A Killer's Wife: Desert Plains, Book 1 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
An Amazon Charts bestseller.
From the bestselling author of The Neon Lawyer comes a gripping thriller about a prosecutor confronted with the darkest part of her past and the worst fears for her future....
Fourteen years ago, prosecutor Jessica Yardley's husband went to prison for a series of brutal murders. She's finally created a life with her daughter and is a well-respected attorney. She's moving on. But when a new rash of homicides has her ex-husband, Eddie, written all over them - the nightmares of her past come back to life.
The FBI asks Jessica to get involved in the hunt for this copycat killer - which means visiting her ex and collaborating with the man who tore her life apart.
As the copycat's motives become clearer, the new life Jessica created for herself gets darker. She must ask herself who she can trust and if she's capable of stopping the killer - a man whose every crime is a bloody valentine from a twisted mastermind she's afraid she may never escape.
People who viewed this also viewed
People who bought this also bought
Related to this topic
|Listening Length||9 hours and 21 minutes|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com Release Date||March 01, 2020|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #1,386 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#9 in Legal Thrillers (Audible Books & Originals)
#17 in Legal Thrillers (Books)
#22 in Police Procedural Mysteries
Reviewed in the United States on March 23, 2021
Reviews with images
Top reviews from the United States
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
In a nutshell (the plot)….
Jessica Yardley is a single mom, a federal prosecutor and ex-wife of crazed, serial killer/artist Eddie Cal. She constantly questions how she could have loved and slept beside a monster (rapist/murderer) for years without any inclination. How can she explain to her daughter that her father was a killer? She thinks she has found some solace, since years later, she has found an understanding, yet unassuming new boyfriend, who is the opposite of her ex in every way. He is not a “looker” (like Cal), confident (like Cal), and creative (like Cal). Unfortunately now, she’s involved in a new hunt for a serial killer, one who mimics her ex-husband’s crimes, all while dealing with a rebellious teen and a seemingly understanding lover. As she tracks down clues, and works with her ex-love interest (FBI SA Cason Baldwin), she hopes to uncover who the Dark Casanova is and why he is mimicking her husband’s crimes. She doesn’t want any more loss of life.
As the story unravels, we have the classic tale of good versus evil, nature versus nurture, and what is truth. You will definitely be entertained with the twists/turns and some reveals, which is why I would definitely recommend this read. AND I definitely plan to download the next story in the Desert Plains series to see what happens.
The only thing that bothered me and if you haven't read the book yet stop reading now. At the end Tara says to Wesley, her mom's former boyfriend- “Did you think I would let anyone hurt my mother again?” The point being that... was Wesley really a stalker? Did he stalk other people? Did he stalk Jessica and Tara before meeting Eddie Cal? Or did he begin stalking them under the direction of Eddie Cal? We all know that Eddie Cal is really the one who is responsible for all the murders and stuff that happens yet Tara seems to almost admire him and is doing his bidding even though she thinks she's “taking care of her mother” by doing the things she has done. So really shouldn't she really hate and not follow her father's suggestions? It is possible that some of these questions are answered in the next two books I don't know because I have not read them yet. I hope so. Anyway, this is a really good book and Victor Methos is a really talented writer and I can't wait to read the next two books in this series. I definitely recommend and give this a 4 ½ star rating.
I have a new author to check for, and highly recommend this book.
Top reviews from other countries
I’m not usually a fan of legal thrillers, but this one was excellent. An FBI procedural-legal courtroom thriller, the story is set in Las Vegas, where federal prosecutor Jessica Yardley is drawn into a bloody case of a copycat serial killer. Intriguingly, the killer is copying Jessica’s ex-husband, a serial killer who’s now on death row, setting up a story that is a battle of brains between Jessica and the copycat.
Jessica as the main character is incredibly well done. A smart, strong-willed, woman who manages to not let anything get her down. Added to that is the portrayal of her ex-husband, Eddie, a serial killer who, you’d think, would be either absolutely hateful or wooden and stereotypical. And yet Methos manages to write him in such a way that he doesn’t end up being just a stereotypical murderer, but a human as well.
If you’re a fan of serial killer stories this should definitely be your next read.
It sees Jessica Yardley, as a prosecutor in Law Vegas, having become a lawyer after she discovered her brilliant husband was a serial killer (becausr, of course). He's on death row, when as series of killings, exactly like his, are committed. The only way he'll help is if she gets involved, which she does, of course. Many twists and turns later, the get a conviction, but along the way she's in and out of prison to talk to the fool about her theories.
It isn't a bad read. It rattles along, but, it's intrinsically daft. Yardley is the most unfortunate woman in the world. Oh and the denouement stretched believability beyond its breaking point. So, in short, it's for people who don't mind checking their brain at the door when they start reading thrillers.
I really found it exceedingly hard to put the book down on many occasions, having to force myself to take a break or I would never have got any sleep. In fact, it was one of those books that, even after you have closed it, you continue to think about it and try to work it out as you drifted off to sleep. Despite the fact that we eventually believe we know who the murderer is, there are many twists and devious corners to navigate, with the final one being the best of them all.
This is an excellent start to a new series and I am most certainly looking forward to the next one as I want to find out how Yardley is going to make a comeback.
Two couples have been murdered and not only is there a serial killer on the loose, but he has is a copy cat carrying out his crimes the way Jessica's ex husband the serial killer Eddie Cal did.
I have never read anything by Victor Methos before, and I am so glad I picked this for my Amazon First Reads choice this month.
This is a brilliant book.
Great characters and easy to read.
Okay I had worked out who the killer was in advance, but I never saw the twist at the end coming.
A great read and highly recommended.