• Dead Weight: A Jack Hart Mystery

  • Jack Hart Mysteries, Book 4
  • By: Rosemary Reeve
  • Narrated by: Noah DeBiase
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (54 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

"A woman doesn't kill herself when she's losing weight," said the court reporter.

Or does she?

Seattle attorney Jack Hart is defending his client's refusal to pay on a life insurance policy. Everything points to suicide, except that the young woman lost 50 pounds in the six months before she jumped or fell 10 stories to her death. Suicide, accident - or murder?

This fourth installment of the Jack Hart mystery series takes Jack across charismatic Seattle neighborhoods in search of clues.

From Capitol Hill to Ballard, from Queen Anne to the University District, Jack learns of a young woman who seemed almost deliberately self-effacing, someone people couldn’t quite see. Someone that unobtrusive could overhear a lot of secrets - secrets that could get somebody killed.

©2018 Rosemary Reeve (P)2020 Rosemary Reeve

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Very Good Legal Thriller Series...

This is the fourth book in the Jack Hart series. I’ve enjoyed the previous three books very much. Each book can be listened to as a stand alone however I would suggest listening to the series in order for continuity of of character development and relationships.
This is an excellent legal thriller. There are multiple plots going on with the two major cases coming together in the end. First a woman falls from her 10 story balcony. Murder or suicide? The insurance company would like to know because if it’s suicide they don’t have to pay. A few days later her sister is murdered and her body mutilated. Meanwhile another company is bilking Medicare out of millions and there’s a whistleblower wannabe who stands to make a large sum of he’s the first. And finally Jack Hart’s fiancé is being railroaded by an FBI agent with something to hide. There are a few red herrings and a surprise ending when the hero turns out to be the antagonist.
Noah DeBiase does a great job narrating.
This book is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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Wonderful

Rosemary Reeve is a wonderful author. The Jack Hart series is one of the best series I have ever read. The characters are well developed and I love how they interact with each other. This is book 4 in the series and I have read them all. Rosemary has done it again making me wish the book would not end. Noah DeBaise is the narrator of this wonderful series and once again he does a great job. I can't imagine anyone else being the voice of Jack Hart. I was gifted this audiobook with the understanding that I would leave an honest review.

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Riveting!

Well-written. Held my attention throughout.

Noah DeBiase did a great job narrating and bringing the characters to life.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Excellent next book in the series!

In Jack's own words, he has a "tendency to wander into trouble.' This is the fourth book in the series and that tendency continues.

Working for an insurance company client, Jack and Harmony (now law partners) needs to confirm suicide, accident, or murder. This mystery had a lot of possible characters (hats off to the author) and the twists and turns kept me guessing. I will confess that I guessed wrong each and every time.

I don't know what it is about the narrator but he does not affect any real vocal changes in his characters and yet, I always, always, always know who's talking, male or female. It's a skill.

I hope the next book deals with Harmony's issue. I can't wait.

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Captivating with great characters

Rosemary Reeve has done it again. This is another captivating mystery featuring some really great characters. And Noah DeBiase has definitely become the voice of Jack Hart. His performance is outstanding.

NOTE: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Suicide? Murder?

Dead Weight is the fourth in the Jack Hart series , of which I have only listened to the first one. This book can be listened to without prior knowledge of the earlier books, however, I would have liked to have read the evolution of Jack and Harmony. Dead Weight is about the murder or suicide of a girl who has recently lost a lot of weight. Great characters, fast pace, good dialogue, very unexpected story with multiple twists. The narration by Noah DeBiase is good . A very enjoyable listen. I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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I really enjoyed it

I really enjoyed this legal thriller. The plot was twisted and kept me guessing (and I had it wrong) . I enjoyed the relationship between Jack and his fiance. Not knowing if it was murder or suicide made it even more interesting .
I will be reading more of this author.

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Always a good read

I love the Jack Hart series. It's different and entertaining. If you haven't tried this series you're missing out.

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  • Norma Miles
  • 05-10-20

All of the spiders you flushed down the toilet.

Jack Hart, successful lawyer, financialLy comfortable, with a wealthy and very beautiful partner-girlfriend, seemed to have it all. It should have been easy to sign off on a suicide for the insurance company, but it was something someone said - a woman doesn't kill herself if she's successfully dieting. But had the weight loss been from the emotional trauma of her mother's death? And why could no one, even her long time work colleagues or the staff at her mother's care home where she'd visited daily, really remember what she looked like? Or even if she wore glasses? It was as if she had been invisible.a

So begins a long and convoluted investigation into the death of Kerry, who had died after falling from the tenth floor of her building, and the other deaths which followed. His girlfriend, too, is involved in a Grand Jury investgation, and Jack's life expands to include not only high society fund raising auctions but working as a labourer on building sites. Great characters, fast pace, good dialogue, very unexpected story with multiple twists: in all, a fascinating read.
And the narration by Noah DeBiase is good, living up to the quality of the story itself. His voice is pleasant, with good pacing and we'll intoned, the individual characters also given separate voicings. A fine performance which enhances the enjoyment of the book.

Dead Weight is the fourth in the Jack Hart series but can be read without prior knowledge of the earlier books. All the reader needs to know is here. This was my introduction to the lawyer but, I hope, not my last encounter as I'm definitely going to actively seek out the books which came before as I enjoyed it thoroughly. There were twists and turns, great characters and was vividly visual throughout: definitely a book I'd recommended. My thanks, therefore, to the rights holder of Dead Weight, who, at my request freely gifted me with a complimentary copy of the book via Audiobook Boom. It enjoyably entertained me throughout it's ten plus hours. Excellent.

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