Title: Dirty Laundry
Author: Rhys Ford
Narrator: Greg Tremblay
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Story Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
A Cole McGinnis Mystery
Sequel to Dirty Secret
For ex-cop turned private investigator Cole McGinnis, each day brings a new challenge. Too bad most of them involve pain and death. Claudia, his office manager and surrogate mother, is still recovering from a gunshot, and Cole’s closeted boyfriend, Kim Jae-Min, suddenly finds his teenaged sister dumped in his lap. Meanwhile, Cole has his own sibling problems—most notably, a mysterious half brother from Japan whom his older brother, Mike, is determined they welcome with open arms.
As if his own personal dramas weren’t enough, Cole is approached by Madame Sun, a fortune-teller whose clients have been dying at an alarming rate. Convinced someone is after her customers, she wants the matter investigated, but the police think she’s imagining things. Hoping to put Sun’s mind at ease, Cole takes the case and finds himself plunged into a Gordian knot of lies and betrayal where no one is who they are supposed to be and Death seems to be the only card in Madame Sun’s deck.
My View – Story:
This series just keeps getting better and better. There is a lot more emotion in Dirty Laundry than in the first two books in the series. This is the first installment where I didn’t just feel like Jae and Cole were going through the motions. I also was able to better follow the mystery. I don’t know if the number of Korean names was fewer, or I am finally just getting more attuned to them.
Due to some serious family issues, we have to watch as Jae and Cole work through personal dramas without the ones they love. In addition, Cole has a bit of his own upheaval with the appearance of a half-brother whose existence was not previously known. In addition he must come to terms with several truths about his absent mother and asshole father. Okay, the truths about his asshole father weren’t really news.
I am eagerly awaiting Dirty Deeds release on Audio, which is supposed to be in production now.
My View – Narration:
Sex in bytes. That is what Greg Tremblay’s voice is. He does a fabulous job creating the world of Cole and Jae. You can following the dialogue without getting bogged down listening for dialogue tags. Looking forward to revisiting Tremblay in Dirty Deeds.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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