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  • FBI Profiler, Book 1
  • Written by: Lisa Gardner
  • Narrated by: Sarah Zimmerman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (222 ratings)

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The Perfect Husband

Written by: Lisa Gardner
Narrated by: Sarah Zimmerman
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Publisher's Summary

What would you do if the man of your dreams hides the soul of a killer?

Jim Beckett was everything she'd ever dreamed of...But two years after Tess married the decorated cop and bore his child, she helped put him behind bars for savagely murdering ten women. Even locked up in a maximum security prison, he vowed he would come after her and make her pay. Now the cunning killer has escaped - and the most dangerous game of all begins....

After a lifetime of fear, Tess will do something she's never done before. She's going to learn to protect her daughter and fight back, with the help of a burned-out ex-marine. As the largest manhunt four states have ever seen mobilizes to catch Beckett, the clock winds down to the terrifying reunion between husband and wife. And Tess knows that this time, her only choices are to kill - or be killed.

©1998 Lisa Baumgartner (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Weak characters

All the characters were weak and none of them grew throughout the story. None of their stories, actions or relationships made me sympathize with any of them.

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Perfect thriller

I read this book in 2009 and loved it. This book was presented nicely and wasn’t annoying. Really good story had me at edge. Love it

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Fabulous Story, Just Too Much Sex

This was an amazing story. had me on the edge of my seat. Huge Lisa Gardner fan. My Audible library is filled with her buuuuut, this one went overboard on the sex.

I'm no prude, and for the mental state of Jim Beckett, sure, let's hear his fantasies, but the other characters...the details...too much.

It detracted for the storyline, and was placed at times no one would actually be having sex.

Really started to get on my nerves, I wasn't up for 50 Shades when I added this book to my library.

With that said, take out the overly detailed sex and this may be one of my favorite Lisa G. books.

I will be having Jim Beckett nightmares for weeks! :)

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Great Performance for a mediocre story

Narrator did a great job. Story was predictable and the female protagonist was unlikeable most of the book.

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Fast Paced Thriller

This thriller has a little bit of everything - love, kidnapping, murder.... It was a great book, though a bit on the predictable side.

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Excellent good read

Thoroughly enjoyed this novel could barely stop it . I enjoyed the narrator and found her voice soothing when needed to be

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S and M not my cup of tea

Bad book. Excuse to write about sexualized violence. It was so bad that I didn’t even dislike the book. I hated it and could not finish it.

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Meh…

I usually love this author, but this book wasn’t worth purchasing. The narrator was outstanding but the plot line meandered and it was difficult to relate to the characters. The second book in the series was way better…you don’t need to have read this one.

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Slow and difficult to get into

Didn’t love this book compared to Lisa Gardeners other books! Hard to get into and never got hooked on the book!

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No One Is Perfect

The story kept me captivated, wanting to listen to every single word, not having any interruptions. Well worth it.

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