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A haunting tale of suspense, rendered with the masterful skill only Barker could muster. 

After the loss of his parents, young Jack Thatch first met Stella as a child - this cryptic little girl of eight with dark hair and darker eyes, sitting alone on a bench in the cemetery clutching her favorite book. Gone moments later, the brief encounter would spark an obsession. She'd creep into his thoughts, his every waking moment, until he finally finds her again exactly one year later, sitting upon the same bench, only to disappear again soon after. 

The body of a man found in an alley, every inch of his flesh horribly burned, yet his clothing completely untouched. For Detective Faustino Brier, this wasn't the first, and he knew it wouldn't be the last. It was no different from the others. He'd find another just like it one year from today. August 9, to be exact. 

Isolated and locked away from the world in a shadowy lab, a little boy known only as Subject "D" waits, grows, learns. He's permitted to speak to no one. He has never known the touch of another. Harboring a power so horrific, those in control will never allow him beyond their walls.

All of them linked in ways unimaginable. 

She Has a Broken Thing Where Her Heart Should Be conjures thoughts of early King and Koontz. A heart-pounding ride that creeps under your skin and will have you listening long into the night.

©2020 Jonathan Dylan Barker (P)2020 Recorded Books

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  • DobieChuck
  • 15-04-2020

Unputdownable

Could not pull myself away from this gem... Kingesque in its quickly engaging characters and ratcheting tension while weaving in the Dickensian vehicles that frame the story... extremely touching at times, and consistently human... Well plotted towards its inevitable ending, and w/ an atmosphere and mood that gets under your skin... Throw in an excellent voice performance and this one’s an outta the parker...

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  • Birdie
  • 16-04-2020

Almost 24 hours? Too too long

First let me say I always get JD Barker’s new releases. The Kind Worth Killing is one of my all time fav books. This however was just too long. The story is very cool and interesting. The writing is superb. Just too long. I actually fell asleep during parts and still had no trouble keeping up with the plot, that’s not a compliment. Loved the characters but some of the premise is too far fetched including the aunt’s inheritance to Pip. The actors were amazing, it’s a great story just not as good as some of Barker’s. Not sorry I purchased it but it’s not something I would want or have time to reread. Nice ending though!

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  • Terra
  • 09-06-2020

JD's best book.

I am a huge fan of J.D. Barker, in particular his 4MK series. This book was recommended to me by a friend, and it was just so absolutely unexpected. It is a very smart, very original book. As much as I love 4MK - the intelligence in this novel is something I would love to see more of from J.D.

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  • Alissa | wildcaughtword
  • 16-09-2020

I loved it

If Netflix doesn’t buy this and make it a limited series there will be a broken thing where my heart should be.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-04-2020

Sloooow so slooow

It need not take so long to unwind the details in a completely predictable story. I did not like the main female character at all and the voice used for her by the narrator was annoying at best. I listened through to the end because I kept thinking the redeeming twist would come. It did not.

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  • Stacey D Bray
  • 10-05-2020

Didn't want it to end!!!!

I love this book so much. All this talk of it being too long, I completely disagree. I was fearing the end only because I want it to just keep going!
J.D. Barker's writing is so enjoyable and I give much props to the narrators. Poor presentation has made me actually return audiobooks in the past. These guys were great.

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  • Donna Bulkley
  • 24-01-2021

Don’t miss the heart of this master author

Do not miss the heart and soul of the author in this multi part book. If U have read any other works by JD, U know he is not only a master level wordsmith, but writes with heart and conscious. He has always put a lot of meat on the page, but on these pages he absolutely drips a river of his own life’s blood. If you read deep, and think about the author and his background, you know this piece was given from the garden of his soul. I have read all of his works, and I believe this one to be his opus. I say, enjoy. Dee Blake, author

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-01-2021

Interesting premise

Tough not to think about potential parallels in an era of struggling through a pandemic and looking at the entire population lining up to be vaccinated... What exactly is in those shots...

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  • Teresa Ann Burns
  • 12-12-2020

OMG. YESSSSS YESSSS YASSS

I completely wildly agree with all reviewers below though I was skeptical- they were spot on!! UN-PUT-DOWN-ABLE. I’m about 3/4 in and so depressed that I know it’s going to end Wow just wow this was perfect ; I’ll have another please

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-12-2020

Flawless

can't go wrong with JD ... exceptional narration , always a plus as well.

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  • Peter Odukwe
  • 08-04-2020

An Exceedingly Great Book

J D Barker has outdone himself with this. A wonderful story of love, friendship, scary stuff and intrigue woven together as a rich tapestry. Nothing like the 4MK books but something that if you didn't know it, you would think Stephen King wrote. Absolutely outstanding.

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