Title: Speak No Evil
Author: Allison Brennan
Narrator: Tim Lundeen
Publication: February 16, 2012
Publisher: Audible, Inc.
Genre: Romantic Thriller, Adult
Audience: 17 and up
Silence is deadly.
The murder of eighteen-year-old Angie Vance was exceptionally vile–her mouth was sealed with glue, an obscenity was scrawled across her skin, and she was suffocated in a garbage bag. The killing seems personal, so police detective Carina Kincaid focuses her efforts on the victim’s much older ex-boyfriend, Steve Thomas. But without physical evidence, Carina can’t make a collar or a case. She also can’t stop Sheriff Nick Thomas, the prime suspect’s brother, from conducting his own unwelcome investigation.
Though Nick is still scarred and unsteady from a recent confrontation with a serial killer, he’s determined to prove his brother’s innocence. But his confidence is shaken when he learns of Steve’s dark side, and when a friend of the murdered girl meets a similarly gruesome fate. With no time to lose, Carina and Nick work together to trap a psychopath, before another unlucky woman faces an unspeakable end.
Evil has spoken. Now see what it can do.
My Thoughts: Tim Lundeen does an excellent job narrating. His voice is smooth and sexy. He even adds a slight southern drawl when narrating things from Nick Thomas' point of view. Lundeen also does a good job of transitioning when narrating the female story line. His narration drew me into the story and kept my attention. This story is about a police detective’s efforts to stop a serial killer.
Carina Kincaid and Nick Thomas are the main characters, along with the serial killer. I really like Carina. She is a strong woman and doesn't take anything off anyone. As a female detective you know she has her work cut out for her. Nick Thomas is a sexy Sheriff from Montana trying to clear his brother's name. I like that Nick is open minded and views the evidence along with his personal knowledge of his brother. Nick is there to stop a killer even if it happens to be his brother.
This well written story grabs a hold of you and doesn't let go till the very end. The story was not predictable even thought once I got the profile of the killer I was able to identify him quickly. Though he is so carefully I had to keep listening to see if Carina would catch him. As with all great stories involving a hot Sheriff there's a romance bubbling to the surface.