Book Review: Engaged in Danger by Barbara Venkarataman

Posted April 22, 2019 by lomeraniel in Audiobooks, Cozy Mystery, Mystery, Review / 0 Comments

Book Review: Engaged in Danger by Barbara VenkaratamanEngaged in Danger (Jamie Quinn Mystery #4) by Barbara Venkarataman, Barbara Venkataraman
Narrator: Fay Annette
Series: Jamie Quinn Mystery #4
Published by Self-published on 12-11-17
Genres: Cozy Mystery, Mystery
Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
Format: Audiobook
Source: Author
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Overal Rating: three-stars

Finally, life is good for reluctant family law attorney, Jamie Quinn--her father may get his visa soon, her boyfriend is the bomb, and her law practice is growing like crazy--but when she agrees to take on a high-profile divorce case, everything falls apart. What looked like an opportunity to work with her friend Grace and make some serious bucks has turned into a deadly game, one that could destroy their friendship and tear their town apart. Why couldn't Jamie just leave well enough alone?

Jamie’s life seems to be finally on track, until she receives a high profile case, with more ramifications than she expected, while at the same time she is also helping her neighbor to find out the truth behind her sister’s death on a plane accident.

I enjoyed the first three books in this series, and this story is a longer one than what Venkataraman got us used too. It is far richer and more convoluted than her previous works, with more character development and twists that made the plot very interesting. Jamie Quinn is a likable character, easy to relate to, and this is one of the reasons why these books work so well. But my favorite character is Duke Broussard, unique PI with his permanent office in a speakeasy and a way with women.

This book is narrated by a different person than the previous volume, but Fay Annette’s style, strengths, and weaknesses are so similar to Carrie Lee Martz, that until I checked, I was convinced it was the same person. Her narration style was correct, but some of the interpretations were a bit stiff, and some male voices and foreign accents felt overdone. Broussard sounded excruciatingly slow, just like in the previous volume, and this was one of the aspects that made me believe it was again the same narrator.

It was an exciting ride, I’m looking forward to future adventures with Jamie Quinn and her friends.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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Overall: three-stars