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Three deaths in two weeks, and she could be the next victim.

The biggest dangers bookstore owner Del Peterson faces are paper cuts and aching feet until a gift draws her into the center of a federal investigation, and she's taken into custody as a material witness. When Del's safe house is breached and a marshal dies protecting her, she turns to the man she knows has the skills to help.

Two years ago, Josh Cahill transitioned from elite Delta warrior to small-town cop. When a federal judge is murdered, nothing will stop him from protecting the woman he loves. With help from his Delta unit and friends at Fortress Security, Josh sets a trap to capture the shooter. Though he vowed to protect her, bringing down the man behind the shooter might require Josh to take Del into the heart of danger.

©2015 Rebecca Deel (P)2018 Rebecca Deel

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Very Entertaining

I love this series. Kristina Fuller Yuen is very talented!!! Even though a couple of the voices were a bit "off" for my view of the characters, I enjoyed this narration. The story is full of great characters, suspense, and a bit of romance.

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Great Romantic Suspense!

This was my first Rebecca Deel's book. This is the book 4 in the Otter Creek Series, but I haven't read the first books in the Series. This book can be read as a standalone, but I think the best is to begin with the first books to know more about the other characters. This is a great Romantic Suspense, with wonderful characters. The story is well written and the storyline is fast-paced, intriguing and suspenseful. I loved the sweet romance between Del and Josh. Josh is an alpha protective/possessive man. Del is a really strong woman. I love their story and their happy ending! The secondary characters are also very interesting and I'd love to know more about them. This was my first listen to Kristina Fuller Yuen's voice. She has a great range of voices and she has done an amazing job with all the characters! I really enjoyed my listening. Now, I'd love to listen to the oter books in the Series. I received this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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nice book

I received this audiobook at my request and I voluntarily wrote a review.

This book was nice reading, but for some reason I kept stopping the recording. it didn't possess me like other books do.
maybe it's the fact that there are so many characters in the book, and sine I didn't read the first 3 books in the series and was not familiarized with them, I felt a little overwhelmed by this.

The love story was nice, but again - I wasn't enthralled by it.

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  • LA
  • 10-08-18

Mixed Emotions

This is my first experience with this series and while it was a decent story, I did have some issues with it.

I loved the Delta Force alums as the saviors of the day. Their testosterone-filled presence made for some very thrilling sequences. I didn't understand then, why such a take-no-prisoners mentality would leave the bookstore without security.

Ivy was one of the female leads who had suffered at the hands of an abusive ex. She was wary around men. Why would she shy away from a US Marshal but get in the face of a burly male hospital orderly?

The murder of the judge is the catalyst for this story. If the killer was so brazen to shoot the judge in his home, why didn't he take care of the two booksellers who were in the home as well?

There were some head-scratchers, for sure.

The narration was really well-done. I don't agree with the voice she chose for Ivy. It was way too high-pitched and since Ivy was one of the main female leads, that high-pitch became a bit much. The narrator performed quite a few other voices - male and female - to perfection though. In fact, when the other security force came into the story, I was in complete awe with her ability to make those varied voices so unique.

There was plenty of action in this story interspersed with the "sweethearts" and the "kittens" and the nose bopping (gag) and that makes it worth the price of admission.

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  • Norma Miles
  • 09-06-18

Always pay attention to the spiders.

Otter Creek's bookseller, Del Patterson, had been called to inventory the vast collection of books left by one of her favourite customers following her untimely death a few days before. With her was Ivy, her cousin, staying with her after her escape from an abusive partnership. But the pair had barely started working when Del found Judge Reece, the dead women's son, murdered in his office. That night someone broke into De!'s home and only the fast arrival of Josh, an ex special ops. man now working for the local police, probably saved their lives. Coincidence? Josh didn't think so. With the arrival of F.B.I.man, Jordan, muddying the water, the race began to catch the dangerous perpetrator whilst providing much needed protection for the two women.

As a thriler, Fatal legacy is excellent, with good, fast paced action, conflict amongst the law agencies, normal everyday interaction (like cooking and chatting) in between frenzied activity and the sometimes creepy location descriptions. But for this reader, the who!e was marred by the over sentimenta!used and patronizing romance which oozes out at every possible moment. No, this reader is not a fan of that genre but, done well, the introduction of a love aspect can enhance a story, as Rebecca Deel has proved in earlier Otter Creek books. But this time, the constant endearments of, in particular, 'beautiful' and 'sweatheart' in almost every sentence, coupled with the plucky little woman sentiments (even when the women in question were crying and fainting with fear, or moaning with pain over a simple twisted ankle already raised up and not in use) became intensively irritating. So much so, this reader found it hard to continuing to listen to the final few chapters, despite the excellent narration of Kristina Fuller Yuen. Her reading was clearly articulated with good intonation and emotional presentation of text and characters. Her voicing for all of the protagonists was separately different and distinctive, appropriate for each one, also. And throughout she kept a fast pace. A very nice performance.

My thanks to the rights ho!der, who, at my request, freely gifted me with a complimentary copy of Fatal Legacy, via Audiobook Boom. Although I did not enjoy this one, for the reasons noted above, it has not deterred me from looking forward to any other Otter Creek stories should they occur. The delight of small town mysteries is re-meeting the folks from earlier books and I still retain a fondness for the town triplets with their penchant for officers of the police and, especially, the elderly and nosey local author.