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The Audio Book Guy - No Fluff. Just my honest opinion of the audio books I listen to.

Split Second - Catherine Coulter

 

Title: Split Second: An FBI Thriller

Author: Catherine Coulter

Read By: Paul Costanzo and Renee Raudman

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Genre: Fiction, Thriller

Number of Cd’s and/or Total running time: 5 CD’s / 6 hours and 10 minutes

ISBN-13: 978-1423365396

Link to the Author’s and/or Publisher’s Website: WEBSITE LINK

Link to Amazon.com for purchase (if applicable): Split Second: An FBI Thriller

Release Date (if applicable): 07.19.2011

Brief Summary:

From the author’s website:

A serial killer is on the loose, and it’s up to FBI agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock to bring him down. They soon discover that the killer has blood ties to the infamous now long-dead monster, Ted Bundy. Savich and Sherlock are joined by agents Lucy Carlyle and Cooper McKnight, and the chase is on.

At the same time, Special Agent Lucy Carlyle learns from her dying father that her grandfather hadn’t simply walked away from his family twenty-two years earlier: he had, in fact, been murdered by his wife, Lucy’s grandmother. Determined to uncover the truth, Lucy moves into her grandmother’s Chevy Chase mansion. What she finds, however, is more in the nature of a nightmare. Not only does she discover the truth of what happened all those years ago, but she faces a new mystery, a strange ring that holds powers beyond her ken. She learns about obsession and destruction and ultimate power.

As the hunt for the serial killer escalates, Savich realizes he’s become the killer’s focus, and the hunted. It’s up to Lucy to stop this madness before Savich dies.

Personal Review:

The book was very interesting and well written. Paul Costanzo and Renee Raudman are definitely auditors I will seek out in the future due to the perfect blend of non-chalant reading and passion when needed. Neither stretched their voices or altered them to an odd pitch or tone, allowing me to concentrate on the content without distraction.

This was a great FBI novel that I feel was spoiled by a touch of paranormal. The twists and turns in the plot kept me guessing and enough to make a great book. The daughter of a notorious serial killer continuing on her father’s legacy, a family squabble that is deep and dark, and political motives all lead to possibilities that keep you wondering each step of the way. The addition of the paranormal element was subtle and not in a vast amount, which I feel was the problem. I would have left it out or branded this as a paranormal novel and exploited it further.

Overall it was a quick listen and enjoyable.

 

 

Rating: Very Good

 

 

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