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Virtually Lace

Ash Suspense Thrillers with a Dash of Romance, Book 2
Narrated by: Don Warrick
Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
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From the USA Today best-selling author of The Music of Us comes a thrilling and poignant new novel.

Haunted by discovering the body of Lace, a beautiful dancer whose throat has been slit, Michael sets out to create a virtual-reality simulation of her murder. Can he bring the mystery to life? Can he solve its clues in time, before the killer turns on the woman he loves, Ash?  

Suffering some memory loss due to a violent incident in her own past, Ash is unable to identify her attacker. Despite the persistent fear, she puts her life in danger to draw out the man she suspects of killing Lace, so as to avenge her murder.   

Meanwhile, the cops treat Michael as their prime suspect. The only reason they haven’t arrested him yet is an urgent rescue mission, as Laguna Beach is engulfed in flames. 

Will Michael manage to slip away from them and save his sweetheart before it’s too late? Will he catch the murderer?

©2019 Uvi Poznansky (P)2019 Uvi Poznansky

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The hand is invisible

There was a murder. Michael found the body of a lovely young girl, hanging over a rock in the sea, her throat slashed. He told no one. He'd seen her before, the girl in a white dress, in fact he'd been following her. His company was a creator of virtual reality and he decides t h o try to solve the crime by creating all of the instances he'd observed in the area before he found her. His girlfriend and erstwhile business partner was still recovering from a vicious rape of one year ago and she feels personally the attack on the woman.
There is a feeling of unreality which suffices the entire book. Beautifully written, the action swirls past as it in a dream. Sounds and images sparkle as Michael inches forward to the solution whilst trying to protect his dearest friend with whom he is in love, ever mindful that he had failed to protect her before. A stunningly visual and near magical book, perfectly performed by Don Warwick. His delivery is soft, little more than a loud whisper, which captures the strangeness of the atmospheric text. It is also bordering on slow, again matching the textual content, and each protagonist is given clearly differentiated and appropriate voicings: that of girlfriend Ash is especially good. An excellent performance.

I was very fortunate in having been freely gifted by the rights holder, at my reqjest, with a complimentary copy, via F.A.F.Y. Thank you so much. I have not previously read any books by this author but she has now been added to my 'look out for' list. A murder mystery with a difference and one it was a sheer pleasure to read. Recommended.

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  • Simone
  • 12-05-19

Decent Story, Absurd Narration

'Virtually Lace' was a decent enough story. Though I do have to say that some of Uvi Poznansky's plot was suspiciously convenient. I can't say more about that without revealing spoilers, so I won't!

My real qualm with this one was Don Warrick's narration. His idea of voicing women was... distressing. His voice for Ash sounded like bad attempt at a sex bot. It was so bizarre and distracting that even if the story had been fabulous, I still couldn't recommend this one.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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  • Aurora Dawn
  • 07-02-19

Virtual Girl, Literal Murder

A virtual reality software developer can't help investigating when he stumbles upon the body of a murdered woman and uses his programming talents to help him solve the murder.
This story is very different from either the King David stories or the Music of Us series I've previously read, and yet, here as well, Poznansky manages to capture that lyrical storytelling magic that keeps you glued to the story long past your bedtime.
Virtually Lace offers a pallet of lovingly portrayed characters including Michael, the developer hero, Lace, the murdered dancer and Ash the beautiful love interest, developer and model.
With convincing detail and her usual impeccable story-telling skills, Poznansky follows Michael's painstaking efforts to determine what happened to Lace, his building of his virtual model and his relationship with the beautiful Ash, herself an assault victim. The story, like Michael's model, starts slowly, with only a few details and then picks up speed and adds details until the reader finds himself hurtling toward an explosive conclusion you will not see coming.
Although Virtually Lace will be a new kind of story for Poznansky fans, it's a thrill ride you will not soon forget.

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  • Shannon G
  • 15-02-19

An Excellent Listen!!

This is a murder mystery that starts somewhat slowly but then picks up speed. There's plenty of twists and turns to keep the listener hooked until the end. Oh, the end you will not see coming! I love when an author can have me convinced only to turn it upside down! The narration was well done and really helped to bring the story to life. I really enjoyed this and will be recommending this to my friends.

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Joe Mahoney
  • 11-02-19

Can you Solve a Murder using Virtual Reality Sims?

Virtually Lace-Ash Suspense Thrillers with a Dash of Romance, Book 2 written by Uvi Poznansky. The narration is provided by Don Warrick. The total running time is 4 hours and 31 minutes. In that time the listener will join Michael and Ash as Michael is drawn into solving a murder. Using their Virtual Reality Simulation programs Michael sets out to try and solve the murder of a young woman named Lace.

This is another story from the author that holds the listener's attention through the entire audiobook. The combination of the mystery to solve the murder with the use of Virtual Reality and Ash putting herself in harm's way to once she learns about the whole story from Michael makes for some really great listening. The love between Ash and Michael is such a big part of the story and how it was affected by her attack and memory loss due to that violent incident. Ms. Poznansky has crafted a gripping cozy mystery that really has the listener paying close attention through the entire production so as to not miss any details of the story. The use of Virtual Reality in the solving of the crime was an excellent part of the story.

The narration provided by Don Warrick was very good. Mr. Warrick always delivers consistent and high-quality performance. The production quality of this audiobook is also the highest quality. I heard no problems during the entire performance. There were not any detectable flaws that I was able to hear during the entire performance such as loops, breaks, or buzzing. The production was crisp and clear. Uvi Poznansky was the publisher of the audiobook and delivered an excellent audiobook production. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Susan Patterson
  • 01-03-19

Twists and turns!

Very descriptive writing in this intriguing mystery!

Don Warrick did a great job bringing the characters to life.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • TU
  • 20-02-19

Excellent book!!!

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

I recently became a huge fan of sci fi / fantasy books involving virtual reality. This was a VERY different take on the concept. But different in a good way. I thought it was done really well. Like other books by Uvi Poxnansky, the characters are so full of life that you feel like you actually know them. The narration is done well, too. All in all, this is a great murder mystery mixed with sci fi VR. Definitely worth checking out.

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  • J.A. Schneider, author of suspense and psychological thrillers
  • 16-02-19

What a fascinating thriller

What a fascinating and very different kind of thriller! First, I must say that I'm relatively new to audiobooks - I actually prefer reading - but this story grabbed me and pulled me in. Michael, a brilliant software developer, stumbles upon the body of a murdered woman, a dancer whose name was Lace. Author Poznansky uses her usual, gorgeous lyricism to describe Michael's painstaking programming in his search to discover what happened to Lace. Helping him is the woman he loves, the beautiful Ash, herself a programer and assault victim.

Virtually Lace is astonishing, very enjoyable. Thank you to Ms. Poznansky for creating this thrill ride, and to the wonderful Don Warrick for his beautiful narration. I was given this audiobook at my request and am happy to leave this review. 5 stars!

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  • Lauren Alumbaugh
  • 03-02-19

fantastic and suspenseful

this book is Fast paced and has a unique storyline that hooks you in at the very beginning. we start off with a gentleman who stumbles upon a gruesome crime scene. Not everything is clear to us until the end. it was entertaining following the authors unique ability to make the reader think it's one person and it turns out to be somebody else. this is a story that you will want to read in one sitting, I had to pause it but was back listening 10 minutes later.

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