Trade Ed. AudioGO 2010
DD ISBN 978-1-60283-962-5 $29.95
Library Ed. AudioGO 2010
CD ISBN 978-0-7927-5814-3 $94.95 Nine CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 978-0-7927-7278-1 $59.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 978-1-7927-7171-5 $54.95
The discovery of a body that turns out to be a mannequin jump-starts an investigation headed by 62-year-old Hazel Micallef, a Canadian detective recovering from back surgery at the home of her remarried ex-husband. If this seems an unlikely scenario, it is, nonetheless, typical of the entire plot. Bernadette Dunne does her best with it, reading suspense into scenes where it’s called for; tension into conversations between Hazel, her family, and her police colleagues; and urgency into the hunt for a mutilated hostage whose hours are numbered. Likable characters are rare; certainly Hazel can be prickly, profane, and headstrong. Overall, Dunne’s performance is better than the bizarre and ghoulish story itself. J.B.G. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2010]
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