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4.08 out of 54.08 out of 54.08 out of 54.08 out of 54.08 out of 5 4.08 (38 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Greg Iles Narrator: Joyce Bean Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2005 ISBN: 9781597100809
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Cat Ferry's life is unusual. As a forensic odontologist, she gets to see a side of criminals that the world rarely does. From bite marks on victim's bodies to half eaten pieces of food, she'll use it to find you, if you've done wrong. She's on top of the world until she gets a new case: middle-aged men, bite marks everywhere, and a chilling note; "My work is never done". Then the weird stuff starts to happen. She spills something in her house, two footprints appear instead of one. Strange dreams. Flashbacks of memories she can't be sure are real. What happened to her? Are these dreams just dreams, or something far more sinister?

Blood Memory is a gripping tale, equal parts heartwarming and dramatic, and will leave even the most stoic reader questioning what really happened. It's an excellent book and recommended for adults of all ages.

Greg Iles was born in 1960 in Stuttgart, Germany. Son of a US embassy physician, he eventually moved to Natchetz, Missisippi, where many of his books take place. During his younger years, he made his debut as a singer/songwriter as part of the band Frankly Scarlet, only to quit upon becoming married in favor of life as a writer. His first book, Spandau Phoenix, was published in 1993 and quickly became one of the first to rise to the top of the New York Times bestseller list. He also was the primary writer for the movie Trapped. He resides in Natchetz, Missisippi with his wife.

Catherine “Cat” Ferry is a forensic odontologist, a specialist in bite marks and the clues they provide. But while Cat’s colleagues know her as a world-class scientist, she secretly attempts to manage her fragile psyche with alcohol, delving into the minds of rapists and murderers yet never allowing her own frightening past to creep into the foreground.

Cat’s latest case involves a disturbing murder in New Orleans. Banishing her personal demons, she focuses on the potential killer, until one morning she’s paralyzed by a panic attack at a grisly murder scene. Praying the attack is a onetime event, she continues her job as a consultant to the New Orleans Police Department, but when another victim dies in the same shocking way—raising fears that a serial killer is at large—Cat blacks out over the victim’s mutilated corpse.

Suspended from the FBI task force, plagued by nightmares, and at odds with her married lover—a homicide detective—Cat finally reaches her breaking point. In a desperate effort to regain control over a life spiraling out of control, Cat retreats to her hometown of Natchez, Mississippi. But her family’s secluded antebellum estate provides no sanctuary.

When some of Cat’s forensic chemicals are spilled in her childhood bedroom, two bloody footprints are revealed. This sight shocks her more than any corpse she has seen in her career. Cat’s father was murdered when she was eight years old, but she always believed the crime occurred in the garden outside their home. The bloody footprints suggest otherwise.

Driven by this fragment of her past, Cat attempts a forensic reconstruction of the decades-old crime, even as developments with the New Orleans task force pull her back into the case she left behind. Plagued by troubling nightmares, Cat pieces together the horrifying events she has been shielded from all her life. Soon, both she and the FBI realize that the murders occurring now in New Orleans are intimately bound up with Cat’s family and her past.

Can Cat trust her own memories? Or has the truth been so distorted that she can never know her family’s real history? Finding a solution to these intertwined murders means more than stopping a remorseless killer—it may be the only way to save Cat Ferry’s sanity...and her life.

Greg Iles is a masterful storyteller. In this dramatic novel of suspense he deftly probes the relationship between good and evil, and the unique power of human memory to reconstruct—or completely reinvent—the past. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sid Johnson | 2/11/2014

    " One of the best fiction books I've read in a long time. Excellent portrayal of the fallout of child sexual abuse. Largely accurate potrayal of dissociative and bipolar processes. That made it interesting, but the outstanding plot and characters made it great. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Phleb62 | 2/2/2014

    " enjoyed this author "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ragebull | 1/23/2014

    " blood memory is my first book from greg iles. Really spellbound. Im a slow redaer because i used to enjoy every bit of detail aa novel provide. But this book made me read it with in very short time. Middle of the novel is really pacing like a race car. But end is some how slow. But it would make u suspect every charachter till the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hilary LiDestri | 1/11/2014

    " This was the tiniest bit predictable but it didn't stop me from devouring it at lightening speed. One great thing about Greg Iles- you always get your money's worth. He gives six hundred evocative pages. Yum. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trisha | 1/11/2014

    " Very good reading, had a hard time putting this down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Devicka | 1/10/2014

    " One of the best books I have read in quite some time!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fran | 1/7/2014

    " Thanks for the tip on this book, Kathy - I found myself looking forward to picking this book up and stayed up late at night to keep reading. I held back one star because, at the end, I did not want to read about rape and abuse anymore - I just wanted the mystery action. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lynn Grace | 1/2/2014

