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If you found this review helpful would you please take a moment to click yes below. Great writer, excellent mystery! John Snipes is a great narrator. I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, narrator or publisher in exchange for an unbiased review via audiobookboom com. Detective Al Harris winds up looking into a mass suicide of a cult. He isn't positive that it wasn't murder.
I enjoyed this book and can't wait to read more of this series. I really enjoyed this book and the narrator did did a great job Thank you for the code to this free audio boom and I would enjoy any other one of this series if u decide to put up another free code Thanks agaib. Al Harris is a detective, a private detective, having left the police force, cold case files secretly copied and removed. He did not get on well with the new Chief. Now, he doesn't even try. Harris doesn't investigate marital problems or recent cases. He prefers unsolved crimes from forty years before.
And in walks a man whose brother died in an apparent cult suicide in the 's. But Harris doesn't want to take the case I was unfamiliar with both author and narrator but the book sounded interesting when I requested Lingering Shadows from the rights holder, via Audiobook Boom and was fortunate to be freely gifted a complimentary copy. What an excellent find. Just a short story, but packed with character as well as an investigation. The writing is vibrant, conversation natural and the whole perfectly interpreted by narrator John C.
His fairly deep voice is well articulated, with great intonation and he reads rapidly, giving great individual and appropriate voicings to each of the protagonists, female as well as male. An excellent performance. This is a great little book for all who enjoy the P. I enjoyed it so much that I immediately purchased the audio omnibus of books 1 - 3 in the series, despite it's being read by a different narrator.
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