The Rosary Girls : Balzano and Byrne

  • by Richard Montanari
  • Narrated by Scott Brick
  • Series: Balzano and Byrne
  • 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A devious serial killer lays siege to the city of Philadelphia, brutally sacrificing pretty young Catholic girls on the altar of insanity. As the body count rises, an exceptional investigating partnership struggles to stop him. Detective Jessica Balzano, Philly's Homicide Unit's newest rookie, is teamed up with veteran cop Kevin Byrne, respected for his solve rate and known for his unorthodox methods. The pair, willing to do anything it takes to stop the bloody rampage, leads a chase for a twisted, demonical killer fueled by a sacrilegious fury.

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What the Critics Say

"The Rosary Girls is a well-written, fast-moving thriller with twists and turns galore that will keep you guessing until the end." (Phillip Margolin)
"A relentlessly suspenseful, soul-chilling thriller that hooks you instantly." (Tess Gerritsen)

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Customer Reviews

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Thoroughly enjoyable

I have my favourite crime authors (Lehane, Coben, Crais, Connelly) but had exhausted all their books and was desperate to find a new author to enjoy. Step forward, Richard Montanari!

I actually listened to the third book in the series before listening to this, the first in the series. Like his other books, this moves along at a cracking pace with a couple of nice sub-plots and chock-ful of likely suspects. Never yet guessed the perp before the denouement, though. Always the sign of a good author!

And the two main characters are very well-rounded and their personalities develop with each book

If I have any criticism, it is that all his villains are always devilishly clever which gets a little formulaic after you've read several books.

However, that apart, I strongly recommend this book to all fans of Amercian crime fiction. His latest is already on my wishlist
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- John

Book Details

  • Release Date: 17-02-2005
  • Publisher: Books on Tape