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Diabolical

Written by: Jana DeLeon
Narrated by: Julie McKay
Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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From New York Times best-selling author Jana DeLeon, the third book in the Shaye Archer thriller series.

Nine years ago, the police found Shaye Archer wandering in the French Quarter, beaten and abused and with no memory of the previous 15 years, not even her name. Now, at 24, Shaye is a licensed private investigator, determined to get answers for her clients when the police can't help. But her last case uncovered more than anyone anticipated, and pieces of Shaye's missing past have surfaced with unexpected consequences.

She's starting to remember.

Will Shaye unlock the secrets buried deep in her mind? And more importantly, can she handle the truth if she does?

©2016 Jana DeLeon (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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  • Wayne
  • 2017-12-20

Well, that ending was a huge surprise!

The novels in the Shaye Archer series should be read in order. I've made comments in my reviews of the prior 2 novels in the series that it is not typical Jana DeLeon stuff; it is much better. Excellent reviews have already been written by Audible listeners Shelley and Yvonne so I'm going to make mine short. The story and the narration are both outstanding. If you like suspense mysteries the Shaye Archer series is highly recommended.

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  • shelley
  • 2017-12-02

Archer family secrets and revelations...

Book three in this series has some revelations for Shaye Archer. The book begins in 1938 with a satanic ritual, it then picks up where the last book left off. I would recommend these books be read/listened to in order. Each ends with a cliff hanger and the next picks up from that point.
So, the last ended with a suspect dead and written records showing where he had been trafficking kids for over 20 years. The files are coded but the police are able to decode some of the earlier paperwork that have simpler coding and find information pertaining to the sale of Shaye and the payment to her mother (who recently died from a drug overdose). They also find information showing that the man who purchased Shaye recently purchased another young girl.
This book is a journey for Shaye to discover and confront her demons and hopefully rescue another young girl from the same fate.
Another thriller that I HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
Julie McKay does an outstanding job narrating. I think she gets better with each book!
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  • Tracy T
  • 2018-02-26

Great Story, Narration is okay.

Another great story in this series. We finally get to find out what happened to Shaye but I think there may be more to the story..... Just thinking that.

I am enjoying these stories very much, they are fast paced, Shaye is smart and a good PI so far she hasn't had any TSTL moments. LOL I like Jackson the detective, a little romance seems to be brewing here, but it is a very small part of the stories and not taking over the cases Shaye is working on. There are some surprises in this book. And we get more Hustle! Love that kid.

As for the narration, again with I am about to cry or panic voice reading is constant. UGH stop it! at certain times it is required but all the reading like that is not necessary. I do keep listening and it is annoying, but its a good thing the stories are good and fast paced.

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  • Sharon S
  • 2018-11-23

Good story!

I have a problem with the male voices being the same. There needs to be some variances. The male voice also sounds a bit weak and sorrowful. May not get the rest of the series on audible due to this.

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  • Moderntrz
  • 2018-06-08

Great story - narrator needs coaching

first - I love Julie's voice. But everything is "dire". Everything - every voice, every person talking, every time. OK - not when she reads the chapter names.

second - I am really enjoying the story. Jana has several story lines I like. This one seems to have the most depth. Sadly - I just can't keep listening to everything being 'dire" -- just can't do it. I travel so much - and don't have the moments to actually read or I would just buy the books instead.

third - if Julie could modulate differently, I think the story would take on so much more depth and interest. As I said - I like her voice, not shrill, not harsh, a nice tone --- Not every moment of every life - no matter how messy that life is can manage to be dire --- if so, that is a different story all together.

So - if the narration doesn't bother you --- it's an awesome series!! Jana has done a very good job in research and detail

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  • S.
  • 2019-05-06

crazy and frightening!

This one kept me spinning to the last chapter. An excellent listen but not for bed time!

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  • Brenda
  • 2019-04-24

Never saw it coming!

Loved this book! Thought I had the bad guys figured out but it was a complete shock. As I said, I never saw it coming. I would highly recommend this book.

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  • Jacqueline Ermold
  • 2019-04-02

Good ending

Another exciting ending really enjoyed this one. Can’t wait to start the next one in series.

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  • Kecia
  • 2019-03-25

Love Shaye

Love this series. All the stories are great and keeps you so intrigued .Main characters are very interesting also.

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  • Sarah
  • 2019-03-19

Thrilling!

Loved this book! It's thrilling and tells of shayes mysterious past!. Can't wait for the rest of the books.