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Attorney Kali O'Brien returns to her hometown of Silver Creek, where her childhood friend Jannine is the prime suspect in the murder of her husband. Kali is convinced Jannine innocent until the evidence begins to mount.

Secrets past and present confound Kali's investigation. This is the first in the Kali O'Brien series of legal mysteries.

©1996, 2012 (digital) Jonnie Jacobs (P)2013 Jonnie Jacobs

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Good enough story, but totally predictable

Kali O'Brien is an attorney who has come to her hometown, following her father's death. She remains there for a while, planning to deal with the house and estate and his dog. However, almost as quickly as she reunites with old friends, one of them gets murdered, and his wife, Kali's best friend growing up, is under suspicion for his death. So she gets involved in the case, in spite of her own reservations.

The story is good, the characters pretty well drawn, but there were very few unexpected moments. I guess it might fit into the category of cozy, and it was an easy read (listen). I could listen to another in the series, but I wouldn't expect it to be overly exciting (at least, this one wasn't). That's not necessarily a bad thing, but if you're looking for an edge of your seat page-turner, this isn't it.

The best part about it is probably the interpersonal parts--the relationships that get re-established and/or created were fun. And clearly Jonnie Jacobs is setting it all up for a longer series. The only thing I was not crazy about was the narration. Not bad, but the narrator read in a way that made these adults sound terribly young, and she read rather slowly.

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Love this series

Would you listen to Shadow of Doubt again? Why?

No because the narrator just simply read the book she didn't perform the book. If this had been my first Kali O'Brien story I probably wouldn't have listened to any more. It's sad how a bad narrator could have that effect on an authors hard work. This one I'd have been better off reading. I loved the story as all I've listened to in this series.

Would you be willing to try another one of Eleanor Walker-Jenkins’s performances?

Not unless she's improved and doesn't just simply read the story aloud. The beauty of an audible is a good narrator gives the characters their own personality which draws you further into the story.

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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