Review: Overdoses in Olympia

  • Title:
    • Overdoses in Olympia
  • Author:
    • Troy Lambert
    • Stuart Gustafson
  • Release:
    • June 8, 2020
  • Format:
    • Audiobook
  • Narrator:
    • Joseph L Stevenson
  • Series:
    • Capital City Murders, Book 1

Overdoses in Olympia is an odd example of a mystery. The mystery feels like it’s competing with the protagonist to be front and center at the start. After that, it starts to feel like a subplot while you live a day in the life of uninteresting protagonist as he takes pictures.

The summary says you won’t be able to solve the mystery until the end, which is likely true. It really doesn’t give you enough to work with if you want to actually solve it as you read (or listen). There was one small detail I noticed early on that had me paying more attention to the details to see if I could figure it out. It was all for naught as there seriously wasn’t much to go on.

I think the character interaction dialogue leaves something to be desired. Though maybe it’s intended to be written less like a book and more like two people having a natural conversation.

Overall, the narration was good. I did get sick of the narrator mispronouncing prescription over and over. “Perscription” isn’t a word. I truly can’t stand narrators who mispronounce basic English words.

NOTE: This copy was provided to me free of charge as a digital review copy. The opinions stated in this review are mine and mine alone, I was not paid or requested to give this book a certain rating, suggestion, or approval.

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