--I was given a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.
This is the first book I have listened to by Doug Burris, and I am s..Show More »o glad that I now have found him. At first, I thought this was going to be a sweet romance, a couple of teenagers at the beach, summer love, a little mystery...boy was I wrong! While the romance between David and Mary was the focus, the underlying current of David's parents and Mary's family were just as important. Learning the happy family is not always as it appears in Mary's case was reassuring that all families carry their own baggage. But David's parents...just when you think his dad while at times tender is just very controlling, you find his mom...and that is all I will say! Total plot twist holding you til the very end!
The narration of this book by Anna Starr was very good, consistent with voices and her inflection as the suspense grew made you want to keep listening. This was a great book, highly recommended.
Being a mayor in Atlantic Beach is a deadly position as both the mayor and then the succeeding mayor are murdered. David who is having a hard time co..Show More »ping with his father's death, his guilt over his girl friend's abduction and the betrayal by his sociopathic mother discover's the first mayor's body while walking the beach.
David and Mary are in a crisis in their relationship due to the issues that they both and especially David has to come to grips with. The detective Sam Rogers is encouraging David to consider law enforcement as a profession.
The story is good and entertaining but could be stronger and more well developed. For example there could of been a more detailed history and psychological make up regarding the villain. It wasn't a three star story however it wasn't quite on the level of a story that I usually give 4 stars to. However I am hooked on the series and am looking forward to the next book.
The main draw back is the narration. The narrator does a good job giving each character his/her own distinctive voice. The problem is that the narrator sounds like an elementary school child reading in front of the classroom.
I really feel for David and hope he can get his life on track. Fortunately he has two people, Mary and detective Sam Rogers in his corner.
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