The White Angel Murder : Jon Stanton

  • by Victor Methos
  • Narrated by Wayne Farrell
  • Series: Jon Stanton
  • 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The most vicious murder in a city's history....
A killer stalks the city of San Diego, brutally slaying women on the fringes of society. The body of a young woman torn apart in her bedroom makes even the hardened detectives of the San Diego PD's Homicide Unit tremble with disgust and rage.
A detective with a troubled past....
For SDPD homicide detective Jon Stanton, the young woman is more than just another case. His former partner, Eli Sherman, was the original detective assigned to the case - before he was discovered to be one of San Diego's most ruthless serial killers.
A final chance for redemption....
Stanton was unable to see Sherman for what he was and blames himself for the murders he committed while on the force. Near death, Stanton swears that he will never wear the badge again. But with a depraved killer eluding the best the San Diego PD has to offer, he must once again fight to uncover a killer that leaves no evidence behind, and that has turned his attention to new prey....


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Well planned and written mystery

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Jon Stanton is a reluctant police officer with strong moral fiber and a PhD in Psychology; not a combination likely to make him popular. The department he works in is rife with corruption at the same time a serial killer(s) set up shop in his town. He uncovers the corruption, maintains his integrity despite repeated attempts at compromise, but puts those around him at great risk. It is a fascinating ending for an unusual police story.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

yes, with the twists and turns the author wove into a very believable story about an individual who had strong moral conviction and very poor financial security.

Have you listened to any of Wayne Farrell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The book made me not want to shut it off until the end.

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Better experience to read

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

My criticism is not with the book itself - it is with the performance.

I've lived in San Diego county for almost 3 decades. I was really looking forward to listening to what seems to be an interesting book, complete with local color! Alas, the listening experience has left me quite unhappy.

In listening to this book, I'd started wondering if the author has come up with an alt-reality San Diego, and exactly where the hell the city of Leeola is. Turns out, it's meant to be La Jolla (phonetically, Lah Hoya). Kind of a big freaking error. Also, nobody in SoCal says shedyool. Hard c schedule here, folks. The 'Britishisms' feel really, REALLY out of place (and anyone who is familiar with Southern CA would know this).

If this story was taking place anywhere other than my home county, I'd most likely be able to get past this, so please take my criticism with a grain of salt. I like the narrator's voice, but it strikes me as inherently lazy that no effort was made to insure that the pronunciation of the names of the cities, if there's any question, are gotten right. As it is, I'm irritated that I bought this book - because I did so based on where it takes place.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-05-2012
  • Publisher: Yossof Sharifi