The storylinew as good and fast paced - kept me listening to the end despite the narration
I don't know what this narrator was doing, I see others saying swallowing, sucking on a cough drop - I was trying to decide between chewing gum and licking lips or swallowing. It was distracting and gross. Will NEVER listen to another book with this narrator.
I have to agree with a previous review that this was a refreshing break from Benny and the bumbling lawyers. Suspensful, intelligent, lots of twists and turns and covers different territory than her other books.
I also agree with some of the other reviewers -- I enjoyed Barbara Robsenblatt's voice in Scottoline’s “Daddy’s Girl”, so I purchased this book. Her performance was not the same -- all of her voice changes to fit the characters...and that sucking noise -- ugh.
As far as the story -- it just dragged on and on...I kept waiting for the storyline to 'grab me' and keep me interested ....never happened. The immaturity of the main character was very difficult to get past -- I don’t think I’ll be wasting any more time with this author.
I listen to two audiobooks a month. My main interest is in a well-told story, so I enjoy a lot of fiction. But I like history as well
Lisa Scottolini's novels have good characters, interesting settings, and good plotlines. And they are fun. This is no exception. And the narrator is excellent.
I purchased this audio because I enjoy hearing Barbara Rosenblatt's voice. I quickly became dismayed at the immaturity of the main character Vicki. She's 28 years old, a lawyer from a prestigious school with previous work history at another prosecuter's office. She was unbelievably impulsive in tracking down the information needed to solver her partner's murder. She had no interest in following standard procedure in the DA's office and yet this is what she always wanted to be? Sorry, I'll be avoiding this writer in the future.
This author is always fun to read. She will never tax your brain with anything serious and you can count on a happy ending. This one is more complicated than most of her story lines, but I promise you that you will not have to dig into your grey matter for extra help. It's fun and fast-paced. Don't think too hard while you listen to it and don't get analytical (this author's characters do a lot of illogical stuff, so leave your critical faculties elsewhere when you read her stuff) and you'll enjoy it more!
Excellent mystery - keeps you guessing until the end. The narrator was one of the best I've heard. She was able to do many different types of female voices and not too bad of a job with the male voices either.
My only observation is that I think the author could have ended a bit sooner. One of the mistakes that I think many contemporary authors make is that they feel they have to tie up every loose end. I think the book would have been just as good without the final scene with the parents. I won't say more for fear of spoiling.
Don't miss this one, though if you like mysteries. Be aware though that it's not a typical "lawyer" book. I don't remember one scene that was actually in a courtroom.