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Denver detective Jake McCoy is trying to recover - both physically and emotionally - from the shooting death of a young boy that also left her injured. She soon finds herself rehabbing at her cabin in the mountains, soaking in the remote natural springs - which is exactly where psychologist Nicole Westbrook vacations and soon stumbles across her....   

When Nicole leaves the next day, the two women know little more about the other than her first name - yet they are now lovers instead of strangers.  

When Jake returns to Denver, a serial murder investigation soon leads her to Nicole. As the investigation develops, their physical attraction threatens to compromise the case. Nicole finds herself struggling to remain in the professional closet that she's been hiding in for so long - a place where an out cop like Jake McCoy simply does not belong.  

Once the crimes are solved, will the women go their separate ways? Or will the physical attraction and the gentle tug of love prove that opposites do attract....

©2006 Gerri Hill (P)2019 Tantor

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Amazing

I loved this story
Abby Cradens voice in my ear when I’m working makes my shifts so so fast
Crying at work wasn’t great but I loved the suspense

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Loved it

The whole class dilemma drove me spare
Seriously you’re Americans
What is all this class nonsense
As an Australian I was actually horrified by thAt particular sub plot, what is wrong with your culture
That aside, the story was very enjoyable
The narrator superb
I highly recommend this novel

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  • Corynn S.
  • 17-09-2019

50 shades of gray quality

I was so disappointed by this book! there are so many good reviews- I thought the romance would be secondary to the action, but this is 50 shades of gray with some murder/ crooked cops in a loose story in the background. The narrator does a good job and the plot was coherent enough to keep me listening (since I paid for it) but WOW is the writing bad. The number of times I heard “she’s not your type” “Jesus, I’m a cop for God’s sake” and “her eyes captured hers” made it VERY hard to keep listening. If you want some sex/romance poorly written with some exciting crime plot in the background , fine. If you want anything other than that- skip it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-08-2019

Good book but...

Tiny Spoilers. Some of the story is definitely cringeworthy. The love story is almost as cringeworthy. I enjoyed the criminal aspect of it but the details are very uncomfortable.
Nicole is pretty awful. Especially at the end. This woman Jake saves her life and she just lets her limp away. Literally. I’m a lesbian and I would never ever let a sexy hero cop leave me. F every single thing else. The love story drags near the end. Completely frustrating. Because I listened to The Target first, I know how it ends. I rolled my eyes multiple times in the last hour. Sorry for the negative comments just be prepared.

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  • IMO
  • 02-09-2019

Excellent!

I read The Killing Room years ago when it first came out and I loved it. Now on audio and narrated by Abby Craden? This was as exciting as a newly published Gerri Hill book.

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  • glenda Goodwitch
  • 24-10-2019

Loved this book!

To say that I loved this book is really not enough.
There were nail biting moments as the murder mystery unfolded with twists I didn't see coming. The descriptions of the mountains, hot springs and woodland areas were awesome. The characters developed like a fine wine sipped by an open fire. Jake and Nicole were amazing together. I looked up the original publication date (2006) when I thought about lesbians being closeted vs now that they are more free from much of the discrimination of just the few years that have passed. The freedom to marry has made a world of difference.
I highly recommend this book for both romance and mystery.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-10-2019

Narrator voices

The only complaint I have is that the narrator’s voice for one of the female characters is so deep that when she moves to male characters, it sounds straining and uncomfortable to listen too. It also makes it hard to hear.

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  • Margaret
  • 02-10-2019

Loved it!

I loved The Killing Room. Yes, I admit, it's not pretty. But it will hold your attention and keep you wondering. I loved the interaction between Jake and Nicole. Abby Craden is one of the best narrators in the business.

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  • Sab
  • 27-09-2019

The combination of great story and great narration

Gerri Hill never disappoints her books are so good and this one is one of the best.
Someone said to me that even the phone book will be great if Abby Craden will narrate it so when you have this combination it is a bliss
Looking forward to the 3 new Gerri Hill books I have in my library

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  • Chris
  • 19-02-2021

Best book ever

Abby Craden made this story come to life. Thank you, it is not just a microphone, but dreams that come to life, because of you.

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  • Mary M.
  • 18-02-2021

Not my type

We all say this but sometimes you just don't know. This was a very good read, I really enjoyed it.

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  • Deanna
  • 10-02-2021

Mixed feelings

This is the second time I've listened to this book and it reminded me of two frustrating things. 1. I forgot how much I didn't like Nicole's mantra of "She's not my type" 2. How infuriating and weak Nicole is. ok so three things 3. Nicole's "friends" are stuck up elitist bitches and how I would like to tell them to get over themselves.
These 3 things really make me want to give this less than the four stars I gave it BUT I really loved Jake and her relationship with her partner and his character in general. I also really enjoyed the actual crime story part if the book. I'm sure real cops are probably way more critical than I'm being...I just really got into trying to figure it out...the first time I listened. When Nicole wasn't pissing me off I really enjoyed her and Jake's chemistry? Not really sure how to describe. Basically, how Jake cares for her and sees Nicole's truer self and from Nicole's POV when she is being honest with herself. Listen and that might make sense lol. I also liked Jake's dog.
lastly, I really enjoyed the narration - two thumbs up.
So with all this said I would recommend the book. Maybe Ms. Hill's intention was to make some characters very unlikable and one of the main characters flawed and hurtful with some compassion, for her clients, thrown in. If that was her intention she nailed it! 😋

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  • Foxy
  • 30-07-2020

Suspense

I enjoyed this book. It was nice having the suspense and wondering who the serial murderer is. I must admit I got goose bumps three times in this book. I couldn’t put it down.

I must admit I loved Jake and the other characters, but Nicole wound me up quite a lot especially at the end, but that is not to say she’s not a good character, but at times she comes across as arrogant in my opinion.

I enjoyed Abby Craden doing the narration, as she always does a fantastic job and adds to the story.

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