Making Amends

Making Amends

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Told from the perspective of three of the main characters, each has a distinctive enough voice that you don’t get confused as to who is speaking.  At times, some of them ramble, but it tends to make it feel as if you are there conversing with the character even if it does seem a bit detracting from the storyline.  Great narration is a definite plus.

Tabby is a former addict and mother of twin boys, one of whom gets snatched away by their father when they are five years old.  Twenty-five years later, she and her best friend/employer Von see him on the news having just been arrested for the murder of his father.  All Tabby wants is to see her little Bobby-doodle again, but is she prepared and can she make amends for being too drunk to properly care for him and prevent his abduction?

The ending might just blow you away.

“This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.”

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Coordinates for Murder

coordinates.jpgCoordinates For Murder (Geocache Series)by Darren Kirby

This short novel has me rethinking my love of geocaching.

It starts out benignly enough, with our protagonist settling up affairs at the office to prepare for an expedition with his buddy, but quickly sets them off on a fight for their lives.

It’s a quick read, and I think you’ll be quite surprised by the ending…I know I was!

I received this book through a LibraryThing giveaway in exchange for an honest review.

Crimson Gold

crimson goldCrimson Gold by Donna Kolling Lear

In the beginning, I felt like the writing was a little too repetitive, although I suspect the author just wanted to make certain the reader/listener could keep the characters and locations straight.

The writing was a little corny at times, especially at the end, but the story was interesting enough.

I absolutely loved the narration done by Ben Kass and would gladly listen to more of his work. He gave each character a unique voice and kept the story going.

This book was supposedly based on a true family mystery.  I would like to find out more about that.

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Lure to Death

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Lure to Death: The Social Media Serial Killer 

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By Blair London

I was disappointed with this story. It sounded like a great “get back at the bullies” saga, but it was a bit too cliché in parts, the villain was over-the-top, and there was inconsistency in how a particular character’s significant other met their demise. I think this would make a better screenplay for a slasher film than it was as a book.

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The Murder Pit

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It’s been a long time since I read something I could not bear to put down.

Fiction written in conversational style. I forgot the author was neither a woman, nor a native Minnesotan. Though the little extra stereotypical Minnesota-speak, a “you betcha” that seemed a little forced should have reminded me. *snicker*

Quick, easy-to-read chapters with just enough detail for your mind to fill in the blanks, the small-town murder mystery in Moose River pulls you right along.  Amusing and completely believable, especially if you’ve ever lived in a small town in Minnesota.

If I ever go old house-hunting, there are a few extra items I’ll be checking out, just to make sure I don’t buy my own Murder Pit.

Check out the series here: Moose River Mystery series