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Publisher's Summary

It’s a hideous echo of a violent past. Across America, murders are being committed with all the twisted hallmarks of the Boston Strangler, the Zodiac Killer and Son of Sam. The media frenzy explodes and Nashville homicide lieutenant Taylor Jackson knows instantly that The Pretender is back… and he’s got helpers.

As The Pretender’s disciples perpetrate their sick homages – stretching police and FBI dangerously thin – Taylor tries desperately to prepare for their inevitable showdown. And she must do it alone. To be close to her is to be in mortal danger, and she won’t risk losing anyone she loves. But the isolation, the self-doubt and the rising body count are taking their toll – she’s beside herself and ready to snap.The brilliant psychopath who both adores and despises her is drawing close. Close enough to touch…

©2011 J.T. Ellison (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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  • Julie Jones
  • 02-04-11

Great thriller

Kept my attention...narration was good and story was ok. Wan't the best read ever but it wasn't bad.

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  • CJ
  • 03-03-11

Another slam dunk!!!! (:

A roller-coaster ride of a book. Full of suspense and twists and turns... anti up your credit I promise it's well worth it. It's gonna be a loooonnng wait until the next installment of this series. I don't know how J.T. will top it but she will!

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  • Hunnee
  • 10-01-14

Really good read

This book was a good fast paced thriller that kept you wanting more. I enjoyed each of the characters and found it to be worth listening to.

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  • Michelle Heyboer
  • 14-04-12

Love JT Ellison

What did you love best about So Close the Hand of Death?

The story keeps you guessing!

What did you like best about this story?

The entire book was loved!

What about Joyce Bean’s performance did you like?

Joyce keeps you in touch with the entire book!

Any additional comments?

This book got me in trouble, I listen while on my way to work and was at a part in the book that I just wanted to hear and before I knew it I was late clocking in..... Well worth the "talking to that I got!!!"

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  • Len
  • 30-04-11

Interesting until the finish

This author kept me interested all the way through. There is another book with the herione available, and I will certainly be purchasing it. If you like Patricia Cornwell, espeially her earlier books, this book is in that style. A good listen.

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  • barbara
  • 07-04-11

SO CLOSE THE HAND OF DEATH

Great listen....I could not put it down..I listen mostly while driving ...but could not wait to see what happen next so..I listened till I finished it..The only negative thing I have to say....I can't wait for the next Taylor Jackson book...I hope it will not be a year..And of course Joyce Bean is an excellent Narrator!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-09-20

I love it

I love this book. I love all of these books by JT Alison, By Joyce Bean. all of these books are wonderful, They keep you on the edge of your seat.

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  • Jamylle Brewton
  • 04-01-17

For fans of Eve Dallas

I have long searched for another crime series featuring a strong women lead with fleshed out characters - all the things I love about the Eve Dallas books. The Taylor Jackson series is just what I needed! I'm thoroughly enjoying these books!

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  • Mara Benjamin
  • 11-07-16

Too much to follow

There are SO many characters and side stories that it's hard to follow. I kept with it, so curious about the end... Which was a complete let down :(