The Love Killings : Detective Matt Jones

  • by Robert Ellis
  • Narrated by Nick Podehl
  • Series: Detective Matt Jones
  • 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For the past six weeks, LAPD detective Matt Jones has been recovering from the wrong end of a hit man's bullet. Before he can look for payback, Jones finds himself enlisted in the manhunt for an old foe. Dr. George Baylor, the serial killer who escaped after murdering three coeds in LA, resurfaces on the East Coast. This time, an entire family has been slaughtered in their home outside Philadelphia, and the doctor's fingerprints are all over the crime scene.
With panic rising, the FBI seeks Jones's help, and the hunt for this brutal mass killer is on. But so is the hunt for the man who paid to have Jones shot. When a second family is found murdered, the search for the killer becomes frantic, and Jones's shocking personal history explodes before his eyes. With his two missions welded together as one, Jones enters the madman's world - a place of unimaginable terror - and hopes that if he survives, he can find his way out.

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Completely ridiculous plot and unbelievable characters

I made it through the first book in this series DESPITE the horrible narration. I had hopes for this sequel, but was really disappointed.

I was hoping that there would be more to the investigation than in the first book. That murder was solved by mere chance, and it was no different in this book. The only way the murders are solved is because the killer announces himself - Matt Jones does no real investigating. His character is annoying and not realistic.

There are repetitive sentences and endless repeating of small details (like the lockbox code is the California Penal Code number for murder - we got it the first time, there's no need to repeat it every single time you go in the door.)

I didn't find any of the characters' actions realistic for their roles. The FBI agents all seem to be too jumpy and nervous. They go through rigorous training to NOT be that way. And once you've done one story with incompetent superiors, do we really need the sequel to be the same.

And the narrator...every other voice except the main character sounds the same. They are all whiny and spoken with some strange accent I can't quite put my finger on. One sounds like a horrible imitation of George Takei. I can't express enough how bad this narration is. I won't be getting another book he narrates for sure.

All-in-all, you're better off finding something else.
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- Amy

Thoroughly enjoyed 2nd book in Matt Jones series..

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This is an excellent follow up to the first book on this series: City of Echoes. This book picks up right where the first left off however, you don't need to read the first to understand the second because the author weaves the highlights of the first throughout the second - WHEW! Anyway, this book takes you deeper into the life and hard times of Detective Matt Jones. He learns some truths (all the dirty laundry) about his mother and her family and all the reasons no one would ever speak to him about it. He finds out he has an uncle he didn't know he had and doesn't want for a relative but it does explain some mysteries.
The main plot is a little creepy and deals with some topics that might put off some readers -incest. Someone is murdering whole families and posing mothers and sons to look like they have been intimate. At first the police have it all wrong and are looking for the escaped killer from the first book, but Matt know it's not him. I can't tell why with put spoiling a big part of this book.
The book ends with a great cliffhanger leaving you wanting to know what happens next.
Nick Podehl does an excellent job narrating.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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- shelley

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-02-2016
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio