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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,071 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dana Stabenow Narrator: Bernadette Dunne Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Kate Shugak Novels Release Date: January 2007 ISBN: 9781415935217
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In A DEEPER SLEEP, her first novel since Blindfold Game, the stand-alone political thriller that made Dana Stabenow a New York Times bestseller, the author returns to the popular and award-
winning Kate Shugak series.
Kate, a private investigator, has been working on a case for the Anchorage District Attorney involving the murder of a young woman by her husband, a man named Louis Deem. Deem has been the subject of investigation before, and he’s never been convicted of a crime. But Kate and her on-again, off-again lover, state trooper Jim Chopin, who arrested Deem, are convinced that this time it’s different, and he’ll finally be punished for his actions.
When the jury returns a verdict of not guilty, Kate and Jim are devastated, and like the rest of the citizens of Niniltna, Alaska, certain that a man has gotten away with murder. They can’t help but think that it’s only a matter of time before he’s in the frame for another killing.
Sure enough, a few weeks later a shooting leaves two dead in an apparent robbery. But this time Kate and Jim have a witness, and they’re not going to let Louis Deem get away again. Or
will he?
Dana Stabenow, Edgar Award®-winning author and New York Times bestselling thriller writer, delivers a gripping nail-biter about one town’s search for justice——at any cost.


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cyndee | 2/12/2014

    " Finally, another book in the Kate Shugak series. Remarkable for its descriptions of Alaska and the people who live in and near the Park. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolyn Phelps | 2/11/2014

    " This is a good book if you like mysteries that give you a sense of place. It's fun to get to know the Alaskan culture through the eyes of a very strong-willed native character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joni | 2/8/2014

    " This is the fifteenth book of the Kate Shugak mystery series. Kate is such an intriguing character along with all the Alaskan locals and landscape that make these mysteries so interesting. Very good read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 2/4/2014

    " I like the way Dana Stabenow changes up her plot structure, from book to book. I just plain like Dana Stabenow. Another solid Shugak. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mindy | 2/3/2014

    " Masterful whodunit by Dana Stabenow. Louis Deem embodies all that is vile and insidious, a villain that is easy to loathe. The story begins with Louis on trial for murdering his third wife--not enough evidence to convict him of the other wives murders--and he is found not guilty mostly because of jury intimidation but also the incompetence of the prosecutor. Kate and Jim and the PC of Ahtna are besides themselves at the miscarriage of justice. Louis Deem has plans and they include the eldest daughter of a Gold miner and her sisters who have just moved into the Park with their parents and seventeen siblings. Before those plans come about Bernie the bartender's wife and son are brutally murdered during a robbery of gold nuggets at their home. Johnny witnesses them being gunned down and even though it was dark, he is sure the shooter was Louis. His fiance' is Louis's alibi and it looks like once again he will get away with murder. The aunties have plans to make things right, Bernie too, Jim is caught between the law and frontier justice, Kate and Jim seem to be at a crossroad and all this park tension is sidetracking the real issues. Nothing is what it seems. Shocking revelations about key characters make this an Excellent read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hapzydeco | 2/1/2014

    " An Alaskan showcase. Community cleanses itself. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deb | 1/28/2014

    " Louis Deems is a bona fide bad guy and everybody in the Park and law enforcement know it. He's also smart and when he's acquitted of his wife's murder, Kate Shugak and Jim Chopin are determined not to let him evade a conviction when he's arrested in conjunction with a double murder. Deems is identified by eyewitness Johnny Morgan, Kate's teenage ward. On one level, the conclusion of the book is somewhat unsatisfying, but it is a very realistic denouement, so that makes up for the "untidiness." Kate's inevitable acceptance of her role as a tribal elder is also made much clearer in this book. The Alaskan environment, both physical and cultural, are also back in play in this installment. I missed those in the last one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Merikay | 1/22/2014

    " Dana Stabenow just keeps getting better. The relationships among the Park rats never get old. It's amazing to me how many books she's written and they're still as fresh as ever. WooHoo! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 1/17/2014

    " I know that I am reading this series out of order but this is the first book that I have read by this author. I liked this book so far. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 alansplace | 1/16/2014

    " It was, as usual for Dana Stabenow books, a very enjoyable read, a visit with old friends. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen | 1/11/2014

    " imperfect rough justice leaves scary loose ends "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gary | 1/2/2014

    " Keep them coming. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Irene | 12/30/2013

    " Audio -- boring everyone is way too happy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 12/8/2013

    " A lot about Alaska politics, esp in the national park "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 11/28/2013

    " great twist at the end... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bcoghill Coghill | 10/4/2013

