The Body Counter by Anne Frasier

July 10th, 2018 Kimberly Review 40 Comments

10th Jul
The Body Counter by Anne Frasier
The Body Counter
by Anne Frasier
Series: Detective Jude Fontaine Mysteries #2
Narrator: Emily Sutton-Smith
Length: 8 hours and 31 minutes
Genres: Suspense thriller, Mystery
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon | Audible
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Narration: 4 cups
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From a New York Times bestselling author comes the chilling follow-up to the Thriller Award winner The Body Reader.

Months after discovering the mastermind behind her own kidnapping, Detective Jude Fontaine is dealing with the past the only way she knows how: by returning to every dark corner of it. But it’s a new, escalating series of mass slayings that has become her latest obsession at Homicide.

At first, Jude and her partner, Detective Uriah Ashby, can see no pattern to the seemingly random methods, the crime scenes, or the victims—until they’re approached by a brilliantly compulsive math professor. He believes that the madman’s next move is not incalculable; in fact, it’s all part of a sequential and ingenious numerical riddle. His theory is adding up. The body count is rising.

But when the latest victim is found in Jude’s apartment, the puzzle comes with a personal twist that’s going to test the breaking point of her already-fragile state of mind. For all she knows, her number may be up.

Law MURDERMYSTERY SUSPENSE thriller

Author, Anne Frasier, reunites readers with Detective Jude Fontaine in her newest novel The Body Counter.  I soon found myself pulled into this suspenseful murder mystery.

Last year I downloaded The Body Finder, on a whim. You know those moments where you have nothing to read despite owning a massive to-be-read pile? Yep, it was one of those moments. Detective Jude Fontaine. She is a police detective and her back story immediately drew me in. You can read my review here.

The Body Counter, shares a chilling murder-mystery with twists and turns that will keep you guessing.  A serial killer (s) is escalating and the body count is increasing with each kill.  Detective Jude Fontaine along with her partner, Detective Uriah Ashby are investigating the case. There seem to be no connections between the victims and there are no witnesses. To add to the confusion, the killer or killers are using random methods to kill the victims.

The case has the detectives stumped until a brilliant math professor shares his theory with them. He believes the killer (s) are following a math riddle.  The mystery was riveting with colorful suspects, charismatic players and a plot that will keep even a seasoned reader guessing. Frasier offered up suspense without compromising believability and delivered a riveting climax.

We also spend time with Jude as she becomes re-acclimated to the world around her. Jude is a strong complex and clever character who is equally broken. She cannot shake the memories of her captivity and captor. She deals with it in a style that is completely Jude and I was both appalled and fascinated.

I was a tad worried switching from book format to audio. I create voices in my head when reading, however, Emily Smith-Sutton’s narration captured Jude. The story itself works well on audio, adding to the suspense and connecting me to the characters. Emily did an impressive job with both male and female characters added dimension and emotions.

If you are looking for a suspenseful murder-mystery with a damaged, kick-ass heroine, then The Body Counter is the perfect listen. While each book shares its own case, I recommend listening or reading in order. You won’t be disappointed.

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About Anne Frasier

Anne Frasier

Anne Frasier (a.k.a. Theresa Weir) is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of thirty-plus books and numerous short stories that have spanned the genres of suspense, mystery, thriller, romantic suspense, paranormal, fantasy, and memoir. During her award-winning career, she’s written for Penguin Putnam, Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins Publishers, Bantam Books/Random House, Silhouette Books, Grand Central Publishing/Hachette, and Thomas & Mercer. Her titles have been printed in both hardcover and paperback and translated into twenty languages. Her first memoir, The Orchard (Theresa Weir), was a 2011 Oprah Magazine Fall Pick, Number Two on the Indie Next list, a featured B+ review in Entertainment Weekly, and a Librarians’ Best Books of 2011. Her second memoir (The Man Who Left), hit the New York Times bestseller list.

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40 Responses to “The Body Counter by Anne Frasier”

  1. Sophia Rose

    Yep, ‘I’ve got nothing to read/listen to’ has gotten me into so much trouble.

    I can see why you caved to temptation, though. I like the sound of Jude and I do enjoy Emily’s narration work.

  2. Lily

    ahah “You know those moments where you have nothing to read despite owning a massive to-be-read pile? ” oh yea I know those moments, but on the bright sides we find hidden gems like these? 😀

  3. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    Adding this series to my audio list! I’ve had good luck with suspense on audio but at the same time I feel like I’m low on my true suspense series that I have going. This sounds really good and super creepy! I do love that the characters have some depth as well. That isn’t always the case with this genre.

  4. Suzanne @ The Bookish Libra

    The plot sounds so intriguing, especially the idea that seemingly random victims are actually part of a mathematical riddle. Even if the rest of it didn’t sound so good, I think my inner geek would want to read it just to see the riddle, lol.

    • Kimberly

      I got Awaken by Dianne last night and cannot wait to devour it..and of course I am knee deep in review books right now. Blurgggg.

  5. Lorna

    I’ve been waiting for this book. I think I’ll go get it in audio. Thanks for sharing!

  6. ShootingStarsMag

    You know me – I love a good suspense/mystery book, and this sounds awesome! I’m glad you enjoyed this one and I’m so curious about this math riddle the killers are following!

    -Lauren