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#1 in Charlene Taylor Mystery
Average Rating: 4.0
With the death of her father...
Officer Charlene Taylor has received her dream promotion -- working Homicide with the LAPD. Her first case is the high-profile murder of Ken Anderson, a playboy UCLA professor with a haunted past. A mafia kingpin, billionaire tycoon, cheated wife, and jaded lover are only a few on a long list of suspects, all with motive and opportunity.
...all hope of reconciliation is lost.
Not only does she feel the pressure from media and her boss to solve her first case, but Charlene must also deal with her father's murderer, the "Celebrity Slayer", a serial killer who enjoys baiting her with his knowledge of her life and routines.
Can a rookie detective work two high-profile cases and still keep her sanity?
This is a very engaging mystery with some quite surprising twists. There's a lot going on in this story which keeps it interesting. Given her issue with booze, Charlene isn't as likable as she might otherwise be, but it doesn't get in the way of the story. The ending is satisfactory with no cliffhanger.
Sharon Huff performs well. She makes an effort to give distinctive voices to the characters and I never had trouble following dialogs.
Note: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
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