The Wrong Victim by Allison Brennan - Excerpt, Review, Q&A

The Wrong Victim : A Novel  Allison Brennan On Sale Date: April 26, 2022 9780778312307 Hardcover $26.99 USD 464 pages I am super excited to be part of the Harlequin Book/MIRA Books blog tour for Alison Brennan's newest book The Wrong Victim, which released on April 26, 2022. Book Summary A bomb explodes on a sunset charter cruise out of Friday Harbor at the height of tourist season and kills everyone on board. Now this fishing and boating community is in shock and asking who would commit such a heinous crime—the largest act of mass murder in the history of the San Juan Islands. Was the explosion an act of domestic terrorism, or was one of the dead the primary target? That is the first question Special Agent Matt Costa, Detective Kara Quinn, and the rest of the FBI team need to answer, but they have few clues and no witnesses. Accused of putting profits before people after leaking fuel endangered an environmentally sensitive preserve, the West End Charter company may itself have bee

The Therapist by B.A. Paris Narrated by Olivia Dowd &Thomas Judd

The Therapist
Author: B.A. Paris
Narrator's: Olivia Dowd & Thomas Judd 
Genre: Mystery & Thrillers
Format: Audiobook
Listening Length: 10 hours and 2 minutes
Date of Publication: July 13, 2021

Description: When Alice and Leo move into a newly renovated house in The Circle, a gated community of exclusive houses, it is everything they’ve dreamed of. But appearances can be deceptive…

As Alice is getting to know her neighbours, she discovers a devastating secret about her new home, and begins to feel a strong connection with Nina, the therapist who lived there before.

Alice becomes obsessed with trying to piece together what happened two years before. But no one wants to talk about it. Her neighbors are keeping secrets and things are not as perfect as they seem…

My Thoughts: The book starts off pretty slow and it picks up its pace a little bit but not by much. I felt like Alice, the main character, was relatable and you can really understand why she is so obsessed with piecing together what happened in her newly purchased home two years before. 

The book is narrated primarily by Olivia Dowd and I was at first thrown off by her English accent. I was thrown off because I didn't realize the book was set in the United Kingdom. I quite enjoyed her narration and found it easy to listen to. Thomas Judd does a narration of one chapter and I found it quite jarring because there was really no warning that the narrator was changing. I'm not quite sure that the change in narrator or perspective for the chapter that he read was truly necessary. I think it still could have been done in the perspective of Alice and her neighbors. 

Rating:  3 out of 5. I'm giving it 3 out of 5 because I thought it was a good book but it wasn't a "don't put it down" book for me.  

Many thanks to Macmillan Audio and Netgalley for this review copy. This is my honest opinion.


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