She looked into the dead face of the man she'd dined with the night before...
Standing over the body of a Supreme Court nominee, Lieutenant Sam Holland is hip-deep in another high-profile murder case. The fact that she was one of the last people to see Julian Sinclair alive just complicates things even more. On the plus side, her relationship with Senator Nick Cappuano is heating up - but it's also attracting a lot of unwanted media attention and blinding flash bulbs.
The pressure is on for Sam to find Sinclair's killer, but a new lead in her father's unsolved shooting puts her in unexpected danger. When long-buried secrets threaten to derail her relationship with Nick, Sam realizes that, while justice can be blind, mixing romance with politics has the potential to be fatal.
©2011 Marie Force (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
I loved Fatal Affair and was looking forward to revisiting all of the characters we met the first time around. I'm happy to say that I liked this installment even more than the first one. Watching Sam and Nick start to settle into their relationship was entertaining and emotional. I thought the conflicts between them were completely realistic given the inherent demands of their jobs and that they handled them in an adult manner. I love that even though Nick is now a US Senator, Sam's job is just as demanding and just as important. I also loved that the secondary characters were given lots of "screen time" in this book. Freddie is a great character that I can't help but root for and the more readers get to know Sam's dad, the more they will hope the mystery over his shooting will be solved at some point. There's definitely food for several more books here and I'll be looking forward to listening to Fatal Consequences next.
Maybe not! The Narrator keep changing her tune per paragraph! And it's hard for me to compare those characters.
Nick, definitely Nick! He is such a great character!
Change the narrator, please!
LOL several times.
Need another narrator to retell the story.
I didn't realize this was a different narrator from the first book.Good luck trying to separate one character from the other with this narration. The voice acting sounds contrived and forced. The story is good but the narration doesn't do it justice (no pun intended!).
Disappointed. I will just read the Kindle books and save my credits for other books.
Say something about yourself!
Good story line.
Liked the combo of a Senator and the police.
Not unless it is with an author I really like
Reader did not change most of the characters. Ms. Sparer might be a better reader of children's books.
Janis in Oregon
I enjoy this Cop meets Senator series very much, although some contextual plot lines seem a little forced. However, the character development is very good with mostly good dialogue. I have the entire series on Audible and my biggest gripe is that they keep changing the narrator. Felicity Munroe reads Book 1, 3.5, 4, and 5 and she is the best reader of the group. Eva Kaminsky is OK and reads Books 3 and 6. But Katie Sparer reads this book (#2) and her voice is simply awful, monotone, boring. Whereas Felicity gave many of the characters distinctive voices, Katie's voices are all the same with no delineation.
There are a lot of similarities with J. D. Robb's In Death series -- female cop, boyfriend-later-husband with important position who sometimes gets involved with cases or is involved by association, funny/supportive sidekick detective/partner, lots of cross pollination of her friends connecting with his friends, etc.
Monotone, boring, mispronounced names and words, character delineation nonexistent, just really blah and grating on the nerves to listen to her.
I recommend the series; I think they are fun and interesting stories, but you're going to have force yourself to listen to the narrator of Book 2.
I enjoyed the crime plots running through the book but this was spoilt by the too frequent meanderings into the frantic couplings of the main characters. More time developing the investigation etc would have been beneficial. Too many of the characters and their behaviour were stereotypical. The narrator did a good job of differentiating between the characters. I ploughed through until the end - won't bother with this author again. Some may like this particular blend of crime/politics/relations but not my cup of tea.
Every character is a bore. They are all completely led be their "overwhelming emotions", and most seem to have preconceived notions about things and are generally being stupid. I wish that the characters would act professionally and, well, logically.
And why is everyone so good-looking? Irrelevant.
Oh, and the words "she pushed hard against his er*ction" (or some variation) occur a little too often to not be laughable.
That said, I had never heard of Marie Force before and I did not read the description properly as I expected a thriller/crime story and not some chick variant with romantic entanglement as a major part... Which bores me to tears... I realize I am not the target for this kind of novel. Then again, it's got enough of a story so that I will finish it.
A podcast of some kind, or an sf novel.
She did the southern senator well, in a sort of funny "evil guy" way.
Sam. Ok she is the main protagonist but she is such an idiot about so many things so my blood pressure rises a bit too often during the story (not related to the sex scenes). Maybe her boyfriend, Nick, who is also a jerk.
Not many of the people seem quite adult, a bit like immature teenagers. With hot bods. Ridiculous.
Yeah... I did not like it as it's a romantic "thriller". I should have understood it from the description, but did not - I am definitely not in the target category so take this review with a grain of salt. Apparently most people in the target group adore Marie Force's books. I will never read or listen to another one however.
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