Deadly Messengers

  • by Susan May
  • Narrated by Anne Johnstonbrown
  • 10 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Three massacres, two detectives, one writer, zero answers.
Freelancer Kendall Jennings writes fluff pieces for women's magazines. When a horrific massacre occurs at Café Amaretto, she scores an exclusive interview with a survivor. Suddenly, she's the go-to reporter for the crime.
Investigating veteran detective Lance O'Grady and his partner, Trip, are tasked with finalizing the open and shut case. Seven people are dead at the hands of an unprovoked killer wielding an axe.
Then another mass killing occurs. This time, arson and 10 eldercare facility residents die in the blaze. Then it happens again. Even more shocking: a mother with a gun goes on a rampage at a family birthday party. The crimes have no motive, and Lance O'Grady is left wondering how evil can strike twice in such a short space of time.The only connection is that the killers share one odd detail: none have a murderer's profile. Ordinary citizens suddenly just became killers.
Drawn deeper inside the crime investigation, Kendall finds herself not only clashing with O'Grady but also struggling with old demons. What Kendall and O'Grady don't realize is they are caught in a plot far greater reaching than just these crimes. Someone is sending a message. And unless they can decipher the meaning, very soon, many more will die.
Deadly Messengers, a pause-resisting thriller, poses the question: Does a killer lurk inside everyone? The answer may prove more frightening than the crimes.
Narrated by Anne JohnstonBrown, winner of the 2012 Audible Female Voice Award.


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Reminiscent of a Robin Cook Thriller

An epidemic of unexplained serial killings. Killers with no apparent motives. Police Detectives desperately searching for answers before more people are killed. A writer with a troubled past caught up in the unfurling events.

In Deadly Messengers, Susan May has skillfully blended these ingredients into a thriller that keeps readers on the edges of their seats from the first page to the last. At times, this book reminds me of a Robin Cook thriller because May takes snippets of real-life research and then logically extrapolates them in ways that are not unimaginable in today's world. However, like Cook's protagonists, there are times where May's characters act in head-scratching ways that defy logic. Books and movies of this genre already require some suspension of belief to be thoroughly enjoyed and this book is no exception to that general rule. Overall, however, readers who like these kinds of books will not be disappointed in the tale that May has crafted. CAUTIONARY NOTE: This book does contain several scenes of graphic violence and squeamish readers should be aware of that when making their buying decision.

Anne Johnstonbrown, the 2013 Audible Best Female Audio Book Narrator award winner, adds an extra layer of enjoyment to the book for those readers who prefer to "hear" their books rather than read them. Ms. Johnstonbrown's voice is pleasant and she does a nice job of using vocal changes to differentiate characters. This audiobook also includes a brief bonus commentary by Ms. May, wherein she explains how she came up with several key plot points for her book.
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Deadly Messengers: Reader Alert, beautiful trumpet-shaped might ruin your South American vacation!

Susan May's enthralling work certainly won't! This is one of the best books I've had the absolute pleasure to read/listen to in months. Journey into the heads of our stars as they attempt to unravel this mass murder mystery. All the necessaries are lurking about--drugs, bad guys, good cops, fast food!!! What more is needed? A great plot! Deadly Messengers had that; oh does it have that! Intriguing, fast-paced, surprising twists here and there and more! It's time for you to dive in---dare you....
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- Dennis H "Lefty5"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-29-2016
  • Publisher: Susan May