When Liza Nichols' lifeless body is discovered in Amanda Pepper's living room, the thirtyish unmarried schoolteacher becomes the prime suspect in her friend's death. In an effort to clear her name, Amanda joins forces with the attractive detective assigned to the case, giving him advice and doing some unofficial snooping of her own.
©1987 Judith Greber (P)1993 Recorded Books, LLC
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"I see why this series is so popular in paperback!!"
This is a smart thriller but it takes a while through the first book to see it. I always wonder who puts up the reviews of "1st" books to a series that say this same thing but this is an intelligent book with a great ending that isn't visible until the last 5 chapters. I like that!! I have high hopes for the next dozen books or so! Keep in mind this book was written before cell phones were ubiquitous (1987 I think)! But aside from cell phone technology it is very current and exciting!
The bounce between whether or not the protagonist and the heroine will get together is fun!!!
She is a great audio performer - there are few better (Amanda Ronconi and Lorelei King are the only two that are as good or slightly better!)
Yes, however, I work for a living so it took me almost 3 days. That means I listened every minute I wasn't working (60 hours a week as an Architect), torturing middle-school children (mother of 3, ugh), doing laundry (my penance for not being a billionaire) or cleaning everything (part of being human - even though I have a weekly housekeeper)!!!
It was very slow at first but after the first few hours it was totally worth it.
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