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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,074 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Beverly Barton Narrator: Karen White Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Dead By Trilogy Release Date: August 2011 ISBN: 9781470804176
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In murder…

The last sounds Dean Wilson hears are a clock striking twelve and a killer’s taunting words. And his death is just the first. One by one, victims are stalked and shot at close range. Only the killer knows their sins, and who will be the next to die at midnight?

And in life…

In the ten years since her Hollywood career imploded, Lorie Hammonds has built a good life in her Alabama hometown. When the first death threat arrives, she assumes it’s a joke. Then she gets a second. Sheriff Mike Birkett, her high school sweetheart, has avoided Lorie since she returned to Dunmore, but when investigators uncover her connection to a string of recent murders, he’s drawn into a case that’s terrifyingly personal.

Timing is everything.

With every murder, the killer edges closer. Soon Lorie’s will be the last name left on his list. Her only hope is to unearth a deadly secret—before the clock runs out for good.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Karen White’s portrayals of Southerners sound relaxed and authentic. In addition, her transitions between male and female characters are smooth, and she gives each character an engaging, if not distinctive, voice.”

    AudioFile

  • “The popular and dependable Barton has again created an intricately plotted, thoroughly engrossing serial killer tale that satisfactorily resolves the current dilemmas but leaves a stunning cliff-hanger.”

    Library Journal on Dead by Morning

     

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jana | 2/19/2014

    " I listened to the audio version in the car and while on my walks. It was a very pleasant way to occupy my mind. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ceilidh Lerwick | 2/17/2014

    " This plot had a hard time deciding if it was an erotic novel or a suspense novel. For me, I would have preferred it to have decided to be a suspense novel and that part was really good. But if you are looking for good erotica, here you go...although, all the Christian undertones was a bit weird with all the blatant sex going on. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mike Corcoran | 2/6/2014

    " Don't waste your time. I thought this was going to be a mystery/thriller. It was a poorly written, romance novel. I stress poorly written. I'm not interested in romance novels, but this wsa so poorly written, I wanted to throw the book across the room -- except it was an E-book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret | 1/24/2014

    " book on tape...it was pretty predictable. A little more swearing than I prefer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 1/18/2014

    " I would give this a 3.5. I was a little disappointed with the romance part of it. But the mystery was good, and I am anxiously anticipating the next in the series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendie Roberts | 1/13/2014

    " I think her books get better and better every time. It really helps to read them in order "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pamela(AllHoney) | 1/9/2014

    " For a romance I was very disappointed and based on that I probably would have given it only 1 star. I didn't like either the hero or heroine. For the suspense I give it 3 stars. There was too much going on with too many people and it just didn't click for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shelby | 1/8/2014

    " So far, so good. Great chiclit mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kay | 12/29/2013

    " I always enjoy Barton's books. They are fun to read and even though they are usually over 400 pages, they go so fast. They are books I just can't put down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 T. M. | 12/3/2013

    " Interesting. I had no idea it was part of a series. Good characters, good plot. Overall, very enjoyable. I'll have to track down more of her books and start at the beginning of the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michele | 11/12/2013

    " This was a very good book. I kept guessing who did it and I never got it right. I love the way she explained the characters and now I will have to go backwards and read the rest of griffin Powell before the final Dead In book is released in 2012. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Devia | 7/29/2013

    " This book is a bit predictable although there is a twist at the end. It was too slow to follow but still it's Beverly Barton's book with a lot of suspense. And it seem this is only the beginning of something bigger for the next novel, since the murder of Powell's agencies haven't been solved yet. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 4/4/2013

    " This was an OK read. The story was a little predictable "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mahareni Maldini | 3/17/2013

    " Typo-nya lumayan banyak, nama tokoh2nya sering tertukar. Beberapa kalimat mesti dibenerin sendiri sama yg baca agar bisa dicerna. Dari segi cerita sih seperti buku2 BB lainnya, bagus. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anglinia | 7/18/2012

    " I liked the story but there were so many characters and stuff happening I didn't always follow or keep up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn | 4/9/2012

    " Kept you guessing 'til the end. Now must read the next book as the beginning of the mystery begun in this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sherry | 3/14/2012

    " I think 3 1/2 stars would be better. A good mystery. Just who is killing off the actors from a porn movie? Actually, who I figured it was. Wish there has been a little better editing. For instance, why is Mike sitting at the table and then walks in the door. Makes for confusing reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Novee | 3/4/2012

    " mungkin krn kelamaan bacanya, jadi ga dapat feelnya. baik utk suspense maupun romance'nya >.< "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Music_lover3 | 2/26/2012

    " Meh, didn't finish this one. The first chapter was good but I lost interest after that. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 C | 2/1/2012

    " Don't read this if unsavory topics offend you. This is like a murder mystery mixed with harlequin romance. I quit reading halfway through. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl Karkoff | 1/7/2012

    " Pretty good book, but it is one of many in a series so some characters were a mystery to me. good enough that I would go back and read some of the others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clare | 10/19/2011

    " Was good, but would have been better if i hadnt got 3/4 way through and realised I'd read it before ! ! ! But at least now i can move on to the other two books in the group. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rosalind | 9/16/2011

    " I liked this book, maybe not as much as some of Beverly's other books, but definitely enuf to head on to #2 in the series, "Dead by Morning". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michele | 7/28/2011

    " This was a very good book. I kept guessing who did it and I never got it right. I love the way she explained the characters and now I will have to go backwards and read the rest of griffin Powell before the final Dead In book is released in 2012. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heather | 6/29/2011

    " So much jumping around in various POVs, that it was hard to care about anyone. Also, I didn't like much of Mike's attitude throughout the book. Over the top and insulting and it was hard to ever like him.
    Not a favorite. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 smexys_sidekick | 4/30/2011

    " Wonderful mystery; with plenty of action and suspense to keep you involved. Too bad our hero was such an arse. He really ruined the story for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Devia | 3/18/2011

    " This book is a bit predictable although there is a twist at the end. It was too slow to follow but still it's Beverly Barton's book with a lot of suspense. And it seem this is only the beginning of something bigger for the next novel, since the murder of Powell's agencies haven't been solved yet. "

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

    " Lorie made a mistake when she was younger and performed in a porno movie. Now the actors in that film are being killed one by one. A pretty interesting read with some really strong scenes. i figured out the killer pretty early on but still enjoyed the read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul | 10/23/2010

    " It was OK. I was getting a little tired of every page must have a cliche but, hay ho. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sherry | 6/2/2010

    " I think 3 1/2 stars would be better. A good mystery. Just who is killing off the actors from a porn movie? Actually, who I figured it was. Wish there has been a little better editing. For instance, why is Mike sitting at the table and then walks in the door. Makes for confusing reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shelby | 5/4/2010

    " So far, so good. Great chiclit mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adwina | 4/21/2010

    " biasa ajah..
    pdhl gw udh berharap byk dr lanjutan
    Griffin Powell series ini..
    yg pasti gw ngerasa kurang nancep
    masih lebih suka yg ceritanya Nicole-Griff
    Beverly Barton makin nurun nih kualitas critanya.. "

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About the Author
Author Beverly Barton

Beverly Barton (1946–2011), an avid reader since childhood, wrote her first book at the age of nine. After that she went on to write well over seventy novels and was a New York Times bestselling author. She resided in Alabama.

About the Narrator

Karen White is a classically trained actress who has been recording audiobooks since 1999. An Audie Award finalist, she has earned eight AudioFile Earphones Awards. Her reading of The Hemingses of Monticello by Annette Gordon-Reed was named one of AudioFile’s Best Audiobooks of 2009.