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Publisher's Summary

Sled dog racer Jessie Arnold stars in a series that's "suspenseful, intelligent, and filled with the spectacular beauty of the northern wilds" ( Dallas Morning News). Her friends, Laurie and Jim, have acquired their dream, an old lighthouse on the Alaskan Inside Passage, and invited everyone to a party. Not a party in the typical sense, but one where guests earn their keep by restoring the old building. With the company of old friends, the smell of fresh paint, and a view to die for, this is one weekend Jessie won't soon forget...especially when a guest ends up dead. At first, the death seems like an accident, but when someone cuts the phone and radio connections, Jessie realizes there's a killer loose on the island.
©2005 Sue Henry (P)2005 Books on Tape, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"Alternating chapters from Jessie's and the stalker's points of view keep motives hidden and readers guessing as the plot moves briskly along." (Booklist)
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3 out of 5 stars
By Teri on 06-16-05

A little rocky

I am a huge Sue Henry fan and have both read and listened to all of her previous books, both the Jessie Arnold/Alex Jensen mysteries and the Maxie McNabb mysteries. All previous audiobooks have been recorded by one narrator- not the narrator of this audiobook. Having a new voice with this book was jarring. Additionally, the narration was not at all smooth. She was reading a book, like I would read aloud to my children. She wasn't bringing the story alive. There was often emphasis in wrong parts of the sentences which jerked me out of the story and made me newly aware of the narrator. She also varied between pronouncing the name Knapp with a hard K and with a silent K. Similarly she did not familiarize herself with the correct pronunciation of some of the Alaskan place names. I was so excited to finally find a Sue Henry on, but I had a hard time finishing it.

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3 out of 5 stars
By C. Telfair on 07-01-14

Only for the Whales

Having recently been in the Alaska Inland Passage, I thought this was worth a try. And, because of my own good memories, it was, if only for the location and the whales.

There's some decent intrigue here, as well. But the entire work is marred by the really terrible reading of the story. Meaning that this narrator only READS the book, and with not a lot of interest or enthusiasm at that.

I can only recommend this book if you have a thing for remote lighthouses and/or the magnificent Inland Passage of Alaska.

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