Malice : New Orleans

  • by Lisa Jackson
  • Narrated by Joyce Bean, Mel Foster
  • Series: New Orleans
  • 15 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The scent is unmistakable - gardenias, sweet and delicate, the same perfume that his beautiful first wife, Jennifer, always wore. Opening his eyes in the hospital room where he's recovering from an accident, New Orleans detective Rick Bentz sees her standing in the doorway. Then Jennifer blows him a kiss and disappears. But it couldn't have been Jennifer. She died 12 years ago....Once out of the hospital, Bentz begins to see Jennifer everywhere. Could she still be alive? But it was Bentz who identified Jennifer's body after her horrible car wreck, and there had been no question in his mind that it was her crumpled form behind the wheel, her clothes, her wedding ring. He's never doubted it - until now. He can't tell his new wife, Olivia, about the sightings or his secret fear that he's losing his mind. But Olivia is also hiding a secret....When a copy of Jennifer's death certificate arrives in the mail, emblazoned with a red question mark, Bentz follows the postmark trail to Los Angeles, returning to the painful memories he's tried so hard to forget, and straight into a killer's web. Someone's been waiting patiently, silently. Someone who knows exactly what happened that night 12 years ago and has been anticipating Bentz's every move.Soon it will be Bentz's turn to suffer for his sins. But he won't be the only one made to pay the ultimate price. For a diabolical killer has now made Olivia the prime target...


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Malice by Lisa Jackson

This book is so poorly written I cannot finish listening to it. After half an hour, I started jumping chapters to find out if the writing improved. It did not. An endless string of words to fill up pages for scenes and dialogue that desperately need vitality and verisimilitude. And, each scene would be better told with about half of the words.

Internal dialogues a character has with him/herself that are so juvenile and cliched that I expected the characters to off themselves by eating too much peanut butter and jelly.

How this book ever got published in the first place, I cannot imagine. The narrators sound as if they are in a hurry up get to the end of the story. I can understand this as reading the entire manuscript must have been truly painful.

Do yourself a favor, take a pass on this one.
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- Joseph


I have no idea what the other reviewer is talking about! This book is terrific - I even recommended it to my husband. It keeps your attention, and the best part is it's narrated by two people - a man and a woman. I don't know why more audio books don't do that - it's much more realistic. Anyway, I've listened to 100's of books on Audible - and this one well worthwhile.
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- Samantha "lioness2001"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-31-2009
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio