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Private Investigator Regan Reilly and her husband, Jack "no relation" Reilly, head of the NYPD Major Case Squad, are about to celebrate their first wedding anniversary. They are looking forward to a quiet romantic weekend out of town. Wouldn’t you know their choice of destination provides them with anything but!

Regan and Jack had considered going to Bermuda, but instead they decide to spend four days at his parents’ beachfront home on Cape Cod, a wonderful spot where they’d never been alone. Arriving at the Cape late at night, Regan and Jack are just in time to experience the beginning of a major storm. The next morning, Cape Cod Bay is quite a sight, churning with whitecaps. The wind is howling ferociously. Sheets of rain are pelting the house. Regan is looking forward to settling in the den with Jack and watching the storm.

However, the best laid plans....

In the bedroom, Regan opens the curtains to find Skip, the Reillys’ young caretaker, pressing his nose against the glass, supposedly checking for leaks. Skip later comes running into the house, distraught that he’d just discovered Adele Hopkins, the woman renting the house next door, in a heap at the bottom of her staircase to the beach. Regan and Jack run back down with him, but huge waves are crashing on the shore. Hopkins is gone, presumably swept out to sea. Who was Adele Hopkins? No one knows. The sixty-ish loner, who moved in five months ago, shunned her neighbors. Even her landlords have no idea how to locate her next of kin. Discovered in her dining room are stacks of apology cards she’d not yet sent and bags of pillows that are embroidered with the saying grudge me, grudge me not.

Regan and Jack’s search for clues to this mysterious woman’s identity makes for an anniversary weekend they’ll never forget!

Investigate another case with Regan Reilly.
©2010 Carol Higgins Clark (P)2010 Simon & Schuster

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The narrator's voice is awful

I'm used to the author narrating her books. I didn't love Carol's voice at first, but she did such a great job with characterising and distinguishing her characters that the audios were enjoyable. Carol Higgins Clark knows how to be theatrical without overdoing it. I don't think this narrator, Michele Pawk, does. I absolutely hated this reading of Wrecked. All the men's voices were overly dramatic and sounded weird. Many of the women's voices were annoying. The narrator sounded the same and often did not distinguish well. The only voice that fit was one of the older, nosy sisters, Jenny. Her voice was shrewish and annoying, which fit her characterisation, but otherwise this recording was almost insufferable. My husband listens to some of these with me from time to time, and he turned this one off as soon as I put it on because of the narrator's voice. My father in law did the same. I'm sorry to say that this book is great, but the audio has ruined it. Can we get Carol Higgins Clark's narration back?

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Great story!

I always love Carol Higgins Clark's books. Her characters are engaging and fun. I love Regan, Jack and her parents are very entertaining.

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Not One Of The Best

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

The story dragged in a few spots. Seemed to be a long time before the story ended. Not sure what it is with this book.

If you’ve listened to books by Carol Higgins Clark before, how does this one compare?

Just not one of the better books. Seems like a lot of words with little substance.

Do you think Wrecked needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

NO!!!!

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Disappointing

I usually enjoy reading the adventures of Regan Riley; however, this book did not live up to my expectations. The story line was all over the map. There were too many things going on and nothing really developed or completed. It was very tedious listening and took me months to complete.

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  • COLDWATER, MI, United States
  • 06-16-11

Wrecked

Great book and easy to read. Would read more of her books. Enjoyed completely.