Death in the Headlights

  • by Mark McNease
  • Narrated by Daniela Acitelli
  • 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It's been six months since the Pride Gallery murders in Manhattan. Kyle Callahan and his partner Danny Durban head to rural New Jersey for a relaxing week with their dear friend, Detective Linda Sikorsky, recently retired and newly in love.
Driving back from dinner with Linda and her fiancée Kirsten, they discover the body of Abigail Creek, run off the road on a bicycle wearing only her nightgown and slippers. Kyle and Linda quickly find themselves learning more than they want to know about the Creek family and the home they call CrossCreek Farm. In the words of Clara Presley's grandmother, "Whatever grows there, grows in the shadows."
Come along as Linda and Kyle make their way into the shadows and enter the spider's web, determined to find out who in this family of spiders is the deadliest one.


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Death in the Headlights: Kyle Callahan Mystery

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

It seems I have been listening out of order, to this series by Mark McNease. Newly retired homicide detective moves to the country where she inherited a house from here aunt, Friends visit, a body is found and now the investigation begins. The family of the victim are all suspects, as well as others. Twists, turns and lots of suspense to reach the conclusion.

The narration was well done.The characters were well portrayed. Daniela Acitelli gives a nice performance.
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- April H.

Narration Stymied Listening Experience

I really like the underexposed settings, unique characters, and their interesting yet simple relationships in this installment of the Kyle Callahan series. . Death in the Headlights is my third exploration in his collections (check out “Stop The Car” for a good sample of his non-series, short story work). McNease’s narratives present a fresh take on solidly established genres, and this is what’s consistent: While thoroughly enjoying the experience of “story” McNease so well delivers, I find myself wanting more out of his writing, which admittedly veers to the lighter, upbeat side of mystery and murder (sounds weird when put in writing, but these things exist). Even in this less serious light though, a richer engagement is lurking on fringes, in full, inaccessible view. You can practically taste it, which can make for a frustrating read. The potential is clearly there, however, so I will probably keep following this author, provided he finds the better narrators.

The narrator speaks well with, concise articulation and good flow. The issue is she reads this adult book as if it's intended audience is elementary school aged children. I get the impression she is a consummate professional who either inadvertently selected a tone that is completely unsuited this genre or whose forte is locked solid in children’s story book. Either way, in this performance, she did not rise to the task of mastering delicate combination of mature levity and the seriousness matter of murder.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-01-2016
  • Publisher: MadeMark Media