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Wednesday, 31 August 2011
‘Taboo’ by Casey Hill
Read by Olivia Caffrey
Published by Whole Story Audio Books, July 2011. ISBN: 978-1-40748-565-2
(9 CD’s) Playing time 10 Hours.
When the bodies of a young man and woman are found in an apartment in a good part of town it looks initially a possible killing followed by suicide, with no third party involved, but Reilly voices other possibilities much to the disgust of Detective Pete Kennedy of the Serious Crime Unit - he is keen for an open and shut case. But Detective Chris Delaney has a more open mind and at least listens to her. As more bodies turn up it becomes a serious possibility that they have a serial killer operating in
Having a young American female brought in to update their forensic operation unsurprisingly creates tension and in some cases resentment. Reilly deals with the situation with professionalism. As Reilly and her team sifted through the ever increasing crime scenes, I was enthralled as along with the detectives the deductions begin to point in an unexpected surprising direction.
This is a well-plotted and fascinating mystery, with an interesting protagonist, who has a troubled past that is only slowly revealed, keeping the reader avidly turning the pages. I highly recommend this mystery and eagerly look forward to hearing more of Reilly Steel.
Much of my enjoyment in this story comes from the narration by Olivia Caffrey - she has a beautiful voice, with that lovely Irish lilt which effortlessly produced a credible American accent when the story called for it.