• Pretty Dead

  • A Jack McMorrow Mystery (Jack McMorrow Mysteries)
  • By: Gerry Boyle
  • Narrated by: Michael A. Smith
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Gerry Boyle is at the top of his form in the riveting Petty Dead, his seventh novel to feature Maine crime reporter Jack McMorrow. 

When Jack's significant other, social service worker Roxanne Masterson, investigates allegations of physical abuse concerning the young daughter of Boston bluebloods David and Maddie Connelly, Jack senses a story. And it's a story he gets, but not the one he'd figured on. Jack and Roxanne are invited to a weekend retreat at the Connellys' Blue Harbor estate, during which a beautiful young staff member steals the show, but soon winds up dead. 

Jack and Roxanne delve into all the unpleasant possibilities, but heavy muscle shows up to discourage Jack's search, and a phone message soon forces him to put his cards on the table and the Connellys to unveil a dark secret from the past that could destroy far more than the family image. In the end, Jack must decide just where to draw the line between his friendship with the Connellys and his responsibility as a journalist to write the truth.

©2003 Gerry Boyle (P)2021 Anaba Publishing LLC

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greed

I didn't like Angel from the start with her interactions with Jack, so I felt some vindication when her story came up. Same with her friend Monica!!! They wanted it all and got it. So many greedy backstabbers. How do you rationalize these action, just because someone has money it's okay to extort them???? Sick. I was disappointed in David's lack of integrity on the banks in relation to Jack, Rox, and Clair, especially after the way they tried to help the couple!! Wth???? I voluntarily listened to a free copy of this and am giving an honest review. The narrator did a great job bringing it to life.

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Good series

Jack is looking into the case of an elite parents of a girl and what she is saying. With the bruises on her shoulders she can’t be making it up. This 7 th book takes Jack into a darker side of investigation. Good series and good narration. Given audio for my voluntary review

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great mystery. great narrator

I always love to listen to Gerry Boyle stories on Audible. This one let us look at an entirely different type of story. Possible crimes from the top of society.

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Ok read, not super engaging

Parents: R - This in not for kids. It has Very Strong bad language (including f-bombs). The violence is moderate and then you have the sexual content: Boobs, nakedness, and sexual suggestive contents.

Narrator: differentiations were not the best, the subbed-in female voices we tinny and sounded out of place.

The story is a decent mystery albeit a bit choppy. Not the best mystery I’ve read recently but still enjoyable if you can drag your way through the slower chunks.

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

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Twists and turns!

Held my attention throughout. Would prefer less swearing.

Michael A Smith did a good job narrating and bringing the characters to life.

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

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  • 12-10-21

Well

I was given this free review copy at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
Story well written and great narration

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