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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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  • 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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  • Rosielil
  • 01-11-21

Great book!

This book kept me listening, but there were a few slow parts where you need concentration but some of the put on voices got to me a little as they were twangy and squeaky which was a little off putting. But otherwise an interesting story.

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  • Lareine
  • 01-07-21

Good story

I quite enjoyed the story, though I wouldn’t call it a thriller. More like a murder mystery.
The narration was ok, but there was little pause or change of tone, if any, when changing scenes. She could be in a scene with one of the sisters, then in the very next breath and in the same tone, be in a hotel somewhere else with Lorraine Page, or on the street with someone else, in an unrelated scene. I don’t know if it’s been edited like that, or whether it was actually read that way.
All in all, a typical La Plante novel.

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  • Nicola
  • 07-19-20

BRILLIANT BOOK 2

The 2nd book was amazing, so happy there read by same person. Roller-coaster story, such good characters and a thrilling who done it.
Can't wait to listen to book 3.

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  • Andrea Edan
  • 07-16-20

Bad editing made this difficult listening

I have quite enjoyed Lynda La Plante's books in the past but this one did not cut the mustard for me. The characters were annoying and the story not as gripping as it should be with a thriller. Most of the characters were damaged in some way which made it difficult to identify with anyone. Some characters were totally unnecessary and were disposed of at various points without actually adding much to the plot. Padding? To add insult to injury, the chapters were edited together without a break so suddenly the place or character changed without warning and took a few seconds or backtrack to figure out what was going on. Surprised myself by actually finishing it.