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Skilfully-written murder-mystery with romantic m/m subplot.
on 9 June 2015
Skilfully-written murder-mystery with strong romantic subplot (m/m). Polished writing, flowing easily, well-paced both as audiobook and in text. Listened to audiobook alongside using whispersync/.voiceready and at first was disappointed with the quality of the narration. For the first couple of chapters the narrator went so fast he gabbled, making it hard to understand. At other times the emphasis in the sentence was wrong for its sense, so that as a listener I was misdirected. But suddenly the quality underwent a complete shift and by chapter 6 the narration was relaxed and clear. I liked the characterisation of the voices. I have read Josh Lanyon's series featuring firstly Adrien English ("Adrien and Jake") and secondly Christopher Holmes ("Kit and JX") and was very impressed - witty, flowing prose and real characters with interesting lives. I am now reading the backlist! This is a standalone as far as I know, and comes to a satisfying conclusion. For those concerned about sex scenes, there is one episode which is very explicit but is integral to the characters' relationship and I felt it was not out of place in the story.