His romantic weekend in ruins, shy 20-something artist Perry Foster learns that things can always get worse when he returns home from San Francisco to find a dead body in his bathtub. A dead body in a very ugly sportscoat - and matching socks. The dead man is a stranger to Perry, but that's not much of a comfort; how did a strange dead man get in a locked flat at the isolated Alton Estate in the wilds of the 'Northeast Kingdom' of Vermont? Perry turns to help from 'tall, dark and hostile' former navy SEAL Nick Reno - but is Reno all that he seems?
**This title contains gay erotic content**
©2008 - 2013 MLR Press (P)2012 Josh Lanyon
The reader took a little to get used to, but I've noticed that's the case for me with most books I listen to. But once I was into it I loved it. This is one of my favorite books and being able to listen to it while doing other things is absolutely wonderful!
The over all premise of the story. I so appreciate the how the relationship and sexual tension between the characters develops gradually with a growing love rather than a story where they jump in the sack in the first chapter. Makes it more real life and beautiful rather than just sexual and pornographic.
I like all Lanyon's books! Gradually listening to everyone available on audible.
The change in his voice for characters is utterly amazing.
Pretty much over just a few days, while driving, and exercising.
I'm almost through Mr. Lanyon's whole library. Keep em coming Josh!!
Book Format: audio
Relatable characters: yes
Violence: yes, but minor
Ratio of sex/plot: equal
Well written/editor needed: well written
Would I re-read?: YES
Personal thoughts: I would love to know more about these characters after this story takes place. I love this book because of the heavy mystery plot, and the fact that the romance is subtle, but there. I love the two MCs, and the whole 3-D cast of interesting characters that go along with them. The narrator does a fantastic job getting everything right.
There are 69 books in my library right now. I can never buy another book. :(
I haven't read it yet but the audio was pretty good, my only problem being that I might need to read it to develop a better picture of what was happening as I got a little lost in some places, and I'm not sure if it was just the narrator's soothing voice making me space out.
Definitely not a ghost story as some people seem to believe, it is for sure a spooky detective mystery, from the point of view of an asthmatic civilian.
His voice cracks me up because of the way he voices some side characters. They sound so snooty I can't help laughing no matter what they are saying. I want to give him 4.5 stars just because I don't really like the way he tries to make his voice deep for Nick; it's just not working for me.
Cute book, I'll probably get to reading it one of these days but probably won't completely listen to the audiobook again unless super bored.
As far as skill, it was very skillfully written but I don't have the urge to listen to it a second time.
When Nick sees the ambulance.
Perry. He's got a lot of heart.
The pace of the book was great, the story well done. The characters were real, very real in fact. The whole 'boy' with 'man' thing was starting to get creepy by the point when one is referred to as smelling of 'boy sweat', but otherwise, it was a good fun listen. The voice actor made the characters come to life and his wide range really did justice to the story. It has a lot of twists and turns that get wrapped up rather nicely. I'm glad I gave this one a shot after Darkling Thrush because it's a better book. I recommend it.
p.s. I believe this is a non American author, we don't call 'our room' 'our rooms', we don't say 'what was he doing in my rooms', or 'my apartments', 'she went to her rooms', yeah, that was a bit distracting but once you get past that, it was good.
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