Daisy Dunlop thinks "heir hunting" is a perfect career. Too bad she has to work with her husband's best mate, Irish PI Solomon Liffey. They've barely spoken since he took her husband Paul's request to keep her safe far too literally and handcuffed her to the kitchen sink.
Solomon has no interest in babysitting a new partner, especially this one. The woman's a bleedin' liability. She has no concept of danger and could flirt for England at the next Olympics. As if that isn't bad enough, she has a habit of sticking her nose where it's not wanted, including into Solomon's very private life.
Determined to keep Daisy safely out of his way, Solomon sets her the task of finding a missing lord. Her investigations land her in the middle of his case. Bullets fly, bombs explode, and the body count rises. When Solomon goes missing, the tables are turned. Now it's his life that is in Daisy's hands, and she has two missing men to find before it's too late.
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The audiobook narrator was a perfect fit for this story. I enjoyed the cosy mystery/amateur detective/light and fun feel. It was refreshing to read a story that focussed on the mystery and didn't get complicated by a romance thread. I kept expecting it to turn romantic, which would have disappointed me as the heroine claimed to be happily married. Thankfully, she remained happily married to the end, though got herself caught up in all manner of problems on the way.
This is a great book; this is the first book in the Daisy Dunlop series written by JL Simpson and narrated by Mary Phillips. British female sleuth, Daisy Dunlop, thinks "heir hunting" is her dream job. Too bad she has to work with her worst nightmare, private investigator Solomon Liffey. They've barely spoken since he took her husband's request to keep her safe far too literally and handcuffed her to the kitchen sink. Solomon has no interest in babysitting a new partner, especially this one. The woman's a bleedin' liability. She has no concept of danger and could flirt for England at the next Olympics. As if that isn't bad enough, she has a habit of sticking her nose in where it's not wanted, including into Solomon's very private life. Determined to keep Daisy safely out the way, Solomon sets her the task of finding a missing person. Her investigations land her in the middle of his case. Bullets fly, bombs explode, and the number of murder victims keeps rising. When Solomon goes missing, the tables are turned. Now his life is in Daisy's hands.
The narrator Mary Phillips did a wonderful job with this book. She did a great job with the different voices of each character in this book. It was very easy to listen to and I didn’t want to stop listening until the end.
If you are looking for a great book with well-developed characters then you need to listen to this book. I am looking forward to listening to the next book by this author and narrator.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader’s copy of this book. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
I received this audio for the return of a honest review.
At first, it was difficult to 'get into the book' as it seemed to drag on in the beginning. Then as soon as Crazy Daisy and Sexy Solomon started to develop their weird, chemistry-fueled relationship, I was invested in its ending.
I love the storyline, the characters, the mystery and intrigue. What gives this book its extra 'kick' is the wonderful relationship between Daisy and her husband Paul. They do, indeed, have a sexy sex life. Daisy's quirks and mishaps add humor to the story, thus giving readers something to look forward to. Daisy makes you root for her as her need and desire to be a great investigator, her antics and near-miss escapades only adds to the book's overall, wonderfully written book by JL Simpson.
I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a mystery, combined with humor, danger, and a little bit of sexual heat thrown in for good measure.
Sometimes it was rather difficult to understand Mary Phillip's voice, as she is British, and I am an American. When Daisy was talking to the female character/singer, I found it very hard to understand exactly what was being said. Other than that, Mary did a fantastic job narrating this story.
I would enjoy either copy, but prefer the audio edition because I love being able to listen to my books while I do other activities around the house. Also, the narrator did such a wonderful job portraying all the characters, it made listening to the book that much more of a pleasure.
I thought Daisy was hilarious, and she kept me wondering what madcap reply would break free from her lips next. I'll admit I didn't expect things to turn out the way they did in the end when I first started reading this book, but I enjoyed the journey just the same.
I really loved the duologue between Daisy and Solomon throughout this novel...I found the different slang and quips made by each (and toward each other) so amusing all through the book.
I got a little choked up every time Solomon mentioned how much Paul cared about Daisy, or during any cut-scene where Paul was expressing his concern for Daisy's safety. I suppose I can be a bit mushy when it comes to matters of the heart.
There was never a dull moment with Daisy at the wheel...she's definitely enigmatic, to say the least, and I look forward to reading more books in this series to see how she grows and develops from this point on.
I like that I can listen were ever I go. i love the readers accent.
Twists and turns
I received a free copy of this audiobook on Audible and really enjoyed it. The story is a good mystery while still providing a good character development for the main characters and their surrounding group. Daisy is a bit of a klutz trying to find a career that she enjoys and that provides her with some challenge. She leaves her office job and decides to work as an 'heir hunter' with her husband's friend Solomon. The snarky relationship between Daisy and Solomon is entertaining, though at times it seems a little too close for comfort for a married woman and her husband's 'best mate'. There are some secrets that come out during the course of the story that explains some of that closeness, but I think that there is more to it that will likely be explored in other books in the series. Unlike a lot of mysteries that I have read, there aren't a lot of red herrings just to drag out the story. By the end of the book, the threads have been pretty neatly braided together. I really enjoyed the humor used throughout the book and found myself giggling several times. The narrator's accent is heavily English which I actually find very pleasant to listen to, but I know some people who might find it difficult to keep up. She does a great job of pulling in the listener, especially during intense or suspenseful scenes. She changes the tempo and inflection to communicate the stress of the situation. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book.
Maybe the Stephanie Plum series..It is a fun read with wonderful cast of characters and Daisy does not like to do what she is told gets her into some trouble spots
There were so many but what made me laugh out loud the most was toward the end when daisy was trying to save the day - it was dark - and shots fired and things ..thown
Finding out the connection between the two best mates
I really enjoyed this book and I look forward to the next in the series! I liked the narrator for this as well although I did not particularly like the voice she did for PHAT Kitty. I did buy the next in the series only I may not have time to read it. I am hoping the audio version comes out very soon. I am hooked to this new series. I was not sure I was going to like it at first but it pulled me in quick and I finished it within two days - if life hadn't gotten in the way I would have finished sooner :). Please keep this series going I am looking forward to Daisy and her world and what trouble she finds herself in.
Sadly, by the third chapter, that became impossible. Finally a heroine who does not spend all the time agonizing. And fuuny! DO NOT READ OR LISTEN TO THE FINAL CHAPTERS WHILE DRINKING., your clothing might get wet.
I snorted out loud several times. Light checky book. As soon as I finish this review I'm getting the next one.
"If you like Agatha Raisin you'll love this!"
The banter between the hapless Daisy & macho Irishman Solomon.
The relationships between Daisy, Paul & Solomon & the fact that Paul asked Solomon to employ Daisy to keep her out of mischief/harm's way & she just kept walking straight into it!
She managed to change convincingly from one accent to another & built up tension where appropriate.
It was hilarious in places & I laughed out loud several times.
More mature readers may not appreciate the frequent expletives.
I Really really enjoyed this audio book I was scared that it wouldn't be the same as reading it but it was actually better I found it funnier ill definitely be getting more audio books by this Author
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