Katie Connell is a high-strung attorney whose sloppy drinking habits and stunted love life collide hilariously during a doomed celebrity case in Dallas. She flees Texas for the Caribbean and escapes professional humiliation, a broken heart, and a wicked Bloody Mary habit, but ends up trading one set of problems for another when she begins to investigate the suspicious deaths of her parents on the island of St. Marcos. She's bewitched by the voodoo spirit of an abandoned house in the rainforest and discovers that she's as much a danger to herself as the island's bad guys are.
One unexpected and hotly fought-over little boy, two dead bodies, and a series of home vandalisms throw Texas attorney turned island chanteuse Katie Connell into a tizzy. Juggling all of this, Bloody Mary cravings, baggage, and the bad guys too, she waffles between the house that brought her back from the brink and the man she believes is the love of her life.
Katie's already on edge when a dead guy shows up at Estate Annalise and shady locals claim there are slave remains in the foundation, but when her husband doesn't come home to her and the kids one day after work, she's ready to lose it. A frantic Katie launches a Caribbean-wide manhunt, calling on her stoic, steady father-in-law, and Collin, her badass big brother, to help her search air, land, and sea for her husband, who may be in very big trouble indeed.
©2014 Pamela Fagan Hutchins (P)2016 Pamela Fagan Hutchins
Most of the books I like are set in places I would like to visit, this one is no different. What a setting! As for the plot, it was good and I was glad I bought the box set, kinda like Netflix😀
Pamela did an amazing job with her writing. I couldn't wait to put my earphones on to find out what would happen next. I loved the romance, the mystery and suspense of not knowing what would happen next and of course the humor that is tucked in there unexpectedly. My favorite part which is hard to choose, has to be Katie finding Grace.
The narrator did an awesome job as well. I loved how she could change character so easily and did an amazing job of it.
I really enjoyed the author and the story! I have listened to other books by this author, and the other performer/reader was better. There is a strange high-pitched noise in the background, which is very noticeable in my car over Bluetooth. The reader makes several noticeable mistakes... "cardiac infraction" for "infarction", for example. This is one example, but there are several. There are strange pauses after any passage of characters speaking that get annoying. Her accents are occasionally inconsistent, like maybe they should be practiced longer. I have listened to lots of audible books and always enjoyed the reader. I think it requires a talent with acting. This reader was a bit too much for me. It was hard to listen to the book....
"Lame storylines with irritating main character. "
The basic ideas for the storyline was interesting but was let down by the whiny and irritatingly immature main character. in many situations the plot was predictable even though the characters were ridiculously slow on the uptake!
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