Perception of Death

  • by Louise Anderson
  • Narrated by Cathleen McCarron
  • 12 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

There are some things in life better not known, some things that should be left where they rest.Erin Paterson runs her grandfather's law firm in Glasgow, and is an uncompromisingly aggressive negotiator. But the success of her practice is not echoed in her personal life. Erin's father has had a stroke. She can't stand her mother. Her sister's a flake and their brother, Leland, committed suicide. She's not doing too well with her boyfriend either, whom she discovers in flagrante the day that an old school friend, Lucy Grant, is murdered. From this moment, events unravel to test Erin's resolve to the maximum. Can she hold onto her job, even onto her life, when the past slithers out of the darkness to expose a secret in the family that no one dares confront?


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Delightfully unlikeable main character

We cringe at the thoughts and actions of the main character, Erin, as she narrates this thriller. Her prim behavior and her priggishness misunderstanding of others is excruciating, though we do come to appreciate her rude brusqueness and even, eventually to endorse her point of view.
The story is complex and often graphic and it leads us all down a twisted and layered unfolding of events. When we, as listeners, have finally untangled all of the horrifying murders, undercurrents and hidden relationships and are genuinely pleased with ourselves and with Erin for being so clever, we discover that we and worst of all the protagonist who we have come to admire protectively, have all been utterly duped.
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- Hannah "I have been a consistent, possibly obsessed audiobook listener since 2003. My listening ranges from suspenseful mysteries to science and technology, but I return again and again to the unexpected depth and breadth of books which fall into the "Mysteries and Thrillers" category."

I Lost Sleep Over This One

Two nights running I found myself after midnight not wanting to turn off this book. Regardless of what I had to do the next day, I wanted to know what was going to happen next.

Yes, some of it is over the top but I found myself rooting for the heroine who is faced, it seems with a crisis a minute.

Most of the action is set in Glasglow and the reader uses a Scots accent, but it is laid on lightly enough that this American reader had no trouble following. She was also very good with the creepy phone call parts.
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- Rose

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-01-2006
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks