The Killing Edge

  • by Heather Graham
  • Narrated by Julia Whelan
  • 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Chloe Marin was lucky. She was just a teenager when a party at a Florida beachside mansion turned into a savage killing spree and she was one of the few to survive. Bloody handwriting on the walls pointed to a cult whose rituals included human sacrifice. Chloe’s sketch of one of the killers linked two dead cult members found in the Everglades to the massacre, closing the case as far as the cops are concerned.
Ten years later, Chloe’s works as a psychologist specializing in art therapy to help traumatized victims, and on the side she finds release in her passion for the martial arts. Police who hire her as a consultant know she’s a literal kick-ass advocate for victims who can’t always speak for themselves.
The current disappearance of a young swimsuit model ranks low on the cops’ priority list. Everyone assumes the girl has run off for some fun in the sun, instead of getting ready for a photo shoot. Everyone but Chloe, who suspects a killer is using the modeling agency to stalk his prey. When the ghost of the model appears, asking Chloe for help, she knows that she has to do everything she can.
So does Luke Cane, a British ex-cop-turned-PI investigating the disappearance of the model on behalf of her father. Chloe and Luke have trouble trusting each other but they can’t help their strong attraction for each other. Luckily, they agree on the important things: someone needs to find those missing girls, and if a few laws have to get bent so lives can be saved, too bad.
When Chloe arrives late for an appointment at the modeling agency, she discovers a gruesome mass murder eerily similar to the one she witnessed a decade ago–and can’t help thinking that if she hadn’t run late she would have been there when the killer arrived. Ten years ago, she hadn’t been convinced the police had identified the real killers and now she’s sure of it. The same evil mind is behind the current murders, and she’s afraid she’s the target–and terrified that she won’t be able to cheat death a third time.
She has no choice now but to trust Luke on every level, because with a killer closing in, he’s the only one who’s willing to do whatever it takes to keep her alive.


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An Average Book

When Chloe Marin was a teenager, she and her friends were victims of brutal killers; some died, some survived. Fast forward ten years and Chloe is now a psychologist with a specialty in art therapy. Police hire her to be a victim advocate. Chloe is currently searching for a model who has gone missing. Some feel she has run off, but Chloe knows she is dead since the model's ghost appeared to her. Luke Cane also suspects foul play. He is a British ex-cop, now a private investigator going undercover as a marketing guru with a swimsuit company looking for models. The two of them are looking for the missing model.

The suspense is ratcheted up when Chloe arrives late to the modeling agency and finds a massacre similar to that she experienced as a teen. She and Luke come to the conclusion that it must be the same killers of the teens so long ago.

The story started out fast and furious with a tightly written scene focusing on the first mass murder of the teens. The story seemed to slow down with the first scenes set in the present. I found myself skipping or scanning much of the book. The chemistry between Luke and Chloe seemed forced rather than natural.
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- Lia "I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!"

As good to listen to as to read

I've read Heather Graham before; this was my first listen. Julia Whelan is an excellent narrator and she does a good job differentiating the characters.

The Killing Edge is an enjoyable story with good flow and it makes for nice listening. I appreciated that there were not dozens of characters, which I find difficult to follow when reading and even more difficult to follow when listening. The story has a number of different angles that come together. I didn't predict the murderer so when the identity was revealed it was a surprise.

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- Lisa

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-30-2010
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio