Washington, D.C., Metro Police Detective Sergeant Sam Holland needs a big win to salvage her career - and her confidence - after a disastrous investigation. The perfect opportunity arises when Senator John O’Connor is found brutally murdered in his bed, and Sam is assigned to the case. Matters get complicated when Sam has to team up with Nick Cappuano, O’Connor’s friend and chief of staff...and the man Sam had a memorable one-night stand with years earlier. Their sexual chemistry still sizzles, and Sam has to fight to stay focused on the case. Sleeping with a material witness is another mistake she can’t afford - especially when the bodies keep piling up.
©2010 Marie Sullivan Force (P)2010 Audible, Inc.
"[L]ightning-quick and intense. This novel is “The O.C.” does D.C., and you just can’t get enough.” (RT Book Reviews)
I would have given it 5 stars but the reader is HORRIBLE! The author is one of my new favorites.
I would recommend the BOOK, not so much the audiobook if one can help it. The story was great but the narrator totally killed it for me.
the narrator wasn't bad, I just think she was more suited for YA novels. Some of the more adult scenes read by her was a bit unsettling as she has a more youthful voice.
I listened to this book because the description captured my interest. It was the best decision I could have made. The narrator and story line were good, but the characters were wonderful. Sam and Nick reminded me of Dallas and Rourke from J.D. Robb's prolific Death series. I was so taken with this first book that I immediately purchased the whole series and listened to them all in three days. Now I can't wait for the next one; I really really hope this series continues.
After finishing Safe Haven, I had a really hard time finding something else to listen too, stumbled upon this one, and I love it, almost as much. Didn't even realize this was a series, sooo excited.
I have returned 2 previous books by other narrators, just couldnt get past them. She did an excellent job. Made the book.
How this narrator ever got more than 1 star is beyond me. I'm only at 2% and Nick is telling Chris that the senator has been murdered and both Nick and Chris sound exactly the same.
Chrystal, another reviewer, said it all: the narrator is horrible. I'am soo done with this listen.
I would also like to say that the description tells us what the book is about or we can zip over to Amazon and look at reviews. This is AUDIBLE! What we need to review is the narrator. Does he or she suck? Why? Is he or she too nasal-y, too sweet for the kind of book he or she is reading, to gruff, too bland, too robotic, lacks emotion. Is he or she doing nothing but reading the book? Not changing his or her voice for the male and female voices? Is the narrator sounding the same whether she or he is reading a whisper spoken?
Most of us on AUDIBLE don't really care what the book is about. We want to know about the narrator! IMO..
Married, not quite 40 mom from the mid-west. I sit behind a computer all day translating large amounts of data into business solutions.
Fatal Affair is truly an enjoyable light read. Marie Force does a wonderful job with the character development. I love Sam, Nick and Freddie! The story line is truly fictional with Nick and Sam having an inappropriate relationship for a witness/investigator, not to mention the willingness of fellow officers to overlook the ethical issues or this relationship. But the storyline is one you want to believe is plausible - the characters are just so compelling. Well deserved 5 stars.
I am a long time audio book listener. This is my first review. I am very impressed. It is easy to love the two main characters. There is a wonderful story, a family you can believe, "family values" that are real and have been tested. There is love, romance and some wonderful sex. It is a full service story. Marie Force seems to be a relatively new author and I predict we will see a lot of her soon.
I hope she keeps Sam and Nick around for a very long time. I am hooked.
Read them in order.
As another reviewer mentioned, this series reminded me of the In Death series by J.D. Robb. There are some of the same elements except one is what might be considered present day and the other is in the future. As with the In Death series you'll probably want to listen to them in order to get the developing relationship between Sam and Nick.
Sam is a police officer who is investigating the death of a Senator. Nick was the Senator's Chief of Staff. They had met once years before but hadn't seen each other since although they had thought about each other. All of the characters are well developed and add to the story. The mystery of whodunit was well crafted and kept you guessing to almost the very end with all the twists and turns.
When I first started the book I hadn't realized it was a series. Since I'm sort of a series person it was a nice surprise.
Yes.. I like the twist to the book, thought it was well written
I liked the pitch to her voice it allowed me to connect with the characters
The wisdom is reaching far beyond what we see. Delight in the journey
After reading the reviews my expectations for this book were high. At times it delivered. I had several problems with the story however. First I have never read a book about today's world where police officers had the amount of power Sam and her colleagues did. Second an investigating officer sleeping with someone involved in an investigation? The level of romance in his book seemed to be preponderantly heavy vis a vis the amount of police work. though the book had it's moments it isn't one I can recommend.
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