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Caileigh Watson was two when she witnessed her mother's murder in the woods. She longs to remember her mother, but struggles with memory problems. Twenty years on, the man who was imprisoned for the crime is up for release. And then a new witness appears, whose testimony could throw out the original conviction. When Caileigh and the witness go missing, DS Abby Foulkes is pulled into a hunt for the truth in a case which threatens to engulf her.

©2015 Alison Gray (P)2016 Alison Gray

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Intriguing & Engaging

If you could sum up Lady's Slipper: When Past and Present Evils Intertwine in three words, what would they be?

Great Mystery Book

What other book might you compare Lady's Slipper: When Past and Present Evils Intertwine to and why?

The first book, Hibiscus Fruit: Where Grief Leads to Murder in Paradise: Abby Foulkes Mysteries Book 1

Which character – as performed by Carrie Goodwiler – was your favorite?

Did a great job on all characters. Her inflection, her sympathetic voice and cadence that keeps you engaged

Any additional comments?

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

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Enjoyed

I received this audiobook for free with the understanding that I would give an honest review. This is book two in the series. I enjoyed this book and thought the narrator did a wonderful job.

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Better than the first book

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com.

The narrator was ok. I like her voice, but she doesn't give distinct character voices which can make it difficult to follow.

There are a lot of characters in the story which made it a little difficult for me to follow. I like the story better than the first novel since she's actually investigating the murder and the novel ends with closure. (in the first novel we never resolve the mystery).

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Better

Although I loved the setting of the Greek Isles for the last book, I liked the variation of 'coming back home.' It helps give the main character, DS Abby Foulkes some depth and backstory. There are some great secondary characters that are lacking in the first book. This book felt a bit more real although there is still a British Nancy Drewness about her. I find it interesting that I have not rated this book as well as some that I liked far less. I think it is because the potential for this series to get much much better is real and I want to save some 'stars' for that.. Also I tend to rate within the genre which gives a great cozy mystery the same ranking as I would give Louise Penny even though Ms Penny's books blow any cozy out of the water. Enough justification! I really liked this book as I did the first - I heard some very good improvements in this second book one of which is the narrator. Much better!
I was gifted this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Intriguing & Engaging

Lady's Slipper is the follow up book to "The Hibiscus Fruit" and I must say that I enjoyed this book much more that I did Book 1 as I found I was more engaged with the story and the characters. The story is fast paced, interesting and more intriguing. I found the characters to be much more developed and more relatable.

The narration by Carrie Goodwiler was great. She has good pacing and the tone of her voice is very pleasant to listen to. She knows when to add inflection and increase her pace to build suspense and thrills to keep you engaged in the story. Her character voices and accents were spot on.

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com

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Good audiobook

Where does Lady's Slipper rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This audiobook has a good story and it's read according to the story.

What other book might you compare Lady's Slipper to and why?

Iyou us a mystery book, a very good one. I don't think to compare it.

What about Carrie Goodwiler’s performance did you like?

The intonation matches the scenes and characters.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes.

Any additional comments?

“This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.”

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A+ mystery!

What a fantastic mystery! This book kept me on the edge. Abby is a single mom and investigator who is given the case. Kathy Walker’s murderer is about to be released from prison and she’s re-investigating. There’s nonstop action and intrigue as she talks with those connected in any way with the crime. Kathy Watson’s daughter Caleigh is now an adult but as a two year old she was present when her mother was murdered. She struggles throughout the story to remember.
The story is British and I enjoyed the various differences in terminology in the English language as opposed to the U.S. version. At times it was a puzzle in itself to figure out the meaning of the word. No need to worry plenty of context clues. The narrator Carrie Goodwiler performance was top notch. She did various accents depending on the character and where they were from as well as adding a nasally touch when a character fell ill with a cold. She went the extra mile to make this already fabulous story even better.
A+ mystery!

I received a free copy for an honest review.

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Twists and turns keep you guessing

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Loved the English story. They are so civilized.

What other book might you compare Lady's Slipper to and why?

Murder in Cottage #6 by Dianne Harman because it keeps you on the edge of your seat.

What does Carrie Goodwiler bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Her inflection, her sympathetic voice and cadence that keeps you engaged.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Don't go into the woods.

Any additional comments?

"I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom."

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Great Mystery Book!

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This book was better than the first book in the series. It was more interesting and I was able to relate to the characters more. The narrator did a great job with the story and the characters. She really brought them to life. I really love British stories and this one was no different. I enjoy mystery books and this one was a really one.

This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.

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Overall okay

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There were a lot of good things to like about this listen but the things I did not like overshadowed it a bit.

First off, the narration was great. The fact that the story shifted from first person to third person in a several chapters was a little off-putting though.

The story itself was good (I mean, I couldn't have done any better) but the main character is a seasoned officer and she kept doing some pretty dumb things. I also had a hard time accepting the secondary story. It made sense in the context of progressing the story line but on its own, we are forced to believe that someone would go out of their way to find family and never let that family know who they were.

I kept listening because the narrator was very easy on the ears. If I were reading this book, I would have put it down well before it's predictable but head scratching end.