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This Is Our Story

By: Ashley Elston
Narrated by: Amy Melissa Bentley,Eric Michael Summerer
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No one knows what happened that morning at River Point. Five boys went hunting. Four came back. The boys won't say who fired the shot that killed their friend, Grant; the evidence shows it could have been any one of them. Kate Marino's senior year internship at the District Attorney's Office isn't exactly glamorous - more like an excuse to leave school early that looks good on college applications. Then the DA hands her boss, Mr. Stone, the biggest case her small town of Belle Terre has ever seen. The River Point Boys are all anyone can talk about. Despite their damning toxicology reports the morning of the accident, the DA wants the boys' case swept under the rug. He owes his political office to their powerful families. Kate won't let that happen. Digging up secrets without revealing her own is a dangerous line to walk; Kate has personal reasons for seeking justice for Grant. As she investigates with Stone - the aging prosecutor relying on Kate to see and hear what he cannot - she realizes that nothing about the case - or the boys - is what it seems. Grant wasn't who she thought he was, and neither is Stone's prime suspect.

©2016 Ashley Elston (P)2017 Tantor

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The Worst Accent

This is unlistenable, her really awful attempt at southern accent is too much. I soldiered on as long as my sanity would allow. If this had been a better story and not a collection of stereotypes, maybe I could of. Just another bitter story of those with looks and money and those that don't.

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A wonderful southern mystery

This book portrays the south in a realistic yet imaginative way. I thoroughly enjoyed feeling like I was back in my moderate southern town where “news” spreads like wildfire and secrets don’t stay secret for very long. Characters that you can relate to on a personal level. The southern accent of the narrator is a little too much like honey in my opinion however. Y’all listen to this book if you want to feel at home.

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AWESOME BOOK!!!

I absolutely loved this book! Best book I have ever read for school! It was very suspenseful and it kept the reader reading!

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A solid story!

I had forgotten what it felt like to read a good solid story. Since covid I have been reading a series that is dull and predictable. But I've stuck with it because I want to finish what I started. The last book had me so bored that I decided to switch it up.

I am so glad I did! This story had just the right amount of suspense and mystery to satisfy me. the characters will well-rounded and I was completely immersed in the story. I love when I cannot figure out who the killer is. It had a little bit of love and a whole lot of mystery just the way I like it. I might check out some of this author's other work.

This story is about a group of friends and one of them gets killed. Nobody is talking throw in some entitlement as it always happens to be with rich boys and a little bit of romance and you got yourself a good story.

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Absolutely intriguing

Every moment of this story had me pulled in more and more! I loved the entirety of the plot, story line, characters and all the twists that came along. I will definitely be reading more of her books.

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Horrible fake southern accent

I'll be honest... I haven't completed the book yet, but as a southerner the fake southern accent is horrible. I'm usually drawn to a book based in the south. The reader should just read it in her own voice or a true southerner should read. The book is based in Louisiana and the accent she's going for isn't even cajun. I'm contemplating not finishing the book because of it. It's very distracting.

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the book was ok story telling good and the overall was great in my opinion

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Enjoyable Read

I really enjoyed this book. It held my attention without being outlandish. Some of the female narrator’s southern accent was a little cheesy at times, but overall it was a solidly believable and entertaining story. I look forward to listening to more books from this author.

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An okay mystery that's really a romance.

The narrator wasn't the worst I've heard but most characters sounded the same, at least teh male characters did.

I gave the book an extra star because of Mr. Stone and his impairment.

Story-wise... the presentation wasn't the best and I couldn't connect with any of the characters and they seemed insubstantial. There wasn't any foundation or context for the characters or why we should care about them.

I did want to know who the killer was but I found myself skipping to the end of the story. While I won't give away the ending, how Kate got there was pretty contrived and very Perry Mason like.

The reason for the killing was clear enough but again it lacked the context of any backstory. I suppose the backstory was given in snippets at the start/end of the various chapters but these just didn't hold my attention.

The only other thing I'll say is that how Kate hooked up with who she did was so far fetched, especially given what this person did, was barely a step above the insta-love many YA novels feature.