Peyton knows the first suspect is always the husband, but Jake Ryder isn't acting like a typical suspect. Jake truly loved his wife. So what went wrong? Stepping into the circle of the social elite, Peyton finds that things work differently when you're at the top. And Jake Ryder seems to be caught in the epicenter. Ultimately, Peyton finds that you never know what darkness lurks in the human mind and that some will murder to keep that darkness hidden.
©2012 ML Hamilton (P)2013 ML Hamilton
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"Kept me interested"
Even though it was HUGELY predicable ... I really enjoyed the story and finished the book fairly quickly. I would recommend if you don't mind that you've figured it out for the most part pretty early in the story.
"WOW what a great read"
This story keeps you listening. Hard to put down or should I say sleep. The police are sure they have their man, and do everything to make his life hell. I was not expecting such a good read, the narrator did a great job, you could always tell who was talking by the change in her voice, Hope you enjoy as much as I did. Need to change title to Murders on Potrero Hill
"Excellent audio version"
Not sure, because of the fact that it is a mystery story. I like following the story to figure out who did it and now I know what happened. f it were a different genre of book, probably yes.
Sometimes, because I wanted to know if my suspicions were right.
I enjoyed the tone given to the narration. It reminded me of an old fashioned detective movie in black and white. Her portrayal of the characters also makes the book more compelling, it keeps you interested and wanting to know what will happen next.
I thought some legal aspects were not completely believable, but still found the story enjoyable. I admire how Kelley Hazen creates such a distinct personality for each character and adjusts the rhythm and tone of her voice depending on the situation. You can tell she is a pro. I especially enjoyed how she narrated the scene in which the husband finds his wife lying on the bathroom floor.
can't wait for the next one - cops, friends, weirdos, murder - what else can I say.
Predictable ending; yet fun getting there. Parts of the story blog down in minutia. I almost quit after the first third. But, I had to confirm the end. Glad I stayed. Being from The City I'll listen to another another, hoping for crisper narrative.
"love the references to hometown SF"
An exciting story with a perfect ending. you can connect with the main characters easily.
"Loved it, didn't have it all figured out at first."
I hate it when you figure out the entire plot by chapter 5. this one kept me guessing for a long time.
"too many mistake for reality"
There are too many fundamental errors for me to continue to read. The police closing accounts stretched my credulity too far. I also figure out who did it and why in the first 3 chapters. Yes, I skipped a head to confirm. Sorry. Disappointing.
"bad main character"
the main character had nothing to do with solving the case chased the wrong person the entire time
"Peyton Brooks is kind of mean!"
Made listening to it a bit difficult at times! Overall goiod story! Will try others.
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