Ezekiel Thunder, a disgraced preacher, moves his family into town in an attempt to resurrect his career. But after his infant son drowns, Amanda suspects it wasn't an accident. Now Amanda is on the case and she's determined to find the truth.
The story began in an interesting way, but I quickly realized that without knowing it, I had selected a Christian Fiction book. I was afraid that it would be trite, shallow and heavy handed with an overly religious tone, but I was pleasantly surprised that it was not that way at all. The characters were nicely varied and the plot was as interesting as any other in the amateur sleuthing genre. I tired of the main character's complaints, at times, but overall, I would recommend this book to others as a good, entertaining suspenseful mystery.
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
I could not even get through the beginning of part 1. The story line, the characters, everything was unbelievable. Maybe it got better later, but I'll never know. I just couldn't listen to it.
What could Claudia Mair Burney have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
Write a story with more believable characters
Would you be willing to try another one of Sharon Washington’s performances?
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Deadly Charm?
Couldn't listen long enough to say