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Truth Kills

Angelina Bonaparte Mysteries Series, Book 1
Written by: Nanci Rathbun
Narrated by: Kieren Calland Metts
Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins

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Publisher's Summary

A murdered mistress. An accused mob boss. Can two detectives put their differences aside to find the real killer?  

Angelina Bonaparte is starting from square one. After a messy divorce, the middle-aged librarian put down her books and picked up a new gig as a private investigator. When a mob boss heads to jail for his mistress' murder, she has no issue with the womanizing scumbag rotting in prison. But when the suspect's pregnant wife swears his innocence, Angelina can't find it in her heart to refuse the case.  

Already reluctant to get involved, her frustration grows when she's forced to work alongside Ted Wukowski, a homicide detective who thinks a crime scene is no place for a woman. In the search for clues along the mistress’ long record of broken hearts and promises, Angelina’s natural charm is the perfect complement to her temporary partner's take-no-prisoners interrogation style. And before long, she and Ted can feel their grudging respect transform into an undeniable attraction.

To solve the case and catch the murderer, the PI and the cop must learn to trust each other completely before an innocent man goes to jail for a crime he didn't commit… 

Truth Kills is the first book in the suspenseful Angelina Bonaparte Mysteries series. If you like fierce female detectives, unlikely partners, and nail-biting whodunits, then you’ll love Nanci Rathbun’s gripping crime thriller. 

Buy Truth Kills today, and ride along with a hard-hitting detective who’s not afraid to reinvent herself!  

©2013 Nancianne Rathbun (P)2017 Nancianne Rathbun

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  • cosmitron
  • 2018-02-27

Enjoy a great Narrator and a great story.

Would you consider the audio edition of Truth Kills to be better than the print version?

Have only listened to the Audio edition but the Narrator is easy to listen to and tells a good story.

What other book might you compare Truth Kills to and why?

Some of the great mystery stories of Sherlock Holmes.

Have you listened to any of Kieren Calland Metts’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No but based on this performance will listen to more.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Hard nosed Female Private Dick on the prowl.

Any additional comments?

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • Lia
  • Sutton, Australia
  • 2017-12-13

Please Please The Next Book In The Series

Angelina Bonaparte (pronounced Bohn-ah-par-tay) is a 50-something fledgling private investigator. Her mission is to uncover deception.

Having faced a cheating ex-husband, she has great sympathy for her client, who hired her to prove her cheating husband was innocent of murdering his mistress. Angelina thinks he’s guilty, but not of murder.

Angie was raised by her father, a traditional Italian-American who just wants her to settle down and have a family, and her aunt, who left the convent to raise Angie when her mother died at a young age. They both have difficulty recognizing she’s an adult. Her life is complicated by the fact her father is viewed as having mob connections.

The dead mistress had a line of people a mile long just waiting to kill her, so Angie has plenty of alternative suspects to throw suspicion on. During the investigation, she meets a hunky but surly cop who, like her father, thinks women don’t belong in dangerous occupations.

I really like the character. Her dating stories ring true, she doesn’t put herself in stupid situations, and there’s some nice romantic tension with the detective, once they get over the stereotypical antipathy towards each other. I really want more in this series.

I was fortunate to be provided a free copy of the book for an unbiased and honest review.

Kieren Calland Metts was fantastic with the delivery of the story.

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  • Susan Hanson
  • Plano, TX United States
  • 2018-04-10

Loved it

Love the wry humor. At first I wasn’t sure about the narrator but grew to just love her! Can’t find Book 2 in audible but bought the kindle version.

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  • BookLover
  • United States
  • 2018-03-22

WOW!!

Would you consider the audio edition of Truth Kills to be better than the print version?

I have not read the print version yet, but I greatly enjoyed the audio version

What other book might you compare Truth Kills to and why?

Too Many Women In the Room.....very similar concept

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Angelina Bonaparte is on the Move (Again)

Any additional comments?

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review

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  • kelly lauffenburger
  • 2018-03-21

Great Story

This was a fun mystery and I am looking forward to the next in the series! Kieren Calland Metts does a great job with the narration. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Rhonda
  • 2018-02-28

Very good start to this series

I enjoyed this book very much. It was an intriguing mystery that kept me listening to find out who did it and why. The romantic interests for Angelina were very realistic and believable. I love the way they were played out. Angelina is a likable character I can relate to and there are some other interesting characters in this book as well. This is a wonderful start to the series and I look forward to the next book. Hopefully, the next one is also performed by the same narrator as she was perfect for this.I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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  • Susan C-K
  • NY
  • 2018-01-26

Fun with interesting female detective!

What did you love best about Truth Kills?

It was a fun, quirky, and complex mystery.

What did you like best about this story?

This is hard to answer because there were many things I liked. The highly relateable main character is a middle-aged strong female private investigator, Her Italian background and family were quite prominent in the story and added to the warmth, complications and fun. The reader is given detailed imagery and minute observations of the potential suspects in order to have you as a participant in gathering clues and analyzing the suspects potential guilt.

In addition, I enjoyed the detail of what measures an investigator needs to take in order to protect themselves and what strategy to use in interegation. I also really enjoyed the quotations which opened each chapter.

I look forward to continuing the series

What does Kieren Calland Metts bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I liked her authentic sounding Wisconsin accent.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

This reminds me of a mixture of Miss Marple, Sherlock Holmes and Sam Spade with a modern twist

Any additional comments?

I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my request and voluntarily leave this review.

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  • Athena
  • 2018-01-21

Strong plot

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, it has a strong plot with loads of action and mystery and interesting characters.

What other book might you compare Truth Kills to and why?

Murder she wrote and the puzzle lady mysteries, strong women and good plot lines with interesting main and minor characters

What about Kieren Calland Metts’s performance did you like?

I love how smooth it was and how she switched between all the male and female voices.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

I got a free copy of this book in return for my honest review.

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  • Catrina P
  • 2018-01-07

Truth Kills

I enjoyed this mystery written by Nanci Rathbun and narrated by Kieran Calland Metts. Both the author and narrator were new to me and I thought they both did a fantastic job. I look forward to listening to more of their works.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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  • mandy
  • 2018-01-06

Great!

I really enjoyed this fun mystery! I love that the main character was a little older than the usual books I've been reading lately. Well written and great narration! I can't wait to check out more by this author!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. The fact that I was gifted this book had no influence over my opinion of it

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