Title: Dirty Secret
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
Sequel to Dirty KissBest Series 2012 Award
A Cole McGinnis Mystery
Loving Kim Jae-Min isn’t always easy: Jae is gun-shy about being openly homosexual. Ex-cop turned private investigator Cole McGinnis doesn’t know any other way to be. Still, he understands where Jae is coming from. Traditional Korean men aren’t gay—at least not usually where people can see them.
But Cole can’t spend too much time unraveling his boyfriend’s issues. He has a job to do. When a singer named Scarlet asks him to help find Park Dae-Hoon, a gay Korean man who disappeared nearly two decades ago, Cole finds himself submerged in the tangled world of rich Korean families, where obligation and politics mean sacrificing happiness to preserve corporate empires. Soon the bodies start piling up without rhyme or reason. With every step Cole takes toward locating Park Dae-Hoon, another person meets their demise—and someone Cole loves could be next on the murderer’s list
My View – Story:
The second installment in Cole McGinnis Mysteries series picks up not long after the events of Dirty Kiss. Cole is recovering from being shot, again, and he is once again embroiled in the rather interesting world of the Korean elite.
Honestly, as much as I love mysteries, the mystery gets a little lost for me in the plethora of Korean names. I can MOSTLY follow it, and it is a pretty darn good one, but I do get a bit confused now and then. I think a lot of that is owed to the format (audio) more than the author. That being said; I had a hard time putting this book down once I start it. There is something in the story line that makes me want to keep listening. That something is probably Jae, but it could be Cole as well.
I have picked up Book 3, Dirty Laundry, so watch for that review soon.
My View – Narration:
So the first time I listened to Tremblay (reading Dirty Kiss), I was less than impressed. This time, however, my opinion has improved. I don’t know if he did a better job, or I was just more in the mood to listen, or what. Overall I enjoyed the narration. I will say, however, that this book is somewhat confusing in audio because it is hard to keep up with all the very similar names.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.
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