A Dark Lure

  • by Loreth Anne White
  • Narrated by Emily Sutton-Smith
  • 13 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Twelve years ago, Sarah Baker was abducted by the Watt Lake Killer and sexually assaulted for months before managing to escape. The killer was caught, but Sarah lost everything: her marriage, her child, and the life she loved.
Struggling with PTSD, Sarah changes her name to Olivia West and finds sanctuary working on Broken Bar Ranch. But as her scars finally begin to heal, a cop involved with her horrific case remains convinced the Watt Lake Killer is still out there. He sets a lure for the murderer, and a fresh body is discovered. Now Olivia must face the impossible - could the butcher be back, this time to finish his job?
As a frigid winter isolates the ranch, only one person can help Olivia: Cole McDonough, a ranch heir, writer, and adventurer who stirs long-dormant feelings in her. But this time, Olivia's determination to shut out her past may destroy more than her chance at love. It could cost her her life.


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Customer Reviews

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If EL James wrote Gillian Flynn fan fiction

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I was disappointed in the writing, but I should have read the negative reviews that stated that it wasn't really a thriller. I understand that people prefer different genres and this simply wasn't for me. What was most frustrating was the audio quality and production. There were many spots that felt edited in and the breaks in reading were clear and illogical.

What could Loreth Anne White have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Less talk of body fluids and far fewer cliches. I can't think of a "thriller" cliche that wasn't employed here.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

I hate to blame the narrator. In all honesty, the flatness is probably a fair representation of the Pacific Northwest/Canada. Her voice was pleasant when she wasn't trying to take on an accent. But the sound editing was horrible.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from A Dark Lure?

I wouldn't dare try to edit the text of this book. There is a reason millions of copies of 50 Shades sold and I found it laughable. I clearly don't get it, but I just wish I would have understood what I was getting into with A Dark Lure. I WOULD like to edit the audio. It reminded me of when I was a kid and I would try to record songs on a stand alone cassette recorder.

Any additional comments?

This book is in the wrong genre. It is only a Suspense book if you have never read another Suspense book. This is the book you read when you don't want your kids to know that you like erotica and you want to always feel one step ahead of the author.

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- ELB "Suspense books that pass the Bechdel test"

Excellent suspense thriller

My only prior exposure to Loreth Ann White's books was In the Waning Light which is a good chick lit mystery wrapped around dozens of extremely graphically described sex scenes. A Dark Lure is very different. It is a well written and well narrated dark psychological suspense thriller set on a ranch in the mountains of British Columbia. All of the characters are damaged by past or current events, some far more than others. I recommend A Dark Lure for anyone who enjoys any sub genre of mystery/thrillers. I would listen to this book again.
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- Wayne "I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-20-2015
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio