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I noticed in this series that the first book had 173 pages and the page count got higher with each book, with this one having 354. However, it was like the author forgot how to use verbal expressions in this book, as he went along: no exclaimed, muttered, mumbled, yelled, replied, and the like. In this book he thought “said” was enough, since that one word was used 757 times. Don’t think for a minute that one word used that many times isn’t noticeable. It drove me nuts. And, since the next book, due out in October, is 352 pages long I’m not sure I’ll read it. To me, that’s just the lazy way to write, but that’s just my opinion.
Having said that, this was a pretty good mystery: who paid to have a pregnant Elizabeth Perry killed? And why? Oh, and that was just the first murder. And then there was the shooting by the police who are usually unarmed. Where the US refers to it as a “bulletproof vest” it’s called a “stabbing vest” in this series.
Needless to say, I was totally surprised to find out who paid for the killing of Elizabeth and why. WOW!
Again, no romance, no kissing, no nothing. These were all murder/suspense/mysteries NOT romances.
There was swearing and the F-bomb was used 12 times.
Over all, it was a quite the mystery, but not as good as a couple of the others’ from this series.
As to the narrator: I enjoyed every second of all 5 books because of Napoleon Ryan’s narration. He did so many voices, and they were all wonderful.
ALL 5 BOOKS WERE FREE READ & FREE LISTEN. IT DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER THAN THAT.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
The DI Nick Dixon detective series Book 5 is the best yet. My only complaint is with narrator Napoleon Ryan. He does an excellent job with male and female voices, but he does some male voices too loudly and some female voices too softly. It makes the volume control difficult to set.
5 of 7 people found this review helpful
Excellent story but didn't like the male voice interpretation. Female voice same each character, terrible.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Almost gave up on this book due to the annoying way that the narrator gave all his female voices the same voice!!!!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful