The Fairest of Them

  • by Heather Osborne
  • Narrated by Flora Plumb
  • 5 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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Adolescent romance poorly written--stay away

This is a terrible book. The writing is so cliched and the characters so unbelievable that it is not worth even the 6 hours to listen to.

There is almost as much romance in the book as detective work and it sounds like it was written by a 13 year old boy. Phrases like "he couldn't stop looking at her butt" and "he was distracted by her rear-end" keep cropping up.

The detective sections are unconvincing. For example, the main character keeps flipping the safety on his Glock on and off--Glocks don't have external safeties. The plot involves an out of the game detective who is dragged back into a case because an FBI profiler believes that only he can solve it, etc. It's all very cliched.

The performance is very difficult to listen to. The narrator sounds like that aunt you have who smokes too much and drinks too much. It's hard to tell if she's a poor narrator or just hopelessly lost with the bad writing.

No way to recommend this book to anyone. Not a good mystery, not a good procedural, not a funny or lighthearted take, not a pleasant performance.
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- Sean

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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- LeeLee Ray

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-28-2016
  • Publisher: Heather Osborne