Crime, Female Detectives, Mystery
Kate Wise Mystery, Book # 1
28 agosto 2018
November 4, 2019 November 4, 2019
55 year old empty nester—and freshly retired FBI agent—Kate Wise finds herself drawn out of her quiet suburban life when her friend’s daughter is murdered in a home invasion—and she is implored to help.
Kate thought she left the FBI behind after 30 years as their top agent, respected for her brilliant mind, tough street skills and her uncanny ability to hunt down serial killers. Yet Kate, bored with the quiet town, at a crossroads in life, is summoned by a friend she can’t turn down.
As Kate hunts the killer, she soon finds herself at the forefront of a manhunt, as more bodies turn up—all suburban moms in perfect marriages—and it becomes apparent there is a serial killer stalking this quiet town. She unearths secrets from her neighbors she wishes she never knew, discovering that all is not what it seems in this picture of model streets and neighbors. Affairs and lying are rampant, and Kate must sift through the town’s underbelly if she will stop the killer from striking again.
But this killer is one step ahead of her, and it may end up being Kate who is in danger.
About the book
This is the first audiobook that I listen to (no, I won’t say “read”) and it will be the last, because I still believe that they are useless (at least for me, they are good for the ones who have eye problems). But first let’s talk about the book and to say the truth I really enjoyed it, I wasn’t able to fully appreciate it,though. I also own the ebook, so maybe I will read it again in the future.
The main character is a retired FBI agent, Kate Wise, a 55 year-old-woman who doesn’t know what to do now that she isn’t working full time. Widow, mother of a woman who is about to become a mother herself, member of a club of 4 retired women, she isn’t able to find her way now that she isn’t shooting at criminals anymore. So when the daughter of one of the women of the club is killed, she tries to investigate since the mother and friend asks her to.
Of course she finds someone who doesn’t want her to investigate because she is retired, but she is able to investigate anyway, especially when another woman is found dead. She is helped by agent Di Marco and together they try to understand what went wrong.
As I said I liked the book, but since I’ve listened to it most likely I didn’t assimilate everything because it is impossible for me to stay focused for so long, especially while I’m doing other things (and this is why people without impairment do it right?? I’m not able to make me like audiobooks, it isn’t “reading” for me and they shouldn’t be counted in challenges. It’s like if I watch a movie which has a book base and I count that book. I know it isn’t really the same, you watch an adaptation, but you listen to someone who narrates the whole book, but it’s cheating for me anyway.
Now, I can’t say anything negative against the book and I will read the other books in the series. I like Kate, I like that she is a strong woman.
So, yes, a nice book, ruined by the fact that I choose the audiobook instead of the book .