I am a 30 year old over-the-road truck driver. I listen to A LOT of audiobooks!
This is my first listen from this author, and one of my first listens in the mystery genre. I have to say Josh Lanyon has me hooked! The storyline was captivating, but did not quite keep me on the edge of my seat. The characters were very likeable and realistic, and even though I was able to guess the culprit by the middle of the book, his motivation was not revealed until much later.
Overall, it is an excellent listen. Chris Patton is an above average narrator, neither distracting or annoying, and really added something special to the whole experience.
One huge advantage (in my opinion) to other gay novels I have listened to is that the sex scenes in Fatal Shadows are more tasteful and less graphic. They are still there, and they are still hot, but they are fairly short, so they don't distract the reader from the storyline.
Josh Lanyon really outdid himself this time. This book is simply great. The story was so compelling I listened to the whole thing in one day! The book made a perfect transition from Fatal Shadows. If you haven't listened to Fatal Shadows yet, I recommend buying both and listening to them in order.
I enjoy Andrew Grey's writing and have listened to many of his books. This one seemed to oversimplify the story to cram it in to a shorter book. Not enough detail was given, and you find yourself thinking "No one would actually do that." The book needs to be rewritten and made about 50 pages longer to add more detail and explain away bad parts in the plot.
That being said, the story was somewhat enjoyable, the narration was good and the story, while flawed, was passably entertaining.