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Publisher's Summary

Set in the mysterious and other-worldly landscape of Chile's Atacama Desert, this fast-paced and captivating mystery novel revolves around Pablo Nelson - an American by birth but with Chilean roots - who has resigned from being a detective in a small town in Vermont to open a hotel in San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. But soon after starting his new life, he finds himself drawn in to helping a Chilean detective solve a series of gruesome murders occurring in a remote desert village. In the process of the investigations, Nelson must confront his greatest fears and doubts about himself.
©2017 William Graham (P)2017 William Graham
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3 out of 5 stars
By cosmitron on 03-13-18

More dry then the Atacama desert.

What did you like best about Atacama Red? What did you like least?

The Location is a unique idea for a mystery.It takes great skill to develop such a story in the short time available but the story really is very limited.

Would you be willing to try another book from William Graham? Why or why not?

Yes he has potential but he needs a longer book to expand a particular premise.

What three words best describe Dan Carroll’s voice?

BORING.BORING.BORING.

Did Atacama Red inspire you to do anything?

Get something to drink..... it is very dry in here.

Any additional comments?

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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3 out of 5 stars
By in1ear (John Row) on 04-26-17

Too Tough a Task

If you could sum up Atacama Red in three words, what would they be?

Needed more time. This is a two and one half hour audio book, from a one hundred and nineteen page book. The author had to introduce characters, establish explanations for their actions, introduce a mystery with multiple bodies and include the "chase". There is an exotic location, a reasonably likeable protagonist. The work just wasn't long enough to accomplish all of the elements of a good mystery. Some of the motivations and actions by the characters seem to be just thrown out there and not reasonable.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Telegraphed. Which is what I meant that the work needed to be longer for that aspect to develop.

What about Dan Carroll’s performance did you like?

Dan Carroll has a pleasant voice. Easily understood.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Please stand back from the geyser!

Any additional comments?

I appreciate the opportunity to listen to and review this work.

I would like to see the work lengthened and developed a bit more. It's on the right track!

A review copy was gifted to me at no charge. In return, I am happy to provide an honest review. Also at no charge.

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