Empty Shell

  • by Ashley Fontainne
  • Narrated by Sara Morsey
  • 12 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A pair of pink, silk underwear...
The quiet world of Melody and Jack Dickinson is about to be turned upside down. Twenty years of marriage hangs in the balance when Melody finds out about Jack's infidelity. The betrayal is made worse when Melody discovers his lover is Serena Rowland, a young woman who works at Melody's law firm.
A receipt from an overpriced hotel...
Harsh words are exchanged before Melody storms off to work, determined to have Serena fired. But when Melody hears Serena was murdered over the weekend, everything changes. Serena's body is found beaten and strangled with a pair of pink, silk panties, in the same hotel that Jack had admitted staying at over the weekend. Within seconds of hearing the news, Melody's life spins out of control when Jack calls in a panic. The police are at their home to arrest him for Serena's murder.
Pictures of a young woman's scantily clad torso on a cell phone...
Was she married to a monster? One who beat and strangled the young woman to death, or was Jack set up? Did Melody's own dark secret, hidden inside her heart for years, have something to do with the nightmare they suddenly find themselves in?
Melody and Jack are about to discover that one fateful mistake will destroy many.

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Cozy Mystery

I received a free copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

Melody Dickinson's life crashes around her when she discovers that her husband has been having an affair with a younger woman from the same law firm. Everything is complicated by the fact that this younger woman is found murdered.

I really liked the suspense of this novel. It was really interesting to see the shrinking of Melody's friendship circle as each new piece of information was revealed, and three new light on who possibly killed Serena and Jack. It was also nice to read it from Melody's perspective because it focussed on her emotions and her guilt and her support network. The very frequent references to religion was a bit much and it did feel like it was being shoved at the reader.

Sara Morsey was a brilliant narrator, sounding exactly as I expected Melody to sound. She had this fantastic southern drawl and it sounded really natural and perfect as Melody. I didn't like her as much with the male characters, possibly because I connected her to Melody so much.
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- Emily

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-12-2014
  • Publisher: RMSW Press