Audie Award Finalist, Inspirational/Faith-Based Fiction, 2014
Cathy Cramer is a former lawyer and investigative blogger who writes commentary on local homicides. When she finds a threatening note warning her that she’s about to experience the same kind of judgment and speculation that she dishes out in her blog, Cathy writes it off as mischief...until her brother is caught in the middle of a murder investigation - the victim is his ex-wife. As her brother is tried and convicted in the media, and bloggers and commentators like her have a field day, Cathy wonders if she should have taken the threat more seriously.
Cathy and her two sisters, Holly and Juliet, moonlight as part-time private investigators, working to solve their brother’s ex-wife’s murder. Juliet, a stay-at-home mom of two boys, and Holly, a scattered ne’er-do-well who drives a taxi, put aside their fear and lack of confidence to learn the art of investigation.
But will it be too late to save their brother from a murder conviction, or his five-year-old son, who’s the killer’s next target?
©2013 Teri Blackstock (P)2013 Zondervan
I wish I'd read more of the comments about whining before I ordered this book. The pleading, grating, wheedling whine is incessant. If I didn't already love Terri Blackstock I might never listen to another one of her books. Ms. de Cuir interprets every emotion as a whine - fear, questioning, prayer, demands. And everyone whines - children, sisters, police officers, doctors, nurses. I actually think I like the story just fine. It has a good balance of suspense and plot turns, but keeps Blackstock's emphasis on faith and the power of people changing and choosing well. I still have half an hour to go and I'm not sure I can stand another 30 minutes of high pitched whines. I can't believe someone editing didn't stop Ms. de Cuir and ask her to dredge up ANY other voice.
I love Christian fiction and cozy mysteries. I'm blind now, so I listen to all my books.
The narrator did an excellent job. The suspense was wonderful. It was also nice to see how different family members deal with the problems facing the family since they have varying relationships with God. I've enjoyed all of Terri's books and look forward to upcoming releases.
Terri's books are always good, and this is no exception. It starts off exciting and never slows down. As my husband and I were listening, we kept "offering suggestions and warnings" to the characters! This is a well-developed and thought-out plot. We highly recommend it and look forward to the next in the series.
I am musician and mom of several little musicians. Love good narrators. Love good stories. Love Audible.
The author writes very well; her characters are real, and suspenseful. Her Christian message, though clear, is not heavy handed like many others in the genre. I like a good mystery, and though the story started a bit slow, the narrator kept me interested until it picked up. From then on, I couldn't stop listening. Good job.
If I told you, it would be a spoiler! ;0) It's toward the end. That is all I will say!
Yes. I think I have listened to her on Coming Home by Karen Kingsbury, and enjoyed her and the male narrator very much. I loved the way she did the sisters in this one, especially Holly, who is a hoot. And not many readers can do little kids well. I also liked her reading of Shadow in Serenity by Terri Blackstock. She does emotional things that are very moving. Made the story very scary and exciting to me.
Oh, that's a good question. Maybe "White Lies."
No. Just God Bless!
easy listening intrigue
Perfect for a vacation, easy listening, intriguing story to listen to and let your mind rest. The narrator was really hard for me to listen to though. Her accents were so bad as to be distracting and especially her rendition of Jackson, the little boy - really really bad. Loved the storyline and plot was engaging. Wish they screened the narrators better.
I would NOT try another book by this narrator because she interprets every adult as a whiner, to the point I couldn't even finish the book. I have heard great things about Terri Blackstock and will try another one of her novels, but will will read more careful the reviews on the narrator.
The editors need to carefully screen the narrators ability. The story line actually sounds like it could have been a good one.
The way she interprets every question or disagreement with such whining voice it destroys the story. I could only listen for about an hour and had to quit because I couldn't listen anymore.
Didn't get far enough into the book to give a review on the scenes.
Save your money and move on to another novel. I am disappointed because I really wanted to find out what happened to the characters and story line.
The narrator was horrible and whiny. I bought the book and read it myself because I couldn't stand her voice and the whine she gave each character. Wish I could give less than a full star here. Too bad. I love listening to books while commuting to and from work. I was looking forward to Blackstocks superb storytelling. Too bad the narrator choice ruined it.
Great story and great narrator - the best of both! I will definitely listen to others by the same author.
I really enjoyed the storyline however, the narrator was way too dramatic and the pitiful voice is awful. She made the women sound very weak always breaking down over every little thing. Other than the drama queen voice I thought it was great and I'm anxious to read book two.
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