Chicago video producer Ellie Foreman has been absent from thriller author Libby Fischer Hellmann's repertoire for almost a decade. Now, in Jump Cut, she's back...and is soon entangled in a web of espionage, murder, and suspicion that threatens to destroy what she holds most dear.
Hired to produce a candy-floss profile of Chicago-based aviation giant Delcroft, Ellie is dismayed when company VP Charlotte Hollander trashes the production and cancels the project. Ellie believes Hollander was spooked by shots of a specific man in the video footage. But when Ellie arranges to meet the man to find out why, he is killed by a subway train before they can talk. In the confusion, she finds a seemingly abandoned pack of cigarettes with a flash drive inside that belonged to the now-dead man.
Ellie gets the drive's contents decrypted, but before long discovers she's under surveillance. Suspecting Delcroft and the ambitious Hollander are behind it, she's unconvinced when Hollander tells her the dead man was a Chinese spy. Ellie and her boyfriend, Luke, try to find answers, but they don't realize how far they have ventured into the dangerous echelons of hidden power - where more lives are on the line - including their own.
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Great story with great narration
Perfect combination. A great story with great narration. Thoroughly entertaining, engaging and enjoyable story. The story pulled me in immediately and kept my attention until the end. There is enough mystery, intrigue, suspense and action to keep the story moving forward continuously. You never feel like the story is dragging. There is always something happening.
Having previously listened to several of the Georgia Davis P.I. books by this author I was familiar with the character Ellie Foreman. I enjoyed this book just as much as I did the Georgia Davis P.I. books. Even though this is book 5 in the Ellie Foreman series it is the first I have listened to. It in no way affected my overall enjoyment of this story. Each book in the series can be listened to as a stand alone.
I enjoyed this installment enough that I will go back and listen to the rest of the series from the beginning.
Really good cast of characters. Both likable and unlikable. For being a smart independent woman Ellie does make some questionable decisions. A couple of times I was about to give up on her as far as being smart goes then she would redeem herself. But then again finding yourself in this kind of situation might cause anyone to make some not so smart decisions.
Nan McNamara did a really good job with the narration. This is the first time I have listened to her narrate a book. She has a very pleasant voice. Her narration pulls you right in. Easy to listen to for long periods of time. Clearly spoken with a nice smooth pace. Really good character voices. Her male character voices could use a little more difference. Her inflection and tone were perfect. She was able to bring the story and the characters to life. Very enjoyable.
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher.