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Shooter in the Shadows

Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
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Tom Honeyman made his name cracking a horrific double murder in his hometown of Prosper, New York. He got an international best seller out of it, made a small fortune, and left his newspaper reporting days behind. 

But was it all based on a lie? 

Now, more than a decade after his one and only success, Honeyman’s life is in tatters. His wife committed suicide, his daughter hasn’t spoken to him in years, and his books don’t sell. He’s sequestered himself in his wreck of a retreat on an island in Venice, desperate to find the inspiration that will revive his career. 

But Tom Honeyman is not alone. 

An unseen stranger tells Honeyman he got it wrong all those years ago. And he has just four days to uncover the real murderer. 

Tom Honeyman is no longer writing for his livelihood. He’s writing for his life.

©2019 David Hewson (P)2019 Audible Originals, LLC.

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,very clever story with major twists at the end

Very clever and original story with several unexpected twists. What kept me from giving it the 5th ster was the narrator. A bit over the top with one character and sounding like a the son from Family Guy with another.

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Amazing

This story was so captivating and you get lost in the emotions of the characters. So many events defiently kept me guessing and wanting to know more. Amazing narrator, and voice acting just in awe with this awesome story!!

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just dumb

this was one of the dumbest books i listen to in a very long time. I think i might cancel my subscription. the last 20 books ive purchased was just okay.

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good book<br />

more twists in this book than a crazy straw it's a great read must have on your library

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  • Simon
  • 12-17-19

Clever Double Narration Nearly Makes It.

Shooter in the Shadows is in quite a few ways cleverly done. Tom Honeyman, a one hit wonder author returns to his lonely Venetian Isle to try and rescue his career. The story splits mainly between his time on the island, which as you can imagine doesn't turn out to be the peaceful hideaway that he hoped for and back in the story of his first book. That being a true crime novel of his home town Prosper when two locals were killed in a quite horrific manner.

There is quite a lot that I enjoyed the book. The dual narration team of Jonathan Davis and Ramon de Ocampo work very well in tandem backed up by some very minimalist sound effects. I won't explain quite how as it would lead to spoilers but I got the impression that both put their all into this and raised the story up considerably.

The story itself is by no means a bad one but it never really quite held together in some ways and when you write it from a character's POV it irks me that he at times seems ignorant of knowledge that we later discover he has. It does have some dramatic twists in it but it seemed to me that when it came to the ending Hewson had three or four favourite endings and ended trying to push at all of them as it continually twisted. Perhaps a little less would have been more.

So, a slightly muddled story in my view that still has some merit and an excellent team performance for the narration that raised it above the mediocre.

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  • Bridget McKeown
  • 12-29-19

Very good

A twisty listen. Good plot and believable characters. Well worth a listen. Excellent narrating and I’m not fond of more than one narrator

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-28-19

OK Story but volume levels an issue.

I found it difficult to follow as the change from whispering to shouting was problematic