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The Rae Hatting Mysteries are written from two perspectives: Special Agent Luke Thompson and Special Agent Rae Hatting.
Once upon a time, there was a murder....
Rae Hatting returns in her first, full-length novel, The Fairest of Them.
Detective Luke Thompson is a hero cop with a string of solved serial killer cases under his belt. He comes to California, thinking he can disappear quietly into the forests, isolated from the rest of the world. His expertise is called upon to help with a mysterious serial killer dumping bodies dressed like fairy tale characters in the woods outside of Mendocino County. With the help of a profiler, Luke finally gets the break he needs, as well as finding romance for himself. Tragedy strikes, and Luke is left despondent, unable to carry on as a detective. Can a fiery redhead from the FBI help him out of the slump?
Determined to leave the life of solving unsolvable homicides behind, Special Agent Rae Hatting tries to settle into a normal life with her adopted daughter, Grace. However, her reputation precedes her, and Rae finds herself back in the fray, called upon to help solve a series of gruesome fairytale-style murders in California. Her only obstacle is Detective Luke Thompson. Broody, stubborn, and an all-around pain in the ass, the pair must work together before another victim ends up never finding their happily ever after.
©2015 Heather Osborne (P)2016 Heather Osborne
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By LeeLee Ray on 03-29-17

I love Heather Osborne's books

I loved the story as Heather is a great author! The narrator, not so much. She had a whiney voice and it just sounded bad. Other than that it was great!

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By Elisabeth Carey on 02-21-17

An intense hunt for a serial killer

Luke Thompson is a police detective who solved a string of serial killer cases, and then sought a more peaceful life as a detective with the police in Mendocino County, California.

Unfortunately, after a deceptive lull, he finds himself hunting a serial killer again, someone who dresses his victims as figures from fairy tales. He also finds love, in the person of an FBI profiler

Then tragedy strikes too close to home.

Luke is thrown into a tailspin, but the serial killer is still at work.

Rae Hatting, an FBI agent who is done, she thinks, with homicide investigations, is called back in for this one. She's got a double task, finding the killer, and pulling Thompson out of his funk.

It's a complicated story, with complicated characters. Everyone has a thornier background than you initially suspect. Everyone has their strengths and weaknesses, but both the Mendocino police and the FBI are shown as made up of people who at their core are dedicated to protecting the public and doing their jobs. It's ultimately positive without being syrupy. I'm not sure I was really up for a serial killer story when I started reading this, but in the end I'm glad I read it, and will probably read more from Osborne.


I think I bought this book, but this is one of those occasions when I honestly don't really remember.

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By Catherine on 02-18-17

The worst reader I have ever tried to listen to

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

A different reader

What will your next listen be?

Any book not read by this reader

What didn’t you like about Flora Plumb’s performance?

Appalling, scratch old lady voice for all the characters. Lack of emotion. Not what I am used to from an Audible performance.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I don't know, I gave up after a short time as I couldn't bear to listen to the voice

Any additional comments?

As one of your many thousands of visually impaired readers, we have no choice, we have to listen to books. Your standards of readers are usually so enjoyable. I won't be buying any more of this authors books.

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