Frank Malloy has never known any life other than that of a cop, but his newfound inheritance threatens his position within his department. While trying to keep both his relationship with Sarah and his fortune under wraps, he' s assigned to a new case - finding a missing young woman for her worried father, Henry Livingston. It seems the girl had been responding to "lonely hearts" ads in the paper for months before she disappeared. Her father thinks that she's eloped with a deceptive stranger, but Malloy fears the worst, knowing that the grifters who place such ads often do much more than simply abscond with their victims. But as Sarah and Malloy delve deeper into a twisted plot targeting the city' s single women, it' s their partnership - both professional and private - that winds up in the greatest peril.
©2014 Victoria Thompson (P)2014 Recorded Books
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It's not just facebook.
So timely and so upsetting as we are told about how social media (newspaper lonely hearts ads) trapped women into sexual slavery in Victorian times.
At the same time Malloy and Sarah's relationship moves ahead with the potential blending of family and homes. Well paced, well told, well narrated. Looking forward to the next episode as things are set up for Malloy and Sarah to now be openly working together.
"The Saga Continues"
The characters age and progress....or at least they seem to....
Yes .... the writing is very good. Nice plot development.
I like the voices except for the little girl's voice and I thought that the male lead was Irish...I hear no hint of an accent.
Yes...like a book you cannot put down.
I have liked all of this line of books so far.
"Not the best in the series."
I have been reading the series for several years and this is the first I've listened to on audio. The story itself was pretty good, if not quite up to par with others in the series. The narration was just OK. The female characters were performed well, but the male characters not so much. The male lead in particular. All I could see when I heard him was Kristy the Klown. Not good.
"SOOOOO not a cozy mystery!"
Nothing like the other books in this series! Had I have know it was about a sexual predator...I probably would have passed on this. No clue while the author felt it was necessary for the series to turn so dark.
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