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.
The storyline was okay, I'm a big Mary Kay fan but this wasn't the best. I think it was the narrator that bothered me the most, she was very "dry" and boring and came across monotone. She didn't do many inflections etc. while narrating.
I've read a couple of books by this author and I have to say that this was probably the worst. I typically read her books while on vacation because they are good for light reading. I'll still try more books by this author and narrator
You have to be of a particular mindset to enjoy this series, but keep an open mind and enjoy the experience.
Definitely get the other Mary Kay Andrews titles. She has a deadeye aim on southern life and writes with wit and charm!
Narrator really needs to double check some of her city pronunciations. "Beaufort" is not pronounced "Bo-Fort", and at first I didn't even recognize what she was talking about. I do enjoy this narrator but some of the minor characters start to sound alike after a while.
No, this is the perfect pick up and put down and come back listen.
I adore Mary Kay Andrews and while it took me a while to get used to this series, I am now sold and will listen to all of them.
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