Monday, July 8, 2019

Assassins and Liars (J. R. Finn Sailing Mystery Series, Book 1) by Charles Dougherty and narrated by David Bosco

Assassins and Liars (J. R. Finn Sailing Mystery Series, Book 1) by Charles Dougherty and narrated by David Bosco is a fun listen that will pull you in. This one surprised me a bit- I didn't expect to enjoy it as much as I did. Glad I ventured out of my normal genre. Full review below...


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Assassins and Liars (J. R. Finn Sailing Mystery Series, Book 1) by Charles Dougherty and narrated by David Bosco is a quick, fun listen that will draw you in. I’d recommend for those who enjoy mysteries with sailing elements or are looking for a shorter listen.

What’s it about? The title does the book justice. While traveling for work on his boat Island Girl, Finn encounters Mary Beth. He lets her to tag along to his next location, but it’s not all sunshine and rainbows. Both have secrets they need to keep hidden. Both enjoy the sailing life. The two have more in common than they realize.

It contains a good amount of sailing terminology at times, but it shouldn’t be confusing even if you are newcomer (you have likely heard some of the terms before- mast, bow, tiller, mainsheet, halyard, sail ties, and so on). The writing and narration will pull you in. I listened to this in one sitting (didn’t even realize five hours had passed until the book ended).

David Bosco does an outstanding job with this one. I’d recommend listening to the audiobook as David’s narrations are brilliant and add to the story.

Overall, I recommend, while keeping in mind that this is book one of four so you will not find out everything quite yet. I cannot wait for the next audiobook and will be waiting patiently (perhaps a little impatiently).

Parental guidance/trigger warnings: some swearing (not excessive), murder/death, breaking of a male’s arm by female due to abuse (told as a story), relationships, and violence. Not saying anything else due to spoilers. 

Where to find the author: Charles Dougherty

Where to find the narrator: David Bosco

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