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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (466 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard Montanari Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Kevin Byrne / Jessica Balzano Series Release Date:
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On a frigid December night, Karen sits at the edge of Philadelphia’s Schuylkill River, dressed in a flowing gown, like a visitor from the distant past. A beautiful and shining young woman, she gazes up at a bone-white winter moon like a fairy-tale princess frozen in time. At first glance, one might not even notice that she is dead, coated in a glistening patina of ice. 

Homicide cops Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano take the lead on the case, uncovering a plethora of eerie clues–each more warped and spine-chilling than the last. Yet the identity of Karen’s pitiless killer remains a mystery. Then the next victim is found upriver at an abandoned waterworks, posed with an unlikely object in her clasped hands. Struggling to link the victims and make sense of the madman’s agenda, Byrne and Balzano follow his twisted trail, which stretches into a past of dark crimes forgotten by all but a few. Siftting through suspects and clues, they unearth a shocking secret history: a legacy of malevolence and cold-blooded retribution dating back twenty years. 

This razor sharp and jolting thriller from acclaimed author Richard Montanari coils back in time to deliver a fiendish mystery, a shattering revelation, and one hell of a wild ride. Lock your doors and turn up the lights. Montanari’s terrifying bedtime story will keep you up all night. - See more at: http://www.randomhouse.com/audio/catalog/display.php?isbn=9781415941720#sthash.PGxKtws3.dpuf

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Morgan Plant | 2/19/2014

    " This is my second Montanari, the first being Badlands. I enjoy the Philadelphia setting and the frequent references to other parts of Pennsylvania and occasional references to PA politics. The two detective characters seem real and I found the fairy tale theme in this one very interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Rose | 1/31/2014

    " With "Merciless" the third in the Byrne/Balzano detective series, Richard Montanari just keeps getting better. Gritty, smart, and a real page turner, I recommend the series to anyone who is a fan of detective novels. ("Rosary Girls" "The Skin Gods") "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kaylol | 1/27/2014

    " The first couple of chapters were great, the rest were fun to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Leeankh | 1/23/2014

    " Normally, I don't read this type of mystery novel, but it was recommended to me by someone at a garage sale and I thought I'd give it a try. I can say it was good, but not a favorite. It's harder than the cozy mysteries I tend to read, which is to be expected, but I think it contributed to why I wasn't in love with it. I really enjoyed the fairy tale angle and would like to see that theme more often. I recently ordered a Grimm's Fairy Tale book because they are amazing to read as an adult, especially in a more pure form than say Disney would allow. The descriptions of the area were really good and I thought the plot was strong. I think if I venture into harder mysteries in the future, I will look this author up and see what else he has to offer. :) "

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