    " This was an OK book. Marginal at best really. I was waiting on my Kindle to arrive and didn't want to buy another book, so I got this from my Mom and Dad and it's not what I typically read. Someone else may love this book, I didn't.Blood Memory "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carol | 9/28/2013

    " Maybe I didn't like this so much because I listened to it on an audiobook. The New Orleans accent irritated me! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 9/28/2013

    " May not be worth 4 stars but I think more than 3. This is a better than average murder mystery "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Coruptable | 6/11/2013

    " such a brilliant author "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 5/22/2013

    " Each of Greg Iles books that I've read have been thoroughly enjoyable, this one was no different. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 T. | 2/17/2013

    " Maybe one day I'll give this book another shot... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allison Carr | 2/11/2013

    " I love Greg Iles! This is a great suspense read. I was hooked the entire time, which is saying a lot because it's quite a big book. I definitely recommend this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Mcgeary | 1/26/2013

    " Good suspenseful murder mystery with a few different story lines going on at the same time....a bit unrealistic but a good easy read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 1/8/2013

    " I liked this book a lot. His stories keep me riveted to my seat and begging for more!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dani Zinser-Arnone | 12/27/2012

    " really enjoyed this one....he's one of my new favorites "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anita | 10/13/2012

    " great book. like how they delved into each personality..and how he wove all the ends together at the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joyce Banks | 6/24/2012

    " My second Greg Iles book....unable to put it down. One if the BEST books I've ever read. Highly recommended author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Johanna | 6/10/2012

    " I inhaled this novel. I really, really liked it, but I don't know that I'm going to continue to read the author's work. It's psychologically very dark and I'm still disturbed by some of the content days later. But if you're not afraid to tackle dark material, read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carrie Ann | 4/30/2012

    " His Penn Cage books are the Best! Love his writing style - very suspenseful. Great mysteries. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 3/13/2012

    " If you don't like disturbing stories, don't read this one. That said, I couldn't put it down. A very fast paced thriller. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeeperjan | 2/24/2012

    " Fast pace reading, however the theme of the book was very disturbing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phoebe223 | 1/11/2012

    " Good fiction, it kept me interested. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eeyore | 1/4/2012

    " I read this book in one weekend which is great for me! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bryan Leahy | 9/6/2011

    " Disturbing subject matter, but still a great book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 5/15/2011

    " I really enjoyed the characters

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sid | 4/26/2011

    " One of the best fiction books I've read in a long time. Excellent portrayal of the fallout of child sexual abuse. Largely accurate potrayal of dissociative and bipolar processes. That made it interesting, but the outstanding plot and characters made it great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary-lynne | 3/20/2011

    " The twists and turns of the plot kept me involved in it to the end. The character development was very well done. Parts of the end of the novel were less than I'd expected. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tina | 3/15/2011

    " This was an excellent audio book: mystery twinged with a bit of mental illness. I found myself looking forward to getting back in the car so I could continue. Warning, however; the ending is brutal and very unpleasant to listen to. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carrie Ann | 3/12/2011

    " His Penn Cage books are the Best! Love his writing style - very suspenseful. Great mysteries. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Goalmaster1089 | 3/6/2011

    " Outstanding novel, dont read if your sqeamish! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelley | 3/6/2011

    " Disturbing and infuriating, but brilliant. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 3/1/2011

    " Bloody, satisfying, compulsively readable serial killer mystery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth | 2/27/2011

    " Excellent book. I couldn't put it down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 2/16/2011

    " I would really rate this a 3.6. While I thought the tension built sufficiently about three-quarters of the way through to significantly elevate my feelings about the novel, in the beginning it was a bit of a slog. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 2/5/2011

    " May not be worth 4 stars but I think more than 3. This is a better than average murder mystery "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 J.D. | 1/22/2011

    " I've been reading all of Greg Iles because he's a local author to me (Natchez). He's become "hit and miss". Some I like others not so much. This one was interesting but predictable and very tedious read. "

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About the Author
Author Greg Iles

Greg Iles was born in Germany, where his father ran the US Embassy Medical Clinic during the height of the Cold War. He was raised in Natchez, Mississippi, and graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1983. Iles worked for several years as guitarist and vocalist for the band Frankly Scarlet, but after getting married in 1989, decided that a more stable lifestyle was in order.

About the Narrator

Joyce Bean is an accomplished audiobook narrator and director. In addition to having won eight AudioFile Earphones Awards, she has been nominated multiple times for the prestigious Audie Award. Equally adept at narrating fiction and nonfiction, and she also narrates audiobooks under the name Jane Brown.