The Fifth Victim (Cherokee Pointe Trilogy #1; Griffin Powell #2)The Fifth Victim by Beverly Barton
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Plot. The series begins as an FBI agent on the trail of a serial killer arrives in Cherokee Pointe, Tennessee. A smallish town with a cast of quirky characters, including a psychic, her protective Cherokee brother, a redheaded bar owner, a bouncer, some snobby upper class, all drop-dead beautiful people. The murders are grizzly, bloody, violent, and descriptive – not for the faint of heart.

I enjoyed the murder mysteries … I found the abundance of sex scenes an overkill that was gratuitous and predictable.

Narration. Gavin isn’t my favorite. Listen to the sample before you invest; you may find her just peachy. Three-novel series written by Beverly Barton, narrated by Marguerite Gavin. All characters traverse all three novels, so read in sequence – The Fifth Victim 10.5 hours of listening, The Last to Die just over 11, and finally As Good As Dead 11.5. All books were released in 2018 by Blackstone Audio.

All three novels are very, very descriptive, containing explicit sex scenes; if explicit sex scenes make you hit fast-forward, skip this series – because you will fast-forward through at least 1/3 of the books – otherwise, the murder mysteries are good!


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