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Summary

A copycat of the most famous murder in history...

A serial murderer nicknamed the Blood Dahlia has been terrorizing the quiet suburbs of Pennsylvania. Brutally mutilating his victims in the fashion of the most famous murder in Hollywood, the killer leaves no trace behind.   

The FBI's elite Behavioral Science Unit, the section responsible for the study and investigation of serial murder, has little evidence on which to go. Believing the killer to be beyond their reach, the agents in the BSU decide they must simply wait for the killer to make a mistake, until they meet Sarah King.   

Sarah, a mysterious outcast of the Pennsylvania Amish community, claims she has a unique ability: She can speak to the dead. And the victims of the Blood Dahlia are calling out to her. 

When the FBI enlists her help, special agent Giovanni Adami is skeptical of her abilities but begins falling for the young woman. His feelings for her are clouded with his distrust of psychic phenomena, but as the Blood Dahlia grows in his barbarism, he knows the FBI has little choice but to explore every avenue available.  

Whether or not Sarah can speak with the dead ultimately doesn't concern Giovanni. He is interested in results, and when Sarah begins providing some, he must question everything he knows about the world and his place in it. She is either the cleverest fraud he has ever met or a true psychic with an unexplainable gift.   

But when the Blood Dahlia takes an interest in Sarah personally, it will take every ounce of strength she has to survive. As she prepares for him to come for her, she realizes not everyone is what they seem.

©2014 Victor Methos (P)2018 Yossof Sharifi

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  • shelley
  • 17-09-18

Victor Methos is a FIVE STAR AUTHOR!!!!

This book is so far off the Victor Methos drum line . If I didn't know better I would think I was listening to an earlier Kay Hooper novel. The closest book I could think to compare this with is Hooper's Chill of Night.
This book has a woman (Sarah King) who grew up Amish but was disowned by her family because of her psychic abilities. I won't restate everything about her because you can read it in the publisher's summary. Her story is very interesting and thought provoking when she talks about what life was like when she was first cast out. Very little or no money and no one to turn to.
The murderer in this story is also an interesting character. Suffice to say abuse breeds more abuse.
Mackenzie Leigh Barmen does a fantastic job narrating.
This book has my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATIONS.
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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-10-18

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nice storyline, unique concepts, enjoyed presentation. I will be looking for the next book o. series

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  • Tracy T
  • 13-12-18

Decent story, Not a good narration!

So this was a decent 2.5 star story. I liked the premise and the story line. Sarah being able to talk to dead people or see peoples past and/or present was interesting.

The story line was good enough, it did get a bit much since Sarah's character seemed to be somewhat callous at certain times. It wasn't a fantastic book and it wasn't boring. Just decent.

I think part of my problem was the narration, it was not good. Mackenzie Leigh Barmen did NOT even try to do a male voice or give anyone their own distinct voice at all. She basically read it in all in one voice. So that was a downer and since I was just listening I had to make sure I was listening for who was talking. A good narrator will do several voices in stories so you can keep track of who's who. Not this girl. Nope.

So I would say to read the book and not listen to it. Those 5 star performance ratings are baffling to me.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-03-22

Great story line

But…the narrator is ok. She used an Irish accent for the Amish characters at one point and then a Bostonian accent later on in the story. She does well in other parts of the story. She didńt distinguish male voices very well and reads really fast. There was also background echos from the studio in most of the book.

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  • Tyler Kelly
  • 15-01-22

Decent book but terrible narrator

This might be the worst narrator that I have heard so far. Zero emotion and very boring and made it very hard to even follow along. I will not listen to another book that this girl narrates.

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  • Penni Moran
  • 29-08-21

Awesome Book!

This is a great book. i listened to it in one day.
One of my favorite authors, one of his best books.

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  • Beauhanks
  • 25-02-21

not one of his best

the writing is as supple as ever but this time I just didn't buy it.

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  • Vida T. Yancy
  • 29-12-20

Very good....but not

for the squeamish! Detailed death scenes. A lot of gore! Great storyline and character development!

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  • Paul V Spiegl Sr
  • 23-10-20

Loved it

This book was a clever mix of sci-fi and mystery. I would definitely pre-order a Book 2!

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  • Anthea
  • 18-08-20

Fantastic story

This was on-the-edge of your seat story, although it delved deeply into the occult as only psychics (who serve the devil) can speak to the dead like the mystic who called up Samuels familiar spirit for King Saul (which cost him his salvation) but very good story to listen to.