Audio Review: Fatal Threat by Marie Force

Posted September 6, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 2 Comments

I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Audio Review: Fatal Threat by Marie ForceFatal Threat by Marie Force
Series: Fatal #11
Narrator: Eva Kaminsky
Published by Harlequin Audio on July 25, 2017
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Format: Audiobook
Length: 10 hours, 31 minutes
Source: the Publisher
Audio | Goodreads

With a killer on the loose, it's the worst time to be on lockdown ...

It's just another day at the office for Washington Metro Police lieutenant Sam Holland when a body surfaces off the shores of the Anacostia River. But before Sam can sink her teeth into the new case, Secret Service agents seize her from the crime scene. A threat has been made against her family, but nobody will tell her anything--including the whereabouts of her husband, Vice President Nick Cappuano.

This isn't the first time the couple's lives have been at risk, but when a bombshell from Sam's past returns to haunt her, she can't help but wonder if there's a connection. With a ruthless killer out for vengeance, and Nick struggling to maintain his reputation after secrets from his own past are revealed, Sam works to tie the threat to a murder that can't possibly be a coincidence. And she has to get it done before her husband's career is irrevocably damaged...

BONUS SHORT STORY: Bringing Noah Home


Homicide Lieutenant Samantha (Sam) Holland and her partner Freddie Cruz are called to a scene where a body was found on the banks of the Anacostia River. As they begin their investigation, agents suddenly show up, surround Sam and whisk her away without explanation. A serious and credible threat was received against the Vice President’s family and that means more than just Sam and son, Scotty.

This was a solidly interesting case that went in some strange directions. I liked that the resolution came about through dogged police procedurals involving the entire team. It was engaging and allowed me to follow the case and make my own deductions that turned out to be on target. That works for me in a mystery.

My biggest issue continues to be with Sam operating without a net when she’s the Second Lady. I just can’t suspend reality enough to swallow her not having protection. Here I felt she was particularly stubborn and unreasonable and it threw me out of the story. It’s the reason why I dropped a half star.

I opted to listen this time and am glad I did. Eva Kaminsky normally is a voice I enjoy and that held true here. She does a great job with character distinctions, especially Sam and Freddie who she just nails. I may never go back to reading the series as I really enjoyed her performance and the story despite my issues with Sam. And, the bonus story at the end was an unexpected delight and so, so necessary. You’ll have to read/listen to it yourself to understand what I’m talking about.


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(See Anne’s earlier review)

About Marie Force

Marie Force is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 50 contemporary romances, including the Gansett Island Series, which has sold more than 2.3 million books, and the Fatal Series from Harlequin Books, which has sold more than 1.2 million books. In addition, she is the author of the Green Mountain Series as well as the erotic romance Quantum Series, written under the slightly modified name of M.S. Force. All together, her books have sold more than 5 million copies worldwide!

Her goals in life are simple—to finish raising two happy, healthy, productive young adults, to keep writing books for as long as she possibly can and to never be on a flight that makes the news.

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2 responses to “Audio Review: Fatal Threat by Marie Force

  1. I’m glad to see I’m not the only one who had an issue with Sam’s attitude about some things. And not the Avery thing. Again.

    I do love this couple and so many of the characters. I want more on the Skip mystery.