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Would you consider the audio edition of Dirty Business to be better than the print version?
I would certainly consider the audio edition to be a superior experience to reading the novel from print. Melanie Fraser's performance slows down the reading pace which emphasises the suspense. Through her performance, the nail biting episodes involving Lilly's kidnapping was made more intense. On reading the print version I would have simply raced through those scenes as fast as I could to find out what happens next, thus losing much of the suspense and attention to detail more evidenced in the audio version.
Who was your favorite character and why?
The story is told from lots of different perspectives and so no one main character ever really emerges. I did however like Inspector Maplin the best and I think I would have enjoyed this book equally well if it had been simply told from his point of view and Lily's.
He was an interesting character. He was older and so had experience and wisdom on his side. He was also smart and kind and had the added task of being a mentor to his troublesome younger colleague. The dynamic between these two very different men being partnered together to solve murders would make an interesting series of its own.
Which scene did you most enjoy?
I enjoyed the scenes involving Lily, particularly the episode where she attempts to escape. The suspense was nail biting. Having been with her from the beginning of the novel and experiencing her captivity with her, I had developed an attachment and emotional connection to Lily that I didn't feel with the other characters. It wasn't clear at all, even towards the end, whether or not Lily would survive her kidnapping ordeal and so I listened to these episodes with a little bit of dread and my fingers crossed!
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Copy received in exchange for an honest review.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
This was a great mystery book. I loved that it kept you guessing literally till the last minute. Every time you think you know who's the bad person, you find out you're wrong. I love books that you don't know the ending within the first hour or two but this one had me guessing the whole way through. It's a short story and once again I'm always amazed how she fits such a complex story with complex characters in such a short time frame. Somehow she does and she does it well. I'm really loving her books. Julie Elizabeth Powell is a very talented writer and I can't wait till she has more books out. I'm coming close to finishing all her books but once I read Of Sound Mind and absolutely loved it, I had to check out her other books and read them. She should be a well known household name with how talented her writing is. The book has some sexual content in it but nothing graphic or detail. I think it's suitable for all ages. If you love mysteries you don't want to pass this one, I highly recommend it and I highly recommend you check out her other books as well. So far, everything I've read has been a 4 (Only one and even at that after reading it again I should have given it 5 stars, excellent book) to 5 star book and suitable for all ages.
The narration was great. It was very fitting for the book.
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** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **
An online sexy magazine has a close group of employees, and then something goes terribly wrong, one of the models is brutally murdered...and a mystery starts....where everyone is in questions, everyone is in danger and for one girl, not even remotely close to the magazine itself...it could be her very end...Lilly who is kidnapped and does not even understand why, must be brave and try and save herself!
Ok story and great narration!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful