Book Review: The Space Invader by Karen Musser Nortman

Posted December 6, 2019 by lomeraniel in Audiobooks, Cozy Mystery, Mystery, Review / 0 Comments

Book Review: The Space Invader by Karen Musser NortmanThe Space Invader (Frannie Shoemaker Campground Mysteries #7) by Karen Musser Nortman
Narrator: Michelle Babb, This
Series: Frannie Shoemaker Campground Mysteries #7
Published by Self-published on 10-31-19
Genres: Cozy Mystery, Mystery
Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
Format: Audiobook
Source: Narrator
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Overal Rating: four-half-stars

A cozy/thriller mystery! The starry skies over New Mexico, the "Land of Enchantment," may hold secrets of their own. The Shoemakers and the Ferraros, on an extended camping trip, find themselves picking up a souvenir they don't want and taking sidetrips they didn't plan on.

Badger, a dangerous and violent convict, who is being transported to a high-security prison, escapes and seeks refuge in the Shoemakers’ trailer without them knowing while they are on their way to a camping ground close to Rosswell. Desperation makes Badger act recklessly, putting the campers in danger.

This is not a whodunit like other books in the series. We know who is the culprit in this story, but the intrigue is even greater, as our friends are in terrible danger and Badger has little to lose in his escape. There was a twist and an unexpected series of events that were hilarious and terrifying at the same time.

The book had the perfect mix of humor and tension, to make this a pleasant listen. Its length made it ideal to be enjoyed from beginning to end on a rainy Sunday.

Michelle Babb did the story justice, with a natural and casual narration style while at the same time delivering very expressive narrations. It was like listening to real people. Babb does always a great job in voicing characters and giving each of them a distinctive voice and style while being also subtle. She is also great at doing different male voices, which is not something that we often see.

All in all, a very enjoyable listen, entertaining and quickly satisfying. Looking forward to the next in the series.

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: four-half-stars