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Publisher's Summary

Hollywood is full of secrets, which means LA detective Kacey Chance is never short on work.

Kacey's new assignment involves a top film executive known for his mind-bending plot twists. Kacey's job is to find out what other secret twists the executive is hiding. 

This job takes Kacey far away from the comfort of the office, and gives her a chance to use her clever detective tricks to gain access to off-limits locations. There are no limits to what she'll do to solve this case.

But when she finds herself trapped in a very tight space, Kacey has to ask herself: Have I gone too far?

Kacey and the hilarious Booker family work together (sort of) to uncover mind-bending secrets in Background Checks and Balances.

There are plenty of laughs and tons of twists in this feel-good cozy mystery from author Maisie Dean!

No graphic violence, sex, or swearing.
This clean, easy listen is perfect for lunch breaks or relaxing at the end of the day! 

Background Checks and Balances is a stand-alone, complete novel you can listen to on its own.

©2019 Maisie Dean (P)2019 Maisie Dean

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Background Checks and Balances

Kacey came to Hollywood to become an actress but after a few dismal years she takes a temporary job with a detective agency run by 3 very handsome brothers. A new case has come and they are in the process of checking the background of a prominent director As they dive into the case things come out that takes them further into the case they thought would be a typical background check. Now Kacey's acting skills are put to the test as they drive deeper and deeper. To found out the seriousness there's the relationship between the brothers and their grandmother A fantastic audio which the narrator Marie Hoffman, for a fantastic job of telling. Fantastic audio and story!!

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Another great mystery for Kacey and the brothers

The Booker Brothers series are always a fun way to spend a few hours. The brothers and Kacey of course get in so crazy situations but always solve the case somehow. I suggest listening in order for a good flow. I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Love it

I love the Booker brother series. This book was no exception. The characters are lovable and hilarious. Owen seems to shine a little more in this book. This book kept me entertained and laughing. I can't wait till the next book. I recd this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review. Marie Hoffman does an excellent job with each voice.

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More shenanigans with the guys.

Kacey and the boys are at it again. This time they are hired to do a background check on a television producer before he is hired on for a big project. Sometimes you gotta check for those skeletons first. Kacey goes undercover to dig up dirt should there be any to dig up. She and Owen get all glammed up and hit the gala to brush elbows with the rich famous and possibly criminal. Sparks fly as always with the Bookers and I am still trying to figure out which boy she ends up with. The crew discovers a secret estate with top notch security. What can he be hiding in there? Leave it to Kacey to sneak in and get stuck. Another great mystery solved! I received a free review copy of this book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Invetigations

The Booker brothers series are a fun easy listen, Kacey and the brothers find themselves in crazy situations and have fun doing it. Background Checks and Balances is the 4th in the series that I have listened to and enjoyed the narration and humour. .I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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ENTERTAINING & ENDEARING

BACKGROUND CHECKS AND BALANCES is the fourth book in the Booker Brothers Detective Agency series. Though each will stand on their own, it is best to read them all and in the order of release A perfect addition to the Booker Agency series. This one is quick and easy. It is uplifting in a world that seems to always reach for the seediest. Instead, it made my heart happy and left me with a smile. This was entertaining and endearing. Narration: Marie Hoffman nails it once again. Note: While I received this book as a gifted audiobook copy, my opinions are my own and are given freely. Title: BACKGROUND CHECKS AND BALANCES Series: Booker Brothers Detective Agency #4 Category /Genre: Cozy Mystery Recommended for: 14+ due to mature concepts Listenability: OK for ears Received from: Angela Pepper Publishing (as an Audible gifted copy)

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Fantastic Mystery & RomCom! Can't wait for Book 5!

I really love this series, the writing style reminds me a bit of Stephanie Plum books but much cleaner! This one was a really interesting background check that had its own twist. As well as Kacey goes out with one of the Booker brothers finally and then there's more build up with the other brothers as well.... still trying to figure out who she ends up with. I love that these books have a fun mix of mystery, comedy, and flirtation, This was a ton of fun to listen to and the whole series is one that I will relisten to. The narrator does a great job with the acting and voices and I hope they keep her for the entire series. I am really looking forward to book 5, just hoping I don't have to wait too long for it. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Another winning installment in this fun series....

Background Checks and Balances is the fourth book in this delightfully fun cozy mystery series. Although this book features all the same main characters and the usual oddball extras, I thought this one had more depth than the others. We get to see the youngest brother in the detective agency, the brilliant but shy computer nerd, finally open up and have a more starring role in an investigation. For series fans, we even get to find out why Lucky always wears Hawaiian shirts. The investigation for Kacey and the three Booker Brother detectives involves the very serious and current subject of memory care for the aging. The author handles this heavy subject with the perfect touch of care and respect, but also makes sure that our detectives get up to plenty of escapades to keep the story light. The author continues to dangle the possibility of a romantic entanglement with Kacey and one of the Booker Brothers, but I still can't decide which brother that should be. All in all, I rate this book and all of the books in the series as a great option for cozy mystery fans. Marie Hoffman narrates all the books in the series, and she does an amazing job for Kacey and all of the characters. She has a very light, almost lilting voice, so she matches Kacey's bubbly personality to a tee. Hoffman's delivery is flawless, and she adds just the right tone for both the serious and the funny parts of the book. I received a copy of this audiobook at my request in exchange for this honest review.

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Another amazing story

I simply love this series and Kacey. She is such a great character! So funny and always getting herself on the worst kind of situations. Potatoes' box, anyone? *laughs* The plot is truly original, and the resolution was surprising and strangely uplifting. And seeing Kacey interact with Owen during the party? That was simply fantastic. I keep changing which brother I want for her, but right now? Oh, yes! It's Owen :P Another fantastic story, a quick 'read' that will leave you with a big smile on your face and asking for more. Marie Hoffman does an excellent job with the narration :)

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An interesting background check for a case.

I enjoyed listening to this book, the latest installment of the Booker Brothers Detective Agency series. The case had unexpected twists and highlights challenges of mental decline. It wasn't clear how Kacey got out of the village, just how she got out of the compound. I look forward to the next installment and think I might be closer to figuring out which of the brothers she ends up being married to, hopefully with Tippy's blessing.

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  • 11-28-19

A fun story

Another cute story in the series. The Booker brothers are just as charming and Kacey is still funny and getting into lots of scrapes. I enjoy the humour in the series and the gentle mysteries that Kacey has to solve. This is an entertaining story and I have really enjoyed listening to the series. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reading audio copy.

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  • 11-18-19

Witty, hilarious BUT....

This was the first audiobook narrated by Marie Hoffman that I’ve listened to, she did a great job narrating the story. Her voice really brought the characters to life. Background Checks and Balances wasn’t quite what I was expecting, I was expecting a cozy murder mystery or a who dunnit and due to this I kept expecting the story to pick up the pace. The characters are entertaining and likeable (really likeable).