Desousa, Carmen, The Library: Where Life Checks Out. 6.33 hrs. (unbar.). Carmen Desousa, 2015. $19.95. Audible download
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The Burkes and Allens have a long history together, but Ashlyn and Mark are just finding it out. After her boyfriend, Devin tries to kill her, he runs off and get hit by a train. Worried that she’ll be the prime suspect, she hides the tape from the bar. In enters Mark Waters. As smart as he is sexy, his gut, and his developing feeling for her, tells him Ashlyn’s innocent of Devin’s death. As he looks further into the man’s death, however, he opens up a can of worms that not only dates back to Ashlyn’s grandmother’s death, but also some dark secrets in the Burkes’ past. As old and new murders pile up and ghosts start appearing to him, can Mark solve the case before the body count gets any higher? Is he losing his mind or can Mark really see the dead? How deep does the history between the Burkes and Allens really go?
Narrator, Michelle Babb’s unique voice and intonations bring to life the unique characters of Desousa’s book. The characters are well developed and easy to relate to. Babb’s transitions between humor, mystery, and romance are well done and complements Desousa’s writing style. Told through two short, connected stories, readers who enjoy a little paranormal mixed in with their mystery and romance will appreciate the masterpiece this audiobook provides.
5 stars, ADULT