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If you could sum up Anatomy of Murder in three words, what would they be?
Three words only? Characters are real! The fictional hero and heroine of this book aren't perfect, which is what I think makes the novel better than most; whether the reader is male or felmale they are able to empathize with Ms. Westerman, the reluctant sleuth who simply wants her husband and her quiet life back.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Harriet would have to be my favourite character, both from an emotional and entertainment perspective. She is a woman living in a time when wives/sisters/mothers stayed at home and ran the house; they did not keep company with men other than a relative for prolonged periods of time nor did they engage in "unladylike" pursuits, regardless of the reason. Our Heroine finds herself in the position of behaving in a way society finds unacceptable yet she is not afraid to continue, believing the benefits outwiegh the deficits and uncaring as to how her reputation might suffer so long as she is able to keep her husband, children and way of life safe from harm. I admire this character as she has been written by Ms. Sterlin.
Have you listened to any of Jenny Sterlin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
I have not yet had the pleasure of listening to any of Ms. Sterliin's other novels but will definitely be dowloading the remainder of this series.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
As to what moment in the book moved me the most I cannot say without spoiling the end for those readers who have not yet experience this well written, entertaining novel. Those of you who have read the book, or listened to it, know the moment to which I am referring and doubtless have been moved by it yourselves. Suffice it to say I was moved to tears, whether those tears were brought on by sadness or joy I will leave to future readers to determine for themselves.
Any additional comments?
Only one additional comment; please, please, please find a way to include the first volume of this series in your list of available titles There were so many references to the first adventure in this second installment I would love to be able to listen to the original.
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I had started trying and sometimes succeeding to listen to Circle of Shadows on Kindle. Unfortunately,Android & Kindle doesn't always play well together... Anyway, When I was able to read the book I realized I wanted to go back to my first 3 Imogen's R's Crowther & Harriett series because their history was cloudy in my head. Imagine my surprise when I realized I had not read this one! Boy, oh Boy! This book had me running to move from car to home stereo so I wouldn't miss anything. I hate even mild spoilers that say things like "I cried while reading this book". Duh, people that is a SPOILER!
All I will say is I experienced every emotion while listening to this book! Now I will go back to reading Circle of Shadows with a clearer understanding. Audible PLEASE GET ALL OF THIS AUTHORS BOOKS. She is a truly gifted writer. I put her on a par with Elizabeth George, Laurie R. King, and Kate Morton!
Narration was so very excellent. Each character had a voice. I completely forgot I was listening to a woman giving voice to the men ,children and women so well.