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Truth Kills was a really enjoyable listen. In addition to being a fun whodunit book, the author really did a great job with the world building (e.g. dialog unique to the region, locations and street names, etc). What makes me enjoy a mystery novel is the believably of the main character, mostly: could they be a real person? Angelina Bonaparte (not Bonapart!) feels real. From her struggles to find herself as a middle aged divorcee, to taking on a new role as a murder investigator, and trying to find love again.
If you like a good murder mystery, I encourage you to give first time author Nanci Rathbun's Truth Kills a listen.
Narrator has a pleasant reading voice.
Listen's great at 2.5x speed.
I was given this audiobook for free at my request, and have voluntarily left this review.
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Angelina Bonaparte (pronounced Bohn-ah-par-tay) is a 50-something fledgling private investigator. Her mission is to uncover deception.
Having faced a cheating ex-husband, she has great sympathy for her client, who hired her to prove her cheating husband was innocent of murdering his mistress. Angelina thinks he’s guilty, but not of murder.
Angie was raised by her father, a traditional Italian-American who just wants her to settle down and have a family, and her aunt, who left the convent to raise Angie when her mother died at a young age. They both have difficulty recognizing she’s an adult. Her life is complicated by the fact her father is viewed as having mob connections.
The dead mistress had a line of people a mile long just waiting to kill her, so Angie has plenty of alternative suspects to throw suspicion on. During the investigation, she meets a hunky but surly cop who, like her father, thinks women don’t belong in dangerous occupations.
I really like the character. Her dating stories ring true, she doesn’t put herself in stupid situations, and there’s some nice romantic tension with the detective, once they get over the stereotypical antipathy towards each other. I really want more in this series.
I was fortunate to be provided a free copy of the book for an unbiased and honest review.
Kieren Calland Metts was fantastic with the delivery of the story.
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