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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (758 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Inger Ash Wolfe Narrator: Bernadette Dunn Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Hazel Micallef Mysteries Release Date:
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The first homicide that Canadian Detective Inspector Hazel Micallef, acting chief of the Port Dundas police, has had to investigate in almost three years is that of cancer patient Delia Chandler, a woman who once had an affair with Hazel’s father. When a few days later, and three hundred kilometers away, the mutilated body of an multiple sclerosis sufferer is found, painted in Chandler’s blood, Micallef realizes that someone is killing the terminally ill, and not for mercy’s sake. Hobbled by a bad back and a skeptical police bureaucracy, Inspector Micallef takes it upon herself to coordinate a nationwide manhunt for the killer; a man, she soon learns, who can save a life as dramatically as he can end one—a man with God on his mind, grief in his heart, and a desperate need to kill.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[A] bracingly original mystery…A first-rate crime writer.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “An excellent literary thriller, both riveting and precise.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Marsha | 2/1/2014

    " Not usually my kind of read with creepy, violent serial killings but I was pulled in by characters and setting and the plot kept my attention all the way to the dramatic ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Antoinette | 1/30/2014

    " Pretty good. I'm glad it's the start of a series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mary Gilligan-Nolan | 1/30/2014

    " I read "The Taken" before I read this one, so I read out of order. However, it did not take away from the story. The story follows D.I. Hazel Micallef, in a small town called Port Dundas in Canada. The body of an elderly lady Hazel knows all her life, is found in her home, drained of her blood and yet it would appear, humanely killed. The woman has a terminal illness and it would have seemed to have been an assisted suicide, had it not been for the strange post-death mutilation. When Hazel hears of another similar death a few hundred kilometers away a couple of days later, she goes to look into this death also and soon makes the link that there is a serial killer on the loose, covering his tracks quite well for some time. Hazel is not your typical lead character. She is 61 years old and has a chronic back problem, which she doses with painkillers and alcohol. She lives with her 87 year old mother and still has a good relationship with her ex-husband, who has now remarried. It is clear Hazel still has feelings for her ex, she has a good relationship with her co-workers also, but now one relationship with her second in command is coming apart, when Hazel refuses to call in the R.C.M.P. to assist with the current case. We know pretty much right off, the man responsible for the killings, but this does not take away from an ending full of high drama and a little suspense. I like this book, despite the fact that the killer is highly competent and yet two cans short of a six pack, there is just something about the style of writing and the authors story-telling ability to keep you on the edge of your seat and able to suspend your belief of the overall plot. There is a third book, which I look forward to tracking down in the New Year. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rosanne | 1/19/2014

    " A fun and fast paced read. Apparently the author is writing under a psyeudonym and is in fact a "literary novelist"? That certainly seems to be the case given the fine sentences and use of language. Again while like many a story not all aspects follow what we define as a logical line, the character development is good, even for secondary characters....there are alot of characters to keep track of. I enjoyed Hazel, her mom and her OPP crew, along with reading a story set in an Ontario I recognize. "

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