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Author: Becky Masterman Narrator: Judy Kaye Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2013 ISBN: 9781427229632
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Brigid Quinn's experiences in hunting sexual predators for the FBI have left her with memories she wishes she didn’t have and lethal skills she hopes never to need again. Having been pushed into early retirement by events she thinks she's put firmly behind her, Brigid keeps telling herself she is settling down nicely in Tucson with a wonderful new husband, Carlo, and their dogs.

But the past intervenes when a man named Floyd Lynch confesses to the worst unsolved case of Brigid’s career—the disappearance and presumed murder of her young protégée, Jessica. Floyd knows things about that terrible night that were never made public, and offers to lead the cops to Jessica's body in return for a plea bargain.

It should finally be the end of a dark chapter in Brigid’s life. Except…the new FBI agent on the case, Laura Coleman, thinks the confession is fake, and Brigid finds she cannot walk away from violence and retribution after all, no matter what the cost.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Judy Kaye delivers Brigid's wisecracks in a matter-of-fact but easy-to-listen manner. She does an admirable job of portraying the villains as well as Brigid's husband, who is a professor…Kaye's pitch-perfect reading is smooth and consistent. As Brigid struggles to solve the killings and save herself, Kaye's quickening pace and intensity keep listeners totally involved. AudioFile Magazine

  • Narrated by the always-superb Judy Kaye... I don't want to spoil this ingeniously plotted story, so I'm not going to give you any more details; you're just going to have to listen. I got so hooked that I didn't want to take the earphones off until the very end. BookPage
  • Adding greatly…is Kay's narration which is as flawless and effective here as it is on all of the Sue Grafton books. Mystery Scene

  • Selected for the March 2013 Indie Next List
  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A 2013 CWA Gold Dagger Nominee for Best Crime Novel of the Year
  • Finalist for the 2014 Audie Award for Best Mystery Narration
  • A 2014 International Thriller Writers Award Nominee for Best First Novel
  • A 2014 Barry Award Nominee for Best First Novel
  • A 2014 Edgar Allan Poe Award Nominee for Best First Novel
  • A 2014 Macavity Award Nominee
  • Nominated for Anthony Awards - Nominee, 2014
  • Nominated for Edgar Allan Poe Award Nominee, 2014
  • Edgar Allen Poe Award Nominee, 2014
  • Among shortlisted titles for Audie Award Finalist, 2014

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About the Author

Becky Masterman is the acquisitions editor for a press specializing in medical textbooks for forensic examiners and law enforcement. She grew up in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and received her MA in creative writing from Florida Atlantic University.

About the Narrator

Judy Kaye is a singer and actress best known for her long runs in Broadway musicals, including The Phantom of the Opera, Ragtime, and Mamma Mia! In 2012, she earned a Tony Award for her performance in the Broadway musical Nice Work If You Can Get it. She has also appeared in numerous plays and operas and has won three AudioFile Earphones Awards.