A Perfect Victim

  • by Patricia Dusenbury
  • Narrated by Schatzie Schaefers
  • 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Claire Marshall's world crumbled when her husband died in a fire. Emotionally fragile but determined to move forward, she buys into a small company that restores historic houses in New Orleans. Then, one of her clients is found dead in a burned building. The police suspect her of arson or murder, maybe both. No one believes that her relationship with the late Frank Palmer was strictly business. After all, he spent his last days telling the world they were in love and planning to marry. How can Claire win an argument with a dead man? Some of the mess is her own fault. Finding the charred ruin of Frank's cabin in a remote corner of Louisiana's bayou country revived horrible memories of her husband's death. She suffered a panic attack. Calling the sheriff hours later wasn't good enough. Claire's quest to prove her innocence before the police "prove" her guilt becomes an investigation into Frank's life. Why did he lie about their relationship? Why would someone want to kill him? Finding the answers brings her face to face with the real killer - and with her own worst fears. A Perfect Victim is the first book in a trilogy set in pre-Katrina New Orleans. Each book stands alone as a mystery story; together they trace Claire's journey through grief to happiness.

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A Perfect Victim

I liked this book.Clair lost her husband to a fire.A few months later she is working with a partner fixing up houses.One of her clients is found dead and ,of course,Clair is blamed.As usual she takes on finding out what she can since the police force just seem interested in her.Schatzie Schaefers was a fine narrator.“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”
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- Deedra

I was not in love with this, pacing maybe?

What did you like best about A Perfect Victim? What did you like least?

The narration.


Would you recommend A Perfect Victim to your friends? Why or why not?

It wasn't my favorite thriller and sort of failed to hold my attention in parts, so not really.


Which character – as performed by Schatzie Schaefers – was your favorite?

I liked what the author was trying to do with the main character by having her be a really imperfect hero who was already struggling.


Was A Perfect Victim worth the listening time?

I was not in love with it but didn't feel it was a waste of time.


Any additional comments?

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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- Erin Lewy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-21-2016
  • Publisher: Patricia Dusenbury DBA Dusenbooks