• Takes One to Know One

  • By: Susan Isaacs
  • Narrated by: Mia Barron
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (56 ratings)

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Takes One to Know One

By: Susan Isaacs
Narrated by: Mia Barron
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Just a few years ago, Corie Geller was busting terrorists as an agent for the FBI. But at 35, she traded in her badge for the stability of marriage and motherhood. Now Corie is married to the brilliant and remarkably handsome Judge Josh Geller and is the adoptive mother of his lovely 14-year-old daughter. Between cooking meals and playing chauffeur, Corie scouts Arabic fiction for a few literary agencies and, on Wednesdays, has lunch with her fellow Shorehaven freelancers at a so-so French restaurant. Life is, as they say, fine

But at her weekly lunches, Corie senses that something's off. Pete Delaney, a milquetoast package designer, always shows up early, sits in the same spot (often with a different phone in hand), and keeps one eye on the Jeep he parks in the lot across the street. Corie intuitively feels that Pete is hiding something - and as someone who is accustomed to keeping her FBI past from her new neighbors, she should know. But does Pete really have a shady alternate life, or is Corie just imagining things, desperate to add some spark to her humdrum suburban existence? She decides that the only way to find out is to dust off her FBI toolkit and take a deep dive into Pete Delaney's affairs. 

Always sassy, smart, and wickedly witty, Susan Isaacs is at her formidable best in a novel that is both bitingly wry and ominously thrilling.

©2019 Susan Isaacs (P)2019 Recorded Books

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Struggled to stay with the story

I was so anxious to listen to this book based on the author’s biography and reviews of previous books. The banter and dialogue alternate between witty and snarky. But _it_goes_ nowhere. Nowhere for long enough for you not to care. Bored Privileged housewife, former FBI agent, who is suspicious of a member of a lunch group formed to bring together people who work from home. He’s unusually dull. So is the plot. Not going to finish. Will return. Narrator made a valiant effort though.

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Great pairing: story + reader = success

Loved the reader for this story! Book was full of intrigue and suspense! Not too much, but just enough to keep you hooked! I didn’t love the ending, it could have been a little more creative.

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About four hours too long.

I really enjoy a cozy crime, and this fits that genre. The plot is good, but for real, listen to the first 2-3 hours and then skip to the last 2 hours and voila, you can save your brain a bunch of unnecessary repetition that doesn’t further the plot.

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great writing ruined by terrible reading

I literally could not get past the first half hour of the story because I was so bothered by the fact that the narrator had an unpleasant voice and manner in her rating of this book and also seemed like the absolute wrong person to read it.

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  • Joanna
  • 01-21-22

No Idea why it took so long for anything to happen

Girl marries well, changes job, is bored. Spends about 20 chapters obsessing about a guy she meets that doesn't seem quite right. Then something actually happens. But it doesn't really tie in to much of the story. We meet lots of characters on the way and hear loads of stuff that simply isn't relevant. So in short, the book could have been about a third as long. In my opinion.
I'm sure others will love it