Review: Slaying in Salem

  • Title:
    • Slaying in Salem
  • Author:
    • Troy Lambert
    • Stuart Gustafson
  • Release:
    • June 12, 2020
  • Format:
    • Audiobook
  • Narrator:
    • Joseph L. Stevenson
  • Series:
    • Capital City Murders, Book 2

Bok 2 is a noticeable improvement over book 1. It focuses on totally interesting protagonist’s job, but the mystery feels more front and center. The whole thing is a bit abrupt and I’m wondering if the cops will ever start to take notice of the guy who seems to show up at every single capital as a murder is going down.

I couldn’t stop laughing at totally interesting protagonist’s 500 MB SSD. That was my flavorite part of the story. At one point, the characters kept talking about how the killer must have been left-handed, due to how the kill was done. It didn’t seem to ever cross the writer’s mind that people might be ambidextrous. I am for example. It would be all too easy to do something with one hand, then claim to be dominant with the other hand.

The narrator was alright. He did a truly lousy job of actually doing voices for characters. It doesn’t sound like 2 people having a conversation, it sounds like 1 person having a two-sided conversation. Otherwise, it was enjoyable.

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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