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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,040 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Val McDermid Narrator: Vari Sylvester Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A killer is on the loose, blurring the line between fact and fiction. His prey - the writers of crime novels who have turned psychological profilers into the heroes of the nineties. But this killer is like no other. His bloodlust shatters all the conventional wisdom surrounding the motives and mechanics of how serial killers operate. And for one woman, the desperate hunt to uncover his identity becomes a matter of life and death.

Professor Fiona Cameron is an academic psychologist who uses computer technology to help police forces track serial offenders. She used to help the Met, but vowed never to work for them again when they went against her advice and badly screwed up an investigation as a consequence. Still smarting from the experience, she's working a case in Toledo when her lover, thriller writer Kit Martin, tells her a fellow crime novelist has been murdered. It's not her case, but Fiona can't help taking an interest.

Which is just as well, because before too long the killer strikes again. And again. And Fiona is caught up in a race against time, not only to save a life, but to bring herself redemption, both personal and professional.

Rich in atmosphere, Killing the Shadows uses the backdrops of city and country to create an air of threatening menace, culminating in a tense confrontation between hunter and hunted, a confrontation that can have only one outcome. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Laura | 12/27/2013

    " This was definately very captivating! I think all crime writers should read this! Will give you chills! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jo | 12/24/2013

    " I've read all of her Tony Hill series, but this is a standalone story. Not quite as good as the heroine is unsympathetic and grumpy a lot of the time, the plot is very far-fetched, but the story got me gripped and I didn't guess the villain in advance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Karen wadey | 12/9/2013

    " I loved this book, it captured my right from the start to the edge of the seat finished another fantastic read by Val McDermid "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mary N. | 12/9/2013

    " Very suspensful yarn by an author that's recently new to me. There are several storylines throughout this novel making it just complex enough to be fascinating. In the primary plot, authors of crime novels are the victims of a serial killer whose motive is not clear for most of the book. An academic psychologist (Professor Fiona Cameron) uses technology to help police solve serial murderers. Her partner is an author who is targeted, and Fiona leaps in with both feet to save his life. The individual plots all come together perfectly in the end, making the experience satisfyingly worthwhile. Love this author and will read more. "

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