The Dead Key
by D.M. Pulley
2014 / 470 pages
read by Emily Sutton-Smith 13h 42m
rating B / crime-suspense
I really didn’t know what I was getting into with this one but I think someone in a reading group gave it a high rating so I checked it out, enjoyed the sample, was intrigued by the synopsis and put it on my Audible wish list. Then, Dear Reader, it went on sale. lol – What is a good girl to do?
It’s a debut novel and flawed in many ways, but still, I enjoyed it. The characters and suspense kept it going and the premise of the bank abandonment was interesting. The reader, Emily Sutton-Smith, is excellent – I need to see what else has narrated.
The story starts out with a Prologue which I had to go back to later and re-listen because about Chapter 8 I thought I’d missed something. Nope – that aspect is deliberately ambiguous although there are clues. This lack of specific information adds a certain suspense to the first half or so after which it definitely clears up. >>>> MORE (no spoilers) >>>>