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The Scorpion

Narrated by: Abby Craden
Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
Categories: LGBT, Romance
4.5 out of 5 stars (18 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Poking a sleeping bear with a sharp stick is foolish. Marty Edwards is about to be very foolish.  

Investigative reporter Marty Edwards has found her niche: cold cases. She loves poring over old notes, hunting down long-forgotten witnesses, and digging down through the layers of an unsolved murder case. But this time, Marty is digging where someone obviously doesn't want her. And that someone might also include the Brownsville Police Department. Why else would they assign Detective Kristen Bailey to baby-sit her? 

Barely surviving two attempts on her life, Marty abandons Brownsville and the case. Danger follows her as the case turns red-hot. With Detective Bailey along for protection, they race along the Gulf Coast, neither knowing who, if anyone, they can trust. The hardest part is learning to trust each other before it's too late for their hearts - and their lives.

©2009 Gerri Hill (P)2020 Tantor

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Loved it.

I love that this book wasn't solely focused on the romance, (though it didn't lack in that department), there was a great story line, something that made sure the characters were brought back to one another. I've just recently started listening to Lesbian romance audio books, and I must say they are so much better than the movies I have seen with all the sad endings, however the books seem to be solely focused on the romance. if all lesbian romance novels were written like this with other focuses besides 2 people and their emotions, I would be listening to audio book ALL the time. If there is anything I would add to have this story as an after thought, it would be to add in some more thrills or suspense to the action scenes so that you are pulled into those scenes. I do like the way that the writer has created little luls so that the characters can have alone time to discover one another, but perhaps there could've been more interruptions that would have made even the relationship of whether it was going to happen or not a little more unsure. But all in all I loved it and will probably listen to it again at some point

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  • Beatrice Sahagún
  • 09-01-2020

Author and Narrator never disappoint

The only bad thing about this book is that it wasn’t long enough!!! I never guessed who the bad guy was! Romantic scenes were steamy. Overall a great read.

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  • keishie23
  • 12-01-2020

Whoa! Wonderful book

I must say this book was so much fun and pulled at the old heart strings. Marty and Kristen chemistry 🧪 flowed naturally. The twist and turns of this particular mystery kept me on the edge of my seat. Abbey Craden did an amazing job as usual. Thanks Gerri!! On my way to get Storms ⛈

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-01-2020

Loved!

This had me hooked from the first page. It was a great story from a brilliant writer; you should definitely check this one out.

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  • Angela Abercrombie
  • 03-05-2020

disappointing from Gerri Hill

Abby Craden is incredible as usual. But Gerri Hill was disappointing for this one. Predictable, unrealistic, and slow moving. Don't recommend.

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  • Mrs. NY
  • 24-01-2020

Good book!

Interesting plot and likeable characters. Gerri Hill always finds a way to create fantastic stories. And of course, the narrator did an excellent job bringing the characters and emotions alive. Highly recommended!

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  • IT
  • 21-01-2020

Love G. Hill thrillers & A. Craden elevates them!

I love this story. The characters felt grounded in not overly dramatic or angsty but human, flawed and real. The only issue that I can criticized is that Gerri Hill seems to have a pattern in which the main characters- SPOILER ALERT- have not deep ties nor are passionate about their careers. Maybe is a personal pet peeve because my career is such a defining and intrinsic part of my identity but it seems off that some many main characters can just shed that part of themselves and leave it behind.

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  • Nancy T.
  • 01-09-2020

As good as the book

Gerri Hill has been one of my favorites for years. I've been listening to her books lately, many of which I read a very long time ago. This one didn't let me down at all. I'm sure it helps that she got Abby Craden to narrate it.

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  • Sab
  • 01-06-2020

OMG

I couldn’t stop listening to this book. Where does Gerri Hill get these stories? And amazing writer, with an amazing imagination and to top it an amazing narrator. You could not ask for more

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  • Kendall
  • 26-03-2020

Love this story

I am a child protective investigator and love you hit foster kids missing love and the hope that love real love will happen. I hope the kids I have had to remove will have this!!

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  • glenda Goodwitch
  • 15-02-2020

Gritty and fun!

Very interesting and different from most cop vs bad guys books. One should keep a certain amount of moral flexibility, which I loved. As well as a great love story taking a slow burning evolution for these great,strong female characters. Abby Craden brings these characters to life. I only wish the author would pick a name for these gals and stick to it, at first it was confusing for me. I'd love to see them in a sequel, how about it Gerri?

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  • M. A. Mccormack
  • 23-08-2020

A clever little story

A few twists and turns along the way, a few clever little nuanced moments that work really well. Gerri writes these stories so well that I rarely have any negative thoughts about them

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  • sammy j rowlands
  • 27-06-2020

Brilliant

Gerry hill got me hooked on her books.Brilliant stories that I read over and over again.

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