    " Extremely unresolved ending - I liked that. Characters were not undermined to change the ending while still staying within the genre. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melissa | 8/25/2013

    " The next Kate Shugak entry ... full of weather, weird Alaska and a few deaths. Not nearly as good as "Breakup." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trish | 5/2/2013

    " Latest in Dana Stabenow's Kate Shugak series - not quite as good as it's predecessors but still enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catherine Woodman | 2/22/2013

    " This deals with a thorny issue--what to do about a bad guy who skates outside the reaches of the law but has a really devastating effect on a small community--the bad guy here is a murderer and a pedophile who has had interactions with Kate in the past. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 LibrariAnne | 2/21/2013

    " This was the first book I read on the Amazon Kindle that I borrowed from Technology Services in my school district. I wanted to read something not too demanding for my first e-reading experience. It worked well. I was motivated enough by the story to get used to the Kindle. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Barbara | 8/15/2012

    " One of a long series of Kate Shugak novels set in Alaska which I suspect I would have liked more had I read early books in the series first. Still, the far north setting had appeal. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meg Benjamin | 5/1/2012

    " Classic Kate Shugak, both bright and dark. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martha | 3/19/2012

    " like more for description of Alaskan geography than storyline "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karin | 2/7/2012

    " One of my favorite authors. Because of the unique setting, plots are always interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann | 1/26/2012

    " It's great to see the characters evolve. I think these novels are equal to a soap for me. I keep coming back to see what the characters are up to. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kat | 10/18/2011

    " Awesome as always. I adore Kate. I adore Jim. I adore Kate and Jim. I now I am going to have a good read when I dive into a Kate Shugak mystery. Yum. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 8/28/2011

    " Another solid outing in this series. Definitely best for those who already know the characters and basic lay of the land, because there's a whole lot going on that would be difficult to keep up with unless you have some idea of what's come before. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 8/6/2011

    " quick read mystery: about Kate Shugak, an Alaskan native private investigator; interesting to Park Service people & those interested in Alaska: ending leads to the next in this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharron | 7/17/2011

    " not her best but the series can still be counted on to deliver several hours of enjoyment with each new title. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Barbara | 6/12/2011

    " One of a long series of Kate Shugak novels set in Alaska which I suspect I would have liked more had I read early books in the series first. Still, the far north setting had appeal. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 5/29/2011

    " I really liked that things were not tied up neatly - secrets are kept. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen | 3/31/2011

    " imperfect rough justice leaves scary loose ends "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynette | 12/12/2010

    " Continue to enjoy this series - mystery set in Alaska. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meg | 10/21/2010

    " Classic Kate Shugak, both bright and dark. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martha | 9/9/2010

    " like more for description of Alaskan geography than storyline "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann | 5/27/2010

    " It's great to see the characters evolve. I think these novels are equal to a soap for me. I keep coming back to see what the characters are up to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 3/16/2010

    " I like the way Dana Stabenow changes up her plot structure, from book to book. I just plain like Dana Stabenow. Another solid Shugak. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bcoghill | 1/1/2010

    " Extremely unresolved ending - I liked that. Characters were not undermined to change the ending while still staying within the genre. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 11/8/2009

    " A lot about Alaska politics, esp in the national park "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hapzydeco | 10/17/2009

    " An Alaskan showcase. Community cleanses itself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 9/5/2009

    " Excellent; Continuing character: Kate Shugak; a park resident who is believed to be the murderer of several women is the suspect in a double murder, but this time he may not be the culprit
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolyn | 4/11/2009

    " This is a good book if you like mysteries that give you a sense of place. It's fun to get to know the Alaskan culture through the eyes of a very strong-willed native character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bruce | 3/3/2009

    " Kate gets it on with Jim Chopin while trying to put a long time sexual predator and wife killer behind bars. "

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About the Author
Author Dana Stabenow

Dana Stabenow was born in Anchorage and raised on seventy-five-foot fish tender in the Gulf of Alaska. She knew there was a warmer, drier job out there somewhere and found it in writing. Her first science fiction novel, Second Star, sank without a trace but has since been resurrected as an e-book. Her first crime fiction novel, A Cold Day for Murder, won an Edgar Award, and her first thriller, Blindfold Game, hit the New York Times bestseller list.

About the Narrator

Bernadette Dunne is the winner of seventeen AudioFile Earphones Awards and has twice been nominated for the prestigious Audie Award. She studied at the Royal National Theatre in London and the Studio Theater in Washington, DC, and has appeared at the Kennedy Center and off Broadway. She lives in Brooklyn.