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Trace of Death, A (A Keri Locke Mystery–Book 1)

Trace of Death, A (A Keri Locke Mystery–Book 1)

Written by Blake Pierce

Narrated by Elaine Wise


Trace of Death, A (A Keri Locke Mystery–Book 1)

Written by Blake Pierce

Narrated by Elaine Wise

ratings:
4/5 (317 ratings)
Length:
6 hours
Released:
Feb 10, 2017
ISBN:
9781640295100
Format:
Audiobook

Description

From #1 bestselling mystery author Blake Pierce comes a new masterpiece of psychological suspense.

Keri Locke, Missing Persons Detective in the Homicide division of the LAPD, remains haunted by the abduction of her own daughter, years before, never found. Still obsessed with finding her, Keri buries her grief the only way she knows how: by throwing herself into the cases of missing persons in Los Angeles.

A routine phone call from a worried mother of a high-schooler, only two hours missing, should be ignored. Yet something about the mother’s voice strikes a chord, and Keri decides to investigate.

What she finds shocks her. The missing daughter—of a prominent senator—was hiding secrets no one knew. When all evidence points to a runaway, Keri is ordered off the case. And yet, despite pressure from her superiors, from the media, despite all trails going cold, the brilliant and obsessed Keri refuses to let it go. She knows she has but 48 hours if she has any chance of bringing this girl back alive.

A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, A Trace of Death marks the debut of a riveting series—and a beloved new character—that will leave you listening late into the night.

Released:
Feb 10, 2017
ISBN:
9781640295100
Format:
Audiobook


About the author

Blake Pierce is author of the #1 bestselling RILEY PAGE mystery series, which include the mystery suspense thrillers ONCE GONE (book #1), ONCE TAKEN (book #2) and ONCE CRAVED (#3). An avid reader and lifelong fan of the mystery and thriller genres, Blake loves to hear from you, so please feel free to visit www.blakepierceauthor.com to learn more and stay in touch.

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  • (3/5)
    The story is good. The recording is not. It is missing chunks. Book ended but it said i was on chapter 25 of 32. You can’t pause it because it won’t put you back where you left off
  • (5/5)
    Riveting, fast paced, complex plot, deep characters, very well done!
  • (4/5)
    I remember reading some of Blake Pierce’s novels when he first published and was giving away free ebooks. The first few ebooks that I read were quite good & demonstrated lots of promise, and this audiobook confirmed that the author continues to do so. This novel is a police procedural, set in LA, that stars a new detective, Keri Locke, who is a relatively inexperienced member of their Missing Persons Squad. Keri, has first hand knowledge what its like to experience this type of loss, as she is still searching for her 13 year old daughter who was abducted, right in front of her, when the child was 8. Needless to say, she suffers from many unresolved problems pertaining to the loss of her child. Her partner, an ex-boxer, has several years experience on the force, has also been her friend and helped search for Evie. In this first novel, the author introduces us to the main characters, demonstrating their investigative styles while they attempt to unravel whether a teenager has runaway or been abducted. The narrator succeeds to keep the audience’s attention with the vocal characterizations, however, the fact that she is British & utilizes a British accent, throws the listener into thinking that they are anywhere but LA.. An enjoyable read/listening experience. Would recommend to friend who enjoys police procedurals, mysteries or is looking for some ‘escape’ reading/listening.
  • (5/5)
    Great book, suspenseful, character development and emotional involvement! Will read sequels!!
  • (5/5)
    Good, fast moving, and captivating. Loved the characters in this book.
  • (5/5)
    Great book! Entertaining story with turns and mystery. It was kind of entertaining hearing a British accent, reading “British” statements, supposedly coming from Californians. Odd but kinda cool.
  • (5/5)
    It was read well which added to the suspense of each situation
  • (5/5)
    Very exciting! Great female strength in Keri Locke. Ready for book 2!
  • (5/5)
    It was a very catching story that kept you wanting more.
  • (4/5)
    Took a while to hook me in but pleased I hung in there as I enjoyed the story. I just hope the daughters disappearance doesn’t go on forever
  • (1/5)
    Why is a novel set in the States narrated by a woman with a British accent? Annoying
  • (5/5)
    Suspense filled easy to read/listen to, interesting and very realistic story. Good reading and voice control, tone and accents used for characters. Thoroughly enjoyed.
  • (4/5)
    A good plot and I enjoyed the different characters too
  • (5/5)
    Wow I loved this book! I didnt want it to end! You really feel like you're there. And the person reading is amazing too. I liked the voices she gave the characters. Really makes me want to continue the series.
  • (2/5)
    Ok but English accent and pronunciations ruin the American story
  • (4/5)
    As usual Blake pierce delivers a solid story, the high pace and wanting to know more will keep you reading till you reach the last page. now my only problem was Keri's slightly weak character but as the story moves on she grows up more determined and is not swayed by anything or anyone which made me like her tremendously.
    looking forward to reading more and finding out if she finds her or not.
  • (3/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    Could easily have rated this book a 5 star had the narrator not had a British accent. Tough thinking LAPD folks although














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  • (1/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    This is set in California and is narrated by anEnglish woman. The recording stops and starts abruptly.

    1 person found this helpful

  • (4/5)
    I loved it. Keri’s dedication is admirable! She really stand for what she feel is right and that is absolutely heroic. A thrilling, and engaging book.

    The narrator is also great.
  • (3/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    The story itself is amazing. Love the characters and the plot.

    But while Ms. Wise is an excellent narrator, her British Accent, and British English pronunciations for characters from the Los Angeles region of the US is a distraction from the story.

    1 person found this helpful

  • (4/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    The book was intriguing, most characters were well developed, and the story moved along at a great pace. My only problem was the introduction of a few “surprise” characters that were “off plot.” The narration was good, except that a British voice narrating all characters in a Southern California setting really bothered me.

    1 person found this helpful

  • (2/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    Excessive drama! Too much rule breaking even for the good of the missing!

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  • (5/5)

    2 people found this helpful

    I am really enjoying Blake Pierce’s novels! It’s a bit distracting to have a British accent with American settings and mispronounced words on occasion, but keep those audiobooks coming! ?

    2 people found this helpful

  • (5/5)

    2 people found this helpful

    Good story wrong narrator have hard time getting past English accent to remember it was done in the United States

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  • (3/5)

    2 people found this helpful

    The story line was good. But, and its a big “but”, a Southern California story ready in cockney and other British accents made it ridiculous. Made it very hard to really enjoy the writing and the writer’s intent. I would like to listen to more from this author but I’m afraid of the same experience.

    2 people found this helpful

  • (5/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    Kept me on the edge of my seat! So many clues n possibilities. Fast paced. Intriguing plot n subplot. Good narration that kept the story alive! Would recommend.

    1 person found this helpful

  • (2/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    Like others, I agree the story is not bad, characters are well developed for the most part. But didn't care for the use of a British narrator.

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  • (5/5)
    Great storyline that held my interest on long daily commutes.
  • (1/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    The books narrator wasn’t very good and lots of parts of the book were missing and kept jumping on.

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  • (4/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    A great story, but for gods sake have someone who knows how to pronounce the correct inflections like Cerritos, Santa Clarita, and some others. If this is it in Southern California, why does everybody have an English accent? The reader was great, nothing wrong it just seems really jarring to have a listen to some thing about Santa Clarita and have somebody called Santa ClAir-it’s...

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