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Shooter in the Shadows

By: David Hewson
Narrated by: Jonathan Davis,Ramon de Ocampo
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Summary

Tom Honeyman made his name cracking a horrific double murder in his hometown of Prosper, New York. He got an international best seller out of it, made a small fortune, and left his newspaper reporting days behind. 

But was it all based on a lie? 

Now, more than a decade after his one and only success, Honeyman’s life is in tatters. His wife committed suicide, his daughter hasn’t spoken to him in years, and his books don’t sell. He’s sequestered himself in his wreck of a retreat on an island in Venice, desperate to find the inspiration that will revive his career. 

But Tom Honeyman is not alone. 

An unseen stranger tells Honeyman he got it wrong all those years ago. And he has just four days to uncover the real murderer. 

Tom Honeyman is no longer writing for his livelihood. He’s writing for his life.

©2019 David Hewson (P)2019 Audible Originals, LLC.

Critic reviews

"Hewson does a good job balancing action and characterization. Readers who appreciate nail-biting suspense will be satisfied." (Publishers Weekly)
 

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Clever Double Narration Nearly Makes It.

Shooter in the Shadows is in quite a few ways cleverly done. Tom Honeyman, a one hit wonder author returns to his lonely Venetian Isle to try and rescue his career. The story splits mainly between his time on the island, which as you can imagine doesn't turn out to be the peaceful hideaway that he hoped for and back in the story of his first book. That being a true crime novel of his home town Prosper when two locals were killed in a quite horrific manner.

There is quite a lot that I enjoyed the book. The dual narration team of Jonathan Davis and Ramon de Ocampo work very well in tandem backed up by some very minimalist sound effects. I won't explain quite how as it would lead to spoilers but I got the impression that both put their all into this and raised the story up considerably.

The story itself is by no means a bad one but it never really quite held together in some ways and when you write it from a character's POV it irks me that he at times seems ignorant of knowledge that we later discover he has. It does have some dramatic twists in it but it seemed to me that when it came to the ending Hewson had three or four favourite endings and ended trying to push at all of them as it continually twisted. Perhaps a little less would have been more.

So, a slightly muddled story in my view that still has some merit and an excellent team performance for the narration that raised it above the mediocre.

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Irritating, needless radio bleeb!

Sorry this is really spoiling the Audible version, was it really necessary to include that awful bleep everytime the kidnapper speaks? It is sooo annoying the automated voice would have been enough... I will comment further if I can make it through to the end!

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Very good

Thoroughly enjoyed this book.
Great narration and great story.
Love to see a sequel. More please.

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Brilliant

This was the first time I have listened to this author and I was not disappointed. Clever twists and turns. Great narrator. Highly recommended.

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Very good

A twisty listen. Good plot and believable characters. Well worth a listen. Excellent narrating and I’m not fond of more than one narrator

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Not the best

I found all the characters unlikable and therefore had no empathy with anyone. Which made it a disappointing listen

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Absolutely Brilliant!

David Hewson is an amazing author, a genius. His books are so involving, I just couldn't stop listening. The narration was so good, it helped to reel me in. I highly recommend this book, and the author.

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Gripping

Wasn't sure at first but very soon gripped and kept in suspense to the end.

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Poor plot.

Lacked verisimilitude. Narrator was poor. Volume kept rising and falling and intonation changing. Very tiresome to listen to.

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OK Story but volume levels an issue.

I found it difficult to follow as the change from whispering to shouting was problematic

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