On the fast track to international success, acclaimed concert pianist Leila Cates is close to achieving her dreams. But her path to certain stardom comes to a crashing halt when the body of her boyfriend, a world-renowned conductor, is discovered on the eve of her New York debut. When rumors about their relationship surface, Leila quickly becomes the primary suspect.
Desperate to clear her name, Leila sets out to uncover the truth. Enlisting the reluctant help of Orion Frazier, the lead detective on the case, their investigation soon entangles her in a world of secrets and lies.
With everything on the line, can Leila find the strength to face what she finds?
A taut suspense thriller of dark secrets and even darker ambitions, Breaking Measures is a stand-alone prequel novella to A Woven Silence.
©2015 Emma Raveling (P)2015 Emma Raveling
Because tales should be told.
Most definitely. The writing is artful. The plot is carefully woven. The characters are intricately drawn. It is a delight to listen to. The style reminds me of Jodi Picoult's "The Tenth Circle."
Yes, this book is not at all predictable. Leila Cates finds herself the main suspect in her boyfriends murder after finding him in bed with someone else and publicly fighting with him. As the situation unravels, it keeps getting worse. You cannot stop listening.
No, but I certainly will in the future. She gave an excellent performance.
Just when she thought her life was perfect, it blew up.
This is sophisticated work of art. I highly recommend it. I received this book free in exchange for an honest review.
No Great short story listen. But once was enough once you know who is doing it.
Rebecca Roberts's performance was great giving life to all of the characters. Especially to Laila
Musicians can't kill.
This audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge in exchange for an unbiased review.
I'll start out by saying this isn't my "usual" type of novel. I enjoy character development which you don't tend to get in stories of this length - that was not the case with Breaking Measures though. I particularly like mysteries where you just cannot predict the ending ahead of time and, in that regard, I was not disappointed. I never would have guessed the killer ahead of time - they weren't even on my list of mental suspects! I felt that Leila's character was well developed and the story kept a nice pace. I'm left wanting to know more about several characters and relationships - especially Leila and Orion but also some of the other minor characters as well. Even though the plot was closed up well and doesn't feel unfinished, I still find myself wanting more and can't wait for A Woven Silence.I listened to the audio version of this book and feel that the narration by Rebecca Roberts was great - she did accents for some of the characters and the tones that she used really brought characters to life and it was easy to differentiate who was speaking at all times.***I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Blast.
This is Emma Raveling's first adult novella, I am very pleased to say that it doesn't disappoint, it was a thrilling mystery that had me guessing until the door was opened. What I can say is that if you enjoy a mystery/suspense novel this is for you
Author and avid audiobook listener!
I would recommend this book to friends that love a good murder mystery as it has all the suspense they're looking for.
The opening lines really set the tone for this book.
My favorite scene was the final concert. The emotions of the main character shone through quite well.
I enjoyed the book enough to want to return to my desk and keep listening at work.
Emma Raveling is an artist who paints a beautiful tale with words. From the opening lines of this audiobook, I got the sense that I was in for a treat. I enjoyed the mystery of the classic "who done it" along with the author's eloquent writing style. The narrator did a fantastic job of portraying an array of characters.
My only critique for the story is that sometimes the character would do careless things that I felt she was too educated to do. However, this didn't change my overall enjoyment of the audiobook.
Yes. To hear details I may have missed the first time.
Besides the mystery itself, I enjoyed the attention to detail that provided a glimpse into Leila's world of music.
She really brought out the characters. The different accents helped to picture each of them.
I would definitely listen to this story again. It was a definite refresher from always reading on my kindle. I listened to it in my car on my way to and from work or the store, my boyfriend rarely reads books and I got him listening and enjoying the book even though it wasn't his typical type of story.
I loved that the narrated story wasn't anything like I thought it would be. Since it was my first Audible book I wasn't completely sure what was to be expected and thought that it would be in a monotone voice and it would just drag on and on. Dang was I wrong. The narrator was awesome, the story was extremely well written. This genre wasn't one I've read a lot of but it still caught (and held) my interest and full attention.
Yes, definitely! A gritty whirlwind story that matches the tempo of the city it's set in. Emma Raveling does it again! This prequel novella to A Woven Silence left me as all her works do—greedy for more.
If you like mystery give it a listen, you will not be disappointed it is short so it goes quick. The narrator does a great job, they can make or break a book and she helps sell it with no problem. I did receive this book for free for my honest and unbiased opinion.
Breaking Measures caught my attention from the very first line and kept my attention all of the way through to the end. Although I love music, I had no idea of the intensity and competitiveness that one goes through to be the best. I usually am able to figure out the 'who done it' before the end of the story, however, I was caught by surprise to find my idea was not correct. Not to mention the roles of others in Leila's life and how they have created her path to the top. Rebecca Roberts continues to do what she does best in this story. The characters come to life through her voice and the story is narrated in such a way that one cannot help but want to listen until the end. Another great performance!
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