Listeners loved Sarah Armstrong, the feisty and vulnerable profiler in Kathryn Casey's first mystery, Singularity. She's back in this second book in the series with her hands full with two cases at once: A persistent and potentially lethal stalker pursues pop mega-star Cassidy Collins, and a high-energy Houston businesswoman is found dead in her house.
Though the businesswoman's death is being called a suicide, when Sarah is shown photographs of the scene, something seems off. It looks too perfect, almost staged, and Billie Cox apparently had every reason to live. The victim's sister is convinced Billie was murdered and urges Sarah to take a closer look. During her investigation, Sarah uncovers a multimillion-dollar scam and traces a trail of greed to Billie's murderer.
Meanwhile, teenage idol Cassidy receives threatening emails and text messages and hears creepy whispers over her headset at performances. Cassie's next performance is at a Houston rodeo, for which her handlers request extra security. Sarah once again teams up with FBI agent David Garrity, and together they plot to outwit and capture the stalker, but at the concert the unthinkable happens....
Kathryn Casey spins a tight plot with memorable characters and great action scenes, while paying close attention to Sarah's struggles as a widow and mother, to create a multilayered, exciting, and satisfying listen.
What made the experience of listening to Blood Lines the most enjoyable?
I never knew quite where the author was going to take the story. The characters were believable and contemporary, and it seemed that the book was well-researched.
What did you like best about this story?
The way the author made you feel that you were right there as the story was evolving.
What does Debbie Andreen bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Debbie brings the characters to life. She makes each character very distinctive. Especially effective was the "attitude" she conveyed in Cassidy Collins as she played against Sarah Armstrong.
Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
probably not. it is ok but it is too melodramatic. and no surprises here. romance between two detectives. dramatic climax crime scene.
Would you be willing to try another book from Kathryn Casey? Why or why not?
i have. i have read two of her book besides this. one i liked one i did not like. this is in the middle.
What about Debbie Andreen’s performance did you like?
yes she was fine. easy to listen to.
Was Blood Lines worth the listening time?
i don't know. i managed to read the entire book. so it was entertaining enough. it probably could be better as a movie script than a book.
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