The Girl Next Door : Carter Ross

  • by Brad Parks
  • Narrated by MacLeod Andrews
  • Series: Carter Ross
  • 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Reading his own newspaper’s obituaries, veteran reporter Carter Ross comes across that of a woman named Nancy Marino, who was the victim of a hit-and-run while she was on the job delivering copies of that very paper, the Eagle-Examiner. Struck by the opportunity to write a heroic piece about an everyday woman killed too young, he heads to her wake to gather tributes and anecdotes. It’s the last place Ross expects to find controversy - which is exactly what happens when one of Nancy’s sisters convinces him that the accident might not have been accidental at all.
It turns out that the kind and generous Nancy may have made a few enemies, starting with her boss at the diner where she was a part-time waitress, and even including the publisher of the Eagle-Examiner. Carter’s investigation of this seemingly simple story soon has him in big trouble with his full-time editor and sometime girlfriend, Tina Thompson, not to mention the rest of his bosses at the paper, but he can’t let it go - the story is just too good, and it keeps getting better. But will his nose for trouble finally take him too far?
Brad Parks’ smart-mouthed, quick-witted reporter returns in The Girl Next Door - another action-packed entry in his award-winning series, written with an unforgettable mix of humor and suspense.


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I recently discovered Brad Parks book good Cop at the library and have been hooked ever since! Carter Ross is so funny and a refreshing change from the norm. Macleod Andrews is the perfect narrator for the character. I've listen to all his book (this being the last) and think I'm going to have to buy the two that aren't on audio...LOVE LOVE!!
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- Valerie "I get so excited sometimes about writing a review..good or bad...that why sometimes I misspell"

MacLeod Andrews IS DEFINITELY Carter Ross

Brad Parks is a terrific writer---wonderfully clever humor, cool references to film and books, fully realized characters, and good murder mystery plots.
MacLeod Andrews is absolutely amazing in making all this come alive. He is an awesome talent and he should be my boyfriend. Sorry. Couldn't resist.
In some ways, I found this third in the series to be my favorite so far. Loved many of the characters---Lunky and Tommy especially. And even though I pretty much suspected who the villain was (no spoiler alert) I was still satisfied with the ending.
I was so looking forward to the next book except that there's a different narrator. No MacLeod Andrews! Why? Was he too busy? I am seriously debating whether I will get the next book or not.
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- Eugenia

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-08-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios