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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,217 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alex Kava Narrator: Maggi-Meg Reed Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2004 ISBN: 9781593974701
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Internationally bestselling author Alex Kava delivers a searing thriller of one woman’s encounter with her past which could jeopardize her future

Melanie Starks has never lived life by the rules. She and her seventeen-year-old son, Charlie, have been running one con job or another for as long as she can remember, justifying the petty crimes as the necessary survival moves of a single mother. But Melanie is ready to give it up. Then Jared Barnett reappears in her life. Fresh out of prison after serving five years of a life sentence for murder, Jared is released on a technicality that by no means proves his innocence. And he’s feeling more invincible than ever. He has the perfect plan for a big score and he needs Melanie’s help. But everything goes terribly wrong. Only one thing is clear: A line has been crossed. Suddenly there’s no turning back, and there is nothing left to lose.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bobbie O'keefe | 2/17/2014

    " This one gripped me right away. Told in different viewpoints so I was able to get inside different heads and understand their motivations, and even care about them. It was never predictable, however; it kept moving but this reader could not tell where it was going next. It was on the gritty, thiller side which makes for some uneasy moments; some people have already been killed and some more lives are most likely to be ended as well. A well-crafted thriller served up with some surprises. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ricardo | 2/14/2014

    " It was okay, but nothing great. Kava went from a great start, to a slump, to slightly better but so far, I'm not enjoying her books nearly as much as the first two "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Randie | 1/29/2014

    " this was a very good book, exciting and kept you on your toes the whole time "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linda | 1/22/2014

    " Melanie drove me nuts! She's not stupid but at the same time she bloody well is. She is still very disturbed about her upbringing and talks about how it is a parents role to protect their children. All the while she is standing by while her sons life is going down the drain. I just could not relate and wanted to slap her upside the face for the first 260 pages! "

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

    " Had to read it--she's from here and this was a book based largely on an event that had recently occurred. It was fun to be able to picture exactly what Kava was talking about but a couple of times, I found errors which were offputting. Kava is not the best mystery writer but this one was good enough to keep me up late to finish it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Steve | 1/17/2014

    " I didn't finish this... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbra Craig | 1/14/2014

    " Melanie and her 17 year old son, Charlie, haave been running one con job after another. Her brother ,Jared, just out of prison for murder convinces her to complete the final con. She feels she "owes" him and agrees. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Purple Iris | 1/13/2014

    " I'm being generous. I would like to give this 2.5 stars. The pace was good and the story interesting enough to keep me reading, but I was disappointed in the end. There were too many things left unexplained, too many loose ends left dangling. I definitely prefer the O'Dell books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Giselle | 12/19/2013

    " This was a good book but I did miss O'Dell and the others being a Kava book. It wasn't as good as her others but a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 12/10/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. It drew me in from the beginning. Of course there were a few unfinished and a few unrealistic pieces in my opinion, but I am pretty easy to forgive if the story is good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cupcakencorset | 11/11/2013

    " Pretty good, but not great. Engaging, but not engrossing. Interesting, but not intriguing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra | 11/9/2013

    " Excellent writer of crime novels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elvis | 10/31/2013

    " I could not put this book down. I never would have figured out the ending. suspensful, gripping and a page turner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chad | 10/23/2013

    " Great murder mystery book, quick and easy read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Chrissy Owens | 8/28/2013

    " I LOVE Alex Kava's writing and never miss a single book by her ... except this one. I just didn't like it. I wasn't grabbed by it at any point up to the center, and so I never finished. I think I am just too attached to the Maggie O'Dell series to truly appreciate Kava's other novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Leavitt | 7/27/2013

    " I liked the action and the plot was full of suspense. The book was able to keep me at the edge of my seat. Culminating in a great ending blew me away. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Afsana | 3/1/2013

    " read it a few yrs back so can't remember what happened "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mandy | 2/1/2013

    " This book really didn't do anything. It didn't feel like Kava writing. Not very smart and really ended abruptly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 1/8/2013

