When David Perry confides the sordid details of his bitter divorce to a sympathetic stranger, he never imagines the nightmare he would unleash. Now his socialite wife is dead, brutally murdered by a man who will stop at nothing to get what he wants…Veteran San Francisco homicide detective Jane Candiotti never allows her personal feelings to interfere with the job - until Jenna Perry is found strangled in the hills of Marin County. Now to uncover the truth, Jane must dig into the secrets of the city's most powerful families, a hunt that will draw her inextricably closer to David and his young daughter…and to the cold-blooded killer stalking their every move.
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I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
Fall From Grace is a good detective novel with a great twist at the end. Unfortunately Angela Dawe's voice is as irritating as the sound of scratching on a blackboard. I seldom downrate a novel due to poor narration, but an exception is appropriate here.
Narration well done, enjoyable,
Loved the story base of San Francisco,and we'll done prose that allowed you to see the Golden Gate Bridge and its glory.
I bought the next book in this series and I still cannot stand the narrator.
Stop listening to this narrator
If there is going to be a big surprise in the plot, you should be able to look back and find hints provided by the author. Not so here. Feels like cheating. Narration is generally good (a few mispronunciations) except for unnecessarily long pauses between sentences.
I enjoyed the first section; then the part where the perpetrator becomes obvious was just too unbelievable
have a different ending
If all the Jane Candiotti books have endings such as this, I will not read more.
S L O W moving story. So slow, in fact, I stopped after chapter three. Muddy character development. Narrator's sing song delivery and up lilt at the end of every sentence so distracting that I found myself not paying attention to what she was saying but hoping for a change in her delivery. Not worth the two bucks.
This is the first book I have read by this author and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It kept me interested and it was hard for me to stop reading/listening with immersion reading enabled. I will definitely add this author to my favorites list . I was surprised by the ending and didn't see this coming at all
Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.
yes, I love Angela Dawe males voices and went looking for more work after the Tiffany Snow series. I have this whole series but I purchased out of order due to getting one on Sale. This book is a Romance Mystery hence the hard comments of other core mystery reviewers. This was a bit slower in the first portion of the book as author was sitting the stage for the series and story, but make NO mistake you will enjoy it and say wow when the clues come together! If you love fast adventure pace, the other stories in this series are a bit faster. You may want to pick another to start this series and get hooked and buy all as I did.
David's closeness to his daughter "Lilyput". This story evoked lots of emotion along with a mystery that blows you away. Not sure what genre I found this series, but these are mysteries with a hint of romance. Not core romance with lots of heat. I found this series did make time disappear and make me want to listen all at once.
Kenny, as his wit makes him sexy in the series. You may have to get use to A.D. female cadence, but her male voices are so worth a listening time. I am working my way through her recording library as I love her that much.
I was disappointed with the setup for this story, because I found it unbelievable that a homicide cop would get involved with the husband of a murder victim in a case that she herself was investigating. It got to be a "very serious relationship" -- very fast (in days) and it seemed like this woman was not spending any time at work...
If you can suspend disbelief in this area, which after all is the whole basis of the story, you may not be able to get past the narrator, Angela Dawe, who (as someone else mentioned) has a weird inflection to her voice as she reads. Almost a little Valley Girl inflection, where there is an expectant lift at the end of sentences that just sounds wrong, somehow. As I listened, I kept thinking "how would I have read that?" -- which was a bit distracting. The odd thing is that she did dialogue wonderfully and distinguished all the characters' voices well.
I gave this 3 stars overall because there is an interesting twist at the end of the story that I liked. I will pass on the rest of the series, however. I got this one to "try out" a series that was new to me (I'm always looking for mystery authors I haven't read before).
Reasonably decent story; but awful reader, and absolutely riddled with clichés. Not sure if I'll try any more by this author.
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