Makedde Vanderwall is a woman with a past. She is beautiful, street-smart and single, a model paying her way through a degree in forensic psychology. But behind the wit and winning smile is a woman haunted by violent nightmares and plagued by thoughts of Detective Andy Flynn, the ex-lover who saved her from a serial killer in Sydney. Mak has returned to Vancouver, her hometown in Canada, eager to finish her studies, move on from the ordeal, and find some peace of mind. But instead she walks straight into a city gripped by fear, and a campus where the students are fair game. As winter closes in and the days grow shorter, Mak is drawn into a shifting world of unstable minds and untrustworthy men, where motives are unclear and desires are unchecked. Her past cannot be so easily forgotten, and she must face her greatest challenge yet.
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Makedde (Mak) is haunted by insomnia and violent nightmares. Leaving Australia, she returns to Vancouver, resumes her studies in forensic psychology, begins therapy, and thinks her life is finally back to normal. One day Mak notices a young student has stopped attending classes. Later, she is reported missing. Then another student goes missing. So begins the downward spiral of this gripping psychological suspense story. Tara Moss's narration is lively, spirited, and exceptionally pleasant to hear, yet she doesn't differentiate between male and female characters, nor between Canadian and Australian accents. Her distinction between psychopathy and antisocial personality disorders is spot-on, while being flawless and tightly integrated into the plot. K.A.T. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, MaineFrom Publishers Weekly:
In her second U.S. release, Australian crime novelist Moss sends her heroine, model and aspiring forensic psychologist Makedde Vanderwall, to a Vancouver campus, where a psychopath is picking off female students. The campus is also the site of a convention on psychopaths, which has drawn the world's best profilers—including Mak's old flame, Det. Andy Flynn. It's been a year since the events of Moss's Fetish, in which Flynn saved Mak from a killer, but Mak refuses to reconsider Flynn, even after her current boyfriend begins acting suspiciously. As the body count rises, Flynn (backed by the experts conveniently assembled for the conference) tries to stop the killer before he gets to Mak. Despite the contrived setup (heard the one about the serial killer at the profiler's convention?), Moss handles her subject easily and expertly, making her novel both immersive and believable. Though readers who haven't read Fetish may be confused by references to the Stiletto Killer and the death of Mak's mother, those with a strong stomach and a taste for violence—and who don't mind the occasional clunker ("Yikes. What's gotten into me?")—should be sucked in by this sexy, smart thriller. (July)
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Book Description Bolinda Audio, 2012. Audio CD. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1743191421
Book Description Bolinda Audio, 2012. Compact Disc. Book Condition: Brand New. unabridged edition. 6.25x6.75x1.00 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1743191421