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Publisher's Summary

From New York Times best-selling author Michael Connelly, a new thriller introducing a driven young detective trying to prove herself in the LAPD.
Renée Ballard works the night shift in Hollywood, beginning many investigations but finishing none, as each morning she turns her cases over to day shift detectives. A once up-and-coming detective, she's been given this beat as punishment after filing a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor.
But one night she catches two cases she doesn't want to part with: the brutal beating of a prostitute left for dead in a parking lot and the killing of a young woman in a nightclub shooting. Ballard is determined not to give up at dawn. Against orders and her own partner's wishes, she works both cases by day while maintaining her shift by night. As the cases entwine, they pull her closer to her own demons and the reason she won't give up her job, no matter what the department throws at her.
©2017 Michael Connelly (P)2017 Hachette Audio
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2 out of 5 stars
By H. Jamieson on 08-12-17

Noooooooooooooooooo!

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I love Connelly- read every last one of his books. So, imagine my excitement when there's a new series with a female protagonist...woot! Then i started to listen and now I have a rage headache. Who thought it was a good idea to cast Katherine M. as the narrator? WHO??? I want names. And why did no one apparently listen to her performance and edit it?? There are words that are mispronounced. Ugh. So angry. I can't tell if I liked the story or not because the character came across as insufferable.

If you’ve listened to books by Michael Connelly before, how does this one compare?

I have no idea since I hated the narration so much...

What didn’t you like about Katherine Moennig’s performance?

Everything. She's a competent actress but she ruined this book. Wooden, one note, can't pronounce words the correct way...

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

I'd listen to it again if they got a new narrator and production staff, that doesn't mess it up.

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1 out of 5 stars
By MickeyMarie on 07-19-17

Audible and Amazon need to screen narrators better

I am a huge Michael Connelly fan and ordered this book pre order without knowing who the narrator would be. I won't ever make that mistake again. This woman is a horrid narrator and miss reads or miss pronounces so many words that it grates on the nerves. Two examples I can think of right off are video-ographer (that's how she pronounces it) and even worse tactile when trying to say tactical channel.
It is a shame that these kind of poor narrators are ruining perfectly good novels and I am sure the writers are cringing when they hear these narrations.

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