This series has a continuing story arc and I recommend you read the books in order for maximum enjoyment.
Who knew that after the end of the last book Evelyn would face more perils? With Jasper safely stashed away, I thought Dr. Evelyn Talbot, head psychiatrist at Hanover House, the maximum security prison in Alaska, could finally relax and devote her time to researching serial killers at this facility she designed and developed for this purpose. When she’s abducted as she arrives home (this is disclosed in the opening pages), it’s not only a question of why but by whom. She’s six-months along in her high risk pregnancy and preparing to marry Sergeant Benjamin (Amarok) Murphy in a few days. No one knows where she is and Amarok races against the clock to try to find and save her.
At first, I was disappointed to learn Evelyn was abducted once again but this story soon took on different dimensions from the past. It took a minute to figure out the who, then the how and finally if some very bad things would happen before she was found (even that wasn’t guaranteed). We got several points of view throughout the book, which really made this even more interesting. I opted for the audiobook for the first time and now I’m committed to this format because Thérèse Plummer was just outstanding in every aspect of her performance. When things got really tense, she adjusted her cadence, pace and tone to match, making my heart race and consistently delivering a 5-star narration!
It takes a while for the story to build up and Amarok is going to drive you nuts with his frenzied investigation. But the payoff is huge as I didn’t want to stop listening, especially during the last 30% of the book. It was very good up to that point but impossible to put down once I reached it. This is a unique series and continues to bring the chills. It, yet again, surpassed my expectations.
- Release Date: August 27, 2019
- Series: The Evelyn Talbot Chronicles #4
- Narrator: Thérèse Plummer
- Audio Length: 10 hours, 8 minutes
- Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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(Thanks to Macmillan Audio for my complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.)