After 10 years of cleaning up the dirt on Atlanta's streets, Callahan Garrity is trading in her badge for a broom and a staff of house cleaners. But, though the uniform is a little different, Callahan soon finds herself right back in the middle of a mystery when a client's pretty, pious 19-year-old nanny is gone...along with the jewelry, silver, and a few rather sensitive real estate documents.
Before she knows it, the meticulous Callahan is up to her elbows in a case involving illicit love triangles, crooked business deals, long-distance scams, and a dead body. Now she has to roll up her sleeves and start some industrial strength sleuthing to solve - and survive - this mess.
©1992 Kathy Hogan Trocheck, 2012 by Whodunnit, Inc. (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers
It wouldn't have hurt to do some research on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Some of the garbage that comes out of the mouths of church members could have been accurate if the author had check with the church. Not too hard to do. If she couldn't do that research, is the countryside she writes about real or does she make it up too. I enjoy a book that is accurate so that if I am ever in that area I can say this is just like *** , and I enjoyed that book so much.
I discovered Audible about a year ago, and I have not been the same!!
I was unsure at first about listening to this book. Sometimes a narrator will try to sound "southern" and the outcome is horrible. Not so in this case. Narrator was great, storyline believable, and the characters were well written.
When I was introduces to the main characters and all of their quirks!!!
Fishing, when she went to find the scientist and he was fishing. Her boots!!!
Yes, and I think that Reva McIntyre would/should play lead
Yes. For the love of the characters and the area.
Held your interest but enjoyed the ride even more.
She portrays the attitudes and accents the area.
How well do you really know anyone?
Good, mildly complex mystery story with good characters. I am from Georgia and felt like I have met most of the characters in the book. The narration lacks a little to be desired, however. The narrator has a pleasant voice, and a few of her characters were almost dead-on, almost exactly how I would expect the voice and accent of that person to sound. Mostly, though, she spoke too slowly and enunciated too precisely to sound like any normal person anywhere, southern or otherwise. I don't know if this was the fault of the narrator or the director, but it was very annoying. Not annoying enough to prevent me from enjoying the listen, but I would've enjoyed it a lot more if the narration had been better.
While I enjoy Mary Kay Andrews light hearted reads, I struggled with the narrator butchering many things "southern." It really is distracting and interferers with one's ability to focus on the story. She pronounced Beaufort, SC as Bofort - it's should be pronounced like beautiful - made me cringe every time as I grew up vacationing near BEAUTIFUL BEAUFORT! The same narrator does all 4 books in the series, so although I enjoyed the story/characters, not sure if I can continue. Please audio book folks, take care to match a narrator with the storyline - it greatly affects the listeners enjoyment and purchases.
As far as talent goes, pretty close to the top! Especially considering I got in the "clearance bin"
The narrator was fantastic! The characters were great! The story was good.
She was awesome! Perfect for this story!
I have always loved to read but I never realized how enjoyable listening to a good story could be! I am addicted!
Light! Fun! Interesting characters, and a mystery to solve.
I think the narrator really helps to make the story for me. In just the first few minutes I knew I was really going to enjoy this book because I loved the narrator. The characters are fun, if a little gritty, but I like that and now I have another wonderful series of books to look forward to!
weak story line
seemed like she was mostly interested in Mormon bashing. Its very poor taste to bash a religion in a book, and since I am Mormon, I found it especially offensive
the narrator was fine
the accents and voice were well done
The characters were pretty rude and intolerant of others
I have really liked this author until this book. Not her normal good writing. Made fun of a religion she does not really know about. Poor choice of story content.
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