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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (169 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: C. E. Grundler Narrator: Emily Durante Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2012 ISBN: 9781455880355
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Nice young ladies really shouldn't be dumping bodies at sea. Then again, that isn't stopping Hazel Moran, and she can't figure where anyone got the idea she was nice to begin with.

Raised aboard her father's aging schooner and riding shotgun in their eighteen-wheeler, she can handle almost anything on the road or water; it's her people skills that need work. Normally that isn't an issue—behind the wheel of a Kenworth most people tend to leave her alone. But when twenty- year-old Hazel and her father become the targets of some unsavory characters hunting for her missing cousin, their stolen tractor trailer, and a delivery that never arrived, she knows it's time to heed a lesson learned from her favorite hard-boiled paperbacks: playing nice will only end in tears.

It'll take all her ingenuity, not to mention some fishing tackle and high voltage, if Hazel hopes to protect her family and unravel this tangle of greed and betrayal. And anyone who gets too close, no matter the intent, will discover just how dangerous Hazel truly is as she sets in motion a twisted plan to uncover the truth, settle some scores, and not wind up dead in the process.

Gritty, offbeat, and darkly funny, Last Exit in New Jersey is a modern mystery that introduces an unforgettable new protagonist to the ranks of literature’s hard-boiled detectives. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Olivia | 2/13/2014

    " enjoyable enough, but i don't think i'll read the next one. was good to stretch outside of the box of my typical genres. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard | 2/12/2014

    " I really enjoyed this novel and look forward to more from C. E. Grundler. Sometimes the jump from one scene to another was a bit disconcerting but otherwise a great tale. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jaded | 2/10/2014

    " This is one Awful book, I could not even get past the first quarter of the book. It was boring, lifeless and full of New Jersey cliches on top of being totally pointless. And to think I had such high hopes for this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nina | 1/19/2014

    " I opened the book thinking that this would be a quick read, until I saw that it was over 1100 pages. I read on and by the time I had read 10 pages I knew that this would be a really good book. There was a missing person, a body being dumped at sea..... and there is something going on on every page. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jo-Anna | 1/12/2014

    " Only read 1/3....couldn't get into it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jac Zifos | 1/8/2014

    " Really unusual book. POV alternates between two characters. Very good suspense, just a unique new novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve Guadagnino | 1/8/2014

    " I enjoyed this book..kept me guessing...it did drag on a bit. I will definitely read the next one. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Terri | 1/6/2014

    " Couldn't finish it. Terrible. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Phyllis Peterson | 12/31/2013

    " Too much good reading out there to wast time on this. Did not finish "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lesmass | 12/16/2013

    " Got bored with the flawed characters and the continual lack of an opportunity to discover they were all on the same page working towards the same ends. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lindsay | 12/8/2013

    " I found this book confusing and violent. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Skalish | 8/29/2013

    " awful. had potential to be good, but just got way too confusing and ridiculous. no desire to read the next one in the series. at all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Courtney Lavista | 8/14/2013

    " Ok not terrible. but I get tired of Hazel. She just won't stop and think, no one but here knows what"s happening??? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 J.P. Hansen2 | 3/27/2013

    " This book has a deftly handled, complex plot and fascinating characters. I review it and have an interview with Grundler on my blog kindlemystery.blogspot.com "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stephanie | 3/20/2013

    " Started out really interesting then devolved into a clusterfuck with too much going on "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jason Schore | 1/1/2013

    " this may be the worst book i have read cover to cover "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura Jablonski | 12/6/2012

    " If you have lived in New Jersey for a number of years you will enjoy this book. I sure did "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy Houston Fields | 12/3/2012

    " Loved the book! Found the cast of characters hard to keep straight, but it was a great story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bigreader | 10/3/2012

    " A good solid read, interesting, fun, we're more than just exits on the pike. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Hollie | 6/22/2012

    " Shoot first and then ask questions. It was so obvious that the suppossed bad guys were not really bad guys which made the middle of the book tedious. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shirlee | 5/3/2012

    " I learned so much about New Jersey reading this book! A sailing friend on the East Coast loaned it to me because I couldn't find it in the library. A friend of hers wrote it. It was pretty strange in spots, but I'd read another by this author if I came across one. Definitely a page-turner mystery. "

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About the Author

C. E. Grundler has sailed single-handed since childhood and has first-hand experience in everything from boat restoration and repair to managing a boatyard and working in commercial marine transportation. When not writing, she spends far too much time aboard an aging trawler by the name of Annabel Lee.

About the Narrator

Emily Durante’s recent performance credits on the East Coast include commercial and industrial voice work and a multitude of audiobook narrations. She has also directed audiobooks, including the Earphones Award–winning performance of Heaven’s Keep narrated by Buck Schirner. Emily resides in the Philadelphia area with her husband and two young boys.