When David Perry confides the sordid details of his bitter divorce to a sympathetic stranger, he never imagines the nightmare he would unleash. Now his socialite wife is dead, brutally murdered by a man who will stop at nothing to get what he wants...Veteran San Francisco homicide detective Jane Candiotti never allows her personal feelings to interfere with the job - until Jenna Perry is found strangled in the hills of Marin County. Now to uncover the truth, Jane must dig into the secrets of the city's most powerful families, a hunt that will draw her inextricably closer to David and his young daughter...and to the cold-blooded killer stalking their every move.
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Reasonably decent story; but awful reader, and absolutely riddled with clichés. Not sure if I'll try any more by this author.
"Great twist at the end!"
Fall From Grace is a good detective novel with a great twist at the end. Unfortunately Angela Dawe's voice is as irritating as the sound of scratching on a blackboard. I seldom downrate a novel due to poor narration, but an exception is appropriate here.
Narration well done, enjoyable,
Loved the story base of San Francisco,and we'll done prose that allowed you to see the Golden Gate Bridge and its glory.
I bought the next book in this series and I still cannot stand the narrator.
Stop listening to this narrator
"made it 52 chapters. what a waste of time!"
what a tired and trite book. this EXACT story has been told a gazillion times and usually much better. I almost never give up on a book but this one measures up as a fine exception.
If there is going to be a big surprise in the plot, you should be able to look back and find hints provided by the author. Not so here. Feels like cheating. Narration is generally good (a few mispronunciations) except for unnecessarily long pauses between sentences.
"First part good, last part too bizarre"
I enjoyed the first section; then the part where the perpetrator becomes obvious was just too unbelievable
have a different ending
If all the Jane Candiotti books have endings such as this, I will not read more.
S L O W moving story. So slow, in fact, I stopped after chapter three. Muddy character development. Narrator's sing song delivery and up lilt at the end of every sentence so distracting that I found myself not paying attention to what she was saying but hoping for a change in her delivery. Not worth the two bucks.
"Worst depiction of a female officer EVER"
My god! Could Jane be any more stereotypically inept?? Really negative depiction of the female lead.
This is the first book I have read by this author and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It kept me interested and it was hard for me to stop reading/listening with immersion reading enabled. I will definitely add this author to my favorites list . I was surprised by the ending and didn't see this coming at all
"Great Start to a Series"
yes, I love Angela Dawe males voices and went looking for more work after the Tiffany Snow series. I have this whole series but I purchased out of order due to getting one on Sale. This book is a Romance Mystery hence the hard comments of other core mystery reviewers. This was a bit slower in the first portion of the book as author was sitting the stage for the series and story, but make NO mistake you will enjoy it and say wow when the clues come together! If you love fast adventure pace, the other stories in this series are a bit faster. You may want to pick another to start this series and get hooked and buy all as I did.
David's closeness to his daughter "Lilyput". This story evoked lots of emotion along with a mystery that blows you away. Not sure what genre I found this series, but these are mysteries with a hint of romance. Not core romance with lots of heat. I found this series did make time disappear and make me want to listen all at once.
Kenny, as his wit makes him sexy in the series. You may have to get use to A.D. female cadence, but her male voices are so worth a listening time. I am working my way through her recording library as I love her that much.
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