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No Turning Back: Kathleen Turner, Book 1 | [Tiffany Snow]

No Turning Back: Kathleen Turner, Book 1

It’s the middle of the night when Kathleen hears fighting coming from her neighbor Sheila’s apartment. As disturbing as that is, it’s the ominous sound of silence afterwards that keeps Kathleen from falling back to sleep. Slipping from bed with the intention of making sure everything is okay, Kathleen knocks on her friend’s door, only to find Sheila murdered, her naked body sprawled on sheets stained crimson with her blood. Shock and horror are followed by gritty determination when it becomes clear that Sheila’s death isn’t random and it isn’t the result of a jealous boyfriend.
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Publisher's Summary

Kathleen Turner has goals. She moved to Indianapolis to start seeing to them, but things aren’t going quite as well as she’d hoped. She’s a runner for a high-powered law firm in town, not the most prestigious of positions, but it and her part-time bartender gig at least pays the bills. And one of the senior partners is a dreamboat in that obscenely rich, disturbingly good looking, slightly snobbish sort of way.

It’s the middle of the night when Kathleen hears fighting coming from her neighbor Sheila’s apartment. As disturbing as that is, it’s the ominous sound of silence afterwards that keeps Kathleen from falling back to sleep. Slipping from bed with the intention of making sure everything is okay, Kathleen knocks on her friend’s door, only to find Sheila murdered, her naked body sprawled on sheets stained crimson with her blood.

Shock and horror are followed by gritty determination when it becomes clear that Sheila’s death isn’t random and it isn’t the result of a jealous boyfriend. It’s the opening gambit in a web of murder, deceit, conspiracy, and fraud that stretches to the law firm for which Kathleen works. Maybe to the very office that Blane Kirk commands.

And Kathleen Turner, law office runner, can trust no one if she wants to survive.

©2011 Tiffany Snow (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    KK Washington, DC 10-12-13
    KK Washington, DC 10-12-13

    KK

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    "I wish Kathleen was a bit tougher"

    These books have promise, but I don't know if I'm 100% sold. The mystery was interesting enough, but I just wasn't sold on our heroine, Kathleen Turner. I know she's supposed to be young, but how anyone can be that naive, I have no idea. She blindly trusted everyone from the many men trying to get into her pants to her random neighborhood. And she was so hell bent on getting justice for her murder neighbor. I know she's your friend and all, but seriously, you are going to risk your life to find out who killed her? That type of loyalty is usually reserved for someone you know more than a couple of months and had a few cups of coffee with. She just made so many dumb mistakes and most of what she accomplished was from blind luck as opposed to any real intelligence or skill. And she was constantly being saved by someone else. I mean, constantly. I like my heroes (men or women) to be a little more self-sufficient. I had high hopes for this cop's daughter, but overall, she disappointed me, and after a while, the book started to feel a little long with her repeated antics.

    I think I'll read one more book in the series to see if things improve, because they do have potential. But if the next one is anything like the first, then I think it'll be the last.

    Audiobook review: The narrator's voice was semi-robotic. It was weird because her reading of the dialogue was pretty decent. With the exception of the men's voices, I thought she did a pretty good job. But reading everything else, oh my...

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Marianne 10-18-13
    Marianne 10-18-13
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    "Disappointing"

    This book didn't live up to my expectations. I rarely guess the endings of detective novels. For some reason I just never manage to connect the dots before the protagonist does, and I like it that way. So when I read, or listen to, a novel and stay three or four steps ahead of the main character, it's not only annoying; it's a red flag that the book isn't very well done. Even though Kathleen was a bit dense, I still liked her. Most of the other characters were bland, with the exception of C.J..

    Overall, it wasn't much of a mystery and it definitely wasn't memorable. It only earned 3-stars because I loved Angela Dawe's performance.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Angel Claire 09-10-13
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    "Kathleen Turner you rock!"
    If you could sum up No Turning Back in three words, what would they be?

    No way you can sum this book up in three words. It was fast paced, thrilling, full of suspense, moments of humor and some hot romance. Not to mention two gorgeous men and a very sassy leading lady.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    At the beginning I thought I had worked out what was going on but the plot had so many twists and turns that it soon became obvious that I had no idea.


    Which character – as performed by Angela Dawe – was your favorite?

    Angela Dawe is one of my favourite narrators and this book would be one of her best. Her characterisation of Kathleen Turner was amazing - I felt like I was part of the book and part of the story.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I didn't have an extreme reaction to the book but I really enjoyed both the suspense and the humor and I think this was due both to Tiffany Snow's excellent writing and Angela Dawe's expressive narration.


    Any additional comments?

    I was looking out for a new author and series to follow and Tiffany Snow fits the bill very nicely.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Tina 06-29-15
    Tina 06-29-15
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    "Cannot stand this narrator! Had to stop listening"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Using a different narrator.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The most interesting was the mystery and the least interesting was the love triangle.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The biggest issue I had was that, when she did the male voices, they were so low I couldn't hear them so I increased volume, but then it was too loud when she did Kathleene's voice. Male voices were terrible. Strange inflection and monotone overall. She would emphasize the wrong words in sentences. Also nasally. Yuck!


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Would have been SO much better with a different narrator.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia Cox 04-24-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Fun and exciting"

    Although a bit elementary, it was sexy, fun and I downloaded the audio version so I listened while commuting and the reader had a perfect voice for the lovely Kat.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amber S. 08-25-15
    Amber S. 08-25-15
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    "Excellent"

    Wow where do I start. 1st off you will never get bored w this book cause your on pins and needles the whole time. Really well written and great characters

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tammy 08-10-15
    Tammy 08-10-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Unexpected Suspense"

    Started slow but overall good suspense with a lot of unexpected twist. hope gast the second book delivers even more trill

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    coggie 07-17-15
    coggie 07-17-15
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    "Good story, no so good narration."

    The up talk on the end of each sentence is annoying. The narrator seemed to be yelling instead of talking.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 06-25-15 Member Since 2012
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    "No turning back"

    I enjoyed the story just didn't enjoy the voice that read it. I downloaded the book and read it myself

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tami L. Power 06-17-15
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    "Just ok"

    This book was short on the story and plot and extremely long on the prelude to sex. Ok for my 10 hour drive but not a book I would reach for again. I purchased 2 of Ms. Snow's books through Kindle daily deals. Will likely skip the 2nd book.
    Performance was close to monotone; good use of voice to change characters, but the male characters were nearly inaudible.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    "Fun romantic escapism...."

    I would pigeon hole this as a romantic thriller, I have to come write out and say it, I enjoyed it, I didn't care about the ludicrous coincidences, it's written well with fun and flair, with entertaining narration by Angela Dawe.
    Life has not been too great for Kat, she's had to give up a lot in the past now it's time to get her life on track, even if that means being on the bottom of the corporate ladder. Kat works two jobs, a runner in a prestigious law firm, her boss being the witch from hell and a bar maid in the evening in a busy pub, where skimpy costumes seem obligatory.
    Throw in two alpha males, a murdered prostitute, electoral fraud and some very powerful enemies it becomes apparent that no-one is really telling her the truth.
    Stupidly naive she has a steep learning curve, but she's like a dog with a bone and no matter the cost will get to the bottom of her friends murder.
    Worth the credit to escape for a few hours.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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