For some reason, I couldn't fully get into the romance or the mystery of this book. The romance part seemed a little too perfect, and not as steamy as I would like. And the mystery part was too predictable...I hate when I figure it out before the detective. And I agree with other reviewers that it was hard to believe that everyone would be so willing to accept their relationship. It wasn't a terrible story, it was just missing something for me. The narrator did fine for the most part, but sometimes it was hard to tell who was talking. I don't plan on listening to any more of this series.
Wrong narrator for story. It sounds like a kids book because the narrator sounds like a kid. If the main character thought about her old one time fling once more I thought I would go crazy. I wanted to focus on the story line but couldn't because of both of these faults.
It is written in a child like way.
Too bad it wasn't a different narrator and main character wasn't so wrapped up about Nick.
Ummmm-kaaaay. I have read the entire J.D. Robb In Death Series twice. I was looking for something similar to keep me occupied while waiting for some new ones to come out. . .this is not it. It is just a rip-off. The lead investigator sleeping with the prime suspect...amazingly the same thing that happens in Robb's first in death book, Naked in death. A dead senator in fatal affair, and a guilty and dead senator in Naked in Death. I'm surprised Marie Force didn't get sued for writing this. If you've read Naked in Death, all you'll be able to do is shake your head at the 'similarities' that just suck. I couldn't even get through the whole book because it was just screaming "Plagiarism" to me. Sam is 'tough' but doughy on the inside, she can't keep her emotions in check, she's always second guessing herself. Not what I'm looking for in a strong female lead. Perhaps if I had read this before In Death, maybe it wouldn't be so bad. But to me, this is just a knock off. If you're going to choose between Marie Force and J.D. Robb...Go with J.D. Robb. Those are books that are absolutely worth the read. Oh. The narrator was fine.
The narrator's voice breathed life into a bunch of somewhat flat characters. She gave them such emotional range and personality that they were interesting.
No. I did not realize that the genre of this book is erotic crime fiction Everyone was so aroused by so many of the other characters that I felt it detracted from the main plot. The plot was not all that densely woven and the big reveal at the end felt forced. It was hard to suspend disbelief.
Munroe went beyond the text to give the characters more depth than the author did. She must be a gifted actress. There's a lot of dialogue in this book, and Munroe made it feel like you were listening to a radio play.
An erotic thriller with all the traditional roles and body parts.
As another reviewer mentioned, this series reminded me of the In Death series by J.D. Robb. There are some of the same elements except one is what might be considered present day and the other is in the future. As with the In Death series you'll probably want to listen to them in order to get the developing relationship between Sam and Nick.
Sam is a police officer who is investigating the death of a Senator. Nick was the Senator's Chief of Staff. They had met once years before but hadn't seen each other since although they had thought about each other. All of the characters are well developed and add to the story. The mystery of whodunit was well crafted and kept you guessing to almost the very end with all the twists and turns.
When I first started the book I hadn't realized it was a series. Since I'm sort of a series person it was a nice surprise.
I believe the first book was offered in one of the discount campaigns and it's been sitting in my library for months. I love episodic cozy mysteries and this one was perfect. The Washington, DC backdrop, smart characters with interesting careers and the family relations made it very interesting, the suspenseful murders and sizzling (but not too explicit) romance made the rest of the series a must to purchase.
No, this one was so boring that I feel it would be a waste of time not to mention credit.
I have a few books on my wish list, maybe "Target" by Baldacci
Dull; Toneless; Sedative
Not for me. I'm sure it had some good moments but they were lost in the overall story.
I should have known I was not going to like this book when it opened with "by brilliance audio and harlequin". Too much romance, not enough drama. I couldn't get past the first couple of chapters. It did not mention anything about this when I read the review before buying.
The characters were good. The murder mystery had good twists and turns. There was plenty of story and it wasn't overtaken by romance.
The bomb and who did it.
I wouldn't seek her out but I wouldn't avoid a book because she narrated. She did well differentiating the voices.
Yes. It had twists and turns.
Totally addicted to Audible.
Even if this author could write as well as JD Robb, this narrator cannot come close to Susan Ericksen. So even with the main character being a cop who gets her car blown up, falls for the hunk cleared of the crime, and has a partner who is always hungry, this series is just a pale comparison of Eve Dallas and In Death.