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Daddy's Little Secret Audiobook

Daddy's Little Secret: A Daughter's Quest to Solve Her Father's Brutal Murder

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Daddy's Little Secret: A Daughter's Quest to Solve Her Father's Brutal Murder is a poignant true crime story about a daughter who, upon her father's murder, learns of his alternative lifestyle. She had looked the other way about other secrets of his as well - deadly secrets that could help his killer escape the death penalty, should she come forward. An inside look at the complex and fascinating psyche of a father who shared an uncommon bond with his daughter.

She had spent years hiding deadly secrets about her enigmatic father, Wesley Wallace. Wes was a trusted security guard at the Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach. He was supposed to protect those who found themselves in his care. But a closer look into his brutal murder revealed a split personality - one that his daughter may have seen but tried to ignore. However, detectives assigned to the case persuaded her to assist them in the capture of her father's killer. The trail would lead from the glitz of Palm Beach to the murky streets of Dixie Highway and end in a courtroom where her father's secret life, and his dangerous penchant for sex slaves, would be revealed.

©2016 Denise Wallace (P)2016 WildBlue Press

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    April H. Kansas 11-11-16
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    Daddy's Little Secret: A Daughter's Quest to Solve Her Father's Brutal Murder
    : Denise Wallace

    What an intriguing story. I can't imagine the feelings, finding out secrets of her father after she was grown. It's a very sad story for everyone involved.

    The narration was well done. Sara Morsey brought the story alive.



    "I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator."

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 01-24-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Book"

    Great Book.. It kept me glued to the narration. So many unpected twists. Its a must read.

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    Lynn Texas 01-04-17
    Lynn Texas 01-04-17
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    What made the experience of listening to Daddy's Little Secret the most enjoyable?

    The fact that this is a real story kept the story real in my head. There are parts that must have been hard to learn.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    Real life story...


    What does Sara Morsey bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She did a good job in telling the story.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It was sad at times when you realized what she went through while the trial took place. and what she learned about her father.


    Any additional comments?

    This audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge in exchange for an unbiased review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tammi P. Michigan 01-04-17
    Tammi P. Michigan 01-04-17

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    "good, but too much detail sometimes"

    I was voluntarily given this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher. I thought this book was really pretty good. I love true crime books so this was a good choice. My only real complaint is that I feel some portions of the book were entirely too detailed and took away from the main focus of the story. For example, during the trial part of the story......testimony from witnesses was way to detailed. Also during some of the initial investigation. I just think that maybe it wasn't necessary to have every word of the testimony included. Otherwise it was good. The narrator did a good job. Didn't bore me to tears so that is always a plus.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tad B. New York 12-24-16
    Tad B. New York 12-24-16 Member Since 2015

    I love audio books.

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    Though I'm a true crime junkie, I've never read one written by someone who was close to the victim (or the perpetrator). That perspective was unique to this book and something that made it a much more touching experience of listening to it. Unlike most true crime stories, this book included not only the story of the crime itself, but also the journey of the victim's daughter as she learns about her father's death and the alternative lifestyle that he hid from her. The crime itself is interesting, but the idea that a daughter could know so little about her father's real life and then have it revealed to her in the way that it was is.. heartbreaking. I would recommend this tale to anyone who enjoys true crime - 10/10.

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    chris miller 12-12-16
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    "A different kind of true crime"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, this book really caught my attention because the focus was not on the gore of the crime like many true crime books.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    I enjoyed hearing the story from a daughter's point of view, as she gained knowledge of her father's lifestyle (for better or worse).


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The compassion showed towards her father's murderer seemed to really "fit" the ending.


    Any additional comments?


    This audiobook was given by the author at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Stephanie 12-05-16
    Stephanie 12-05-16 Member Since 2016
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The thing I would change most about this book would be the narrator. She wasn't horrible, but her voice sounded just a little to shaky for me. I'm sure others wouldn't have a problem with it. Her enunciation and pronunciation, as well as inflection, was fine most of the time (although at times it seemed she was trying too hard), but for me, it was just the nature of her voice. That's hardly her fault, it's just this listener's true reaction. It's difficult to listen to an entire audiobook when the narrator's voice is borderline grating. And yes, I did listen to the sample first, but it didn't seem so bad then.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The most interesting aspect of the story was the fact that the daughter had no clue about her father's secret double life, even though she had been a witness to much of it growing up. There was no "least interesting" aspect that stood out for me.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    There were times she seemed to be in slow-motion. It could have used quicker narration in some places.


    Do you think Daddy's Little Secret needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No. The story was resolved by the end of the book.


    Any additional comments?

    The writing was pretty good for someone who is not an author by profession, and who is trying to bring together a complex and lengthy case...let alone a deeply personal one. I have definitely read and heard worse. The number one thing I'd change would be the narrator. I liked the (what I found to be) surprise element of the court proceedings, which is something you wouldn't expect to happen. It moved me. I can recommend any book that moves me.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    "Reads like an exquisitely plotted mystery/suspense novel"

    This book is no small accomplishment. Starting with the crime scene of her mysteriously murdered father, Wallace takes us back to the beginning, when she had zero knowledge of her beloved father's alternative lifestyle. As she slowly learns the facts, so do we. Pieces of the puzzle are slowly put together, revealing more and more with still so much more to learn.
    Learning the details of her father's alternative lifestyle is an unpleasant and distasteful experience for the reader -- but just imagine how much more awful it must have been for his own daughter! We share the journey with her.
    The narrator's performance is flawless and easy to follow. The "plotting" is brilliant. This is a painfully honest book and an enriching, if painful, experience to read.
    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Vickie 11-12-16
    Vickie 11-12-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent novel, five star rated!!!"

    This is an excellent true life novel about a murdered man who has a checkered past. It is about finding a killer and making sure that he is correctly punished for the crime that he did. I highly recommend this novel. I voluntarily received this review copy from the publisher author or narrator.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Meagan 11-21-16
    Meagan 11-21-16
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    "Wow.."
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    I enjoyed the book but felt it went into some details that were not necessary. Denise Wallace has an amazing memory and I am sure I never will be able to express the sadness she felt when she lost her father… This book gives a view of a horrific crime you don’t normally get to see from the victims’ families point of view.
    “This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobookboom”

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    "Astounding Story"

    I can't get over the bravery of the author in recounting this most personal, horrific, cataclysmic period in her life that turned everything she thought she knew upside down.
    The narrator takes some getting used to but seems to improve as the book goes on. I almost switched off during first two chapters as it felt like I was being read to by a woman instructing her solicitor on her death bed, but got past that as the story is just so compelling.
    This situation had no winners, and there is a real sad truth to be had: sometimes there is no clear defining line between who is victim or villain. Life is messy and complicated.
    However, one clear distinction does emerge: Denise Wallace is supposed to be a writer.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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