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Ten More Bodies [Kindle Edition]

Connie Triplett
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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Book Description

John Ames killed twenty women and left their heads at mile markers on the interstate from north Georgia to Florida. He spent the last ten years in prison and with thirty days left before his execution, his lawyer arranged a meeting with Ames and the two FBI agents who arrested him. Ames confesses to killing ten women before he became known as the “Mile Marker Killer,” and says he will give them the locations of the bodies in exchange for Erica and Byron finding the father he never knew who he believes killed his family years before when he was a child. At first hesitant to believe him, thinking he’s trying to delay his execution, they agree to the investigation after he gives them the location of one body. Erica and Byron have less than a month to find the other nine bodies and solve the thirty year old murder of the Ames family. Was John Ames really the son of a serial killer or was he playing mind games with Erica and Byron? The search for the bodies and the father of John Ames leads to more kidnappings and murders and threatens the lives of both Erica and Byron. Does John Ames really care who fathered him and possibly killed his family or does he have another reason for involving Erica and Byron in the search? How many bodies will they find? How many serial killers? Will they find love as they search for evil?

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  • File Size: 423 KB
  • Print Length: 275 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005891EMQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #989,062 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Could have been a five star book but.......... January 16, 2012
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I will start off by saying that I am conflicted about giving this book a 3 or a 4. The story could have been a five but there were several things that to me made it more of a 3/4.

For those of you who do not like swear words (I think there was one) and sex you will not find it in this book. The subject matter is clear in the fact that this is a book about serial killers. This is a gory subject so I would think you would know that going in.

One of the things that bothered me the most was the detective work. It seems to me that if someone was murdering people the only two FBI agents assigned to this case would not be somewhere else trying to find old bodies. Why would they need to do that when they had plenty of other local cops to do that? Wouldn't they be more concerned about trying to get the new cases solved before someone else gets murdered? Would they not get more help? The end of the book (I am going to tread lightly here because I don't want to give anything away) when the FBI was waiting around when they should have been doing something else was over the top.

Another thing that bothered me were the characters themselves. I just don't know how to describe it other than they acted "juvenile". I am talking about the FBI agents. Complaining about "small" towns, & then the there was "love" story stuff. It almost seemed like we were back in the 1950's (kind of reminds you of Leave It To Beaver). It just did not seem like they were grown ups. I don't know, you will just have to see what you think.

Overall, I would read another book by this author but I am disappointed that the book fell flat in the areas I mentioned.

NOTE: I originally gave this book a 4 but I had to change it to a 3 after reading another book in this genre (a day later). The police work in the other book just put this police work to shame. Don't get me wrong I think the book is definitely worth reading but......
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor Editing and Unreal Dialogue February 5, 2012
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This story had a really good premise that, I feel, was poorly executed. I know people say the editing in ebooks is shabby, but this one was unbelievable. At one point, Erica the ex-FBI agent become Eric. And the improper use of the word "use" was driving me insane. I also felt that the conversations were stilted. There was a lack of use of contractions that made most conversations sound unreal and forced. And as much as the two women were FBI agents, they were portrayed as damsels in distress which I found excessively annoying.

The plot: a mass murderer has 30 days left to live and will give up another 10 bodies if the FBI agent of his choosing helps him find out who his father was. It's discovered that almost all members of his family were murdered, but all cases were viewed as accidents and were never investigated. Before the last body is given up by the serial killer, the agents and police involved will escape death a number of times and will continue to be shocked time and time again.

Since this book ends with an open ending, I certainly hope the author gets herself a better editor and perhaps some more experience on writing realistic conversations.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Thankfully, costs nothing. January 18, 2012
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First the good: the story has potential. Now, the bad: needs editing in a big way and it reads like a poorly directed, poorly acted movie with bad dialog. It is like a porno without sex and bad music.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A murder mystery that will leave you with chills June 29, 2011
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I love murder mysteries and this was a great one. I actually got scared reading it alone. I would recommend this to anyone who likes a good mystery. The suspense builds throughout the book and leads up to the crazy surprise ending. I promise you will be surprised.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Ten More Bodies had a lot of promise. January 14, 2012
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I made myself finish this one, because the last book I tried to read, I had to give up, and I refused to give up on two books in a row. I'm giving it three stars because it was a good story that could have been great. FBI agents, serial killers, small-town law enforcement, southern settings, maybe a touch of romance. All things I love in a book. I took a chance on a book with only two reviews, with one being from the alleged proofreader, and thought I couldn't miss. Boy, was I wrong.

The writing was high school level, with awkward sentence structure, grammar errors and an inexplicable dearth of commas where they really should have been. Gads! Chapters were rife with short sentences, quotation marks around conversations with no idea who was actually speaking, and thought processes that seemed more suited to high school students than trained FBI agents. There were characterization issues and problems with realism: federal agents don't hop on planes on a whim, or visit death row prisoners just because they ask. Nor do they conduct entire investigations without reporting to a supervisor. Trained federal agents who happen to be female and "serial killer specialists" don't scream like ten-year-olds and give up on life just because there is no immediately obvious way to get out of a dangerous situation without a male agent readily to hand.

I'll give Ms. Triplett credit for an intriguing idea that could have kept me immersed, but not for writing a good book. The end leaves room for a sequel. Unfortunately for this author, I won't be looking for it.

If grammar errors don't bother you, feel free to read this book - you may just like it. Otherwise, steer clear.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Bodies
An interesting storyline that keeps you hooked from the beginning. The characters seem real, some are scary even. Couldn't put it down. Very good read.
Published 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Needs editing
I really enjoyed the storyline--I was reading it every time I could find a few minutes. The problem I had was with the lack of editing. Read more
Published 15 months ago by MKMiller
4.0 out of 5 stars What an amazing book by Connie Triplett!
A true crime thriller. Such a rollercoaster, with many emotional peaks and valleys. Ten More Bodies doesn't get 5 stars because the ending was a bit predictable.
Published 15 months ago by Absolutkyi
4.0 out of 5 stars different
it is definitely not a book you would think to read - but different and it was good, kept you guessing
Published 21 months ago by robin franda
5.0 out of 5 stars where are the bodies
good for mystery lovers and crime people it definitely a page turner for you want to know who did it and where are the bodies
Published 23 months ago by scott franda
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!
My first free book on my Christmas kindle. Excellent, a must read. Gripping to the last, couldn't put it down.
Published on January 19, 2013 by R E. Slater
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book, mystery suspense, romance all in one
I enjoyed this book despite it's subject matter. It was intense without being over the top gory. The characters are "human" and in spite of the stress of dealing with evil they are... Read more
Published on January 2, 2013 by darker
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent buy
Well worth a read, interesting and well written, I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes a mystery novel
Published on November 13, 2012 by Cobus
5.0 out of 5 stars Son Of A Serial Killer
For some reason,I read serial killer thrillers.This book throws a new light on what causes a person to become one.Is the tendency to become a serial killer inherited?
Published on May 30, 2012 by L.I. LINDA
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Read!
I thought this was a very good story and I looked forward to reading it every night. The characters were interesting and the plot had some intriguing twists. Read more
Published on March 10, 2012 by Craig Thomas
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