Detective Lindsay Boxer is pregnant - and investigating the discovery of severed heads in a movie star's garden.
James Patterson (Author)
JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. His books have sold in excess of 385 million copies worldwide. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past two decades - the Alex Cross, Women's Murder Club, Detective Michael Bennett and Private novels - and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers.
James is passionate about encouraging children to read. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books for young readers including the Middle School, I Funny, Treasure Hunters, Dog Diaries and Max Einstein series. James has donated millions in grants to independent bookshops and has been the most borrowed author of adult fiction in UK libraries for the past twelve years in a row. He lives in Florida with his wife and son.
January LaVoy (Reader)
January LaVoy is an Atlanta-based actress, best known for her role as Noelle Ortiz-Stubbs on the long-running ABC daytime drama One Life to Live. She has appeared on and Off-Broadway, and guest starred on several prime time network series, including Elementary, Blue Bloods, and N0S4A2. She is passionate about her volunteer work at The 52nd Street Project in NYC's Hell's Kitchen, and is a full-time faculty member in the Department of Theater and Dance at Emory University.
An Audiofile Magazine "Golden Voice" since May 2019, January has an extensive body of work in both narration and commercial voiceover. With hundreds of audiobook titles to her credit, she has received more than two dozen Earphones Awards, sixteen Audie Award nominations (including four wins), and was named Publishers Weekly's Audiobook Narrator of the Year for 2013.
In this 11th installment in the Women's Murder Club series, a vigilante serial killer-possibly a cop-is slaying above-the-law predators, and a septet of human heads is discovered in the garden of an estate owned by a man recently acquitted of murdering his wife. Working both high-profile cases is homicide detective Lindsay Boxer-who also happens to be pregnant. Narrator January LaVoy turns in an understated performance, subtly changing her tone to distinguish between the characters. It's an approach that yields mixed results. She lowers her voice slightly for the males and her depiction of Lindsay is appropriately bright, upbeat, and determined. However, the narrator could have done more to create unique voices for the book's other characters. Assistant DA Yuki Castellano should-as the books indicate-speak a little faster. Medical examiner Claire Washburn, described as a rather large African American woman, probably shouldn't be vocally indistinguishable from Cindy Thomas, a svelte blonde crime reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle. However, LaVoy does not skimp when it comes to creating emotion or mood. And while her minimalist take on the characters may bother some fans of the series, it's not likely to undercut the overall entertainment value of this audio edition, which delivers on deduction, suspense, action, and female bonding. A Little, Brown hardcover. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.