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Guilt by Association

Hazard and Somerset, Book 4
Narrated by: Tristan James
Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)
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Summary

Everything in Emery Hazard’s life is finally going well: His boyfriend, Nico, is crazy about him; he has a loyal partner at work; and he has successfully closed a series of difficult murders. By all accounts, he should be happy. What he can’t figure out, then, is why he’s so damn miserable.  

After a fight with Nico, Hazard needs work to take his mind off his relationship. And someone in town is happy to oblige by murdering the sheriff. The job won’t be easy; the sheriff had enemies, lots of them, and narrowing down the list of suspects will be difficult. Difficult, but routine.  

The arrival of a special prosecutor, however, throws the case into turmoil, and Hazard and Somers find themselves sidelined. With an agenda of his own, the prosecutor forces the case toward his favorite suspect, while Hazard and Somers scramble to find the real killer. As the people they care about are drawn into the chaos, Hazard and Somers have to fight to keep what they love - and to keep each other. To find the killer, they will have to reveal what each has kept buried for years: their feelings for each other.  

And for Hazard, that’s a hell of a lot scarier than murder.

©2018 Gregory Ashe (P)2018 Gregory Ashe

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Worth the wait!

I really enjoy this series and Gregory Ashe has created a solid series of police procedural murder mysteries.

What has kept me coming back for more is the relationship between Hazard and Somerset. The characters are messed up and flawed, yet their investigative powers compliment one another. The messy childhood history they share adds another element to their friendship... but wow, the unresolved sexual tension between them is as taut as a bow string and I'm like a bee to honey for these guys.

I think the author overplayed things a bit in this book- there is only so much 'will they' tension I can stand, and the off /on teasing started to grate. But, I persevered and got the ending I've been waiting for. Now I can't wait for the next book to find out how things unfold.

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How many secrets can a person have?

As ever Gregory Ashe manages to balance a good crime thriller with the complicated relationship of Hazard and Somerset. A must read for those who have read the previous three books. The story gets richer an richer against the backdrop of a claustrophobic home town. Tristan James is as excellent as ever; his narration catches both the darkness and the odd moments of humour. Roll on book 5

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For the discerning listener!

An excellent mystery, beautifully written and superbly narrated. I have to admit to a definite bias towards Hazard and Somerset. I enjoy the twists and turns in their relationship as the crime is being solved. I can’t recommend this series enough.

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  • L. Burns
  • 07-01-19

binge listening every book in the series

can't get enough of Somers and Hazard! I've binged listened each book and can't wait for the next one to come out.

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  • eric
  • 07-01-19

The best series I have ever read

This series by Gregory Ashe is possibly the best. From the storyline to the characters to the love story that goes along with everything. And guilt by association just adds on to the amazement that is the hazard and somerset mystery. This series isn’t all released on audible yet so after reading all of them you’ll be dying for the next book to be released. 100% would recommend.

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  • Amy Begnene
  • 01-01-19

Best series ever!

Audible has this series hard to find. Don’t miss out on the best narration and story line. Gregory Ashe made my new year with this fourth book!! I can’t wait to see what happens next.

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  • Amanda McCoy
  • 17-01-19

Yes!!!

Another great installment to the series and narration by Tristan James! All I can say is, FINALLY!!!! 😍🙂

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  • C. G. Wilson
  • 14-01-19

Finally!

An excellent series with very clever mysteries solved by our intrepid duo. It could end with this book, and I would be happy, but I hope it will not and that it goes on for at least as many more as have already been written. There were very entertaining “Tele novella” aspects, wonderfully quirky characters, and a good deal of cracking wise. There were also moments of sheer terror and sadly, all to common human hatred, hubris, greed, and stupidity. I had a very few minor editing quibbles, but nothing of import.
Mr James was the perfect narrator for this series, giving each character a distinctive voice almost to the point of sounding like a cast of actors rather than just one person. His personifications of the two main characters were spot on and really helped the listener to form perfect mental images of them. As a listener of many audio books, this is apparently not an easy task and more than one story has been ruined because of it. Happily, that is not the case here. I highly recommend this series, and suggest that one starts with the first book and moves all the way through the series. That may sound like a lot, but with Tristan James’ narration, it is a pleasure. Kudos all round.