    " not bad and had an interesting twist at the end "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cheryl Prentiss | 12/24/2012

    " Another book by the author who writes the Maggie O'Dell books. This was NOT one of her Maggie books and I really did not like it. I did not like how the chapters were broken out and although the storyline was not unbelievable I found myself waiting for it to get over-with. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gemmoi | 10/16/2012

    " Typical quick read romantic smut. Loved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 9/23/2012

    " I'm told that this is an accounting of a murder streak that actually happened in Nebraska. It's a bit bloody so be prepared. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Momm | 9/14/2012

    " Evil Jared Barnhart... rubs off on his nephew Charlie. Bank heists, convenience store thefts, running from the law, kidnapping a mystery author. What more can go wrong. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lisa | 4/17/2012

    " Just couldn't get into this one. "

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

    " This kept promising to turn into a good novel but didn't quite make it. Melanie and her son Charlie never seem to come to life. Jared is unbelievable and the outcome is predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zo'e | 7/14/2011

    " Not a bad book but I think I prefer the Maggie O'Dell novels. I just couldn't connect to the characters in the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 L.C. Hayden | 7/6/2011

    " I enjoyed this book. I think it's one of her better books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessica Martinez | 6/30/2011

    " There were many times in this book that the lead female character was so stupid, I truly wanted her shot. Only finished it because I'd enjoyed another of the author's books so much, I expected this one to get better. It didn't. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lisa | 6/17/2011

    " Just couldn't get into this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 GeminiWoman | 5/3/2011

    " Typical quick read romantic smut. Loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Giselle | 1/12/2011

    " This was a good book but I did miss O'Dell and the others being a Kava book. It wasn't as good as her others but a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cupcakencorset | 10/5/2010

    " Pretty good, but not great. Engaging, but not engrossing. Interesting, but not intriguing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Randie | 8/15/2010

    " this was a very good book, exciting and kept you on your toes the whole time "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Momm | 7/25/2010

    " Evil Jared Barnhart... rubs off on his nephew Charlie. Bank heists, convenience store thefts, running from the law, kidnapping a mystery author. What more can go wrong. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Jane | 4/19/2010

    " A good and quick read. I've traveled through the area of Nebraska where this was set, so that's always fun to be able to visualize. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Madelyne | 1/14/2010

    " I LOVE Alex Kava's writing and never miss a single book by her ... except this one. I just didn't like it. I wasn't grabbed by it at any point up to the center, and so I never finished. I think I am just too attached to the Maggie O'Dell series to truly appreciate Kava's other novels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise | 12/16/2009

    " Again Kava keeps you up at night reading. A stand on it's own book - out of the series - she keeps you reading! Basic Mystery with Kava's art of twist and turns. Ending that gives you a wow moment and leaves you wanting more in a good way.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Afsana | 9/27/2009

    " read it a few yrs back so can't remember what happened "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chad | 3/10/2009

    " Great murder mystery book, quick and easy read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 12/26/2008

    " I really enjoyed this book. It drew me in from the beginning. Of course there were a few unfinished and a few unrealistic pieces in my opinion, but I am pretty easy to forgive if the story is good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elvis | 11/7/2008

    " I could not put this book down. I never would have figured out the ending. suspensful, gripping and a page turner. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessica | 1/29/2008

    " There were many times in this book that the lead female character was so stupid, I truly wanted her shot. Only finished it because I'd enjoyed another of the author's books so much, I expected this one to get better. It didn't. "

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About the Author
Author Alex Kava

Alex Kava is the author of numerous novels, including the New York Times bestselling mystery series featuring FBI profiler Maggie O’Dell. Her novels have been published in more than twenty countries around the world. She is a member of International Thriller Writers.

About the Narrator

Maggi-Meg Reed has performed as an actress and singer both on and off-Broadway. She is a narrator of many popular audio books, including A Very Long Engagement and The Time Traveler’s Wife. She is the winner of five AudioFile Earphones Awards.