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Negative Exposure

Killer Shots Mysteries
Narrated by: Karen Krause
Series: Killer Shots Mysteries, Book 1
Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
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Summary

She needs a crystal ball. Instead she gets a cat. 

After losing her fiance, friends, and job, Wendy Fairmont moves back to her hometown to lick her wounds and start over. But when she discovers the man next door may have been murdered, she's sucked into an investigation that isn't making her too popular with the new neighbors.   

Soon she encounters a former classmate who's transformed from nearly invisible to totally irresistible, making it difficult to stay focused on setting up her new photography business. Not only that, but her old school nemesis is now married to the small town's sheriff, and she's determined to make Wendy's life miserable. All this, as well as a stray cat channeling the spirit of her grandmother, makes Wendy's fresh start more like a dead end. 

Will she be able to return to her former life, or will old demons resurface to destroy her future?  

Negative Exposure is the first audiobook in the Killer Shots Mysteries. Part Gilmore Girls and part Nancy Drew, this series has plenty of snarky humor, quirky characters, and intriguing mystery to keep listeners coming back for more.

©2017 Lisa B. Thomas (P)2018 Lisa B. Thomas

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  • CuteAsADaisy
  • 15-10-19

Fantastic Cozy Mystery

This one was a lot of fun... it has mystery, murder, paranormal elements, comedy, and a light romance. Honestly, what more can you ask for? I don't want to give anything away so I will keep this short. Wendy is moving back to her home town and into her grandparent's home that she had just inherited after a pretty big breaking-up. Shortly after she arrives she finds herself caught up in a mystery of a potential murder and the story progresses from there in such a cute, quirky way that I had a hard time putting it down. I highly recommend to those who love a great funny cozy mystery. The narrator did a great job and was enjoyable to listen to.

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  • Nicole
  • 24-09-19

Cute cozy

I like the characters and story line. I hope this is an ongoing series!

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  • Blackeagle
  • 09-09-19

Sarcasm and a cat too

Negative Exposure is funny, sarcastic and endearing. The book is well written with a superb narrator. I highly recommend this book it's fast paced and will keep you guessing with a little twist.

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  • bluepits73
  • 03-07-19

Quick Sleuthy Listen

A cute hometown cozy mystery as we follow this relatively fast paced shorter listen. Wendy is a well written character and the story is intriguing. I thought the author did a great job keeping things interesting in this first book of the series.

The narrator did an excellent job with voice differentiation and gave a perfect amount of emotion and energy throughout.

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  • CDH
  • 04-05-19

One of my favorite cozys to date.

It's your typical girl moves home cozy, but so much more spunk. I so enjoyed every minute of this storey. The mystery, the budding romance, the growing friendship, even the long lasting high school rivalery. I immediately looked for more books from Ms. Thomas and downloaded.

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  • Katie
  • 01-02-19

A cozy mystery with a ghost-inhabited cat.......

Negative Exposure is the first book in a new cozy mystery series about Wendy, a thirty-something woman who moves back to her hometown after her life in Texas falls apart. Having inherited her recently deceased grandmother's house, Wendy has a place to live and hopes to open a photography studio and gallery. Unfortunately, her fresh start is immediately tarnished when she is embroiled in a murder mystery involving her next door neighbors. Although the mystery is central to the story, this book is also about Wendy making new friends, avoiding her high school nemesis and finding a potential love interest with a former classmate. The author skillfully pointed Wendy's sleuthing efforts to various suspects, but I was completely surprised by the perpetrator and the motive in the end. Between Wendy's spunky personality, the hijinx of her cat (whom Wendy thinks is hosting her deceased grandmother's spirit) and some really enjoyable secondary characters, I am definitely interested in continuing the series.

Karen Krause's narration is terrific. She has a pleasing voice, and she differentiates very well between the characters. I thought her delivery for Wendy's spunky personality was perfect, and I hope she narrates the next book(s) in the series.

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  • Laura
  • 29-01-19

Enjoyable Quirky Cozy

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Here, Wendy is moving back to her hometown after a breakup with her fiance and selling her business. On the day she is moving into her grandmother's old house, there is a car parked blocking her movers. Wendy believes the car belongs to someone attending her neighbor's funeral reception. Wendy gets to know her neighbor's widow and starts to wonder whether her neighbor wasn't murdered. Plenty of suspects from the widow to his banker to his son-in-law to his golf buddies. In the midst of her investigation, Wendy has decided to start her own photography business and is getting to know long lost acquaintances.

This is a very likeable cozy. Wendy's inner monologue is funny and filled with sarcasm that made this book all the more enjoyable. Another plus was Cricket, the cat who adopted Wendy and might be psychic.

The narrator, Karen Krause, did a really good job with Wendy's sarcastic tone and all of the quirky neighbors.

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  • Tiasdolls
  • 27-01-19

Enjoyable Cozy Mystery

This is the first Cozy I have ready by Lisa Thomas and it won't be the last. I've got to find out the story of her brother now. Ms. Thomas creates a fun community of nosy neighbors and rivalries. I really enjoyed the mystery..it kept me guessing. I also appreciated how she set things up for more Cozies in Coscada, NM. yay!

Narrator Karen Krause was perfect for the snarky Wendy Fairmont. I snickered more than once at her shenanigans. Her inner dialogue will keep you wanting more. Ms. Krause hit all the punchlines and really captured the true essence of the characters. It was a fun listening experience. Thank you!

Mature Content - none (no sex, language or violence)

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  • Catrina P
  • 17-01-19

A great cozy mystery!

Wendy is starting over back in her hometown. That hometown is a very small town where everyone seems to know everything about everyone... except they really don’t. Even though a neighbors death was ruled accidental, things don’t seem right to Wendy...

Lisa B. Thomas has written a great cozy mystery! I loved the characters and I’m really looking forward to Wendy’s next adventure.

Karen Krause did a lovely job with the narration. I would not hesitate to listen to more of her narrations.

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  • Cynthia Piller
  • 05-10-18

Picture Perfect

Wendy, a former cheerleader, is dispirited. She expected her life to be better, more fulfilling by this time in her life, and she's living on financial fumes. Having inherited her Grandmother's house in her old hometown, things could be worse, but they could also be a whole lot better. Her neighbors are wacky, and not always nice. A high school rival, married to the sheriff, is determined to make her life even more miserable. And it looks like the spaghetti sauce next door is more than likely blood of a deceased inhabitant. Lots of twists and turns, snarky giggles, a potentially psychic cat, and great narration from Karen Krause. Thomas's cozy mystery is perfect for a commute, folding laundry, gardening, or relaxation with an entertaining read.

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