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Out of the Blues

Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman
Series: Sarah Alt, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
4 out of 5 stars (39 ratings)

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“A fresh, gritty debut. Boyce unveils one of the best new series characters in ages... A book that combines fast-paced suspense with moving insights.” (Number-one New York Times best-selling author Lisa Gardner)

From an author with more than 30 years' experience in the Atlanta Police Department comes a riveting procedural debut introducing an unforgettable heroine. 

On her first day as a newly minted homicide detective, Sarah "Salt" Alt is given the cold-case murder of a blues musician whose death was originally ruled an accidental drug overdose. Now new evidence has come to light that he may have been given a hot dose intentionally. And this evidence comes from a convicted felon hoping to trade his knowledge for shortened prison time...a man who Salt herself put behind bars. 

In a search that will take her into the depths of Atlanta's buried wounds - among the city's homeless, its politically powerful churches, commerce and industry, and the police department itself - Salt probes her way toward the truth in a case that has more at stake than she ever could have imagined. 

At once a vivid procedural and a penetrating examination of what it means to be cop, Out of the Blues is a remarkable crime debut. 

©2016 Trudy Nan Boyce (P)2016 Penguin Audio

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"A fresh, gritty debut. Boyce unveils one of the best new series characters in ages.... A book that combines fast-paced suspense with moving insights." (Number-one New York Times best-selling author Lisa Gardner)

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  • Chris
  • Hillsborough, CA, United States
  • 03-15-17

Slooooow

Took way too long to get to any kind of point (3, count 'em, 3 separate dream sequences in the first few chapters alone - space wasters in my opinion), and once the point sort of began to swim into view, I found I didn't care. Rebecca Lowman is one of my favorite narrators ( the reason I tried this book in the first place), but even she couldn't save this for me.

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