In the Shadow of Angels

  • by Donnie J. Burgess
  • Narrated by Neal Arango
  • 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Devin Bryant is a young accident attorney whose star is on the rise. His success has afforded him a beautiful house, a fancy car, a gorgeous wife, and a fast track to partnership. After closing another high profile case, Devin goes out one Saturday night to celebrate with friends and his wife, Bethany. But, Devin has a secret.
Jez Anders is a local harlot who specializes in seducing those with wealth and power. Devin's rapid success has caught her attention, and now her temptress's gaze is set firmly on him. And Jez has secrets of her own.
The celebration leads Devin to The Place -a seedy motel just outside of town. The night takes a cruel turn when both Jez and Bethany also arrive. What they don't know is that they aren't the only ones at The Place that night...
Everyone has a secret...

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Dark Mystery Thriller With Lots of Suspense and Murder

If you like dark twisted crime/murder thrillers you will enjoy this Audiobook. It is NOT my favorite genre but it kept me entertained until the end. There is some humor intertwined into the story which makes it even more entertaining to read/listen.

The Author does a good job describing the characters, place, and situations throughout the story. As on most mystery thrillers it leaves us hanging a bit at the end.

The narrator did an excellent Job and brought the story to life.

Overall it was an entertaining read full of twists and turns. The Author kept us guessing at the edge of our seats and it was not a predictable book.

This audiobook was provided free of charge in exchange for my honest unbiased opinion.
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- Adriana B

Keystone Kops on Steroids!!!

I really enjoyed listening to this book. Not really so much a murder mystery...more of a "how to get away with murder" comedy. Comedy isn't the right word, but I'll go into this later.

The story revolves mostly around a single night and the activities of several main characters. It starts out simple enough with a hustler, her partner, a local therapist, a lawyer and his wife, and the lawyers two friends. Think of this book as a hustle gone wrong, but not just a little...this is a hustle gone wrong in biblical proportions! People start dropping like flies, and most of the book is centered on how those remaining deal with the situation.

The narration was pretty good. Most of the voices were discernable and the therapist sounded deranged and megalomaniacal, but it seemed to fit by the end. Really did a good job of inflecting emotion when and where appropriate.

Something that I loved was the way the author would go through a scene with one character, then rewind and go through that exact same scene from another character's perspective. It really helped to fill in holes. It felt a little weird from a timeline perspective, but for the storyline, it worked pretty well.

As for the story itself, it felt at time like a cross between Murphy's Law, the Keystone Kops and "What else can possibly go wrong," all wrapped up together. I found myself chuckling a few times in astonishment that the next mishap was even possible, let alone followed shortly by another one. It was a comedy of misfortune, almost to the point where it's really not feasibly possible to believe, but the author did a good job of pulling it off. There's always the fallback of "It could be worse!"

The one thing I really don't understand though is the time spent developing the backstory for the town in which the book is set. It seemed like the book would have some type of tie in with the graveyard and the founding story, but it's not brought back up after the intro. Might have missed it, but that's probably the only thing I found odd.

Overall, very good listen!

I received a free copy of this audio book for an honest review.
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- Eric Reeves

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-15-2015
  • Publisher: Donnie Burgess