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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,069 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mariah Stewart Narrator: Anna Fields Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Truth Series Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9781455183937
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Twenty-six years ago, just before a series of brutal murders rocked the idyllic town of Bowers Inlet, Cassie Burke lost her family and nearly her own life to a transient. Back then, Cassie was a scared kid; now, she’s a homicide cop. Back then, the suspect was caught and convicted and died in prison. But now the killing has started again, and all signs indicate that the Bayside Strangler has come back for more.

With too many victims and too few suspects, Cassie has her hands full investigating the case while working through the old trauma it has brought to the surface. Luckily, FBI agent Rick Cisco is dispatched to lend support. Together, Cassie and Rick must uncover the link between the dark past and the dangerous present to bring this small town’s long nightmare to an end.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The author’s flair for complex characterization makes…the book’s professional-turned-personal relationships at least as intriguing and enjoyable as its subtle suspense.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shiela | 2/18/2014

    " Meh... the mystery aspect wasn't too bad but I found the characters were either largely undeveloped or I just didn't care about them enough to get really involved with the story. The overall plot was tedious and brought nothing new or exciting to the genre. You've got your typical FBI agent, the same profiler that says that spits out the same profile as every other serial killer out there, the same local cop with a haunted past blah, blah, blah...Like I said Meh... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ali | 1/6/2014

    " This is a good series, each book has a great twist. Careful though, they are all murder mysteries, but they all also have mushy romance in them so don't read if that puts you off. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joyce McKune | 12/16/2013

    " Cassie's family was murdered when she was 6 and she grew up to be a police detective in her home town on the Jersey shore. She is called to a murder that was very similar to a streak of unsolved murders from 26 years ago, the summer her family was killed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marianne | 12/9/2013

    " I really enjoyed this. As I've said before, the characters are very likable people, and despite procedural errors and some implausible circumstances -- I think I would call them American cozies. =;) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deidre | 12/3/2013

    " Enjoyed this book; didn't read it for a long time because it was tagged as a romance. Someone has a very different idea of romance....I did not find it romantic, but suspenseful and tense. A thriller/mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carmen | 11/15/2013

    " This has a pretty good storyline, would have preferred a less candy version with a little more blood and guts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet | 3/3/2013

    " Detective Cassie Burke investigates a murder in Bowers Inlet, as small NJ shore town. It soon becomes clear that a serial murderer is on the loose and all indications are that the Bayside Strangler has returned after 20 years. A good forensic mystery. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jo-Ann W. | 2/23/2013

    " Even Anna Fields couldn't make this a winner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tina | 10/24/2012

    " Goosebumps! Mariah Stewart's trilogies are amazing either reading individually or all together. Great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley | 8/15/2012

    " The end was good, but kind of predictable. I like that Cass was so tough though right until the end. I will be starting the third book soon. I know this Eddie Kroll character is going to be important but it won't probably be until the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine | 8/7/2012

    " I really like all of this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 6/16/2012

    " The author had the main character's "back up" be a FBI agent so I was hooked into reading it from the cover. It was a good suspense novel that kept me wanting to read more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colleen | 5/3/2012

    " Another great suspense novel by Mariah Stewart. I enjoyed it very much and it kept me guessing until the killer was finally revealed. My only complaint is that a little romance would go along way. I don't understand how this can be classified as a romantic suspense - there really isn't any. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorna Laboy | 10/18/2011

    " Very good, I like the way the murders over 26 years were connected. Look forward to reading the next book in the series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Magnoire | 8/23/2011

    " Ok mystery book where everyone is pretty and gets the fella in the end "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 4/30/2011

    " Dithering between 3 and 4 stars. Settling for 3 (3.75) because I couldn't really 'connect' with the characters. Excellent story, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 3/18/2011

    " If you like Mary Higgins Clark you will like any books by Mariah Stewart. Her books are quick reads. Great beach reads! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lara | 2/14/2011

    " This was my first Mariah Stewart book. It started out really slow for me. I put it down and did not pick it up for several months. Once I picked it back up I could not put it down. I really liked it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deidre | 1/23/2011

    " Enjoyed this book; didn't read it for a long time because it was tagged as a romance. Someone has a very different idea of romance....I did not find it romantic, but suspenseful and tense. A thriller/mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Summers | 4/27/2010

    " currently listening to... no garbage so far and the murder/mystery seems interesting so i'll keep listening...

    This was good! A new author that doesn't have garbage and keeps my interest! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tina | 11/28/2009

    " Goosebumps! Mariah Stewart's trilogies are amazing either reading individually or all together. Great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorna | 6/3/2009

    " Very good, I like the way the murders over 26 years were connected. Look forward to reading the next book in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ali | 4/1/2009

    " This is a good series, each book has a great twist. Careful though, they are all murder mysteries, but they all also have mushy romance in them so don't read if that puts you off. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine | 10/19/2008

    " I really like all of this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 8/8/2008

    " The author had the main character's "back up" be a FBI agent so I was hooked into reading it from the cover. It was a good suspense novel that kept me wanting to read more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lara | 8/6/2008

    " This was my first Mariah Stewart book. It started out really slow for me. I put it down and did not pick it up for several months. Once I picked it back up I could not put it down. I really liked it. "

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About the Author
Author Mariah Stewart

Mariah Stewart is the award-winning New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty novels of contemporary romance and romantic suspense, including several novellas and the bestselling Truth series (Cold Truth, Hard Truth, Dark Truth, and Final Truth). She lives in Chester County, Pennsylvania, with her husband.

About the Narrator

Kate Fleming (a.k.a. Anna Fields) (1965–2006), winner of more than a dozen Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award in 2004, was one of the most respected narrators in the industry. Trained at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, she was also a director, producer, and technician at her own studio, Cedar House Audio.