When US DEA Special Agent Lelisa Desmond refuses to follow an order to bury evidence in a high profile case, her superior hires a hit man to forever silence her deep in the ocean off Grand Cayman Island. Lelisa survives the first attempt on her life, but someone close to her is mistakenly murdered in her place.
With no one to trust, Lelisa enlists Inspector Alec Dyer for assistance but soon learn she's his number one suspect in the homicide. She sets off on a daring mission to bring down the man who ordered her execution - a man in a high position, with powerful friends; a man who will stop at nothing to keep his son hidden.
©2016 Dianna T. Benson (P)2017 Dianna T. Benson
This book was so good!!! I loved the unexpected twists in this book. I was totally surprised with the ending and never saw it coming. I hate giving away spoilers in reviews and will not in this review other than this book ended so well. I will definitely listen to more books by this author and narrator. I was voluntarily provided with this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator. My review is not a synopsis of the book, but rather my opinion of.
This is an entertaining audiobook that has lots of surprising twists. It is full of corruption, mystery, intrigue and has some romance mixed in there as well. Set in the beautiful Caymen Islands, DEA agent Lelisa Desmond becomes the hunted instead of the hunter. Caught in a web of deceit and framed by her boss, she meets Inspector Alex Dyer when her boyfriend dies under suspicious circumstances when diving with her. Dyer, still grieving over the disappearance of his teenage daughter two years ago, becomes embroiled in the treachery and both their lives are put on the line. Mental and physical survival for both is dependant on unraveling the lies and revealing the truth. Joe Hempel did a good job of the narration, he made Lelisa's boss, Delford, seem truly selfish and malicious. This is a suspenseful story with characters you quickly become attached to and a plot full of twists and turns. I really enjoyed the story but I did find the ending just a little too perfect for me. Having said that, I will definitely listen to the other books in the series when they come out.
Quiet man who enjoy Audible Audio-books as a way to escape from the world each day. They provide an excellent soundtrack for my daily walks.
What can I say about The Hidden Son: The Cayman Islands Trilogy, Volume 1. For starters I will not be listening to volume 2. The only reason I was able to finish Volume 1 was I enjoy the work of the narrator Joe Hemple. The does an excellent job and can bring life to even the most mediocre story. Less than 1/3 of the way in you could tell how the story would end with both plots. I became tired for the main character Lelisa and her paranoia and the standard cliche of a woman in a mans world in law enforcement. Alec Dyer is a Detective in the Cayman's investigating the death of her dive partner helps her solve the case against Lelis set up by her boss RAC Delford who ordered her to destroy evidence she had against RAC Delfords son a pro athlete. I could have given the story a third star except for the subplot about Alec and his dead daughter. Ugh.
The narration is top notch. Joe Hemple is a genius. He gives life to a story that limps along at times. He makes RAC Delford a character of pure malicious evil. That is why he is one of my favorite narrators. The man is simply awesome.
This review copy audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge via Audiobook Boom.
I really enjoyed this book. Once I finally got some time to listen to the Audible edition of this book, I couldn't put it down. It was really gripping and suspenseful and I did not see the ending coming at all. I like that the main characters were good people and you didn't feel bad rooting for them. The audiobook, narrated by Joe Hempel, was done well. Hempel does unique voices for each character, and I appreciate that his female characters don't sound over-the-top high-pitched or screechy like some other narrators. Overall, I was very pleased with the book and would continue to read the series.
The Hidden Son kept the twists and turns coming as I tried enough to find out what was happening next. It was like watching an action movie as the brilliantly-described pictures blossomed in my mind. Since this is a trilogy-I’ll definitely be back for books 2 and 3.
Joe Hempel's narration is clear and perfect for the book.
Report Inappropriate Content