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From New York Times best-selling author Jana DeLeon, the first in a new thriller series.
Everyone wondered about Shaye Archer's past. Including Shaye.
Shaye Archer's life effectively began the night police found her in an alley, beaten and abused and with no memory of the previous 15 years, not even her name. Nine years later, she's a licensed private investigator with a single goal - to get answers for her clients when there aren't supposed to be any.
And maybe, someday, answers for herself.
Emma Frederick thought her nightmare was over when she killed her abusive husband, but someone is stalking her and tormenting her with mementos from her past. With no evidence to support her claims, the police dismiss her claims as post-traumatic stress, but Shaye is convinced that someone is deliberately terrorizing Emma...playing a cat and mouse game with only one goal in mind.
To kill Emma.
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By Wayne on 12-01-17

Plot twists and suspense!

I think of cozy mysteries and humor set in Louisiana when Jana DeLeon is mentioned. Malevolent is set in Louisiana, but it is a psychological mystery/thriller rather than a light, fun, and humorous cozy mystery. It is also a solid 5 star novel with excellent narration.

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By shelley on 11-30-17

If you like The Fixer series GET THIS!!

I really like this new to Audible series. Our heroine is Shea Archer. She can't remember her abusive past but can read about it in the newspaper. She is plagued by nightmares, afraid of the dark and hopes to learn the truth one day. Adopted by her foster mother the second half of her life turned out pretty good. This book is the first in the series and it is EXCELLENT!
Shea is now a private investigator and gets hired for her first job. A woman killed her abusive husband in self defense and now he's stalking her and trying to kill her. This is not a supernatural story. Shea is hired to find out who this man is.
The book is an edge of you seat suspense. Shea is a very believable character with flaws. The book leads you to one suspect and I thought I had it all figured out but the end throws on a totally unexpected twist. My thoughts of easy predictability went right out the window!
I can't say enough about this book. You can purchase this book for FREE on Amazon and then it is only $1.99 on Audible!
Julie McKay does a great job narrating.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED !
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By kate on 12-29-17

Engaging story

The narration by Julie McKay is agonising. The affectation of the long drawn out slur of words drove me crackers but the story was good enough to continue to the end....but only just.

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By Suzy GM on 12-02-17

Brilliant!

Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Different from what I normally read but I loved it. Can’t wait for the next one.

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