Alex Cooper awakens one morning to news of her own brutal murder. Soon, Manhattan's top sex-crimes prosecutor discovers that the actual victim is film star Isabella Lascar, who had sought refuge at Alex's private retreat. Now it is up to Alex to find the killer before another victim surfaces.
©1997 Linda Fairstein (P)2011 Simon & Schuster
The cast of characters, the detail of police and legal procedure, and the grounding of the action in specific geographies combine to create a believable world to which we readers can escape. However, the female narrator has a very deep gravelly ( smoker's?) voice which I find off-putting when she is speaking as the narrator and protagonist. Also, there was a stretch early on where she spoke so rapidly that I put the speed down to 75%. ( Note to Audible: the speed reduction doesn't work well on the iPhone). Still, I could hear the narrator's deep intakes of breath here and in other parts of the book.
The narrator is from what I read quite a successful audio performer. So others may not be bothered by the timbre of the voice and the sound of the breathing. She is quite talented at creating different voices and accents for the supporting characters.
I really enjoyed listening to this book. The narrator is a bit irritating at first but after a while you don't even notice it. Good book, I figured out who did it early on, but I don't think it was the writing at all. It was pretty good book
Love listening to stories.
The author made me feel as if I were apart of the story. Down to earth story telling. Thank you. Looking forward to the next book.
Could not stand Barbara Rosenblat's voice. She makes the character sound like an arrogant bitch. Alex Cooper is not believable. Too gifted and know it all. The charmed life is not necessary and detracts from the story.
No, just this author. I had collected all her books but am now selling them as I have no desire to read more.
Get a different reader.
Alex Cooper. I really like Mike. He is real.
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