Hired by a prestigious D.C. law firm after barely surviving witnessing the murder of the First Lady, attorney Jessica Ford is deliberately keeping a low profile as she gets a sensational rape case involving a senator’s son, whom she is defending, is abruptly dismissed because the victim recants on the stand. The problem is, Jess suspects that the victim recanted because she was threatened. Meanwhile, she has an uneasy feeling about the beautiful young associate she replaced: where is Allison Howard? No one has seen her since she left the firm.
Taking over Allison’s position, Jess becomes more and more haunted by her predecessor. Then she discovers that the victim in the rape case has also disappeared. With the help of her former lover, hunky Secret Service Agent Mark Ryan, Jess starts searching for both women. Soon she uncovers the case of a missing teenage girl who knew Allison. Is there a link? When someone tries to kill her, Jess knows she is getting too close to something — but what? She and Mark race to come up with answers before time runs out...
©2011 Karen Robards (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"Robards is one terrific storyteller.” (Chicago Tribune)
get a different narrator, someone who wasn't just reading words in a hurry
book copy - yes
story was good
I have never read a Karen Robards novel that I didn't like, and I'm sure this is an equally good one....ruined only by the idiotic narration of Ms. Dawe.
This narrator drops her voice at every comma and period. It's like listening to a sing-song voice trying to sound mysterious. Annoying in the extreme.
I thinl the storyline would hav been interesting had the "PROFESSIONAL READER"known how to read and captureher listeners interest.
She sounds like a 3rd grader. She does not read the way a normal perso should read a story. Sh read one word at a time. It makes the story bog down. Lost inteest becauseshe madethe story uneventful.
I enjoyed the story and the premise was believable. It was easy to get wrapped up in the story and get excited to find out what was going to happen next. My only complaint regarding the story is that the author uses her usual "two beautiful people are in love, but won't admit it" routine again. I wasn't overly fond of the narrator. Her reading tone boarders on monotone, although it grew on my as the book went on and it wasn't distracting.
Almost did-listened to in a couple days
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