When Carol calls a number she finds in a matchbook, the man promises to answer the mystery of her daughter's death. But he's playing a dangerous game - one she must survive if she's to unravel the truth.
Armed with a fierce wit and determination not even her own shortcomings can derail, Carol faces impossible odds to solve a murder that unraveled her life - her daughter's murder. It's hard enough solving a murder, but throw in homelessness and an obsessed maniac, and it's almost impossible. Almost.
Set on the streets of San Antonio, Matchbook is filled with colorful characters, deep-seated hope, and more than one laugh-out-loud scene. It's a compelling and suspenseful listen that will keep you riveted until the very end.
©2015 Desiree Prosapio (P)2016 Desiree Prosapio
I was wondering where the author was going with this story when the main character is a homeless drunk and the characters you meet along the way are homeless drunks and drug addicts. By the end of the book I love them all! Everyone of them has a story as to why they are on the streets doing what they do. MUCH LIKE REAL LIFE! The journey the reader takes with Carol keeps you on your toes questioning this character off and on just like the police do. This book has it all... sadness, mystery and humor.
"I was voluntarily provided this review copy at no charge by the author, publisher or narrator."
awesome.. amazing and much more.. great narration believable characters, you will be hooked and on the edge of your seat..
Don't miss this one. .
Perfect blend of suspense and wit. Just when you think the author is going to turn left, you are taken in another direction.
Since I don't usually listen to this type of story, I rate this as high as any of the true crime stories I do listen to.
The characters personalities. Becket Royce is awesome.
Yes and I listened to it in less then 2 days (and I worked 8 hours).
I REALLY liked this book. It grabbed me from the start and I was hooked the entire time. It was the perfect balance of being entertaining, thought provoking, suspenseful and poignant all wrapped into one great story.
I received the Audible version of this book in exchange for an honest review and it was a pleasure to listen to this story. The book is narrated by Becket Royce and she does a fabulous job. Her voice totally fits the personality of Carol and since the book is in first person (Carol’s voice) the audio is a true enhancement to the story.
All in all I totally recommend this book. If you are considering reading it, do! You won’t be disappointed!
For a book that is a little less than 300 pages, it packs a huge punch.
From page one it immediately takes off:
"Three basic types of people walked by my
spot on the sidewalk: the Blind, the Deaf, and the Dumb"...
I liked Carol, the female lead, she doesn't care what anyone thinks because she is on
a mission, she does not believe that her daughter died of a drug overdose.
Carol is willing to do whatever it takes to find out the Truth, so when a mysterious
person leaves a matchbook with a phone number near her, she cannot resist the urge
to call that number.
There are many characters who move the story along and there are twists and turns
that kept me hooked until the very end of the book.
Overall, this was a engaging Mystery that was worth reading.
Becket Royce did really well with the narration and look forward to other books that she has narrated.
"This audio book was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review."
I rate on how mush I enjoyed a book, I am not a book critic.
Yes, this was very well written drama. The author has a gift for observing human behavior with humor and compassion, without being tragic. This is not a high action, suspenseful thriller, rather a human drama with in a detective background.
This is not a "surprise at the end" type book, it is a "enjoy the path to the end" type book. It is much deeper than a murder mystery. It is more about the journey a alcoholic, homeless woman takes to find a reason to return to her life, BUT told with such good observation and humor and no self pity.
No, N/A, She does the book justice.
Sure, Kate Winslet and Neil Patrick Harris.
I recommend this book. "This audio book was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review."
Love gritty mystery thrillers.
I would definitely try another book as this was my first read from Desiree. The main character, Carol was just too introspective in this story for my taste. However the story is about a homeless women and it gives the listener the chance to walk in her shoes. I was rooting for Carol to pull herself together. As for the narrator Becket Royce, I really enjoyed her narration. She did a great job with the voice of Carol and Maurice.
I would recommend this book to anyone that likes drama and wants to listen to a story about redemption. This book is not good for someone that likes gritty thrillers.
Her tone when reading Carol showed her sadness and self deprication for comic relief during some very sad moments. I really felt for this character.
Yes. I have never read a story through the eyes of someone that was homeless and I will never look at them the same way thanks to this story.
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I am just girl who loves my husband, dogs, shopping online and books!
I do not believe I will ever look at a homeless women the same way again.
A nice fast paced book. Sad, yet funny at times.
Its funny how one small thing, a book of matches, can change your life.
I was gratefully provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator for an unbiased review via Audio Boom..
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