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Audio: Fatal Threat by Marie Force

Posted July 27, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | , | 0 Comments

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

Audio: Fatal Threat by Marie ForceFatal Threat by Marie Force
Narrator: Eva Kaminsky
Published by Harlequin Audio on July 25, 2017
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Format: Audiobook
Length: 10 hours, 31 minutes
Source: Publisher
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three-half-stars
one-half-flames

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 struggles 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…

        

 

I have read ebooks for the entire  Fatal series  until now. I LOVE this series and these characters. I am absorbed into many of the overall plots which carry through multiple books.  I love how Samantha is strong and smart; she cares for her team and for the victims of the crimes. The humor in her banter with her co-workers is fun. Nick is smart and caring. He has such compassion for others. Others like Scotty, Shelby, Skip, Celia, Samantha’s siblings, their families and her team, are all well developed and dear.

Fatal Threat, as makes sense, starts with a threat to Nick’s family while he is out of country. Sam did not handle this situation well. I did not enjoy her trademark “I can take care of myself” attitude where she doesn’t need protection. Overall, with things being so personal, I didn’t find it believable to have her involved as she was.

The blows kept coming, which is also normal for them with old enemies trying to cause trouble and get revenge. The subplot with Shelby and Avery was completely irritating and felt unnecessary. The homicide at the beginning and missing girls was another distraction which while probably typical to real life didn’t add much.

This was my first venture into audio for this series. It was clear to understand and well paced. I didn’t need to increase the speed. Eva Kaminsky captured the characters and their personalities. I felt their emotions whether joy or upset or confusion. I would be happy to listen to the audio version for other books in the series.

There was so much happening and many plots and sub plots. Normally, I find it adds layers and more reality to a story, making it enjoyable. It didn’t work for me as well here. Regardless, I wouldn’t miss a single book in the Fatal series. I look forward to Fatal Chaos to be available March 1, 2018.

 

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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.

Review Breakdown
Story (Plot)
three-stars
Characters
four-stars
Narration (Audio)
four-stars
Overall: three-half-stars

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