Myst/thrillers and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.
Wow, I thought this book was one of the best I have read so far this year. I think it was so perfect for my taste because it built an amazing back story, (actually two), that kept building and really helped me to connect with the characters. Then, just when the two mysteries were on the verge of making me crazy, the rollercoaster started down on its lightening speed descent. Hold on to your hat and whatever else you brought along with you because it has an extremely exciting, explosive ending with a very short cooling down period.
Kat is a NYPD Detective and has been trying to figure out why and who killed her father, (also a NYPD cop), eighteen years ago. When the person who confessed to his killing dies, the information he provided starts to become chock full of holes, which in turn sends Kat into overdrive with more questions than ever.
At the time of her father's death Kat's personal life basically went down the tubes. She has devoted herself to her work and searching for the truth behind what really happened all those years ago, this of course does not leave much time for relationships or dating. When her best friend signs her up on a computer dating service she is astounded to find an old love interest on the site as well. When curiosity gets the Kat, she sends a message out to him only to be shut down cold. Kat is confused but decides to let sleeping dogs lie, however, her best friend is not and starts her own little investigation.
Shortly after the the big brush off a young college student comes in out of the blue asking for her help to find his mother who he thinks is missing. She is perplexed as to why he would come to her for help when the crime, if any, is not in her district and she has never laid eyes on this young man before. Well, this is where the plot thickens, trusted people become deceptive and people she has never counted on for commeradery start coming out of the wood work to help her.
January LaVoy is a wonderful narrator, her voices and timing were spot on and certainly helped build the story. I highly recommend this suspense-thriller.
Fast paced read with a good story of two injured and deflated spirits suffering from loss. Maggie, a retired USA K9 and Scott a LAPD cop, understand each other where others don't. They recognize and understand the pain and damage that they can see in each others eyes.
Only because of this shared grief can they, in a relatively short time, build a fierce and unbending loyalty. Their ever growing bond helps them to start to replace what they have both been sorely missing, "a partner".
Scott has an all consuming need to solve the unresolved case surrounding his partners death. As Scott and Maggie get deeper into the case and things start to heat up, they realize all is not what it seems. They find that the good guys are not necessarily good and the bad guys could be just like Scott and his former partner. Victims.
Macleod Andrews does a good job narrating. This is a good listen that was not overly wordy and has a little something for everyone, dog lover or not.
This is the seventh in the Jack Daniels series and my first by J.A. Conrath, the combination of good characters and intrigue was absolutely what kept it interesting for me. Even though I jumped into the middle of the series this book gave me a good sence of the characters personalities and evolution. The story has a sliding timeline that covers the progression of Jack/Jackie Daniels life as first a policewoman and eventually matures onto her background and success as a detective. In this addition Jack starts out by trying to catch a seriel killer who brutally tortures and murders his victims with a very distinct MO. As the case progresses and the years go by, Jack comes to the realization that there are more than one of these sadistic killers out there and that they are in some way connected. This definitely has some guesome parts so it may not be for everyone. A good crime thriller that has an ending that leads you right into the next book.
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Listening to a James Lee Burke novel with Will Patton narrating and Dave Robicheaux as the lead character is like visiting an old friend. You know you are going to have a great time and Creole Belle didn't disappoint. Patton's narration is great and he really brings the characters to life. The story gives you a good feel of what life in southern Louisiana must be like, although without all the crime and seedy characters maybe, but who knows? Burke is great at character development and I love his insights into human beings and life in general. And, Dave Robicheaux and Clete Purcell are two characters unlike any others. I'll look forward to the next Burke novel, be it set in Louisiana or Texas. And, when the author decides to hang it up, it'll be a sad day.