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Gunning For Angels is a murder mystery featuring Jack, a private investigator, who discovers that one of his numerous one-night stands has produced Enid, a 16-year-old who has run away from home to find her father. Enid is a determined girl with plenty of attitude who is wise beyond her years but also very lost. It was so much fun following the budding relationship between irrepressible Enid and her lothario father who has no idea how to cope with a teenage daughter.
Then there's Bud, a police detective whose health is suffering, who has marital issues and whose son has just dropped out of medical school.
The case being investigated actually became almost a secondary part of the entire story as I was so focused on the characters and their interactions with each other. There was a lot going on with the characters trying to cope with their personal lives while simultaneously being entangled in a murder investigation and then further murders and chaos ensued.
Gunning For Angels is C. Mack Lewis's fiction debut and what a debut it is. She has a wonderful way with words. I loved the quotes at the start of each chapter and how the theme of angels kept turning up in the descriptions and dialog. The writing flowed really well. The entire audiobook was a fast-paced thrill ride with very funny dialog and well drawn characters I fell in love with. As this was Fallen Angels Book 1, I now desperately want book 2. There is no cliffhanger.
I absolutely loved John Bell's narration. If you prefer audiobooks to be read out in a straightforward manner, you won't agree with my 5-star rating. John Bell delivers a dramatic performance and he sounds as if he puts his heart and soul into it. He has a distinct voice for each and every character, and there are quite a few. His voices may be a little on the extreme but because of the wonderfully eccentric cast of characters and the humor involved, this totally worked for me in this case. I didn't find any issues with the production.
A trigger warning: the story involves human trafficking and sexual abuse of minors.
Highly recommended if you enjoy witty detective stories and gritty mysteries!
Audiobook was provided for review by the author.
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This was a suspenseful murder mystery with a detective that thought with his little head too much. The narration was good except for the voice of the detectives daughter. It was whiney and annoying. Overall it was a good listen with a lot of action and a few tears.
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