Mad Jack by Stacy M. Jones

April 14th, 2023 Kimberly Review 10 Comments

14th Apr

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.

Mad Jack by Stacy M. Jones
Mad Jack
by Stacy M. Jones
Series: FBI Agent Kate Walsh #3
Narrator: Claire Duncan
Length: 9 hours and 52 minutes
Genres: Crime Fiction
Source: Publisher
Purchase*: Amazon | Audible *affiliate
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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.

Amazon* | Audible

About Stacy M. Jones

Stacy M. Jones

Stacy M. Jones was born and raised in Troy, New York, and currently lives in Little Rock, Arkansas. She is a full-time writer and holds masters’ degrees in journalism and in forensic psychology. Stacy offers three series – the hard-boiled PI Riley Sullivan Mystery Series, the FBI Agent Kate Walsh Thriller series, and the paranormal mystery Harper & Hattie Magical Mystery Series.

About Claire Duncan

Claire Duncan is a multi-award-winning actress and narrator living in New York City. She has performed Off-Broadway, regionally, and in national tours, and appeared in the Drama Desk–nominated revival of The Threepenny Opera. She received a Best Actress Award for her work as Rosetta in the dark comedy Rosetta's Blues, which debuted at Cannes, and has played the lead in a dozen other indie films. As a singer, she had the honor of performing at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, and toured the country as a travel host and writer for Visit The USA. She grew up in Canada to a Texan mother and British-born father, and holds an Honors Bachelor of Science in psychology, linguistics, and English from the University of Toronto. Claire's broad career has shaped her into an exceptional and flexible voice artist. You can hear her on Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network, in hundreds of national commercials, and as the narrator of over fifty audiobooks, specializing in mystery, romance, and YA.

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Kimberly is a coffee loving book addict who reads and listens to fictional stories in all genres. Whovian, Ravenclaw, Howler and proud Nonna. She owns and manages Caffeinated PR. The coffee is always on and she is ready to chat. Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

10 Responses to “Mad Jack by Stacy M. Jones”

  1. Katherine

    I’ve heard really good things about Claire Duncan as a narrator and this series sounds really good. I love crime fiction and this sounds like a series I would love!

  2. Lover of Romance

    Wow!! Sounds like a plot from ALias haha I am so intrigued even though I don’t read this genre very much but wow that sounds amazing to read.

    Great review!

    • Kimberly

      Yep, Urban is my go to genre, but I read everything from horror to romance and go through spells. I will say mystery/thriller ranks high on my list.

  3. Carla

    I also love Crime Thrillers and will have to check out this series, it sounds like something I enjoy. I do like FBI stories and some undercurrents and chemistry add to my enjoyment. Great review, Kimberly.