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Publisher's Summary

Can she play the game and win?

Suspicion and fear surround the mysterious disappearance of a movie star's daughter.

The race to claim the reward for finding Anna Louise Caley - dead or alive - spirals into a deadly voodoo trail in the French quarter of New Orleans.

In her desperation to succeed in her first case as a private detective, ex-Lieutenant Lorraine Page is caught in a web of deceit and violence that threatens to drag her back into the murky world she has fought so hard to escape.

Continuing the investigation means risking everything. But the million-dollar bonus is one hell of an incentive not to back off from a case that could kill her - or give her the future and the professional respect she craves.

©2019 Lynda La Plante (P)2019 Bonnier Books UK

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Don’t Read.

Pathetic, poorly written and juvenile. I felt sorry for the narrator having to act out such drivel

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Mediocre at best

Not as good as Cold shoulder, I’m sorry I paid for this book, with I could get my money back.

At first the Salinas sisters described as charlatans and engaged in “black magic,” then, all of a sudden, they are saints who use voodoo ONLY to help people? Just one of many incongruities in this poorly written book.

So Mrs Kaylee is white w a drop of black blood, and the author describes it as her “real blood?” Ok then… all my blood isn’t real, I guess. No more books by this author for me.

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Wonderful Book

Lynda La Plante is one of the best writers around. Always love her books with plenty of mystery and excitement. Great Performance!

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Are you sure you're not in New Jersey?

La Plante is a sure bet to keep the reader entertained but misses the mark on New Orleans, it's subcultures and the south in general.
The narrator, who I appreciate in other works didn't help. He should Never attempt the unique cadences of Louisiana"s voices. It was irritating at best and at times painful to hear.

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  • Lucy locket
  • 04-05-20

I am hooked

This book was just a brilliant listen, it was educational but also had lots of twists and turns. I thoroughly enjoyed listening and I must admit I am hooked on this series, I cannot wait to start the next book. This book will not disappoint, Lynda is an exceptional writer and the narrator really brings this book to life. One of my favourite books to date.

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  • R. Ellis
  • 11-11-20

Terrible narration and accents and disappointing story

I took this book expecting a great story, but I was sadly disappointed.

I found the storyline tedious, and the bad language and sex sections unnecessarily and extremely overdone. But worst of all was the narration.

The story ran continuously with no gap in the narration so one minute we were in one place with one group of people then, without taking the usual breath between paragraphs, we were confusingly elsewhere.

But even worse were the appalling voices and accents for the characters which on occasion, especially for the English butler, had me laughing.

I would say that very surprisingly given the author, this was possibly the worst audiobook I’ve listened to.

Sorry!

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  • natalie longson
  • 03-22-22

1 qualm

the only thing I would say I disliked was the gap between starting 1 paragraphs with 1 character and the next with another character. many times I had to rewind cos I thought I'd skipped forward 30secs by accident and missed the crossover. not the fault of lynda la plante but of the editor I guess!

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  • Joanne
  • 02-17-22

Very different

This is so different from Jane Tennison and trial and Retribution it is hard to believe it is the same author. The story was very clever but I wanted to hate it because it was set in America. This is part two of a trilogy but it seems like a good place to stop.
If you don’t mind a winey American voice then give it a go it is very clever.

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  • Buyergalore
  • 01-30-22

Lack of even a mili-pause between paragraphs spoiled it

Cant for the life of me think why such a great story would wilfully be spoiled by lack of pauses. Even a mili-second would have made a difference.
A telling moment, deserving of a chapter end length of pause tuns on to a totally new scene and different characters. If not for my tenacity, Id have returned the book after one chapter.
This brand of book cuts time out to a ridiculous brevity.
Will not be listening to next two books in trio. Ruined pace, serious, touching moments, dramatic moments

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  • MB
  • 08-02-22

Horrendous editing!!!

Like many have said already, the horrendous editing completely ruined the listening experience.

I’ve already used a credit to buy the third book, so I might as well finish the series! That being the case, I’m sincerely hoping this ending really is the last we see of “Rosie” as I genuinely don’t think I can take much more. That accent is like listening to fingernails dragging across a blackboard!!!

The story itself was interesting, this series is definitely very different to the rest of LLP’s books! As for the narrator, I hadn’t really taken much notice when I originally downloaded the book, and I genuinely thought it was a female so I was rather surprised when the closing credits mentioned a man!

All in all I’d say good storyline, but I can’t honestly recommend it due to the awful editing and narration.

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  • Tina Vincent
  • 06-28-22

Ripping yarn!

Kept me guessing until the reveal. Had to steel myself before each 'listen' as the voices grated, but if you can put up with those you will enjoy it. A salutory lesson for me to listen to the excerpts prior to buying!

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  • Jacky
  • 05-18-22

Brilliant compelling murder mystery

Loved this book full of twists and turns of murder, voodoo and detective work, one person's stubbornness not to give up, narration is fantastic and giving a very good insight into alcoholism being the devil that drives you on and is your true friend

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  • SJ
  • 04-20-22

Lynda La Plante has written better!

I like La Plante and have really enjoyed her work but the biggest problem with this book is the soundtrack which makes listening a very painful experience!! The main character is nicely read but some of the other characters really rattle your eardrums when they come in and you end up changing the volume a lot which makes it a hard listen. In many years as a devoted listener to hundreds of books I’ve never had to suffer this.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-09-22

great story and great narration

I totally loved this book and was hooked from the beginning, loved the narrator's voice

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-18-22

the best series I have read

The Lorraine Page series is fantastic and the best 3 books I have read don't forget to read them in order cold shoulder,blood and heart

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-03-22

This was a goodie!

Now this was a fabo listen 🎶 finished on 2 days thanks to my ear buds.
Went and brought book 3 before the sample at the end of book 2 began so l cld hear OT all.
So happy she remembered Tiger, they need each other 💯
Loved Loved Loved it ❤