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Obsession, Deceit, and Really Dark Chocolate Audiobook

Obsession, Deceit, and Really Dark Chocolate

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Publisher's Summary

Sophie Katz's relationship with the irresistible and occasionally insufferable P.I. Anatoly Darinsky is on the fritz when a friend recruits Sophie's investigation skills to decode her possibly two-timing husband's strange behavior. When Sophie shows up in a short, red cocktail dress and her friend's hubby winds up dead, the loveable would-be sleuth can't help but take on the job.

Suddenly plunged into a crazy world of campaign mudslinging, dirt-digging, and cover-ups, Sophie begins to uncover some pretty dirty secrets indeed, involving a conservative congressional hopeful's involvement in the Furry community, a group of people who dress up in mascot-size stuffed animal costumes. Sex and politics, wouldn't you know?

Way in over her head as usual, Sophie reluctantly, or not-so-reluctantly, enlists the help of her two-time sidekick and ex, Anatoly. Together they set out to determine who killed Eugene and why, and in the process can't resist falling for each other...again?

Solve another case with Sophie.

©2007 Kyra Davis; (P)2007 Audible, Inc.
All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. This edition is published by arrangement with Harlequin Books S.A. All characters in this book are fictitious. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

What the Critics Say

"One of Cosmopolitan's 'Sizzling Page-turners'." (Cosmopolitan Magazine)

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    Jessica Charleston, TN, United States 06-02-11
    Jessica Charleston, TN, United States 06-02-11
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    "Just Ok"

    Obsession, Deceit, and Really Dark Chocolate follows Sophie and her on again off again and maybe on again boyfriend Anatoly as they try to find out who murdered her old professor/friend’s husband. They get plunged into the world of politics and animal costumes. I enjoyed this book but it did not blow me over, to me it was just ok. The narrator was pretty good and the storyline ok but it seemed to drag in places and I found myself ready for it to end to move on to another book. The only time the narrator really annoyed me was at the beginning of each chapter when she was reading an excerpt from Sophie’s book and it seems like she did it in an odd voice especially when she said the name of the book each time. I gave this book 3 stars because the story line was pretty good, the narrator good, and I will be reading the next book in the series but it just did not grab me like the first two did.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lehua of Pacifica Hawaii 07-23-09
    Lehua of Pacifica Hawaii 07-23-09

    Lehua of Pacifica

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    "Has some modest charm"

    I almost abandoned this one, finding the protagonist juvenile, vapid and brassy, but it eventually began to grow on me. There's some genuine wit beneath the nonsense, and the character is wide-open honest about her own faults. On the silly side, but it manages to be worth the purchase.

    AUDIO: Zackman has her flaws, but she understands her role and renders it well.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lynne Charlotte, NC, USA 04-26-09
    Lynne Charlotte, NC, USA 04-26-09
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    "Loved this story!"

    I hesitated downloading this book since I wasn't thrilled with the one before this... but highly recommend giving this a listen. I do like the narrator and found I laughed out loud several times on my way to work. Will listen to again and again. I like how the characters have evolved in this series. Love the dynamics between Sophie and Anatoly.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tammy Rockledge, FL, USA 01-16-08
    Tammy Rockledge, FL, USA 01-16-08
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    "Pretty Good"

    This is the second in the series that I've read, and while I liked the other book better this one definitely kept my interest. Aside from the "furries", which I only knew about because they did a CSI episode about them, which was a bit... well weird, it did add an element of humor later in the story between Spohie and Anatoly.
    The story moved at a fairly good pace, and although several times in the middle I caught myself saying "Sophie is such an idiot" because really she was over looking things that were quite obvious for someone who is so smart she does some truly stupid things. But her interaction with the other characters make up for her short commings and the story held it's own for most of the book. I really wasn't sure who did it until seconds before it was revealed.
    I LOVE the narrator, she does an excellent job with all the voices, and seems to capture the essence of Spohie quite nicely.
    I will surely be getting the next in the series!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    arbee83 05-28-08
    arbee83 05-28-08 Member Since 2012
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    "Why the good reviews?"

    I listened to this book based on the good reviews and the catchy title. I was unpleasantly disappointed. The first chapter or two were written well enough, but as the book progresses, it sounds like the author slipped into her high school persona. The dialog and plot got progressively amateurish. Perhaps it was because I heard this book on the heels of a James Lee Burke novel (if you want to hear a very well written book, listen to any of his Dave Robicheaux books) and the comparison was just too vivid. The narrator did a credible job, but she didn't have much to work with. Needless to say, this is my one and only Sophie Katz novel.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    JJReader 06-20-08
    JJReader 06-20-08
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    "First and last of Sophie Katz"

    This is the first Sophie Katz book I've listened to and I wouldn't get another one. I kept waiting for it to get better, but it never happened. The character development was very poor, although maybe that was because this isn't the first in the series. The plot was slow moving and unbelievable. The heroine was really quite stupid for someone trying to investigate a murder. Maybe part of it was the narrator - even the characters sounded bored.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Beth 10-02-07
    Beth 10-02-07
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    "A Disappointment"

    Usually, Kyra Davis's books are a light, funny and entertaining read. Unfortunately, this book is nothing more than a trite political rant. It diminished the story content to a small minded political agenda. What a shame.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    ldy design 09-05-07
    ldy design 09-05-07 Member Since 2004
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    "Story or political agenda?"

    This author's liberal political agenda is mentioned in almost every paragraph of the book. It's impossible to concentrate on the underlying story when the author interjects negative political comments throughout.

    7 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Carolina Wheeler Atlanta, GA 01-30-17
    Carolina Wheeler Atlanta, GA 01-30-17 Member Since 2017

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    "Funny and entertaining!"

    After listening to the previous books and getting to know the characters I was impressed of how funny this book was, not that the other books weren't but this one actually had me laughing out loud. Enjoyed the time I spent following Sophie in this adventure.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Karen 04-03-16
    Karen 04-03-16 Member Since 2011

    Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.

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    ""Mr Katz Power" Saves the Day"
    If you could sum up Obsession, Deceit, and Really Dark Chocolate in three words, what would they be?

    Clever, engaging, and fun


    What did you like best about this story?

    the story line was unique and fun.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I love Dena Character, she gives you a different perspective on life. When they go through the house stuff.


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

    yup as I purchase all of the books in this series. Reader Gabra Zackman was the reason I purchased this entire series.


    Any additional comments?

    Author's Sin series is HOT. This series is about humor, not a core romance, so very little hot scenes, but the hint of a romance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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