Three years ago, Caro Warrick was acquitted for the murder of her best friend, Amelia Bettecourt, but the lingering doubts of everyone around Caro is adversely affecting her life. Sharon McCone is confident that she can succeed where other detectives have failed (though at times it's hard to shake her own misgivings about what happened), but when Caro is brutally beaten right at Sharon's doorstep, the investigation takes on a whole new course. How many more people remain at risk until Amelia's murderer is finally caught?
This audio includes a bonus McCone story, "Skeleton in the Closet"!
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Not the best Sharon McCone mystery, but still an enjoyable story. Not sure why certain elements were introduced, like "Jake" being involved in illegal arms dealing, if it apparantly had little or nothing to do with the plot and then was just left hanging at the end, but no big deal. Another worthwhile listen from Ms. Muller.
But the one thing that drove me crazy, is the one that most frequently drives me crazy about narrators. Ridiculously mis-pronounced words. It would seem that anyone hired to narrate a recorded book would first read the book, perhaps highlight the words they don't know, and then look them up. Or listen to previous narrators who got them correct. Or most basically, ask the author who certainly knows them very well. Some are local dialect, in which case the reader might ask someone who lives there. Some are less commonly known words in general. But if the author has chosen to include them in the story, the reader should prepare and get them right. Small stuff maybe, but it's jarring to the ear, and diminishes the enjoyment of the book. I've spent many wonderful days in the wine country. Someone please look up how to say Lytton Springs. I'm also a pilot. McCone long flew and loved a delightful aerobatic plane. It's called a Citabria (basically aerobatic spelled backwards). Not a common name outside aviation circles, but...really not that hard! Ms. Hicks absolutely butchered it. Please Laura, if you ever read another McCone novel, prepare better!
Absolutely. I liked that Sharon was the center of attention again and the story was very compelling.
I think Ted and Ray are my favorites but they don't get a lot of airtime in this book.
Voices for everyone - even when I read her books now I will have voices for all the characters.
Nope but I listen to books to escape.
Great Mystery Book!
As the story unfolded in all it's complexities, I thought that I had figured it out. I was really wrong!
My favorite character was of course the central character, Sharon McCone.
This book kept my interest, it was hard to stop listening. I usually only listen in my car, but this book was too exciting, so I finished it at home.
If you like mysteries, this is one not to be missed. A really good book with well drawn characters and a plot which kept me interested to the end. I recommend it highly.
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