end. I can never figure out who the bad guy is until the hero or heroine does, very near the end of the book. I like not being able to figure out who-dunnit early in the book.

    Another thing I really, really like is the romance is without angst or misunderstandings. That’s awesome. I hate when a 300 to 400 page book is just full of that crap and nothing to go with it. This one was great in not having that kind of nonsense.

    While Mac and Stella fell in love there was all kinds of mystery and murder going on. And they were a great twosome; Stella being a cop and Mac being trained by his insane father in the art of warfare. Geez, what he and his brothers and sister went through as children was totally crazy: their father throwing his paralyzed self into the pool and making Mac save him from drowning, AND Mac was 11 years old. Who does that? Ms. Leigh gave you more than the murderer to hate.

    It was very nice that Grant, Ellie, Brody and Hannah were in this book. It’s always nice seeing old friends. I liked Lance, too, but he was kind of messed up. He did have enough smarts to quit the force when he realized it. And, Captain Horner was just an ass. All he cared about was how he looked on TV during a press conference. I didn’t like him at all.

    There wasn’t really any sexual tension in this book but there was some nicely written sex. There was swearing and the F-bomb was released 24 times.

    As to the narrator: Nothing personal but Ms. Dukehart sucks. She sucked on the and second book but I thought she’s do better on this one. I mean, I can see a narrator being lousy years ago, when all that was required was for someone to read a book. BUT with all the complaints about a female reader not trying to make their voice manly or reading like a robot, whatever, you’d think someone would get better. No so, for Ms. Dukehart. She still thinks that all she has to do is read the book. So, I’m done with Melinda Leigh’s books unless or until she finds a better narrator. If this is the best she can do when it comes to a narrator then I’ll find someone else to listen to. If the book says he spoke in a deep sexy voice and he actually sounds like a girl, then something is definitely wrong, and the hero, Mac, sounded just like a girl through the whole book. The best Ms. Dukehart did was make two old women sound like two old women. I guess she thought that was good enough.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Lia
    Sutton, Australia
    23/10/16
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    "Great book under $8"

    Seconds to Live continues the story of the Barrett family, this time letting us into the life of the families youngest son, Mac. Mac thinks of himself as the black sheep of the family, mistakes made in his teen years have left him feeling he is a disappointment to his siblings. He has been avoiding his home town and trying in his own way to make up for his perceived mistakes. Mac returns home to be with his dying father and along with Stella Dane, a homicide detective he has history with, becomes embroiled in the search for a killer.
    This was a well written and enjoyable story, but I did find it slightly more predictable than the authors other novels.
    The book had very likable characters and the development of the romance between Mac and Stella was appealing but rather rapid in its professions of love., but then again they did have a past history. I really enjoyed the layers of Mac's personality and the complexity of his relationship with his siblings. Overall the story-line was an entertaining read with enough twists and intrigue to keep you hooked.

    Cris Dukehart was very good with the delivery of the syory

    13 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • LRC13
    24/08/16
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    "Horrid narrator--she will drive u insane"

    Monotone, no inflection, made the love scenes seem like 2 computers were going at it. Love this author but the narrator ruined it.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • D. S.
    CT United States
    24/05/17
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    "Love the series"

    I love the twists and the great character development... and the audio is great and easy to understand

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jf13
    6/01/17
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    "Corny"

    The writing felt corny and cheap. The story was predictable. Hard to finish. I didn't care about these characters.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Erika Johns
    17/10/16
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    "Read this, don't listen"

    I'm not sure why other reviewers gave this narrator such high remarks - she's terrible. Her very audible intake of breath after each phrase or sentence makes everything she's saying sound either like a question, or like she just plain doesn't get the scene and situation. The series is great, but definitely a to-be-read-series, not a to-be-heard-series.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    7/09/17
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    "Praise for Scarlet Falls"

    A wonderful listen. Keeps you listening. The story winds around you, wrapping you in its images. The mystery , suspense, and romance... top notch!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tifflovesbooks
    15/08/17
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    "Great 3rd Book"

    This Scarlet Falls Trilogy is so good. The plots and love stories are unique. It's entertaining and suspenseful. Plus Leigh is a kickass in real life so her fight scenes are realistic. So refreshing to read real self-defense and women who know real self-defense.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Darla Sills
    17/07/17
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    "loved it"

    I can not get enough of these books. I do not care for the narrator when she does the men's voices other than that it's been great. I was glad to see Brody & Hanna playing important parts in this book. I love how Hanna can shoot all those different guns an hit the target Every time. I was glad that Mac realized he was loved an cared about an Hanna & Grant realized they abandon Mac when he was just a child. I think they also saw the coronal in a different light. if it wasn't for me they all would had been dead 10 times over.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A.Fro
    14/07/17
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    "Great series."

    Great suspense. Good story. Great characters and good narration.
    A series I would read again. Would love to hear more about this family.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Noreen Jones
    15/08/17
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    "Great book"

    Great audio book have listen to all three books love this author will get more

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Naomi C.
    Ireland
    16/06/17
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    "Decent set of audio books"

    These books are pretty good for listening while walking or working out. Some strange pronunciations by narrator e.g. "shone" sounds like "shown" but on the whole, it was good. Thank you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    28/03/17
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    "Great"

    Love this book. I don't know if this is the last of the Barratt books but SPOILER ALERT the only improvement I could think of is to know what sentences Donnie got for the murder of Lee and Kate and the crimes against Grant Carson and the arson. Also what happened to Josh. Was he locked in a padded cell

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    17/03/17
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    "Read they lot !!!"

    This Is third book in they series and each have been a real good book in my opinion, pure page turners. All had a secondary storyline and run seamlessly.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ian
    25/02/17
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    "an amazing series."
    If you could sum up Seconds to Live in three words, what would they be?

    fantastic powerful amazing


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Seconds to Live?

    when stella saved mac and jeanna.


    Which character – as performed by Cris Dukehart – was your favourite?

    liked the way she did stella, thought she really portraid her character well.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    when stella and mac started to realise they had feelings for eash other.


    Any additional comments?

    fantastic series of books and this is an author i will read again

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fleetwoodboy
    9/10/16
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    "Look behind you"

    Great story which is completely different from the norm. The main twists come as a surprise as the lead characters aren't the ones being hunted

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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