My thirst for crime thrillers & mysteries continues with Mad Jack by Stacy M. Jones, the third audiobook in the FBI Kate Walsh series. This time Kate & Declan are undercover to infiltrate a cult. Posing as a married couple, they’ll need to get invited and address their own attractions.
by Stacy M. Jones
Series: FBI Agent Kate Walsh #3
Narrator: Claire Duncan
Length: 9 hours and 52 minutes
Genres: Crime Fiction
Purchase*: Amazon | Audible *affiliate
Narration: 4.5 cups Speed: 1.5x
Something sinister lurks behind the perfect homes and well-manicured lawns of Mulberry Grove. Wealthy tech investor Jack Harlow, known to the FBI as Mad Jack, has been running a personal development program for the past ten years. Locals call it a cult. Few leave, and those who try, end up dead under mysterious circumstances. Six couples in all over the last five years.
FBI Agents Kate Walsh and Declan James are sent in undercover, posing as a married couple interested in the program. Out of her normal FBI profiler role, Kate is challenged by Jack Harlow’s instant recognition of her insecurities. Even her relationship with Declan is under the microscope.
Kate and Declan must work together to figure out who is friend and foe in the tight-knit community where nothing is as it seems. When Kate is targeted similarly to the other women, she and Declan’s lives are on the line. Can the two stop a killer before they become the next victims or will Jack Harlow continue to wreak havoc in the community?
Kate & Declan pose as husband and wife and move into Mulberry Grove, a suburban community where wealthy tech investor and motivational guru, Jack Harlow, resides. Here, he hosts an exclusive club where members live in the community and pay membership fees to advance. Some call it a cult. No one leaves and those who do, end up dead.
It was fun seeing Declan & Kate pose as a married couple. There is already some chemistry that hasn’t been addressed and I enjoyed the sizzling friction. Both are excellent investigators, and getting into the inner circle of Harlow’s club isn’t easy.
The more they investigate, the closer they get to uncovering information about the group. However, the risk of discovery increases at every turn. This was suspenseful with twists, dark secrets, and danger at every turn.
I recommend the audiobooks. Claire Duncan does a great job of giving voice to both Kate & Declan and the rest. Her pacing, tone and multiple voices enhance the tale, making listening a solid choice. I am hoping Tantor continues to bring this series to audio.
If you’re looking for an edge of your seat crime thriller that will keep you guessing, you’ll want to start the FBI Agent Kate Walsh series.
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