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This might not be important to all readers, but it's worth noting for some. This book has a pretty intense graphic sex scene. It caught me off guard because I've listened to all the books & it came from out of nowhere. Cozy mysteries don't usually cross into that territory so it's just important to note. It's a rather lengthy scene with rather explicit and graphic language.
As far as the story overall I found it intriguing & I love how the characters are evolving throughout this story. They each have their identities & Olivia continues to explore her past and learn more about who she is & where she comes from. It held my attention from start to finish!
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I enjoy reading a cozy mystery when the "bad guy" is forecast easily. This hasn't been the case with Ellery Adams. Perhaps she's trying to live up to the reputation of Ellery Queen when after you're given all the facts you're given the opportunity to reason out your conclusions. Whatever the motives, I enjoy the characters now that I've had the chance to learn about them all and enjoy their depth. Some reviewers definitely dislike Karen White as the narrator. She has a different voice but given time it's not hard to adapt to her style. That's the joy of different performers! If you enjoy listening to a story with depth yet gives a satisfying "cozy" ending, give Ellery a try. She may grow on you. Olivia, the protagonist, is not perfect and continues to let go of the inner need to be perfect. Eventually, I hope, someone will "call her out" on her tendency to solve too many problems with money and that she can buy her way above the law. If there were someone like that in my life, I think I'd always be wary of her motives. Again, a good continuing plot arc that ties the books together. I encourage you to give her a try and be open minded. These are a little different than your average cozy mystery.
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