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Publisher's Summary

A schoolgirl found it on a nature hike. A severed human foot wearing pink nail polish. A gruesome but invaluable clue that leads forensic pathologist Birdy Waterman down a much darker trail - to a dangerous psychopath whose powers of persuasion seem to have no end.

Only by teaming up with sheriff's detective Kendall Stark can Birdy hope to even the odds in a deadly game. It's a fateful decision the killer wants them to make. And it's the only way Birdy and Kendall can find their way to a murderer who's ready to kill again....

©2014 Gregg Olsen (P)2015 Tantor

What the critics say

"Readers will clamor for more stories featuring Waterman and Stark." ( RT Book Reviews)

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The storyline was interesting but a bit convoluted. A lot of characters and a lot of plots and quite predictable in a few places, especially the ending.

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  • Valerie Hill
  • 2015-03-20

A bit to juvenile

Mediocre can't see that it was written for adults maybe teens would enjoy it better . I also think it would be better narrated by a woman as most of the caricatures are women

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  • Sharilyn
  • 2015-03-14

Narrator....meh

Story was fine. The narrators inflections reminded me of a man who might have done radio mysteries back in 1930.
I would listed to how he voiced a line and I would think "come on! The (character) wouldn't have said it like that!

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  • Beverly
  • 2015-03-16

Schizophrenic

This book is so convoluted and makes so many twists and turns that make no sense to the story that the author must have been listening to voices I could not hear.

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  • AudaciousMe
  • 2022-01-08

Solid Entertainment

I enjoyed the twists in the story and the resolution and reveal. I just thought the story could have ended with more "thunder" or punch. I did enjoy the story.

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  • EMK
  • 2022-01-01

Just alright

The story was just all right. It kept me interested, but not on the edge of my seat. The majority of dialogue in the written version was spoken by women. With that said, I don't understand why a male narrator was chosen. Men doing women's voices or any adult doing a child voice is usually not the best.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-08-25

The girl in the woods

I love this author always a twist that you are not expecting. I can’t wait to read the next book.

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  • valerie
  • 2021-08-15

AWFUL

This book was not what I expected. It was awful. I could HARDLY WAIT for it to be over. It was way too long.


RECOMMENDATION: SKIP IT

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  • Deanne Iredale
  • 2021-07-01

ok story bad narrator

This book was ok but I found it off-putting that they chose a male reader when almost all main characters were female. the reader also was kind if cheesy and didn't have great cadence.

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  • Saoirse
  • 2020-06-10

Arrests with no evidence?

The story is good until the conclusions...one killer all evidence blantently obvious not hidden, the other accused...how did they even arrest her? Poor editing

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  • kellikay
  • 2020-05-25

Worst Gregg Olsen book I've listened to

I have not finished the book yet, but it's just all over the place and I find it not believable
and just plain hard to listen to. Narration is poor and just not believable. I'm just
shocked the review on this book is so high; 4 or 5 stars. Maybe we all are listening to
a different book.