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 The truth will set you free...if it doesn’t kill you first.
Angelina Bonaparte is a force to be reckoned with. When her husband cheats on her after 25 years of marriage, she reinvents herself - trading the life of a suburban housewife for a toned body, designer duds, a cherry-red Miata, and a new career as a private investigator. Now a 50-something hottie with a kickass approach to snooping and a knack for disguise, she takes no prisoners.
When hugely pregnant Gracie Belloni hires Angie to track down the recipient of the lingerie, furs, and jewelry her husband, Tony, has been buying for someone that’s not her, it doesn’t take long for Angie to determine he’s guilty of adultery. Then the body of Tony Belloni’s mistress, Elisa, turns up in Tony’s apartment building, riddled with bullets and stab wounds, and Gracie begs Angie to work with his attorney to help prove his innocence.
As Angie searches for justice and truth in an unjust world, her investigation turns up some of her own demons along with clues as to who killed Elisa. And working with the hunky but oppositional Milwaukee police detective assigned to the case has Angie wondering if, despite their initial antagonism, they might be on the same team after all.
Set in the metropolitan yet small town atmosphere of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Truth Kills, with its cast of relatable but flawed characters, blends humor, action, romance, and suspense into one delightful murder mystery.
©2013 Nancianne Rathbun (P)2017 Nancianne Rathbun
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By Amazon Customer on 11-30-17

Really enjoyable mystery novel, great first book

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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By Lia on 12-13-17

Please Please The Next Book In The Series

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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